Dehradun Airport (IATA: DED, ICAO: VIDN) also known as Jolly Grant Airport is a Domestic airport located about 30 km (19 mi) southeast of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the airport resumed commercial operations on 30 March 2008 after a runway extension to accommodate larger aircraft. A new terminal building was inaugurated in February 2009. Located 21 km (13 mi) from Rishikesh, and 44 km (27 mi) from Haridwar, the airport allows easy access to the region. It is approximately a 20 minutes drive to Rishikesh and 60 minutes to Haridwar and Dehradun.
Jolly Grant Airport
Airside view of the terminal
|Operator||Airports Authority of India|
|Serves||Rishikesh, Dehradun, Haridwar, Roorkee|
|Location||Rishikesh (Tehsil) Dehradun (District)|
|Elevation AMSL||558 m / 1,856 ft|
|Statistics (April 2017 - March 2018)|
Jolly Grant is the name of the place located in district Dehradun where the airport is situated. Jolly Grant is at a distance of 20 km from Dehradun City. Jolly Grant land was a 'grant' given by the Shahs of Nepal(as Garhwal at that time was under Gorkha rule of Nepal and not India) to the British. The airport was constructed in 1974.
Vayudoot operated scheduled services to New Delhi, Lucknow and Pantnagar from 1982 to 1995. Air Deccan started flights between Dehradun and New Delhi in December 2004 and added a second daily flight from August 2006.
The Airport Authority of India suspended flight operations at the airport from 1 March 2007 in order to execute its airport modernization plan. The runway was extended from 3,500 feet to 7,000 feet and also broadened from 23 metres to 45 metres to enable the landing of narrow body jets like the Boeing 737 and the Airbus 320. A night landing system was installed and a new terminal building and ATC tower were also constructed.
The expansion work was expected to cost ₹720 million and was to be completed by the end of 2007. However, it took a few months more and scheduled flights resumed only in March 2008 with Air Deccan re-launching its flights. Air India launched its Delhi to Dehradun services on 28 January 2010, followed by SpiceJet in 2012.
The New Domestic Terminal Building at Dehradun is a 4,200 square metre glass and steel structure with central air conditioning, central heating, a Flight Information Display System (FIDS) and CCTV surveillance systems. The terminal has peak-hour passenger handling capacity of 150 passengers and annual handling capacity of 122,000. It has 11 check-in counters, an X-ray baggage scanner, three security check booths in the Departures section and two baggage claim conveyor belts in the arrivals section. Its adjoining airport apron can accommodate two Category 'C’ type of aircraft.
Airlines and destinationsEdit
|Alliance Air||Delhi, Pantnagar|||
|IndiGo||Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Mumbai|||
|SpiceJet||Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Delhi, Jaipur, Jammu, Mumbai,|||
|Deccan Charters||Charter: Pantnagar|||
|Heritage Air||Charter/Helicopter: Pithoragarh|||
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