Gwalior Airport

Gwalior Airport (IATA: GWL, ICAO: VIGR) is a civil enclave airport of 29 acres at the Air Force Station, Maharajpur, 10 km (6 mi) north-east of Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is one of the six airports in Madhya Pradesh. The airport is spread over an area of 760 acres (310 hectares). The civil enclave is built on 29 acres. Indigo and SpiceJet operate scheduled flight services to and from Gwalior. Present Airport Director RVST Gwalior - Ajay Srivastava.

Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Terminal, Gwalior Airport
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Terminal building at Gwalior Airport
Summary
Airport typeMilitary/Public
OwnerIndian Air Force
OperatorIndian Air Force/Airports Authority of India
ServesGwalior, Morena, Bhind, Datia, Dabra, Shivpuri, Jhansi, Dholpur, Agra, Sheopur, Guna, Etawah, Orchha
LocationGwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
Time zoneIndian Standard Time (+5:30)
Elevation AMSL617 ft / 188 m
Coordinates26°17′36″N 078°13′40″E / 26.29333°N 78.22778°E / 26.29333; 78.22778Coordinates: 26°17′36″N 078°13′40″E / 26.29333°N 78.22778°E / 26.29333; 78.22778
Map
GWL is located in Madhya Pradesh
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GWL is located in India
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06L/24R 9,000 2,743 Asphalt
06R/24L 9,000 2,743 Asphalt

StatisticsEdit

Annual passenger traffic at GWL airport. See source Wikidata query.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Alliance Air Bhopal, Jabalpur (both Begin 4 June 2022)[1]
IndiGo Delhi, Indore[2]
SpiceJet Ahmedabad,[3] Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jammu, Kolkata, Mumbai[3]

StructureEdit

The airport is spread over 760.7 acres (307.8 hectares) and the terminal can handle 350 passengers per hour. The 100-by-150-metre (330 ft × 490 ft) apron can handle two Airbus A320 and one small aircraft simultaneously.[4] The Gwalior Air Base is the only operational air force base with two operational parallel runways. The second runway was built in February 2009 and became operational in October 2010.

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On May 6, 2021 a Beechcraft 250 belonging to the state of Madhya Pradesh crashed while landing at the airport. The three crew were hospitalized with minor injuries. The aircraft was carrying Remdesivir injections, which were undamaged.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.freepressjournal.in/bhopal/bhopal-alliance-air-to-start-flight-from-jabalpur-bhopal-gwalior
  2. ^ {{cite web|url=https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/indigo-to-start-daily-flights-connecting-gwalior-with-indore-delhi-from-september-1-2510267
  3. ^ a b "SpiceJet schedule". SpiceJet. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
  4. ^ AAI website, archived from the original on 7 June 2012, retrieved 10 January 2012
  5. ^ Tomar, Shruti (7 May 2021). "Plane carrying Remdesivir injections crash lands in MP's Gwalior". The Hindustan Times. Retrieved 9 May 2021.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Airport at Wikimedia Commons