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Jaipur International Airport

Jaipur International Airport (IATA: JAIICAO: VIJP) is the primary airport serving Jaipur, the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Jaipur International Airport has been declared as the World's Best Airport in the category of 2 to 5 million passengers per annum for 2015 according to Airports Council International.[4]

Jaipur International Airport
जयपुर अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा
Jaipur Airport.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Location Sanganer
Elevation AMSL 385 m / 1,263 ft
Coordinates 26°49′27″N 075°48′44″E / 26.82417°N 75.81222°E / 26.82417; 75.81222Coordinates: 26°49′27″N 075°48′44″E / 26.82417°N 75.81222°E / 26.82417; 75.81222
Map
JAI is located in Rajasthan
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JAI is located in India
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,505 11,500 Concrete/Asphalt
15/33 1,592 5,223 Asphalt
Statistics (April 2016 - March 2017)
Passengers 3,783,458
Aircraft movements 32,340
Cargo tonnage 16,126
Source: AAI[1][2][3]

It is located in the southern suburb of Sanganer, 13 km (8.1 mi) from Jaipur.[5] The airport was granted the status of international airport on 29 December 2005.[6] The civil apron can accommodate 14 aircraft and the new terminal building can handle up to 1000 passengers at a time.[7]

Jaipur International Airport
Jaipur International Airport Terminal 2 from Apron
Inside Terminal 2

Contents

Layout and infrastructureEdit

The new domestic terminal building at the airport was inaugurated on 1 July 2009.[8][9] The new terminal has an area of 22,950 square metres (247,000 sq ft) with facilities such as central heating system, central air conditioning, inline x-ray baggage inspection system integrated with the departure conveyor system, inclined arrival baggage claim carousels, escalators, public address system, flight information display system, CCTV for surveillance, airport check-in counters with Common Use Terminal Equipment (CUTE), car parking, etc. The International Terminal building has peak hour passenger handling capacity of 500 passengers and annual handling capacity of 400,000. The entrance gate is made of sandstone and Dholpur stones along with Rajasthani paintings on the walls. Runway expansion work at the airport started in February 2014 and was completed by July 2015 at an estimated cost of Rs.98 crore. The expansion allows the airport to accommodate wide-body aircraft.[10]

RunwayEdit

Jaipur International airport consists of two runways ; first runway(15/33) 5223 ft long and second runway (9/27) 11500 ft long. Runway 9/27 became operational from 15 September 2016 to handle bigger aircraft like Boeing-747 to take off and land from Jaipur airport after the completion of runway extension from 9,174 feet to 11,500 feet.Earlier, the runway's length was 9,174 feet which was not sufficient for the landing of big aircraft like Boeing 777.[11] The runway 9/27 now also elated to become CAT-IIIB compliant. This facilitates landing of aircraft on a runway visibility range (RVR) of up to 50 metres during fog. Earlier this was 550 metres, benefiting airlines in terms of increased safety and avoiding diversions to other airports resulting in better operational and environmental efficiency.[12] CAT III B became operational from December 8, 2016. A taxiway has been planned for the Jaipur airport, parallel to runway 9/27 to deal with its air traffic congestion. Until now the airport has had only one runway which takes care of takeoff and landing operations of airlines.[13]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

CargoEdit

Beginning from July 16, 2012, Terminal 1 was closed to passenger traffic and was remodeled to handle solely cargo operations.[18] The cargo terminal is adjacent to the old passenger terminal building and has an area of approximately 700 square metres (7,500 sq ft). The cargo facility is being provided by Rajasthan Small Scale Industries, a public sector undertaking of Government of Rajasthan.

AwardsEdit

  • AAI owned Jaipur International airport has been ranked first among the best aerodromes in the world in the 2-5 million passengers per annum category by the Airports Council International(ACI).This is for the second consecutive time that Jaipur Airport has been rated the Best Airport in the World in the traffic volume of 2 to 5 million passengers per year. Jaipur was ranked as the Best Airport in the World catering to a traffic volume of 2 to 5 million passengers per year in 2016 also.The awards were presented to the airport in the presence of Airports Authority of India (AAI) Chairman during the 27th ACI Africa/world annual general assembly, conference and exhibition at Port Louis in Mauritius.[19]

IncidentsEdit

  • On 18 February 1969, Douglas DC-3 VT-CJH of Indian Airlines crashed on take-off on a scheduled passenger flight. The aircraft was overloaded and take-off was either downwind or with a crosswind. All 30 people on board survived.[20]
  • On 9 August 1971, Vickers Viscount VT-DIX of Indian Airlines was damaged beyond economic repair when it overran the runway. The aircraft landed with a tailwind on a wet runway.[21]
  • On 5 January 2014, Flight AI-890 Airbus A320 VT-ESH of Air India from Imphal to Delhi via Guwahati was diverted to Jaipur airport due to heavy fog in Delhi. The rear tyre of the plane burst during landing, damaging the right wing. The plane received substantial damage and the aircraft was written off. All 173 passengers and 6 crew members survived.[22][23][24]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2017: Annexure-III" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 27 April 2017. p. 3. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2017: Annexure-III" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 27 April 2017. p. 3. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2017: Annexure-IV" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 27 April 2017. p. 3. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Airport Service Quality Awards". 
  5. ^ "Jaipur Airport". Airports Authority of India. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Jaipur airport to get international status". The Times of India. 29 December 2005. 
  7. ^ "Jaipur airport expansion". 11 July 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "New domestic terminal set for take-off on 1 July". The Times of India. 21 June 2009. 
  9. ^ "Passengers welcomed on Terminal-2". The Times of India. 2 July 2009. 
  10. ^ "Survey work on expansion of Jaipur International Airport runway begins". Times of India. 2 February 2014. 
  11. ^ https://m.timesofindia.com/city/jaipur/Jaipur-airport-set-to-handle-bigger-planes/articleshow/54301857.cms
  12. ^ https://m.timesofindia.com/city/jaipur/Trial-of-CAT-IIIB-lighting-system-at-airport-from-December8/articleshow/55281285.cms
  13. ^ https://www.pinkcitypost.com/jaipur-airport-taxiway/
  14. ^ [1]
  15. ^ a b c d http://spicejet.com/Schedules.aspx
  16. ^ https://m.bhaskar.com/news/c-10-jaipur-jaisalmer-delhi-new-flight-to-take-off-from-next-month-jp0894-NOR.html
  17. ^ https://supremeairlines.com
  18. ^ "Terminal 1 ¦ Rajasthan for you". Rajasthan for you blog. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  19. ^ https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/jaipur-srinagar-top-ranked-airports-in-small-aerodrome-category/articleshow/61134627.cms
  20. ^ "VT-CJH Accident Description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  21. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  22. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Airbus A320-231 VT-ESH Jaipur International Airport". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  23. ^ Monalisa Arthur. "Air India pilot greeted passengers after fog-stricken plane's dramatic brush with death" (23:41 GMT, 6 January 2014). Daily Mail Online. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  24. ^ "First person account: Air India passenger on Guwahati-Delhi flight recounts horror : India, News - India Today" (7 January 2014). India Today. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 

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