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The Jamnagar Airport, officially known as Civil Enclave Jamnagar,[3] (IATA: JGA, ICAO: VAJM) is an airport in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India. It is owned by the Indian Air Force and also permits both commercial as well as private flights. The Jaguar squadron based in Jamnagar was awarded best squadron by Air Chief Marshal, and the Jamnagar base was awarded the 'Best Flying Station' for the year 2006.[4] It is the only airport in Gujarat which has two runways.

Jamnagar Airport
Summary
Airport typeMilitary/Public
OwnerIndian Air Force
OperatorAirports Authority of India
ServesJamnagar, Dwarka, Porbandar, Jamkhambhaliya
LocationJamnagar
Time zoneIndian Standard Time (+5:30)
Elevation AMSL69 ft / 21 m
Coordinates22°27′56″N 070°00′45″E / 22.46556°N 70.01250°E / 22.46556; 70.01250
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JGA is located in Gujarat
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JGA is located in India
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 8,242 2,512 Concrete
12/30 8,236 2,510 Asphalt
Statistics (Apr '15 – Mar '16)
Passenger Movements84,403 (Increase 10.2%)
Aircraft Movements760 (Increase 0.8%) (includes only scheduled flights)
Cargo Handled315.7 tonnes (Increase 86.4%)
Source:[1][2]

According to a survey conducted by GIDB (Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board), traffic at Jamnagar airport grew at 15% between 2003 and 2008. Compared to other airports in Gujarat, Jamnagar airport has low market share but high growth. The domestic passenger demand would increase by 6% between 2016 and 2020.

During the evacuation of Indian nationals from Yemen in April 2015, a C-17 Globemaster of the Indian Air Force was sent to Djibouti from the Jamnagar Airport.[5]

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TerminalEdit

Jamnagar Airport has a single terminal spread over 35 acres. It has a capacity to handle 150 passengers at a given time. It has a small lounge including a cafeteria before the check-in counter. There is a conveyor belt in the arrivals area for the luggage. The parking apron adjoining the terminal measures 295 ft x 295 ft and can handle two Airbus A320s simultaneously.[6] The airport has a car parking capacity of about 50 cars.

In 2012, the government announced plans for the expansion of the terminal along with several other airports of the state.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Air IndiaMumbai

AccessEdit

The airport is connected to the city by a four lane highway and is about 8 kilometres from the city.

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On 30 August 2012, at around 12:30 pm IST two Mi-17 helicopters of the IAF collided with each other while carrying out formation flying and firing exercise. Nine officials including five officers died in the crash.
  • On 31 January 2015, an IAF MiG-21 crashed near Jamnagar but the pilot ejected safely.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thomas, Melvyn Reggie (10 March 2016). "City fifth on Gujarat's aviation map". The Times of India. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.aai.aero/traffic_news/traffic_news_2016.jsp
  3. ^ "Jamnagar: General information". Airports Authority of India. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  4. ^ Bharat Rakshak http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Images/Special/AirfieldVisits/Jamnagar/
  5. ^ http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150408/jsp/nation/story_13384.jsp#.VcXumYG3RAg
  6. ^ Airports Authority of India http://www.aai.aero/allAirports/jamnagar.jsp

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