The Jamnagar Airport, officially known as Civil Enclave Jamnagar, (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. It is the only airport in Gujarat which has two runways.
|Owner||Indian Air Force|
|Operator||Airports Authority of India|
|Serves||Jamnagar, Dwarka, Porbandar, Jamkhambhaliya|
|Time zone||Indian Standard Time (+5:30)|
|Elevation AMSL||69 ft / 21 m|
|Statistics (Apr '15 – Mar '16)|
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.
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. 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
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.
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- Bharat Rakshak http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Images/Special/AirfieldVisits/Jamnagar/
- Airports Authority of India http://www.aai.aero/allAirports/jamnagar.jsp