Kanpur Airport

Kanpur Airport (IATA: KNU, ICAO: VIKA),[3][4][5] proposed to be renamed Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Airport,[3][6] is a domestic airport that was originally designated for the Indian Air Force in Chakeri, India.A new terminal building is under construction at Mawaiya village with capacity to handle 300 passengers per hour and six airplanes at a time. Construction of new terminal would be completed by December 2021. Once completed, it would pave way for easier connectivity to major tourist and historical attractions like Bithoor, Sankissa, Etawah Safari Park, Jhansi-Orchha, Kalinjar Fort, Kalpi, National Chambal Sanctuary, Bhitargaon and Kannauj which are in close proximity to Kanpur.

Kanpur Airport
Kanpur Airport.jpg
Airport typeCivil Enclave
OwnerIndian Air Force
OperatorAirports Authority of India
ServesKanpur Metropolitan AreaKanpur divisionBundelkhand
LocationChakeri, Kanpur, India
Elevation AMSL410 ft / 126 m
Coordinates26°24′10″N 80°24′44″E / 26.40278°N 80.41222°E / 26.40278; 80.41222
KNU is located in Uttar Pradesh
KNU is located in India
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 12,000 3,700 Asphalt
01/19 4,105 1,251 Concrete/Asphalt
Statistics (April 2018 - March 2019)
Passengers116168 (Increase 507%)
Aircraft movements1050 (Increase 311%)
Sources: AAI[1][2]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

SpiceJet Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata,[7] Mumbai[8]

Airport ExtensionEdit

Due to the limited expansion options available and restrictions enforced by the Airports Authority of India, the current terminal will not be able to cope with the huge demand for air traffic into Kanpur.[citation needed] An additional terminal of 6000 sq meters is under construction on Kanpur Prayagraj National Highway. New terminal will consist of Six hangars and a waiting room for 300 passenger and four-lane connectivity from Highway. The new terminal will be completed by September-2021. The new terminal will be a 4-star GRIHA (Green Buildings Rating System India) rated energy efficient building equipped with eight check-in counters.[9] Flights to Varanasi, Jaipur, Pune, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Goa, Bengalore and Chennai would cater a large traffic from Kanpur.


  1. ^ "Traffic News for the month of Feb 2019: Annexure-III" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 10 February 2019. p. 4. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Traffic News for the month of Feb 2019: Annexure-II" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 10 February 2019. p. 4. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Indian airports and the name game". India Today. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Kanpur (Chakeri) Airport, Airport Authority of India" (PDF). p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 May 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  5. ^ https://skyvector.com/airport/VICX/Kanpur-Airport
  6. ^ "Kanpur airport to be named after Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi: Yogi Adityanath". The Economic Times. 8 September 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  7. ^ https://m.jagran.com/uttar-pradesh/kanpur-city-air-service-company-start-flight-from-kanpur-to-kolkata-and-issued-timing-schedule-21222055.html
  8. ^ "SpiceJet flight schedules". Official Website of SpiceJet. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Kanpur's Chakeri airport to have new civil enclave by Jan 2022with over 40% more passenger carrying capacity annually". The Times of India. 11 September 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Kanpur Airport at Wikimedia Commons