Khajuraho Airport

Khajuraho Airport (IATA: HJR, ICAO: VEKO) is a regional airport in Khajuraho, Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh, India. The terminal is 3 km south of Khajuraho Town, 4 km from Khajuraho and 40 km from the district centre at Chhatarpur. The airport covers an area of 590 acres.[3]

Khajuraho Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAirports Authority of India
ServesKhajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India
Time zoneIndian Standard Time (+5:30)
Elevation AMSL222 m / 728 ft
Coordinates24°49′02″N 079°55′07″E / 24.81722°N 79.91861°E / 24.81722; 79.91861
Websitewww.aai.aero/en/airports/khajuraho
Map
HJR is located in Madhya Pradesh
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HJR is located in India
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,274 7,460 Asphalt
Statistics (April 2018 – March 2019)
Passenger movement49,334(Decrease-12.6%)
Aircraft movement895 (Decrease-11.8%)

HistoryEdit

The Khajuraho Airport opened in 1978, facilitating tourism to the nearby UNESCO world heritage site temple complex.[4]

In August 2013, the central government announced that the Khajuraho Airport would receive a new terminal.[5] Built at a cost of about 90 crore (US$13 million), the building was inaugurated on 23 January 2016 with officials from the state and union governments in attendance.[6][7]

InfrastructureEdit

The airport has one asphalt runway, 01/19, with dimensions 2,274 by 45 metres (7,461 ft × 148 ft).[8] The airport has one terminal with 2 aerobridges.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinationsRefs.
Air India Delhi, Varanasi
Vistara Varanasi [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "traffic news Mar2K19Annex3 pdf" (PDF). Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  2. ^ "traffic-news Mar2K19Annex2 pdf" (PDF). www.aai.aero. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Khajuraho Airport". Airports Authority of India. Archived from the original on 8 July 2015.
  4. ^ Stausberg, Michael (2011). Religion and tourism: Crossroads, destinations and encounters. Abingdon-on-Thames: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-203-85478-5.
  5. ^ "India: Upgradation of airports". Mena Report. 23 August 2013. Archived from the original on 19 October 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017 – via HighBeam (subscription required).
  6. ^ "Soon int'l flights will land at Khajuraho: CM". The Pioneer. New Delhi. 24 January 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Khajuraho airport equipped with infrastructure to boost tourism: Union minister Ganpathi Raju". Pradesh18.com. Press Trust of India. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Aeronautical Information Publication for VAKJ – Khajuraho" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 August 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Vistara adds Khajuraho flights". Vistara. Retrieved 30 September 2019.

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