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The Khajuraho airport (IATA: HJRICAO: VEKO), officially known as Civil Aerodrome Khajuraho,[1] is an airport in Khajuraho, Chhatarpur District, Madhya Pradesh, India. The terminal is 3 km south of Khajuraho Town, 4 km from Khajuraho Railway Station and 40 km from the district centre at Chhatarpur.

Khajuraho airport
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Khajuraho Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India
Elevation AMSL 222 m / 728 ft
Coordinates 24°49′02″N 079°55′07″E / 24.81722°N 79.91861°E / 24.81722; 79.91861
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

Contents

HistoryEdit

The Khajuraho airport opened in 1978, facilitating tourism to the nearby UNESCO world heritage site temple complex.[2]

In August 2013, the central government announced that the Khajuraho airport would receive a new terminal.[3] Built at a cost of about 90 crore (US$14 million), the building was inaugurated on 23 January 2016 with officials from the state and union governments in attendance.[4][5]

InfrastructureEdit

 
Khajuraho Airport Terminal

The airport has one asphalt runway, 01/19, with dimensions 2,274 by 45 metres (7,461 ft × 148 ft).[6]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

Airlines Destinations
Air India Delhi, Varanasi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Khajuraho: General information". Airports Authority of India. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Stausberg, Michael (2011). Religion and tourism: Crossroads, destinations and encounters. Abingdon-on-Thames: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-203-85478-5. 
  3. ^ "India: Upgradation of airports". Mena Report. via HighBeam (subscription required). 23 August 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Soon int'l flights will land at Khajuraho: CM". The Pioneer. New Delhi. 24 January 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Aeronautical Information Publication for VAKJ - Khajuraho" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 August 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2017.