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List of airports in Uttar Pradesh

This includes a list of airports in Uttar Pradesh. The list includes domestic, training and international airports.

This list contains the following information:

  1. City served – The city generally associated with the airport. This is not always the actual location since some airports are located in smaller towns outside the city they serve.
  2. ICAO – The location indicator assigned by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
    1. ICAO indicator
      1. VE – East Zone
      2. VI – North Zone
  3. IATA – The airport code assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
  4. Role – Role of the airport as given by the table below
Role of Airport
Civil enclave Civil enclaves at a military airport
Closed/former No longer in use
Domestic Handles only domestic flights
Future Under construction
International Equipped with customs and immigration facilities
Airbase A military airbase
Flying school Airport is used to teach trainees to fly
Commercial service Airport has commercial service
Airport has no commercial service



List of airports in Uttar Pradesh
City Served Airport ICAO IATA Role
Lucknow Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport VILK LKO International
Varanasi Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport VIBN VNS
Greater Noida Taj International Airport VI-- Approved
Kushinagar Kasia International Airport VI-- Under construction
Kanpur Kanpur Civil Airport
IIT Kanpur Airport Aerospace Engineering
Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Airport VIKA KNU Civil enclave
Gorakhpur Mahayogi Gorakhnath Airport VEGK GOP
Agra Agra Air Force Station VIAG AGR
Allahabad Allahabad Airport VIAL IXD
Bareilly Bareilly Airport VIBY BEK
Faizabad Ram Lala Airport VIFB FZD Civil enclave
Kanpur Dehat Marhamtabad Airport Under construction
Raebareli Raebareli Airport VIRB Flying school
Meerut Meerut Airport VI2B
Aligarh Aligarh Airport VI
Etawah Saifai Airstrip VI
Ayodhya Ayodhya Airport VI26 Airstrip
Moradabad Moradabad Airport VI--
Farrukhabad Farrukhabad Airport VI--
Lakhimpur Kheri Kheri Airport VI--
Chitrakoot Chitrakoot Airport VI--
Shravasti Shravasti Airport VI--
Azamgarh Azamgarh Airport VI--
Ghazipur Ghazipur Airport VI--
Akbarpur Akbarpur Airport VI--
Sultanpur Sultanpur Airport VI--
Sonbhadra Muirpur Airport VI--
Ghaziabad Hindon Air Force Station VIXD Airbase
Lucknow Lucknow Air Force Station VIBL
Saharanpur Sarsawa Air Base VISP
Unnao Bangarmau Airstrip -- Indian Airforce
Jhansi Jhansi Airport VIJN Army Aviation

Proposed AirportsEdit


The much awaited Kushingar international airport was projected to cost about Rs 354 crore under public private partnership (PPP). In January 2014, the Akhilesh cabinet had cleared the project to be built under Design Build Finance Operate Transfer (DBFOT) basis and approved the final bid document.

The bidders, who had previously qualified the technical bid stage in March 2013 included GMR, Essel, Gammon India etc. Besides, the state had acquired the land spanning 550 acres.

The airport with a runway of 3,200 metres was estimated to serve about 2,50,000 tourists annually. It was touted to be India's first airport wherein the Centre had given in-principle approval for viability gap funding (VGF) of 20 per cent. Additional 20 per cent grant had been committed from the state government. Hence, the total permissible VGF grant of 40 percent came to about Rs 170 crore.

Kushinagar has an old airstrip spanning 97 acres to handle small aircraft. According to a study, over 3,00,000 international tourists come to Kushinagar annually to visit Buddhist sites.

Jewar (Greater Noida)

The Jewar airport was proposed in 2001 as an aviation hub to rival New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. The project was approved by AAI in 2003, when Mayawati was at helm (2007–12) in Uttar Pradesh

Mayawati had vigorously pushed for it, although it fell within the 150 km radius of the international airport in the national capital. The existing rules had prohibited another airport within such radius unless approved exclusively.


Soon after coming to power in March 2012, the Akhilesh government had virtually scrapped the Jewar international airport project and pitched for an airport in Agra to cater the Taj Mahal-Braj tourist circuit.

The government had even identified land near Etmadpur, about 16 km from Agra City, for the mega project. However, the defence ministry raised objections over the proposed site.

Rasoolabad (Kanpur)

The Kanpur Dehat administration has proposed setting up of an international airport in Rasoolabad area of the district which comes under Kannauj parliamentary constituency represented by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple The district administration had identified three places in Rasoolabad for the international project as the state government had recently asked it to identify suitable land for the project. Earlier, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) had asked the state government to provide 300-metre-wide and three-kilometre-long piece of land in Kanpur Dehat to construct the airport according to international standards.A chunk of land has been identified at Rasoolpur, another at Bhevan village and the third near Bujhwa village on Kanpur Road for constructing the airport. A report regarding the same will be submitted to the state government for approval. The airport will have a terminal and a three-km-long runway. Flights to Lucknow, Varanasi and Allahabad besides metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore and abroad can be operated from the proposed Rasoolabad airport.

See alsoEdit