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Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport

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Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport
The facade of Varanasi Airport, Varanasi.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Location Varanasi, India
Elevation AMSL 266 ft / 81 m
Coordinates 25°27′08″N 082°51′34″E / 25.45222°N 82.85944°E / 25.45222; 82.85944Coordinates: 25°27′08″N 082°51′34″E / 25.45222°N 82.85944°E / 25.45222; 82.85944
Map
VNS is located in Uttar Pradesh
VNS
VNS
VNS is located in India
VNS
VNS
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,745 9,006 Asphalt
Statistics (April 2016 - March 2017)
Passenger movements 1,916,454 (Increase38.5%)
Aircraft movements 15,035 (Increase28.9%)
Cargo tonnage 1,052 (Increase9.5%)
Source: AAI[1] [2] [3]

Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport[4] (IATA: VNSICAO: VEBN) is a public airport located at Babatpur[5] 26 km (16 mi) northwest of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Formerly known as Varanasi Airport, it was officially renamed after Lal Bahadur Shastri in October 2005.[6]

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HistoryEdit

The airport was granted international status by the Union Cabinet on 4 October 2012.[7]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2017: Annexure-III" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 27 April 2017. p. 3. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2017: Annexure-III" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 27 April 2017. p. 3. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2017: Annexure-IV" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 27 April 2017. p. 3. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  4. ^ http://www.aai.aero/allAirports/varanasi_generalinfo.jsp
  5. ^ "Airports Authority of India". Airports Authority of India. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Varanasi Airport renamed". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 20 October 2005. .It acquired its position in India's major airports after more than 1.5 million passengers used the airport in 2016 ,leaving Lucknow and Patna airports far behind.
  7. ^ TNN 4 Oct 2012 (2012-10-04). "Cabinet grants international airport status to five airports". ET. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  8. ^ http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/pm-narendra-modi-announces-direct-air-india-flight-to-varanasi-from-colombo-1692659.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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