Kandla Airport

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Kandla Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAirports Authority of India
ServesKandla - Anjar
Elevation AMSL96 ft / 29 m
Coordinates23°06′46″N 070°06′01″E / 23.11278°N 70.10028°E / 23.11278; 70.10028
Map
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Location of airport in India
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 4,997 1,523 Concrete

Kandla Airport (IATA: IXY, ICAO: VAKE) is located north of Kandla and Varsamedi Village Anjar in the Kutch District of the state of Gujarat, India.

History[edit]

The airport was built in the late 1950s. Indian Airlines commenced passenger operations in 1960 using their Avro aircraft and was followed by Vayudoot. Gujarat Airways also used to operate flights to Mumbai until 1999.[1] After a gap of seven years, commercial services resumed again in October 2006 with Air Deccan operating daily services between Mumbai and Kandla using ATR aircraft[2] until the airline ceased operations in 2012. Spicejet commenced service again in July 2017 using Bombardier Q400 aircraft.

Structure[edit]

The airport is spread over an area of 268.2 acres and has a terminal building capable of handling 100 passengers at a time. Its apron measuring 90 m x 60 m has two parking bays for ATR aircraft. The airport has navigational facilities and landing aids like NDB and PAPI.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
SpicejetMumbai [3]
TruJetAhmedabad

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian Air Farce". The Indian Express. 16 January 2005. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Air Deccan connects yet another unconnected sector – brings Kandla into the aviation map". Peanuts! Online. 4 October 2006. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  3. ^ "SpiceJet's Flights Schedule and Information for domestic and international flights". www.spicejet.com. Retrieved 11 June 2017.

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