Lilabari Airport

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Lilabari Airport
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorAirports Authority of India
ServesNorth Lakhimpur, Dhemaji
LocationLakhimpur, Assam
Elevation AMSL330 ft / 101 m
Coordinates27°17′44″N 094°05′52″E / 27.29556°N 94.09778°E / 27.29556; 94.09778Coordinates: 27°17′44″N 094°05′52″E / 27.29556°N 94.09778°E / 27.29556; 94.09778
Map
IXI is located in Assam
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IXI is located in India
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 7,500 2,286 Concrete/Asphalt

Lilabari Airport (IATA: IXI, ICAO: VELR) is located in the Lakhimpur district in the state of Assam, India. It serves the town of North Lakhimpur, located 8 km (5 mi) from the town.

History[edit]

The Lilabari airport project in Lakhimpur began following hectic campaigning and lobbying by local Member of Parliament (MP), Dr Ranee Narah from 1999-2003.[1] Construction of the airport had finished by 2003, and the terminal was inaugurated by then Union Civil Aviation Minister Syed Shahnawaz Hussain.[1][2]

At present, the Lilabari airport in Lakhimpur is connected to Kolkata and Guwahati by an Air India Regional service 4 times a week: on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday and Friday.Starting from 15 January 2019, a direct Spicejet flight from Lilabari to Kolkata began service on a daily basis and from 31 March 2019 a direct daily flight to Guwahati has been started by Spicejet thus making Lilabari Airport 4th major Airport in Assam.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger
AirlinesDestinations
Alliance Air Guwahati, Kolkata, Pasighat , Tezpur
SpiceJet Guwahati [3], Kolkata (both suspended indefinitely) [4] [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "N Lakhimpur upbeat over increased flights". Assam Tribune. Archived from the original on 30 May 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Lilabari Airport". lakhimpur.nic.in. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  3. ^ "SpiceJet to add 12 new flights, to launch Hyderabad-Colombo service." Economic Times. Accessed 5 March 2019.
  4. ^ "SpiceJet flight schedules". www.spicejet.com.
  5. ^ "Assam: Now, SpiceJet to connect Lilabari airport with Kolkata." EastMojo. Accessed 26 December 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Lilabari Airport at Wikimedia Commons