The Union Cabinet today
approved the declaration of Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, Lucknow: Lal
Bahadur Shastri Airport Varanasi and airports at Tiruchirapalli,
Mangalore and Coimbatore as international airports, to fulfill the
demand of State Governments, and to offer improved international
connectivity, wider choice of services at competitive cost to air
All these airports are capable of handling medium capacity long range
type of aircrafts and are also equipped with facilities for night
operations. Further, all works pertaining to upgradation of the airports
to international Standards have been completed. The declaration is
expected to provide impetus to domestic/international tourism and
contribute to the economic development of the concerned regions.
Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, Lucknow: The airport runway is suitable
for operation of AB-300 type of aircraft in all weather conditions. The
existing apron is suitable for parking 14 aircraft (2 B747, 1 B-767-400,
11 AB-321 type of aircraft), in Power in/Push back configuration.
Presently, Indian Airlines, Jetlite, Go Air, Indigo and Spice Jet
airlines are operating domestic flights.
Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport, Varanasi: The airport has a runway suitable
for operation of AB-320 type of aircraft in all weather conditions. The
existing apron is suitable for parking 5 B767 and 4 AB-321 type of
aircrafts. Presently, Air India, Jet Airways, Jetlite, Spice Jet and
Kingfisher airlines are operating domestic services through this
airport. Air India, Thai Airways and Cosmic Air are operating
International flights through this airport.
Tiruchirapalli: The airport is suitable for operation of AB-320 /
B-737-800 type of aircraft in all weather conditions. Night operations
are permitted. Domestic and international flights are operating and the
destinations covered are: Abu Dhabi, Chennai, Colombo, Dubai, Kuala
Lampur, Mumbai and Singapore. Airlines operators - Air India Express,
Air Asia, Kingfisher, Mihin Lanka, Sri Lankanand Tiger Airways. The
airport is equipped with navigational aids and visual aids.
Mangalore: It is suitable for AB-310 and B737-400 type of aircraft
operations in all weather conditions. Night operations are permitted and
domestic and international flights are operating and the destinations
covered are: Dubai, Doha, Muscat, Kuwait, Calicut, Bangalore, Hyderabad,
Chennai and Mumbai. Airlines operating are :- Air India, Kingfisher,
Spice Jet, Jet Airwaysand Air India Express. The runway is provided with
instrument landing system (ILS).
Coimbatore: Coimbatore is presently handling limited international
operations. The Airport is suitable for all weather operation of
B-767-400 type of aircraft. Night landing operations are permitted at
the airport. Destinations covered are: Bangalore, Chennai, Calicut,
Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Sharjah and Singapore. Airline operators are
:- Air India, Air Arabia, Indigo, Jet Airways, Jetlite, Kingfisher, Silk
Air and Spice Jet. The airport is equipped with navigational & visual
aids including CAT-l Instrument Landing System (ILS).