(Last Updated on : 28/04/2014)
in West Bengal
are served by the major airlines in India. West Bengal with a growing real estate, Information Technology
and tourism industries
has come up as one of the most important states
in India. The state has several domestic and international airports located in cities
, Cooch Behar
and the state capital Kolkata
. West Bengal is well linked to the rest of the country by a wide network of airways as the Airports in West Bengal have direct flights to all the major cities in India.
Domestic Airports in West Bengal
Domestic airports in the state of West Bengal are numerous and consist of Behala Airport in Kolkata operated by Behala Flying Club, Bagdogra Airport
at Siliguri which is also referred to as Bagdogra Air Force
Station, Balurghat Airport at Balurghat which is currently non-functional and Cooch Behar Airport at Cooch Behar. Malda Airport based at the region of Malda is presently under construction.
Military Airbases in West Bengal
The Indian Air Force owns certain airbases in West Bengal. They are Panagarh Air Force Station located at Panagarh, Hashimara Air Base located at Jalpaiguri
, Salua Air Base at Salua, Kalaikunda Air Force Station and Barrackpore Air Force Station at Barrackpore.
Closed Runways in West Bengal
Chakulia Airfield (World War II USSAF) at Chakulia, Piardoba Airfield ( World War II USAAF at Piardoba), RAF Asansol
(World War II USAAF) at Asansol, Hijli Airfield (World War II USAAF) at Hijli, Dudhkundi Airfield (World War II USAAF) at Jhargram
, Gushkara Airfield (World War II)at Guskara
, Charra Airfield (World War II USAAF) at Purulia
, Kanchrapara Airfield (World War II USAAF) at Kanchrapara, Pandaveswar Airfield (World War II USAAF) and Salboni Airfield at Salboni.
West Bengal is home to only a singular international airport which is known as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
which is located at Kolkata. This airport also works as a military base for Dum Dum
Air Force Station.
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