(Last Updated on : 21-12-2016)
The union territory
is located in the southern part of the Indian Peninsula. It has four small unconnected districts namely, Puducherry, Karaikal
(on the Bay of Bengal
side) and Mahe
(on the Arabian Sea
side). Puducherry has the residence of Sri Aurobindo, a unique experimental city of Auroville
, several temples
, parks and mosques
, which draw a plethora of national and international tourists here. To reach Puducherry, an airport called the Puducherry Airport
has been established in the union territory.
Puducherry Airport is located at Lawspet in Puducherry. This airport is owned and operated by Airports Authority of India. It was constructed in the year 1989 and was inaugurated on 17th of January, 2013, with the arrival of a SpiceJet flight from Bengaluru
. This airport has been provided with one asphalt runway, which is 1500 m in length and has a width of about 30 m. Its apron measures 100 by 150 m. The new terminal building of the airport has the capacity to accommodate about 300 passengers during peak hours. It was set up as a result of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed in June, 2007 between the local government
and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for the expansion of the airport. An aerodrome beacon forms a part of the navigational aids at Pondicherry Airport.
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