(Last Updated on : 14-12-2016)
is located in the north-western part of India. It is the largest state by area in the country. This state has temples
, Aravalli mountain range
, hill station
namely, Mount Abu
, national parks
, wildlife sanctuaries
, ruins of the Indus Valley Civilization
, etc. They have not only beautified this state, but also draw a plethora of tourists. To reach Rajasthan, international as well as domestic airports have been established in the state.
Jaipur International Airport
International Airport is located in the southern suburb of Sanganer
, 13 km from Jaipur. According to Airports Council International, Jaipur International Airport was declared the World's Best Airport in the category of 2 to 5 million passengers per annum for 2015. The new terminal of this airport has an area of about 22,950 square meters and can accommodate up to 1000 passengers at a time. Its international terminal building can accommodate about 500 passengers during peak hour. The civil apron of the airport has been designed to handle 14 aircraft of the size of an Airbus A320.
Jodhpur Airport is located in Jodhpur
. It shares its airside with the Jodhpur Air Base of the Indian Air Force
. This civil enclave functions both as a military and public airport and is operated by Airports Authority of India. Its terminal building has been set up in an area of about 5690 square kilometers and can accommodate about 430 passengers per hour. The concrete apron of Jodhpur Airport measures 140 by 100 meters and has 3 parking bays that can accommodate two A320 aircrafts and an ATR aircraft simultaneously. This airfield has been provided with night landing facilities, navigational facilities and an instrument landing system.
Maharana Pratap Airport
Airport is located in Udaipur
. This public airport is operated by Airports Authority of India and is spread over 504 acres of land. The infrastructure of this airport comprises of one asphalt runway, apron with parking space for 3 Boeing 737s or Airbus A320 aircraft at a time, new terminal building, navigational and landing aids and CAT-I instrument landing system.
Phalodi Air Force Station
Phalodi Air Force Station is located in Phalodi. This military airport is operated by the Indian Air Force. Phalodi Air Force Station is equipped with runway, aircraft maintenance area, administrative complex, living accommodation for officers, etc. This station serves as a base for a squadron of Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jets.
Other Airports in Rajasthan
Nal Airport, Kota
Airport, Jaisalmer Airport
and Suratgarh Air Force Station are some of the other Airports in Rajasthan.