Bhiwani Airport

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Bhiwani Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Civil Aviation Department, Haryana
Location Bhiwani, Haryana
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Elevation AMSL 225 m / 738 ft
Coordinates 28°50′02″N 76°10′43″E / 28.83389°N 76.17861°E / 28.83389; 76.17861Coordinates: 28°50′02″N 76°10′43″E / 28.83389°N 76.17861°E / 28.83389; 76.17861
VIBW is located in Haryana
Location of airport in India
VIBW is located in India
VIBW (India)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
1,066 3,500 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Hub for the number of airlines 0
Number of scheduled airlines flying in 0
Number of scheduled weekly flights 0
Number of scheduled flight passengers 0
Number of runways 2
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Bhiwani Airport (ICAO: VIBW), also called Bhiwani Air Strip, is a public airport adjacent to Gujrani village in the Bhiwani district of the Indian state of Haryana.[2]


In 1948, first airstrip was built in Haryana when Ambala Air Force Station was established.

On 31 July, 2013, the Chief Minister of Haryana announced that the Government of Haryana had applied for an expansion of the civilian airports namely Hisar Airport, Karnal Airport, Bhiwani Airport, Pinjore Airport and Narnaul Airport. Approval was granted by the central government for plans of the Hisar Domestic Airport and Karnal Domestic Airport. Discussions with the central government also considered setting up an additional cargo airport in the state.[3][4][5][6]

In July 2014, a Right to Information (RTI) request revealed that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (India) (DGCA) had never received a formal proposal from the Congress Government of Haryana and there were no plans to upgrade the airport.[7]


Currently, the airport has no scheduled commercial flight operations. The Haryana Institute of Civil Aviation (HICA) does not offer flying training nor preparation courses.


As of January 20, 2019, airport has one hangers, a VIP lounge, day landing facilities and no night landing facility.

Future development

Captain Abhimanyu, Finance Minister of Haryana, while presenting the Government of Haryana 2018-19 budget in March 2018 announced that the funds have been allocated to extend the existing 3000 feet runway to 5000 feet and parking hangar for the spillover aircraft from IGI Delhi airport will be constructed.[8]

As of January 2019, extension of runway is underway. The night landing facilities and hanger will also be built as airlines have approached the Haryana government to park their spillover "Non-scheduled Air Operations" (NSOP) aircaraft from the congested IGI airport at Delhi to Bhiwani and Narnaul airport. Consequently, all five existing government airports in Haryana will be developed to have runway of at least 5000 feet, night landing and parking hangers.[9]

See also


  1. ^ a b World Airport Codes.
  2. ^ "Bhiwani Airport Map".
  3. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Main News".
  4. ^ "Punjab News Live, Headlines, Channel Live, Online, Live - Sikh News TWO new airports to be set up in Hisar and Karnal - Hooda - City Air News".
  5. ^ "Center government okayed civil airports at Hisar and Karnal". Archived from the original on 2013-08-07.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "RTI query nails Haryana's claims about airports at Karnal, Hisar". The Times of India.
  8. ^ haryana budgest 2018-19, Times of India, 9 March 2018.
  9. ^ All five airports in state to be developed expanded, The Tribune 8 Jan 2019.
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