Jaipur International Airport

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Jaipur International Airport
Jaipur Airport.JPG
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Location Sanganer
Hub for
Focus city for SpiceJet
Elevation AMSL 385 m / 1,263 ft
Coordinates 26°49′27″N 075°48′44″E / 26.82417°N 75.81222°E / 26.82417; 75.81222Coordinates: 26°49′27″N 075°48′44″E / 26.82417°N 75.81222°E / 26.82417; 75.81222
Website www.jaipurairport.com
JAI is located in Rajasthan
JAI is located in India
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,505 11,500 Concrete/Asphalt
15/33 1,592 5,223 Asphalt
Statistics (April 2016 - March 2017)
Passengers 3,783,458(Increase31%)
Aircraft movements 32,340(Increase34.6%)
Cargo tonnage 16,126
Source: AAI[1][2][3]

Jaipur International Airport (IATA: JAIICAO: VIJP) is the primary airport serving Jaipur, the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Jaipur International Airport has been declared as the World's Best Airport in the category of 2 to 5 million passengers per annum for 2015 & 2016 according to Airports Council International.[4][5]

It is located in the southern suburb of Sanganer, 13 km (8.1 mi) from Jaipur.[6] The airport was granted the status of international airport on 29 December 2005.[7] The civil apron can accommodate 14 aircraft and the new terminal building can handle up to 1000 passengers at a time.[8]

Jaipur International Airport
Jaipur International Airport Terminal 2 from Apron
Inside Terminal 2


Runways at Jaipur International Airport
Runway Number Length Width Approach Lights/ILS
9/27 3,505 m (11,499 ft) 45 m (148 ft) CAT III-B / CAT III-B
15/33 1,592 m (5,223 ft) 43 m (141 ft) None

Jaipur International airport consists of two runways ; first runway(15/33) 5,223 feet (1,592 m) long and second runway (9/27) 11,500 feet (3,500 m) long. Runway 9/27 became operational from 15 September 2016 to handle bigger aircraft like Boeing 747 to take off and land from Jaipur airport after the completion of runway extension from 9,174 feet (2,796 m) to 11,500 feet (3,500 m) in order to handle Boeing 777s.[9] The runway 9/27 is CAT-IIIB instrument landing system (ILS) compliant. This facilitates landing of aircraft on a runway visibility range (RVR) of up to 50 metres (160 ft) during fog. Earlier this was 550 metres (1,800 ft), benefiting airlines in terms of increased safety and avoiding diversions to other airports resulting in better operational and environmental efficiency.[10] CAT III B became operational from December 8, 2016. A taxiway has been planned for the Jaipur airport, parallel to runway 9/27 to deal with its air traffic congestion.[11] The work will be completed in the end of May 2018,[12] after the completion the airport will be able to accommodate 16 flights in an hour.[13]. The airport has only one runway which takes care of takeoff and landing operations of airlines.The first runway is not used for landing and taking off of aircraft for very long time.


Terminal 1

Airport administration has begun preparations to resume the old terminal. After four years the terminal 1 of the airport will be made available for flight landings and takeoffs. Four years ago international flights were operated from terminal 1, however in July 2013 the airport authorities decided to shift the international flights to the newly built terminal 2. At present, only Haj flights are operated from Terminal 1. Apart from this, cargo booking is done from here. To shift the flights to terminal 1, a part of the cargo operations will have to be shifted from here. Currently, there are eight international flights being operated from Jaipur,[14] renovation work of terminal 1 started in December and plans to make it operational by September 2018. With no flight parking space near terminal 1, passengers will need to be taken by bus from one terminal to the other.[15]

Terminal 2

Jaipur International Airport Terminal 2 from Apron
Inside Terminal 2

The new domestic terminal building at the airport was inaugurated on 1 July 2009.[16][17] The new terminal has an area of 22,950 square metres (247,000 sq ft) with facilities such as central heating system, central air conditioning, inline x-ray baggage inspection system integrated with the departure conveyor system, inclined arrival baggage claim carousels, escalators, public address system, flight information display system, CCTV for surveillance, airport check-in counters with Common Use Terminal Equipment (CUTE), car parking, etc. The International Terminal building has peak hour passenger handling capacity of 500 passengers and annual handling capacity of 400,000. The entrance gate is made of sandstone and Dholpur stones along with Rajasthani paintings on the walls. The terminal is currently used for both International and Domestic flights. To manage the hordes of VIP's who fly in and out of the Pink City, the airport has three VIP lounges to ensure that the visiting guests and commuters don't cause inconvenience to each other.[18]Terminal 2 sprawling over twenty three thousand meter square in area has 14 airport check-in counters, six immigration counters, four custom and four security counters that can easily accommodate the passenger traffic at the airport and provide them a hassle free experience.[19]The terminal will have 2 new aerobridge and Conveyor belt at the end of year 2018.[20]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air India Delhi, Mumbai
Air India Express Dubai–International
AirAsia India Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune
AirAsia X Kuala Lumpur–International [21]
Alliance Air Agra, Dehradun, Delhi, Lucknow
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi (ends 28 February 2018)[22][23]
GoAir Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai
IndiGo Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Srinagar, Udaipur
Jet Airways Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Indore, Lucknow, Mumbai, Udaipur
Oman Air Muscat
Scoot Singapore (ends 13 March 2018)[24]
SpiceJet Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Dubai–International, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Mumbai, Surat, Udaipur, Varanasi
Supreme Airlines Bikaner, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang
Thai Smile Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi


Beginning from July 16, 2012, Terminal 1 was closed to passenger traffic and was remodeled to handle solely cargo operations.[25] The cargo terminal is adjacent to the old passenger terminal building and has an area of approximately 700 square metres (7,500 sq ft). The cargo facility is being provided by Rajasthan Small Scale Industries, a public sector undertaking of Government of Rajasthan.To shift the flights to terminal 1, a part of the cargo operations will have to be shifted from here.


  • AAI owned Jaipur International airport has been ranked first among the best aerodromes in the world in the 2-5 million passengers per annum category by the Airports Council International(ACI).This is for the second consecutive time that Jaipur Airport has been rated the Best Airport in the World in the traffic volume of 2 to 5 million passengers per year. Jaipur was ranked as the Best Airport in the World catering to a traffic volume of 2 to 5 million passengers per year in 2016 also.The awards were presented to the airport in the presence of Airports Authority of India (AAI) Chairman during the 27th ACI Africa/world annual general assembly, conference and exhibition at Port Louis in Mauritius.[26]


  • On 18 February 1969, Douglas DC-3 VT-CJH of Indian Airlines crashed on take-off on a scheduled passenger flight. The aircraft was overloaded and take-off was either downwind or with a crosswind. All 30 people on board survived.[27]
  • On 9 August 1971, Vickers Viscount VT-DIX of Indian Airlines was damaged beyond economic repair when it overran the runway. The aircraft landed with a tailwind on a wet runway.[28]
  • On 5 January 2014, Flight AI-890 Airbus A320 VT-ESH of Air India from Imphal to Delhi via Guwahati was diverted to Jaipur airport due to heavy fog in Delhi. The rear tyre of the plane burst during landing, damaging the right wing. The plane received substantial damage and the aircraft was written off. All 173 passengers and 6 crew members survived.[29][30][31]

Sustainability practices

Jaipur International Airport has 1.8 MW solar plant which caters to 60-70% of the airport's energy requirements.It will also save money for the airport.[32]

See also


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  29. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Airbus A320-231 VT-ESH Jaipur International Airport". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
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