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 2017 - March 2018)
Passengers 4,757,178 (Increase25.7%)
Aircraft movements 42,289 (Increase30.8%)
Cargo tonnage 16,304 (Increase1.1%)
Source: AAI[1][2][3]

Jaipur International Airport (IATA: JAI, ICAO: 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] Jaipur Airport is the 11th busiest airport in India in daily scheduled flight operations.[6]

It is located in the southern suburb of Sanganer, 13 km (8.1 mi) from Jaipur.[7] The airport was granted the status of international airport on 29 December 2005.[8] The civil apron can accommodate 14 aircraft and the new terminal building can handle up to 1000 passengers at a time.[9]

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) 46 m (151 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.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12] The work will be completed in the end of May 2018,[13] after the completion the airport will be able to accommodate 16 flights in an hour.[14] 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

Terminal 1 used to operate international flights until July 2013, when the airport authorities decided to shift the international flights to the newly built terminal 2 while the use of terminal 1 was reserved for cargo operations.[15] After four years, in 2017 the airport administration began preparations to resume commercial flight operations in the old terminal due to increasing passenger load on terminal 2.[15] Presently, only Haj and cargo flights are operated from Terminal 1. To shift the flights to terminal 1, a part of the cargo operations will have to be shifted from here.[16] Renovation work of terminal 1 started in December 2017 and there are plans to make it operational by September 2018.[15] After the completion of renovation, the terminal 1 will be fully upgraded and expanded to 18,000 square meters and it will cater to only international departures and arrivals.[17]

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.[18][19] 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.[20] Terminal 2 is spread over twenty three thousand meter square in area and has 14 airport check-in counters, six immigration counters, four customs and four security counters that can easily accommodate the passenger traffic at the airport and provide them a hassle free experience.[21]


Beginning from July 16, 2012, Terminal 1 was closed to passenger traffic and was remodeled to handle solely cargo operations.[22] 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.

Modernisation and expansion of terminals

The current Terminal 2 will be expanded in width of around 20 meter each side. A new hall will be made in departure area and 3 conveyor belt will be established in arrival area with 2 new aerobridges to ease passenger movement. The work is scheduled to be completed before December.[23]

Airlines and destinations

AirAsia X A330 at the terminal
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[24]
Alliance Air Agra, Bikaner, Dehradun, Delhi, Lucknow, Udaipur
GoAir Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kochi,[25] Kolkata, Mumbai
IndiGo Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati,[26] Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Surat, Udaipur, Varanasi
Jet Airways Chandigarh, Delhi, Indore, Lucknow (resumes 2 November 2018),[27] Mumbai, Vadodara[28]
Oman Air Muscat
SpiceJet Ahmedabad, Delhi, Dubai–International, Goa,[29] Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaisalmer, Mumbai, Surat, Udaipur, Varanasi
Supreme Airlines Charter: Jodhpur, Sri Ganganagar[30]
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang
Thai Smile Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi


  • 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.[31]
  • 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.[32]
  • 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.[33][34][35]

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.[36]

See also


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  2. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2018: Annexure-II" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 May 2018. p. 3. Retrieved 1 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "Traffic News for the month of March 2018: Annexure-IV" (PDF). Airports Authority of India. 1 May 2018. p. 3. Retrieved 1 May 2018. 
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  9. ^ "Jaipur airport expansion". 11 July 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
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  11. ^ "Trial of CAT-IIIB lighting system at airport from December 8 | Jaipur News - Times of India". M.timesofindia.com. 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  12. ^ "Jaipur airport to have a taxiway". The PinkCity Post. 2017-10-13. Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  13. ^ https://www.pinkcitypost.com/jaipur-airport-close-7-hours-every-day-infrastructure-development/
  14. ^ ट्रेंडिंग न्यूज़ अलर्ट (2017-11-17). "Taxi Way On Jaipur Airport | Jaipur News in Hindi - Dainik Bhaskar Hindi News". M.bhaskar.com. Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
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  16. ^ Staff Reporter (8 November 2017). "Terminal-1 of Jaipur airport to become operational again". The PinkCity Post. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  17. ^ "Separate domestic, international terminals mooted". The Times of India. TNN. 13 March 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  18. ^ "New domestic terminal set for take-off on 1 July". The Times of India. 21 June 2009. 
  19. ^ "Passengers welcomed on Terminal-2". The Times of India. 2 July 2009. 
  20. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Domestic-flights-to-take-off-from-terminal-2/articleshow/4722234.cms
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  24. ^ "AirAsia X to launch direct flights to Jaipur next year | Travel". Malay Mail Online. 2017-11-06. Retrieved 2017-11-30. 
  25. ^ https://www.goair.in/umbraco/surface/Schedule/Flightscheduledata
  26. ^ https://www.goindigo.in/content/dam/goindigo/6e-website/schedule-files/Complete-Flight-Schedule-19-June-2018.pdf
  27. ^ https://www.jetairways.com/en/in/planyourtravel/flight-schedules.aspx
  28. ^ "Jet airways flight to Indore from 2 September"
  29. ^ http://www.spicejet.com/schedules.aspx
  30. ^ https://supremeairlines.com/rajasthan.html
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  32. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  33. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Airbus A320-231 VT-ESH Jaipur International Airport". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  34. ^ Monalisa Arthur. "Air India pilot greeted passengers after fog-stricken plane's dramatic brush with death" (23:41 GMT, 6 January 2014). Daily Mail Online. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  35. ^ "First person account: Air India passenger on Guwahati-Delhi flight recounts horror : India, News - India Today" (7 January 2014). India Today. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  36. ^ https://m.timesofindia.com/city/jaipur/rs-1435-crore-makeover-for-jaipur-airport/articleshow/62923331.cms

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