Porbandar Airport

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Porbandar Airport
PBD Porbandar Airport.jpg
Terminal Building at Porbandar Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Porbandar
Elevation AMSL 17 ft / 7 m
Coordinates 21°38′55″N 069°39′26″E / 21.64861°N 69.65722°E / 21.64861; 69.65722
Website www.airportsindia.org.in
Map
PBD is located in Gujarat
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Location of airport in India
PBD is located in India
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PBD (India)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 4,500 1,372 Tarmac

Porbandar Airport (IATA: PBD, ICAO: VAPR) is a public airport in Porbandar, Gujarat, India. Apart from civilian operations it also has a military presence in the form of INAS 343 of the Indian Navy and CGAE Porbandar of the Indian Coast Guard. A new terminal building was opened in April 2008.[1]

Structure

The airfield is spread over 278.32 Acres, has a 4500 feet long runway and an apron that can accommodate 2 ATR 72 aircraft. The new 4000 square metre Terminal Building at Porbandar Airport has been built at a cost of Rs. 13.50 crore. The building has six Check-in Counters and two Conveyor Belts in the Arrivals hall and can handle 100 arriving and 100 departing passengers at a time.[1]

Airlines and Destinations

Airlines Destinations
SpiceJet Mumbai
TruJet Ahmedabad (Starting soon)

Military Enclaves

Naval Air Enclave

  • INAS 343, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Squadron, was commissioned at the Naval Air Enclave, Porbandar in January 2011. This is the first Operational UAV Squadron under the Western Naval Command. Nicknamed ‘Frontier Formidables’, the Squadron operates IAI Heron and IAI Searcher MkII UAVs and has the dual tasks of undertaking operational missions besides providing training.[2]

CGAE Porbandar

Coast Guard Air Enclave, Porbandar, was commissioned on 12 June 2008.[4] It provides logistical and administrative support to the Dornier Flight and 850 Sqn(ICG) which operates the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH).[5]

References

  1. ^ a b New Terminal Building at Porbandar Airport Press Information Bureau, Government of India
  2. ^ UAV Squadron Commissioned at Porbandar Archived 6 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Indian NavyPress Release
  3. ^ SpokespersonNavy (2017-09-30). "Cobras (Dorniers - Maritime Recce ac) of Indian Navy "INAS 310" were accorded a ceremonial welcome at Porbandar yesterday. Cobras based in Hansa, Goa since 1961 till date, now in a new lair. Fangs just as sharp ! @DefenceMinIndiapic.twitter.com/l4hdjJwBx2". @indiannavy. Retrieved 2017-10-01. 
  4. ^ Commissioning of CGAE Porbandar Archived 2 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Indian Coast Guard
  5. ^ Indian Coast Guard Aviation Archived 31 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Indian Coast Guard

External links

  • Official site
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