Tezpur Airport

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Tezpur Airport

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Tezpur Air Force Station
Airport type Military/Public
Owner Airports Authority of India
Operator Indian Air Force
Location Tezpur, Assam
Elevation AMSL 240 ft / 73 m
Coordinates 26°42′44″N 092°47′14″E / 26.71222°N 92.78722°E / 26.71222; 92.78722Coordinates: 26°42′44″N 092°47′14″E / 26.71222°N 92.78722°E / 26.71222; 92.78722
Tezpur Airport is located in India
Tezpur Airport
Tezpur Airport
Location of Tezpur Airport, India
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 9,010 2,746 Asphalt

Tezpur Airport (IATA: TEZ, ICAO: VETZ) is located in Tezpur in the state of Assam, India. It is also known as Salonibari Airport based on the village/township of Salonibari where it is located.[1]

The airport covers an area of 22 acres (with AAI). The apron can accommodate 1 Airbus A320 and 2 ATR type aircraft at a time.


The airfield in Tezpur was constructed by the British Royal Indian Air Force during World War II in 1942. It was used by the United States Army Air Forces Tenth Air Force as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber base by the 7th Bombardment Group. After the war, it was subsequently developed into a full-fledged air force base in 1959. Since its inception, it has been one of the most active bases in the Northeast of India with a variety of fixed and rotary wing aircraft operating from there.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Alliance Air Guwahati, Kolkata, Lilabari


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  1. ^ "Salonibari Airport". world-airport-codes.com. Retrieved 4 July 2007.

External links

  • Tezpur Airport at the AAI
  • Airport information for VETZ at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  • Airport information for TEZ at Great Circle Mapper.

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