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Agartala Airport
Singerbhil Airport
IATA: IXAICAO: VEAT
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Agartala, Tripura, India
Elevation AMSL 47 ft / 14 m
Coordinates 23°53′24″N 091°14′32″E / 23.89°N 91.24222°E / 23.89; 91.24222
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 7,500 2,286 Asphalt
Agartala Airport is located in Bangladesh
Agartala Airport
Location of Agartala Airport, India

Agartala Airport or Singerbhil Airport (IATA: IXAICAO: VEAT) is located 12 km (6.5 nautical miles) southeast from the city of Agartala, the capital of the state of Tripura in India. It is administered by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).[1]

The airport connects Agartala to Kolkata and Guwahati. Several flights in Agartala-Kolkata and Agartala-Guwahati routes operate every day.

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Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air India Regional Guwahati, Imphal, Kolkata, Silchar
Indian Airlines Kolkata
IndiGo Delhi, Imphal, Kolkata
Jet Airways Guwahati, Kolkata
Kingfisher Airlines Guwahati, Kolkata
Paramount Airways Chennai, Kolkata

World War II

During World War II, the airport was used by the United States Army Air Force Tenth Air Force 4th Combat Cargo Group, which flew C-46 Commando transport aircraft over Burma. The airport was used as a supply point from which the unit air-dropped pallets of supplies and ammunition to the advancing Allied forces on the ground.[2]

The 4th CCG operated from the airport during Dec 1944 and Jan 1945 when the unit moved to Chittagong.

References

  1. ^ Civil Airport Agartala at Airports Authority of India
  2. ^ Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4

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