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Jolly Grant Airport
Dehradun Airport
IATA: DEDICAO: VIDN
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Location Dehradun
Elevation AMSL 1,831 ft / 558 m
Coordinates 30°11′23″N 078°10′49″E / 30.18972°N 78.18028°E / 30.18972; 78.18028
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 3,755 1,145 Concrete

Jolly Grant Airport (IATA: DEDICAO: VIDN), also known as Dehradun Airport, is an airport serving Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

Overview

The airport is located about 25 km (16 mi) southeast of the city of Dehradun. Nestled in the foothills of Himalayas, the airport, after a runway extension to accommodate larger aircraft, started commercial operations on 30 March 2008. The airport being located close to the holy city of Rishikesh, the gateway to the Himalayas, would enable tourists to fly in instead of travelling by rail or road. Tourists from all over the world flock to Rishikesh and improved connectivity would result in more tourist inflows which would attract more airlines to start operations. It takes about 20 minutes drive through the picturesque terrain to get to the town of Rishikesh and around 45 minutes to Dehradun city. Efforts are being made to rope in more airlines to start operations, particularly budget airlines, which would a big boost for the tourism sector.

The Airports Authority of India has expanded the runway at the airport. Earlier this airport could only handle small aircraft while now it can handle the Airbus A320s, Boeing 737s and other aircraft in their category.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Kingfisher Airlines Delhi

External links

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