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Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
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Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
IATA: IXLICAO: VILH
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Serves Leh
Location Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Elevation AMSL 10,682 ft / 3,256 m
Coordinates 34°08′09″N 077°32′47″E / 34.13583°N 77.54639°E / 34.13583; 77.54639
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 152 500 Asphalt
07/25 152 500 Asphalt
07L/25R 2,755 9,040 Asphalt

Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IATA: IXLICAO: VILH) is an airport in Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India. It's one of the highest airports in the world at 3,256 m (10,682 ft) above mean sea level.

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Security

Due to problems with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, the security in Leh Airport is paramount. On previous flights departing from Leh, hand baggage was not permitted. Additionally, a substantial number of police and the Indian Army patrol the airport. Also, due to the presence of mountain winds in the afternoon, all flights in Leh take off and land in the morning, around 7:00 am.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Indian Airlines Delhi, Jammu, Srinagar
Jet Airways Delhi
Kingfisher Airlines Delhi

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