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Raja Bhoj Airport, Bhopal
राजा भोज विमानतल, भोपाल
IATA: BHO – ICAO: VABP
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Elevation AMSL 1,719 ft / 524 m
Coordinates 23°17′15″N 077°20′15″E / 23.2875°N 77.3375°E / 23.2875; 77.3375
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 3,420 1.042 Bituminous tar/Asphalt
12/30 6,700 2,042 Asphalt

Raja Bhoj Airport (Hindi: राजा भोज विमानतल, भोपाल) (IATA: BHO, ICAO: VABP) is the domestic airport serving Bhopal in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is located in Bairagarh suburban area which lies 15 km (9.3 mi) north-west of Bhopal city center on National Highway 12.

Plans

Operating on domestic routes, Raja Bhoj Airport will become an international airport during 2010 with initial flights operating to the Middle East. It would be the third international airport in central India after Nagpur, Maharashtra & Indore.

Direct Haj flight from Bhopal to Jeddah

Haj pilgrims would now be able to avail a direct Air India flight from Raja Bhoj Airport in Bhopal to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The possibility of operating international flights from the Raja Bhoj Airport has increased as the length of the runway strip has been increased to 9,000 feet. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Direct-Haj-flight-from-Bhopal/Article1-552532.aspx

An important phase in the already underway process of upgrading Raja Bhoj Airport at par with international standards with the foundation laying of the state of the art Integrated Terminal Building. The modern complex with all the facilities available in other international airports is likely to be completed very soon. The swanky complex is likely to cost around Rs 126 crore.

The plan is to increase the runway length in two stages, first to 9,000 ft (2,700 m) and then later to 11,500 ft (3,500 m).

New integrated terminal building construction is in full swing, and plans for flights operating to South Asian Countries is also in the pipeline. The new terminal foundation stone was laid on 20 February,2009.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Indian Airlines Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai
Jet Airways Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Indore, Mumbai, Raipur
JetLite Delhi


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General Info
Country India
ICAO ID VABP
Time UTC+5:30
Latitude 23.287467
23° 17' 14.88" N
Longitude 77.337375
077° 20' 14.55" E
Elevation 1719 feet
524 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 000° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)


Communications
TWR
Opr HO
124.3
APP
Opr HO
124.3


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
06/24 3420 x 148 feet
1042 x 45 meters
BITUMINOUS, TAR OR ASPHALT MIXED IN PLACE, OILED. 050FBWT NO
12/30 6700 x 148 feet
2042 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 050FCXU YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME BPL BHOPAL 118X 117.1 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet fuel avaiable but type is unknown.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)


Remarks
FUEL (NC-100LL, J)
RSTD Rwy 06-24 avbl for acft on VFR flt plan in VMC w/ max MTOW of 3300 lb.



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