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Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
IATA: IXL – ICAO: 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: IXL, ICAO: 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. The airport is named after one India's and Ladakh's leading lights Kushok Bakula Rinpoche.

Security

Due to problems with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, the security in Leh Airport is paramount. On flights departing from Leh, hand baggage is not permitted, with the exception of a camera or a laptop bag. Passengers also have to identify their check-in baggage after scanning, and before being loaded onto the aircraft. 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
Go Air Delhi, Pune [resumes 1 October]
Indian Airlines Delhi, Jammu, Srinagar
Jet Airways Delhi
Kingfisher Airlines Delhi


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General Info
Country India
ICAO ID VILH
Time UTC+5:30
Latitude 34.135872
34° 08' 09.14" N
Longitude 77.546514
077° 32' 47.45" E
Elevation 10682 feet
3256 meters
Type Military
Magnetic Variation 002° E (01/06)
Operating Agency MILITARY


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
06/24 500 x 85 feet
152 x 26 meters
ASPHALT - NO
07/25 500 x 60 feet
152 x 18 meters
ASPHALT - NO
07L/25R 9040 x 150 feet
2755 x 46 meters
ASPHALT 015FCXT NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME LEH LEH 104X 115.7 9.9 NM 179.6
NDB LA LEH - 1053 2.0 NM 243.0


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Aviation Gasoline (AVGAS), octane unknown.

Jet fuel avaiable but type is unknown.


Remarks
RSTD PPR



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