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Safdarjung Airport



Safdarjung Airport
IATA: none – ICAO: VIDD
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Location New Delhi
Elevation AMSL 705 ft / 215 m
Coordinates 28°35′04″N 077°12′21″E / 28.58444°N 77.20583°E / 28.58444; 77.20583Coordinates: 28°35′04″N 077°12′21″E / 28.58444°N 77.20583°E / 28.58444; 77.20583
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 4,520 1,378 Asphalt

Safdarjung Airport (IATA: N/A, ICAO: VIDD) is an airport in New Delhi, India, in the neighbourhood of the same name. It used to be known as Willingdon Airfield and served as Delhi's main airport until a new site was chosen in west Delhi known as Palam hence Palam airport or today's Indira Gandhi International Airport. It is still used for general aviation purposes and small propeller planes take off and land from the airport. However, planes are cautioned when landing, since the airport is situated right next to a flyover highway. Indira Gandhi International Airport is the airport serving New Delhi; a much larger airport with three runways and overs sixty domestic and international carriers serving it.

Facilities

The headquarters of the Airports Authority of India is located on the grounds of the airport. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation also has its headquarters on the airport property.

Popular culture

In Tintin in Tibet, part of the comic book series The Adventures of Tintin, when Captain Haddock, Snowy and Tintin have a stop-over in India, he departs from Willingdon Airfield (now Safdarjung Airport)



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General Info
Country India
ICAO ID VIDD
Time UTC+5:30
Latitude 28.584511
28° 35' 04.24" N
Longitude 77.205783
077° 12' 20.82" E
Elevation 705 feet
215 meters
Magnetic Variation 000° E (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Near City Delhi


Communications
TWR
Opr 0100-1300Z.
122.3
DELHI APP
Opr Cont
127.9


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
12/30 4520 x 150 feet
1378 x 46 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Remarks
CAUTION Glider flying 0530Z-SS dly exc Wed.
MISC Ldg fees.
RSTD Wx/ngt opr proh. Avbl lgt acft only. Afld clsd when Rwy 09-27 active at Indira Gandhi Intl.



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