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Jaffna Airport
IATA: JAF – ICAO: VCCJ
Summary
Airport type Public/ Military
Operator Sri Lanka Air Force
Location Jaffna
Elevation AMSL 33 ft / 10 m
Coordinates 9°47′32.39″N 80°04′12.32″E / 9.7923306°N 80.0700889°E / 9.7923306; 80.0700889Coordinates: 9°47′32.39″N 80°04′12.32″E / 9.7923306°N 80.0700889°E / 9.7923306; 80.0700889
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 8200 2350 Asphalt

Jaffna Airport is the second busiest airport in Sri Lanka. SLAF Palaly (IATA: JAF, ICAO: VCCJ) is a Sri Lankan Air Force base located at the airport, near the city of Jaffna in Sri Lanka. The base was built by the RAF, as RAF Kankesanturai during World War II when B-24 Liberators were based there.

History

In the past, the airport was used as an international airport. Air Ceylon operated Indian flights from the airport in 1970s. Now the government has planned to operate international flights to Tamil Nadu in the 2011.

Present

Presently, the airport is served by three domestic airlines Aero Lanka, Deccan Airways and Expo Aviation, connecting it with Colombo and several other domestic destinations.

Airlines & Destinations

Airlines Destinations
Daya Airlines Colombo-Ratmalana
Deccan Airways Colombo-Ratmalana
Mihin Lanka Colombo-Bandaranaike [begins October 2010]
Expo Aviation Colombo-Ratmalana


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General Info
Country Sri Lanka
ICAO ID VCCJ
Time UTC+6DT
Latitude 9.792331
09° 47' 32.39" N
Longitude 80.070089
080° 04' 12.32" E
Elevation 33 feet
10 meters
Type Military
Magnetic Variation 002° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency MILITARY
Alternate Name JAFFNA
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
TWR 124.3


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
05/23 7500 x 98 feet
2286 x 30 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
NDB KK KANKESANTURAI - 236 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel 100/130 octane gasoline, leaded, MIL-L-5572F (GREEN)


Remarks
FUEL (NC-100LL)
OPR HOURS Opr HO.



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