The Bagdogra Airport
There is an airport near Naxalbari, known as Bagdogra airport. It is an international airport. It is also known as Civil aerodrome airport. It is situated in Lower Bagdogra. The airport is almost 14km away from the Naxalbari. And around 9km away from Siliguri.
Bagdogra Airlines carries both domestic and international passengers.
Many different transport services are available to reach Bagdogra airport. Bus, auto, rickshaw, and many mini vehicles are available.
Bagdogra airport is located in the western part of Siliguri. And it comes under the Siliguri subdivision, the northern part of West Bengal India. This airport is also operated as the civil enclave if the Air force school Bagdogra. Which comes under the Indian Air Force.
This airport is the major gateway for all the hill stations of West Bengal, which are Darjeeling, Mirik, Kalimpong, Sikkim, Gangtok, Korseaong, and many other parts of West Bengal. The airport helps to all the domestic and international tourists to come into these places. Through this airport every year thousands of tourists are coming into these places, to see the beauty of North Bengal.
The Bagdogra airport is the major transportation hub of the region. In 2014-2015 the Bagdogra airport crosses one million passenger traffic with a rate of 43% increments. And in the year of 2018-19 Bagdogra airport crosses the traffic of 2.8 million passengers which was increases 28% from the previous year. The Bagdogra airport now is the 17th busiest airport in India. Every year this airport gives a good amount of revenue to the Indian Air Force.
Expansion of The Land
The state government of West Bengal handed over almost 14.5 acres of land to the Bagdogra airport. It was handed over to the ministry of civil aviation for the development of the Bagdogra airport and for the night landing in 2010.
Airline and Destination
The following airline runs from Bagdogra airport. And the destinations are also mentioned below.
Air Asia Airlines: The major destination of Air Asia Airlines is Bangalore, Delhi, and Kolkata.
Air India: The destinations of Air India airlines from Bagdogra are Delhi and Kolkata. With one chartered plane to Dhaka.
Druk air : Bankok- Subhrabhumi, paro
Go Air: Its destination is, Delhi, Guwahati, and Kolkata
Indigo Airlines: Its destination is, Ahmadabad, Banglore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Delhi, Pune, Patna, Kolkata, and Mumbai
SpiceJet Airlines: Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai, with one chartered for Dhaka.
Vistara Airlines: Delhi and Dibrugarh
Note: All the data are taken from Wikipedia.
When Bagdogra Airport Was Established?
The Bagdogra airport was established on 2002 by the central government of India. At that time the Bagdogra airport has been given Limited International operations. Nowadays every year Bagdogra airport crosses the traffic of passengers in Millions.
International status to Bagdogra airport hailed
At the month of September 2002, The Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries of North Bengal held a meeting. At that meeting, it was decided to make the Bagdogra Airport a full-fledged International airport. After looking at the traffic and the services of Bagdogra airport and also by the demand of many people the Bagdogra airport has been given an international status.
What is the Code of Bagdogra Airport?
Under the world airport codes the code of Bagdogra airport are as follows:
IATA Code: IXB
ICAO Code: VEBD
Time Zone: Asia/Kolkata (GMT +5.5:00
Airport Contact Information of Bagdogra Airport
Airport Contact Type: Airport Address
Name of the Person : Subramani. P , Airport Director
Full Address: Airport Authority of India, Bagdogra Airport, District. Darjeeling, West Bengal, Siliguri-734421
Email id: [email protected]
(Mobile) No: 91-9434036005
Airport Contact Type: Manager
Name of the Person: Sanjay Ganguly, Terminal Manager
Full Address: Airport Authority of India, Bagdogra Airport, Distt. Darjeeling, West Bengal Siliguri-734421
Email id: [email protected]
(Mobile) No : 91-9434036005