The Allahabad Airport, which is also known as Bamrauli airport or Bamrauli Air Force Base, is a domestic airport located at a distance of 12 km from the Allahabad city in Uttar Pradesh. The airport once served only for army and government purposes, but from September 2013, it has been opened for Civil Aviation purposes as well. This is a civil enclave and is managed by the Airports Authority of India, under the controlled of Civil Aviation Training College at Bamrauli. The city is also called as Prayag.
Allahabad airport was built in the year 1919 and served as an international airport till the year 1946 with direct flights to London till the year 1932. Spreading on an area of 1 acre, the airport has been equipped withILS system. Thenearest international airport is the Lucknow airport or Varanasi international airportwhich is just 113 km from here. Proposals to expand this airport in order to accommodate more traffic are in progress. This will further increase the potential of religious tourism in Allahabad and help in development of eastern region of the State.
There is one terminal at the Allahabad airport which serves both departing and arriving domestic passengers. The terminal has the capacity to hold 65 passengers. The airfield at Allahabad airport has ground lighting facility, which is to be upgraded and also equipped with Navigational facilities like DVOR/DME and an NDB. Currently Spicejet and Air India flights are operating from here, out of which Air India operates 2 direct flights four days a week to Delhi and Spice jet operates daily direct flight to Allahabad from Delhi. Shops, snacks bar, assistance to aged and physically challenged passengers and baggage facilities are available at the airport.
The city of Allahabad is an important center of heritage and culture in Uttar Pradesh and is thronged by thousands of tourists. Pilgrims from all over the world come here to attend the Maha Kumbh Mela which is held once n 12 years.
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