Situated just 2 km from the capital city of Port Blair, the Port Blair Airport is popularly referred to as Veer Savarkar Airport. The airport got its name from Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, who was a freedom fighter. It is an international airport but there is limited number of airline services operating from the airport. The airport also serves as the base of Indian Navy.
With a single runway of 3,290 m long, Port Blair Airport can accommodate narrow-body aircrafts, including Airbus A320, Airbus A321 and Boeing 737, which are in regular service at the airport. As per the data recorded from Apr’10 to Mar’11, the airport has handled 580,993 movements along with 7,078 aircraft movements and 2,299 cargo tonnage. The main airlines operating at the airport includes Jet Airways, Jet Konnect, GoAir, Air Indiaand Spice Jet. There are regular flights fromChennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabadand other major cities in India connecting to the airport.
The airport features only one terminal at present and has two gates with no jet bridges. It covers an area of 6,100 square meters. There are 9 check-in counters, 12 immigration counters, 2 custom counters and 2 security counters available at the airport. A new terminal building construction is in progress and is schedule to be commissioned in 2018.
The airport facilitates many passenger friendly services. Some of the services provided at the airport include trolleys, wheel chair, rest room, telephone security hold area, lost and found counter, medical-aid, assistance to physically challenged passengers, tourist counter, snack bar, restaurant, post office and pay phone facility.
Port Blair is one of the top tourist destinations in India, known for its beaches, marine life and water sports and is regularly connected to different parts of the country via many airlines. If you are planning a trip to Port Blair then browse Skyscanner to find flights to the nearest airport. Skyscanner India allows you to find the cheapest flights to Port Blair airport without having to enter specific dates or even destinations, making it the best place to find cheap flights for your trip to Port Blair International Airport. Use the links at the side of the page to browse for flight information or use the flight search controls above to start a new search.