Jamnagar Airport, also known as Govardhanpur Airport is located 10 km from Jamnagar city in Gujarat. It is under the controlle of Indian Air Force and supports both commercial as well as private airlines.
Located at a height of 69 ft above the sea level, Jamnagar Airport sprawls over an area of 35.81 acres of land. It is reputed as the sole airport in the state to house two runways. The runways are oriented 06/24 and 12/30, with a dimension of 8250 ft by 150 ft. During last decade, the airport has witnessed a sharp growth in passenger traffic. As per survey conducted by Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board, the passenger traffic at the airport is increased by 15% between 2003 and 2008. According to the statistics report of Arp’07 to Mar’08, the airport handled 96,000 passenger movements.
Jamnagar is home to some of the world’s best oil refineries and the city is directly connected by flights from Mumbai. It is also connected by air to the rest of the country via Mumbai Airport. The main airline operating from Jamnagar to Mumbai is Air India. The nearest airports to Jamnagar are located at Rajkot, Porbandar, Bhuj and Diu.
The airport of Jamnagar has only one terminal the spreads over 35 acres of land and it mainly serves for domestic purposes. It has a capacity of handling 150 passengers during peak hours. Adjoining to the airport terminal is an apron parking with a dimension of 295 ft by 295 and it can accommodate two Airbus A320s at one time. The airport is also equipped with a conveyor belt in the arrival sections for the luggage.
Passengers at the airport are facilitated with trolleys for carrying their luggage. There is also a small lounge before the check-in counter. Some of the other passenger services provided at the airport also include a cafeteria, food stall and wheel chairs to escort physically handicapped passengers.
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