Kanpur Airport, also referred to as Chakeri Air Force Station, is located around 10 km from the main city. It is a civil enclave airport serving the city of Kanpur and is connected to almost all major cities in the country.
Located at an altitude of 410 ft above the sea level, Kanpur airport features runways measuring 9000 ft and 4105 ft in length, with an orientation of 09/27 and 01/19. It is connected to the rest of the country by Air India airlines, which is only the main airline operating at the airport. Kanpur airport was originally designated as military airport for the use of Indian Air Force. It was only during 1970s, flights started to operate regularly from Kanpur airport to cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai & Pune. Kanpur airport’s Civil Air Terminal was re-opened in 2004 December and since then regular flights begun to operate on this airport.
Considering the increasing traffic growth in the airport, the Airports Authority of India is planning to expand and develop the existing civil enclave which will include new terminal building, apron to accommodate larger aircrafts and other modern facilities. The government of the Uttar Pradesh has also cleared 50 acres of land for the same.
The airport has single terminal which is used for domestic purposes. Spread in an area of 390 square meters, the terminal can handle 50 passengers each at the arrival and departure sections. There is one check in counter and one security counter at the terminal.
Passengers at the airport are provided with trolley facility to carry their luggage. There is facility of wheel chair as well as assistance to physically challenged & aged passengers. It is also equipped with a snack bar and parking area that can accommodate up to 50 cars.
Lucknow Airport, also known as Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, located around 68 km from Kanpur is the nearest international airport connecting the city to the rest of the world. The domestic airports in proximity are located in Allahabad, Gwalior and Khajuraho.
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