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 Ludhiana Airport (Sahnewal Airport)

Ludhiana Airport, also known as Sahnewal Airport is located in the town of Sahnewal, which is 5 km from Ludhiana, on the Grand Trunk road. This is a domestic airport which is very close to Chandigarh. The airport at Chandigarh is the nearest international airport, around 93 km, which connects Ludhiana to the rest of the world. Ludhiana is a major industrial city in northern India and is an important business centre of Punjab.

Overview

Plans of converting Ludhiana into an Aerotropolis, is underway. The government had proposed a plan to construct an airport first at Ladhaowal and then it would be gradually expanded to the Halwara air force base for trying to accommodate passenger flights. This will be India’s second aerotropolis after the one at Durgapur. The new airport will cover an area on 3,500 acres.

Terminals

The existing airport at Ludhiana has only one terminal which spreads on an area of 130 acres and has the capacity of handling 40 passengers at any time. At present only Air India regional operates intermittent flights to Delhi and Pathankot from Ludhiana. The airport is not always operational because of improper positioning of navigational gadgets and high tension power lines obstructing the installation of DVOR (Doppler Very High Frequency Omni-Range) navigation system. Since the airport is not always in service, it provides very basic services like trolleys, wheel chair assistance and baggage services. There are no shops or snack counters at the airport.

Ludhiana is the largest and one of the most popular cities in Punjab and famous for its numerous industries. Amritsar airport, Lahore airport, Dharamsala airport and Kullu airport are some of the major airports located very close to Ludhiana.

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 Getting to and fro from the airport

Trains hide 

The Ludhiana railway station is located around 15 km from the city airport and passengers can hire cabs or take buses or other local transport for travelling to and from the airport. 

Buses hide 

The Ludhiana bus stand is around 9 km from the Ludhiana airport and intermittent bus services are available. 

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There is no taxi service counter available at the airport, but passengers can hire cabs from outside the airport. 

 Who flies to Ludhiana

 Location Details

Longitude:75° 51' 0'' E
Latitude:30° 54' 0'' N
IATA code:LUH
ICAO code:VILD

 Airport Location

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