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This thread is for Aviation related news/updates/discussions regarding the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Some facts
  • The largest airport in India, Jewar Airport is being constructed in Uttar Pradesh
  • By 2024 Uttar Pradesh will have the largest number of international airports in India, 5
  • 13 flying schools has been constructed at various airstrips across the state
  • There are even plans to have an airport in every district
  • The state charges only 1% Tax on aviation turbine fuel across the state.

Full list of Airports in UP. (As of January 2022)
Operational
  1. Gorakhpur
  2. Allahabad/Prayagraj
  3. Agra
  4. Hindon/Gaziabad
  5. Kanpur
  6. Bareilly
  7. Lucknow
  8. Varanasi
  9. Khushinagar
Ready to start

  1. Chitrakoot
  2. Aligarh
  3. Azamgarh
  4. Moradabad
U/C
  1. Sonbhadra
  2. Noida/Jewar
  3. Shravasti
Proposed/construction to start soon
  1. Sultanpur
  2. Saharanpur
  3. Raebareli
  4. Ayodhya/Faizabad
  5. Meerut ( to be developed by GMR )
  6. Lalitpur
  7. Lakhimpur
  8. Jhansi
  9. Gazipur
  10. Etawah
  11. Kanpur Dehat
  12. Shahjanpur
  13. New Gorakhpur Greenfield Airport
 

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Uttar Pradesh Bareilly Airport to connect with Lucknow and Delhi

 

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IndiGo has resumed over 650 weekly flights to and from Uttar Pradesh during the prevalent Coronavirus pandemic. The airline has started flight operations from four major cities in Uttar Pradesh — state capital Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, and Prayagraj. These flights also include those which are operated under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) routes. IndiGo has also operated around 300 Vande Bharat and Air Bubble flights connecting Uttar Pradesh with Dubai, Doha, Sharjah, Jeddah, Kuwait, Dammam, Riyadh and Abu Dhabi.



Indigo has witnessed the highest air travel demand from Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow. IndiGo connects Lucknow to 13 domestic destinations including new direct flights to Indore and Raipur.





 

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Operational Airports
International Airports: Lucknow and Varanasi
Domestic Airports: Agra, Prayagraj, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Kanpur

Under-Development Airports
International Airports: Greater Noida (Jewar), Ayodhya
Domestic Airports: Chitrakoot, Jhansi, Meerut, Muirpur (Sonbhadra), Saharanpur

Upcoming Airports
International Airport: Kushinagar
Domestic Airports: Aligarh, Azamgarh, Moradabad, Shravasti, Ghazipur, Bareilly

Interesting! About under-development & upcoming airports. Is there any information about these airports? When do they start operating?
 

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Khushinagar Airport Update, Google Earth Image(February 2020)



Most of the preparations have been completed by the Airport Authority and District Administration to start the flight from the International Airport Kushinagar soon. There is delay in getting DGCA inspection and license. Now the speculation about starting an early flight from here has intensified.

Director of Civil Airport Gorakhpur AK Dwivedi reached the International Airport at around 8 am on Thursday. Traveling throughout the day took information about each point related to construction and preparation. Also made aware to the senior officials of the authority. Apart from this, AK Dwivedi also met Joint Magistrate Kasya Purna Bora and discussed many points.

Later in the afternoon, talks were held with officials and staff of the Airport Authority in the newly constructed terminal building. During this time, NP Kori, DGM (Civil Engineering) of Kushinagar Airport said that all necessary resources are available to start the flight from this airport. There is no such problem and incomplete work, which causes any obstacle in starting the flight. Only the DGCA team is waiting to arrive. The airport will be licensed after the team's inspection.



Boost in airport expansion effort
The administration has stepped up efforts to quickly complete the proposed expansion work along the runway of Kushinagar Airport. A three-member team of engineers constituted by the DM on Thursday evaluated the houses under the purview of expansion.

The team, headed by Public Works Department Executive Engineer Hemraj Singh, talked to the affected people about the price of the house. People demanded an assessment at the current rate. Executive Engineer told that houses of 47 people in Bhaluhi Madari belt and 23 in Belwa Durga Rai are under expansion.

In the past, its report has been given to the district administration, but the affected people are expressing reservations about it. So again the negotiations are going on. Action will be done according to the order of the high officials

 

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Operational Airports
International Airports: Lucknow and Varanasi
Domestic Airports: Agra, Prayagraj, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Kanpur

Under-Development Airports
International Airports: Greater Noida (Jewar), Ayodhya
Domestic Airports: Chitrakoot, Jhansi, Meerut, Muirpur (Sonbhadra), Saharanpur

Upcoming Airports
International Airport: Kushinagar
Domestic Airports: Aligarh, Azamgarh, Moradabad, Shravasti, Ghazipur, Bareilly

Interesting! About under-development & upcoming airports. Is there any information about these airports? When do they start operating?

LUCKNOW: Air connectivity in Uttar Pradesh has received yet another thrust with the Centre and the state government joining hands to expedite construction of an airport in Sonbhadra under the regional connectivity scheme (RCS).
The state government has also decided to give a facelift to Bareilly and Chitrakoot airstrips by making provision of higher power load for them. The plan to develop Myorpur (Sonbhadra) airport comes after the Union ministry of environment gave in-principle approval to the conversion of land use of over 0.6 hectare of forest land for construction of a terminal building near Myorpur.

 

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Operational Airports
International Airports: Lucknow and Varanasi
Domestic Airports: Agra, Prayagraj, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Kanpur

Under-Development Airports
International Airports: Greater Noida (Jewar), Ayodhya
Domestic Airports: Chitrakoot, Jhansi, Meerut, Muirpur (Sonbhadra), Saharanpur

Upcoming Airports
International Airport: Kushinagar
Domestic Airports: Aligarh, Azamgarh, Moradabad, Shravasti, Ghazipur, Bareilly

Interesting! About under-development & upcoming airports. Is there any information about these airports? When do they start operating?


After his grand plan to link Chitrakoot with Ayodhya through the Rampath, a 220km greenfield expressway, chief minister Yogi Adityanath announced on Friday that the temple town, where Lord Ram spent many years in exile, would soon be connected to other parts of the country by air. “The airport coming up here will be modern with a scenic backdrop,” he said after his over two-hour stay at Valmiki Ashram in the temple town.
He also asked officials to develop places linked to sages Valmiki and Tulsidas by not disturbing the environment so that more pilgrims could come and feel the sanctity of these places, which carry Lord Ram’s footprints. He also said, he will return to Chitrakoot soon to review the piped water project.


Chitrakoot Airport Update, Google Earth image (Feb 2020)
 

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The impact of the Yogi Adityanath government's State Civil Aviation Promotion Policy-2017 in Uttar Pradesh is beginning to show. The central government has approved to start air service on 17 new routes in the state. Under this, the air traffic service to the state's Divisional Headquarters along with the capital Lucknow will be operated soon.

CM Yogi Adityanath had inspected the international airport being built in Kushinagar with Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. Along with this, the progress of the work of Jewar International Airport on video conferencing was also reviewed. He was accompanied by Union Minister Puri and Uttar Pradesh Civil Aviation Minister Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi. During this time there was a special focus on Chitrakoot with Ayodhya and Sonbhadra.

After the approval of the central government, now the airlines will start on 17 new routes in Uttar Pradesh soon. The central government has approved to operate these flight services. The Central Government has approved to operate the airlines on 17 new routes under the Regional Connectivity Scheme. The state government had last month proposed to the Airports Authority of India to operate air services under RCS on the state's new air route.



CM Yogi Adityanath has also requested the central government to build airports in Bareilly, Meerut and Saharanpur. The Chief Minister has also requested to carry out airport development work in Hindan, Lucknow and Varanasi of Ghaziabad.

Passenger increase by 9.58 percent

The total number of air passengers in the state increased by 9.58 percent. Gorakhpur, Prayagraj and Kanpur saw an increase in the number of air travelers. With this, airports are now being prepared to start air services in Meerut, Aligarh, Azamgarh, Moradabad, Shravasti, Chitrakoot, Sonbhadra, Saharanpur, Jhansi, Ghazipur and Bareilly. There are plans to expand the airport in Varanasi and Lucknow. An additional 350 acres of land in Varanasi is being purchased for the expansion of the airport.


Civil Aviation Promotion Policy implemented in 2017

The Civil Aviation Promotion Policy has been implemented in Uttar Pradesh for the first time in 2017. In this policy, along with connecting the capital Lucknow with other state capitals, it has been given priority to connect Lucknow through divisional headquarters of the state through air service. As of April 1, 2017, there were 17 domestic and 8 foreign flights in Uttar Pradesh. At the same time, by 16 March 2020, the number of domestic flights has tripled. During this period, 12 flights with 51 domestic flights also started from the state.


Airport to be built soon in Ayodhya
Yogi Adityanath government now plans to build a new airport in Ayodhya soon. For setting up Ayodhya, Chitrakoot and Myorpur (Sonbhadra) airports, the state government is working fast as per the expectations of the central government. No issue will be pending regarding them. Rapid work is being done in these three districts for early establishment of airports. He said that Ayodhya and Chitrakoot are important districts from religious, spiritual and tourism point of view. There are many possibilities of tourism in Sonbhadra district too. Ayodhya airport will be developed in a phased manner. Last week CM Yogi Adityanath along with Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri in Ayodhya, During the review of Chitrakoot and Sonbhadra Airport construction, approval for these new routes was requested. After which the proposal of UP has been approved. Now, regarding this approval, CM Yogi Adityanath will meet with the officials on the operation of the aircraft in the state and discuss the strategy ahead.


 
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