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Patna Airport

Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport
Patna Airport

जय प्रकाश नारायण हवाई अड्डे
Location of airport in India
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Patna, India
Elevation AMSL 170 ft / 52 m
Coordinates 25°35′37″N 085°05′31″E / 25.59361°N 85.09194°E / 25.59361; 85.09194

Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,954 6,410 Asphalt
Statistics (Apr '10 - Mar '11)
Passenger movements 838,509
Aircraft movements 9,547
Cargo tonnage 3,279
Source: AAI [1][2][3]

Patna Airport[4] (IATA: PATICAO: VEPT), also known as Jaiprakash Narayan Airport, Patna[5][6] is an airport located 5 kilometres (2.7 NM)[4] southwest of Patna, the capital of state of Bihar in India. According to the statistics released by the Airports Authority of India, the agency responsible for the airport, it is the 20th busiest airport in India, and domestic traffic is growing rapidly.It is classified as an Restricted International Airport by AAI. Due to a lots of developoment work in Bihar, the AAI has planned to open a new International airport in Bihta near Patna.

A Nalanda International airport is also proposed, to facilitate the foreign deligates for ongoing Nalanda International University, a world class international University construction is in Progress.


The airport covers an area of 254 acres (103 ha) and resides at an elevation of 170 feet (52 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 07/25 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,954 by 45 metres (6,411 ft × 148 ft).[4][7]

Airlines and destinations

The following airlines provide passenger service to destinations in India:[8]





Ground Transportation

Road Private Taxis are available for hire. Recently, Prepaid Auto Services have been started which is operated by all women crew.[9]

Railways The closest Indian Railways station is Patna Junction. Also within vicinity is the newly built Patliputra Junction[10]


On 17 July 2000, Alliance Air Flight 7412 crashed near the airport prior to landing, killing 60 people.[11]



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