Record 6,280 passengers at Jolly Grant Airport | Dehradun News

Dehradun: Dehradun Airport recorded a movement of 6,280 passengers on Friday, the highest since it became operational. In fact, it was the first time that Jolly Grant Airport, located 25 km from the main city, witnessed the movement of 6,000 passengers in one day.
Airport manager Prabhakar Mishra told TOI: “This is the highest passenger movement ever at the airport. With more flights likely to start operating from the airport at In the future, we are confident that the number will increase further. We are connected to several major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Prayagraj, Bengaluru, Amritsar, Varanasi and Lucknow. In the coming months we will have connectivity airline to more cities.”
At present, Dehradun has air connectivity with 11 Indian cities and a total of 27 flights operate daily from the airport. By comparison, 20 flights operated from the state capital during the last winter season. With a new terminal recently forming part of the airport, authorities are also optimistic about an increase in the number of flights during the winter schedule.
Mishra added, “We have a night landing system, but at present we don’t have flights during night hours either.” He said the length of the runway was 2,140 meters, which allowed the landing of Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 planes.
On October 8, 2021, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia inaugurated a new terminal at Jolly Grant Airport. Built at a whopping Rs 325 crore, the terminal has increased the airport’s passenger per hour capacity from 250 to 1,200. In addition, Dhami and Scindia have also announced helicopter services for seven key routes in the state of the Himalayas. Built in the first phase of the airport expansion, the new terminal has a total area of ​​28,729 square meters built at Rs 325 crore. The second phase of work is also underway. In Phase II, the building will be further expanded to reach an area of ​​14,047 sqm at Rs 132 crore. The new terminal has 36 check-in counters and four aerobridges.

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