Bhuj Airport (IATA: BHJ, ICAO: VABJ) is a domestic airport located in Bhuj in the Kutch District of the state of Gujarat, India. The Airport is located 3 km away from the town center and it is situated at an altitude of 257 feet (78 m) and occupies a total area of 832 acres (337 ha). It is located 30 miles (48 km) from the Indo-Pakistan border.
The airport was previously made up of two bunkers/buildings near the Bhuj Rudra Mata Air Force Base, with which it shares the runway. On one side of the passing road there was an Indian Airlines bunker, and on the other side a Jet Airways bunker. From there a coach would transport passengers across the Indian Air Force grounds to the small departures terminal.
The airport can handle aircraft up to the size of an Airbus A320, while the apron can accommodate two Boeing 737-800 aircraft at the same time. There is also a permanent helipad located at Bhuj Airport.
The airport has a single terminal that handles all arrivals and departures. The terminal can handle 350 passengers at a time.
The airport has 71,920 square feet (6,682 m2) area on the ground floor and 14,880 square feet (1,382 m2) on the first floor. It has two boarding gates and has the capacity for up to 200 people arriving and 200 people departing. There are four check-in counters and one security counter. There is one entry gate and one x-ray baggage scanner provided by Airports Authority of India (AAI).
Shopping facilities are not available in this Airport. Only snack bar are available.
Jet Airways began operating a flight between Mumbai and Bhuj in 1998. It currently operates two daily flights on this route. Air India also launched its service to Mumbai from here in May 2014. The flight will be operated by Air India Regional, the wholly owned subsidiary of Air India, five days a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The flights destination are as below:
|Air India Regional||Mumbai|
Connectivity to City
Auto and taxi facility to town center are available out side of this Airport. Hotels pickup and car rental services can be arrange prior to arrivals.
Car Park and Charges
|Type||Car||Coach / Bus||Two Wheelers / Auto|