Prayagraj AirportAllahabad Domestic Airport is located 12 kms away from the city of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, India. Also known as Bamrauli Air Force Base, it is the terminal from which domestic flights arrive and take off. The airport serves only a limited number of cities at present. It is well connected to Delhi and Kanpur with daily flights. The other large airports located close to it include the Amausi International Airport in Lucknow (200 km away), the Varanasi International airport at Varanasi (142 km away), the Fursatganj Airport at Raibarelli and Bakshi Ka Talab Airport at Bakshi Ka Talab.
Flights to Allahabad arrive at Allahabad airport and it is connected by the Air India Regional flights to Delhi. At present, Air India Regional and Spicejet are the only two air services operating from this airport. Air India operates two direct flights to Delhi on four days a week. On the remaining days, Spicejet operates direct flights to Delhi on a daily basis. From September 9, 2013, Alliance Air – which is a subsidiary of Air India – has begun operating on the Allahabad-Mumbai sector. As a consequence of increasing demand for air traffic, other operators are also eager to begin services from this air base although the capacity of the airport to operate so many flights is questionable.
Allahabad Airport Flight Schedule
The flight schedules of three major flights from this air field are:
- Allahabad-Delhi (Flight no: CD7806) departs at 18:20 every day except Sunday and is run by Alliance Air.
- Allahabad-Delhi (Flight no: S26125) departs at 17:35 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and is run by Air Sahara.
- Kanpur-Allahabad (Flight no: AI9801) departs at 12:50 every day except Sunday and is operated by Air India.
History of Allahabad Airport
The Bamrauli Air Force Base became functional since 1966. It was the central air command among 5 commands operations in the Air Force. Earlier, it was only used for Government and Army purposes. From September 2013, it has been opened for civil aviation after Air India launched flights from Allahabad to Mumbai.
Facilities at Allahabad Airport
At present, Night landing facility is not available at this air terminal. However, following a central command clearance, the installation of an ILS system is going on as a part of upgrading the air base. The survey for this is under completion. As a part of upgrading of its services in 2011, the airport now boasts of DME (Distance Measuring Equipment) and VOR (Very High Frequency Omni Range). Currently, the airport is witnessing a further upgrading of its existing facilities and the construction of a new terminal. Once this is completed, the air base would be able to handle many more flights and even big aircrafts. District authorities are also collaborating with Air Force authorities and Airport Authority of India (AAI) to test night landing facility for big aircrafts.
Hotels near Allahabad Airport
A number of hotels, serving visitors of various budgets, can be found near Bamrauli airport Allahabad. These include:
Hotel Grand Continental
Darbhanga Colony, Civil Lines
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Contact no: 0532-2260631
73, Noorullah Road
Opposite Railway Station, Allahabad
Contact no: 0532-2656329
10, Noorullah Road,
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh - 211003
Contact no: 0532-2655501
Milan Palace Hotel Allahabad
4/2, Strachy Road, Civil Lanes,
Allahabad - 221001