Bidar Airport

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Bidar Airport
Summary
Airport typeMilitary / Public
OperatorIndian Air Force
ServesBidar
Elevation AMSL2,178 ft / 664 m
Coordinates17°54′N 77°28′E / 17.9°N 77.47°E / 17.9; 77.47 (Bidar Airport)Coordinates: 17°54′N 77°28′E / 17.9°N 77.47°E / 17.9; 77.47 (Bidar Airport)
Map
Bidar Air Force Station is located in India
Bidar Air Force Station
Bidar
Air Force Station
Location in India
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 2,120 6,955 Asphalt
08/26 2,072 6,798 Asphalt

Bidar Airport, also known as Bidar Air Force Station, (ICAO: VOBR) is a military airbase airport in Bidar, Karnataka, India.[1]

The Government of Karnataka has requested to open the Bidar Defence airports to civilian use. Flights from Bengaluru to Bidar are going to commence from December 01, 2019[2]. The approval has been given to Truejet to operate daily flights from Bidar to Bengaluru.[3]

Bidar Air Force Station[edit]

The Indian Air Force operates the Air Force Academy that operates Kiran Mk II trainers while the Hawk Operational Training Squadron (HOTS) operates BAE Hawk Advanced jet trainers Bidar was also base for the Surya Kiran, the aerobatics demonstration team of the IAF.

Planned expansion[edit]

The Government of Karnataka was to extend full co-operation and support to the Indian Air Force / Airports Authority of India (AAI) in developing this airport for civilian use and to acquire additional land, if required, for development of civil enclave infrastructure facilities.[4] Bidar Airport is awaiting a No Objection Certificate from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (GHIAL) in Hyderabad, which is operated and maintained by the GMR Group. An exclusivity clause in the concession agreement signed by the Union government and GMR to develop Hyderabad airport forbids any commercial airport within 150 km radius of GHIAL.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bidar Air Force Station Archived 25 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine OurAirports
  2. ^ "Bengaluru airport Winter Schedule 2019: New flights to five domestic, two international destinations". The Indian Express. 8 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport adds 5 new domestic, 2 international routes; check winter schedule". The Financial Express. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  4. ^ Budgetary Projects The Official Website Of Infrastructure Development Department, Government of Karnataka
  5. ^ "Bidar airport awaits clearance". Aviation India. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2012.