Tezpur Air Force Station
|Airport type||Civil Enclave|
|Owner||Airports Authority of India|
|Operator||Indian Air Force|
|Elevation AMSL||240 ft / 73 m|
The airport covers an area of 22 acres (with AAI). The apron can accommodate 1 Airbus A320 and 2 ATR type aircraft at a time.
During World War II, the Royal Indian Air Force built the runway at Tezpur in 1942. It was used by the United States Army Air Forces Tenth Air Force as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber base by the 7th Bombardment Group. After the war, it was converted into an air force base in 1959. The strategic location of the base has contributed to its importance. A variety of aircraft have operated from this location including de Havilland Vampire, Dassault Ouragan and MiG-21.
Airlines and destinations
|Alliance Air||Guwahati, Kolkata|
- "Salonibari Airport". world-airport-codes.com. Retrieved 4 July 2007.
- "India to station 'Sukhoi-30 aircraft' at Tezpur airbase". The Economic Times. 9 June 2009.
- "India Ordered, Modernized, Perhaps Regrets Su-30MKIs". defenseindustrydaily.com. Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
- "IAF chief Dhanoa flies Mig-21 solo: A list of others in fighter planes". The Indian Express. 13 January 2017.
- "Wreckage of missing Sukhoi-30 jet fighter found in Assam". The Economic Times. Press Trust of India. 26 May 2017.
- Tezpur Airport at the AAI
- Airport information for VETZ at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Airport information for TEZ at Great Circle Mapper.
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