Jodhpur Airport

Top #1 Jodhpur Airport Guide for Travelers

Jodhpur Airport is one the mean of transportation to Jodhpur by majority of its tourists.

If you are planning a trip to Jodhpur, then it will be helpful for you to know about it. So let’s start.

About Jodhpur Airport

Jodhpur Airport is 5 km from the center of the city. The airport has runway of 2,743 meters long and 45 meters wide.

The name of the Airport is Civil Airport Jodhpur.

It is Military and Public type airport. Airports Authority of India operates it.

The airport is due for being transformed into an international airport.

Regular flight services connect the city with other major cities of India. There are daily flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Jaipur.

History

The Jodhpur Flying Club was set up by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1920s with a small airfield near his Chittar Palace in Jodhpur. It was one of the first air bases in India.

It was used as an airfield by the Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II until 1950s.

The airfield was later upgraded in 1950 after the formation of the Royal Indian Air Force (that later became the Indian Air Force).

Jodhpur was home to the Indian Air Force’s Air Force Flying College until the 1965 war.

Today that small air field is now one of the Indian Air Force’s premier military bases.

Entry Gates

There are total 3 gates. Entry is given from domestic terminal gate.

Shopping Facility

There are many shops in Airport to give fabulous shopping experience. To name a few:

  1. Novels
  2. Magazines
  3. Newspapers & Periodicals
  4. Coffee & snacks
  5. Natural Pearls
  6. Handicraft Items
  7. Vending Machine and Tea Shop
  8. Cold Drink and Fast Food
  9. Readymade Garments
  10. Silver Furniture Items
  11. Medicine Shop

Passenger Facilities at the Airport

There are many facilities given in Jodhpur Airport, viz,

  1. ATM Counter
  2. Trolleys
  3. Mobile Charging Facility
  4. Wheel Chair
  5. Medical Facility
  6. Lost And Found Baggage (Terminal Manager, P: 0291-2595218, M: 09672222154)
  7. Drinking Water
  8. Rest Rooms for transit Passengers (paid)
  9. Restaurant (paid)
  10. Snack Bar (paid)
  11. Car Parking (paid)
  12. Visitor Entry (paid)
  13. Tourist Information Counter
  14. Entertainment facility-Departure, VIP Room, Arrival (3 LCD TV with TATA SKY)

Parking Rates

The airport has three parking rates:

  1. BUS :  Rs. 35
  2. CAR / TEMPO / SUV : Rs. 25
  3. 2 WHEELERS : Rs. 10

Transportation

There are many types of local and interstate transport services which could be directly taken from airport. These are:

  1. Taxi Service
  2. Car Rental Service
  3. Inter-State Taxi / Car Service

Taxi costs generally Rs. 200 and Auto Rickshaw costs generally Rs. 100 from the airport to well-known hotels.

Reference Point

  1. Latitude 26°15’25.43″N
  2. Longitude 73°03’8.39″E
  3. Land Area 12 Acres (Civil Enclave)

Airline Operating at Airport

  1. Air India

Address: 2, West Patel Nagar, Circuit House Road, Ratanada, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Pin Code: 342001
Telephone: 0291-2510758 (Booking office)
Telephone: 0291-2512617 (Airport)

  1. Jet Airways

Address: Kishore Textile, Inside Alfoo Miya Ki Kothi, Katla Bazar, Katla Bazar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Pin Code: 342002
Phone Number: 0-99503-20330

Jodhpur Airport Code

IATA code of Jodhpur Airport is JDH.

ICAO code of Jodhpur Airport is VIJO.

Time Zone

Time zone of Jodhpur Airport is: Asia/Kolkata (GMT +5.5:00)

Jodhpur Airport Contact Info

Address: Airport Director, Airports Authority of India, Civil Airport, Jodhpur (Rajasthan)

Pin Code: 342011

Telephone: +91-291-2512934

Fax: +91-291-2512946

Tele / Fax: +91-291-2512934

E-Mail: apcvijo@aai.aero

Awards Won By the Airport

The Jodhpur civil airport was awarded “The Best Airport of the Year 2012-13″ in the India on customer satisfaction index.
In a survey conducted by an independent agency of passengers and visitors to 52 airports of the country across five regions, Jodhpur airport scored the highest mark on the customer satisfaction index.

Distance Between Jodhpur Airport and

  1. Railway Station : 12 Km
  2. Mehrangarh Fort : 6.4 Km
  3. Bus Stand (Pratap Nagar) : 9 Km
  4. Bus Stand (Station Road, Ratanada) : 5.3 Km
  5. Falna : 137.8 Km

Airports Near Jodhpur Airport

Here are list of Jodhpur Nearest Airport, their respective codes and distance from Jodhpur airport. There are domestic and International Airports, so your choice may depend upon these and some other factors.

  • Jaipur International Airport

City: Jaipur, India

IATA Code: JAI

ICAO Code: VIJP

Distance From Jodhpur: 338 Km

  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport

City: Ahmedabad, India

IATA Code: AMD

ICAO Code: VAAH

Distance From Jodhpur: 470 Km

  • Maharana Pratap Airport

City: Udaipur, India

IATA Code: UDR

ICAo Code: VAUD

Distance From Jodhpur: 267 Km

  • Jaisalmer Airport

City: Jaisalmer, India

IATA Code: JSA

ICAO Code: VIJR

Distance From Jodhpur: 290 Km

  • Kota Airport

City: Kota, India

IATA Code: KTU

ICAO Code: VIKO

Distance From Jodhpur: 385 Km

Jodhpur Weather Conditions

Read this article on Jodhpur Weather to find out weather conditions of Jodhpur Airport.

Final Words

Jodhpur Airport enhances the beauty of the city and is a great place to visit too.

You won’t regret visiting it. I promise 😉

About Pankaj Solanki

Pankaj Solanki is the founder of SuncityJodhpur.com. Here he writes easy-to-digest info about Rajasthan and its various cities. Don't forget to share this site with your Family and Friends!

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