Jeypore Airport

Coordinates: 18°52′49″N 82°33′08″E / 18.8802°N 82.5523°E / 18.8802; 82.5523
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Jeypore Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerPublic Works Department
OperatorAirports Authority of India
ServesJeypore, Koraput
LocationJeypore, Koraput district, Odisha
Built1962; 62 years ago (1962)
Elevation AMSL1,952 ft / 595 m
Coordinates18°52′49″N 82°33′08″E / 18.8802°N 82.5523°E / 18.8802; 82.5523
Map
PYB is located in Odisha
PYB
PYB
PYB is located in India
PYB
PYB
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 3,937 1,200 Asphalt
Statistics (April 2022 – March 2023)
Passengers4,584 Increase
Aircraft movements338 Increase
Cargo tonnage
Source: AAI[1][2][3]

Jeypore Airport (IATA: PYB, ICAO: VEJP),[4] also known as Jayapur Airport, is a domestic airport serving the cities of Jeypore and Koraput in Odisha, India. It is located 3 km (1.9 mi) north-west of the city of Jeypore in Koraput District. The airstrip was constructed in 1962 along with the establishment of a Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) factory nearby at Sunabeda.[5] In the 1980s, Vayudoot operated a daily Bhubaneswar-bound flight via Visakhapatnam.[6] Now, the new low-cost regional airline, IndiaOne Air, operates from the airport to Bhubaneswar and Vishakapatnam.[7]

Development[edit]

The airport is spread over 60 acres (24 ha).[8] In 2011, the state public works department (PWD) prepared a proposed investment of around 6 crore to renovate the airstrip. The masterplan included upgrading the terminal building with modern facilities, widening of the apron, a wider approach road from the national highway and construction of a compound wall.[6] In April 2013, the Government of Odisha began the process of acquiring more land in order to expand the airstrip.[5] The task of expansion was handed over to the Roads and Buildings Department. The runway was widened from 15 to 24 metres (49 to 79 ft) and a 2.5-kilometre (1.6 mi) boundary wall was built.[9] 55 crore was sanctioned for this project.[9]

In October 2019, the State Government approached the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) to upgrade the airport by extending the runway up to 1,200 m.[10][11]

On 20 October 2022, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) granted Jeypore Airport the license to carry out commercial flight operations under the regional connectivity scheme.[12]

On 31 October 2022, the regional airline carrier, IndiaOne Air, began direct flight services from the airport to Bhubaneswar.[13]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
IndiaOne AirBhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annexure III – Passenger Data" (PDF). aai.aero. Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  2. ^ "Annexure II – Aircraft Movement Data" (PDF). aai.aero. Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  3. ^ "Annexure IV – Freight Movement Data" (PDF). aai.aero. Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  4. ^ "Jeypore on ch-aviation". ch-aviation.
  5. ^ a b "Govt pushes for Jeypore airport". The Times of India. 12 April 2013. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Jeypore airstrip to get facelift". The Times of India. 19 August 2011. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  7. ^ Biswas, Ramakanta (31 October 2022). "Maiden Jeypore flight takes off from Bhubaneswar". Odisha TV. Retrieved 31 October 2022.
  8. ^ "AAI mulls Jeypore airport in Koraput". The Telegraph. 29 May 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  9. ^ a b "Jeypore airstrip to take wings in 2019". Orissa Post. 7 November 2018. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Trial run at Jeypore airstrip begins". New Indian Express. 4 August 2022. Retrieved 4 August 2022.
  11. ^ "Now, efforts to upgrade Jeypore airport intensifies". The Pioneer (India). 14 October 2019. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  12. ^ "DGCA grants approval to Jeypore Airport in Odisha for flights ops, IndiaOne Air to connect with Bhubaneswar". Zee News. 21 October 2022. Retrieved 31 October 2022.
  13. ^ Biswas, Ramakanta (31 October 2022). "Maiden Jeypore flight takes off from Bhubaneswar". Odisha TV. Retrieved 31 October 2022.