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Jeypore Airport

Jeypore Airport
ଜୟପୁର୍ ବିମାନ ବନ୍ଦର
ICAO: VEJP
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner AAI
Operator Public Works Department
Serves Jeypore
Location Jeypore
Elevation AMSL 1,952 ft / 595 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 3,000 914

Jeypore Airport (ICAO: VEJP) is located 3 kilometres north-west of the town of Jeypore in Odisha, India. The airstrip was constructed in 1962 along with the establishment of a Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) factory nearby at Sunabeda.[1] In the 1980s, Vayudoot operated a daily Bhubaneswar-bound flight via Vishakapatnam.[2]

The airport is spread over 60 acres. The state government has asked the Koraput district administration to identify another 310 acres of land adjoining the existing airstrip to facilitate its expansion.[1] The Odisha government has made a provision of Rs 6 crore for the renovation of the airstrip.[3]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Odisha Angul, Bhubaneswar, Jharsuguda, Rourkela[4]

References

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