Gorakhpur AirportGorakhpur has been a popular tourist destination for centuries, and with the passage of time, it offers more convenient ways in which people can commute in and out of the city. While originally purely a military base for Indian Air Force traffic, the Gorakhpur airport has opened the way lately for domestic flights in and out of the city as well. For international travel, there are connecting flights from Gorakhpur to Lucknow, from where international travel is possible. Gorakhpur City’s Airport code is GOP, and is under the administration of the Airport Authority of India.
Flights from and to Gorakhpur AirportGorakhpur airport operates civil aviation services to cities such as Lucknow, Mumbai and Delhi. Apart from this, it operates two squadrons of SPECAT Jaguar fighter planes of the Indian Air Force.
Jetlite and JetKonnect domestic flights operate to and from Gorakhpur Airport directly to Delhi, seasonally. Below is the flight schedule for flights from and to Gorakhpur airport:
Gorakhpur to Kolkata
Departure: 10:00 am
Arrival: 11:20 am
Gorakhpur to Delhi
Departure: 16:50 pm
Arrival: 19:00 pm
Delhi to Gorakhpur
Departure: 7:20 am
Arrival: 9:30 am
Kolkata to Gorakhpur
Departure: 3:00 pm
Arrival: 4:30 pm
Gorakhpur Airport FacilitiesThe elevation of the runway of Gorakhpur Airport is 259 feet and its length is 9000 feet. There is just one single domestic terminal that has the capacity of handling around 50 passengers at peak hour. Since this is quite a small airport, the only extra facilities available here are drinking water, wash rooms and a general information service desk. Food courts and special lounges are not available within the airport premises. However, there are a number of places nearby where you can get food and other items. The airport does have regular bus and taxi services for quick travel to and from the city.
How to Reach Gorakhpur AirportGorakhpur Airport lies at a distance of 8 kilometers from the heart of the city. There are many city buses that ply to and from the airport. Apart from buses, there are government-run airport taxis as well as many private operators to choose from.
For any important information or enquiries, the Airport Authorities can be contacted at (91)-551-273485.