Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun
Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Jolly Grant Airport (IATA: DED, ICAO: VIDN), also known as Dehradun
Airport, is an airport serving Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. Jolly Grant
Airport in Dehradun is the only operational airport plying daily
commercial flights, connecting the Garhwal region by Air.
Location of Dehradun Airport
Situated 25km east of Dehradun city, Jolly Grant Airport is nestled in the foothills of Himalayas.
The proximity of Jolly Grant Airport with popular places like Dehradun, Mussoorie, Haridwar and Rishikesh enables tourists to fly in to Uttarakhand instead of travelling by rail or by road. The distance from Jolly Grant Airport to Rishikesh and Dehradun can be easily covered in 20 and 40minutes respectively. Several efforts are being made by the government of Uttarakhand to rope in more airlines as it will help in improving the tourism sector.
Flights from New Delhi to Dehradun
After the extension of the runway of Jolly Grant Airport by Airports Authority of India, it is now able to accommodate bigger aircraft like Airbus A320s, Boeing 737s. Jolly Grant Airport started commercial operations from 30th March 2008. Jolly Grant Airport is a domestic airport which mainly serves Delhi and Chandigarh. The airport covers a total land area of 42.08 acres. The Jolly Grant runway is approximately 7,000 ft long and is adequate for landing and take-off of ATR-72 planes.
Jolly Grant Airport is well equipped with modern services and amenities providing passengers comfort and relaxation. Special assistance to physically challenged passengers is provided at Jolly Grant Airport. Inter-terminus bus service is also available at this Airport. Jolly Grant Airport remains alive all around the year with passengers visiting from different parts of the country.
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