Naini Saini Airport, Photo: Yogesh Upadhyay (Facebook)

Naini Saini Airport

About Naini Saini Airport

Naini Saini Airport is situated in a beautiful city of Kumon called Pithoragarh. This airport is also known as Pithoragarh airport or Pithoragarh Airstrip

Currently goverment of Uttarakhand is operating this airport and is planning to upgrade it to Category 2C airport under Visual flight rules (VFR) conditions to facilitate operations of ATR-42 type of aircraft. Pithoragarh Airport was constructed in 1991 for administrative use and planned for Dornier 228 type aircraft.

Check out all the flights and airlines operational to and from Pithoragarh Airport Naini Saini with flight booking details

PithoragarhNaini Saini Village near Jajerdewal
5.7 kms / 15 mins
From Uttrakhand Roadways Lower Bus Station, GIC Road, Pithoragarh
30 mins

Naini Saini Airport in Pithoragarh

From time to time, commercial flights have been introduced between Pithoragarh - Delhi and Pithoragarh - Dehradun. However, due to various factors including economic viability the regular flights have never been flying from Naini Saini Airport in the recent past.

Flights from Naini Saini Airport, Pithoragarh

Air connectivity between Dehradun and Pithoragarh have been in demand for long but didn't materialize for one reason or the other.

Daily commercial flights from Pithoragarh finally took off from 30 Jan 2024 with 18 seater plane flying from Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun to land at Naini Saini Aiport in Pithoragarh.

Flight Departure Timing Between Pithoragarh Airport/Naini Saini and Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun

Dehradun to Pithoragarh flight time: 10:30 am
Departure Timing: 10:30 AM | Arrival: 11:45 AM | Duration: 75 Mins

Pithoragarh to Dehradun flight time : 12:45 pm
Departure Timing: 12:15 PM | Arrival: 1:30 PM | Duration: 75 Mins

Direct flight cost between Dehradun and Pithoragarh : Approx. INR 4198/- to 6300/- (one sided) For Adults. Flight is operational only on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

FlightCost Per PersonDeparture TimeArrival Time
Dehradun to PithoragarhINR 4198/-10:30 am11:45 am
Pithoragarh to DehradunINR 4198/-12:15 pm1:30 pm

Kumaon region of India shares some of the most amazing vistas of nature so the possibility of tourism is quite high. Uttarakhand Govt. is spending a lot for the maintenance of this airport to increase the possibilities of tourism in this area.

Delhi NCR Flights to Naini Saini Airport

Delhi NCR Flights from Hindon Air Force Base Civil Terminal to Naini Saini Aiport in Pithoragarh had been inaugurated from October 2019, but couldn't continued for long enough.

International Paragliding Event in Pithoragarh

The Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) organized an international paragliding event, the first event of its kind in Kumaon region of Pithoragarh district.

The ridges of Sorlek, Kanari and Pabhen by the valley of Soor were selected for take-off points, from which, the paragliders will fly towards the Naini Saini Airstrip.

Location of Naini Saini Airport

Naini Saini Airport is located in Pithoragarh ( Naini Saini Village near Jajerdewal).

Location & How to Reach Naini Saini Airport

Naini Saini Airport is now fully operational so getting flight from a major city to here is now possible. However, other airport of Kumaon region is situated in Pantnagar which is close to here. You can hire local taxis to Pithoragarh. Public transport like Tata sumos and Maxx sharing cabs are also available there.

Naini Saini Distance Chart
Naini Saini Airport to Pithoragarh: 4.5 kms
Naini Saini to Munsiyari: 125 kms
Naini Saini to Almora: 125 kms
Naini Saini Airport to Nainital: 185 kms
Naini Saini Airport to Kausani: 168 kms
Naini Saini Airport to Khatima: 176 Kms
Naini Saini to Kathgodam Railway Station: 180 kms
Naini Saini Airport to Pant Nagar Airport: 215 kms
Naini Saini to Delhi: 515 Kms

Read How to Reach guide for Pithoragarh.

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