Sahnewal Airport

Sahnewal Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Sahnewal Airport
nativename = Ludhiana Airport
nativename-a =
nativename-r =

image-width =
caption =
type = Public
owner =
operator = Airports Authority of India
owner-oper =
city-served = Ludhiana
location = Sahnewal
elevation-f = 834
elevation-m = 254
coordinates = coord|30|51|17|N|075|57|09|E|type:airport
website = []
r1-number = 12/30
r1-length-f = 4.800
r1-length-m = 1,463
r1-surface = Asphalt
footnotes =

Sahnewal Airport or Ludhiana Airport Airport codes|LUH|VILD is the local airport serving the city of Ludhiana in Punjab. Near the smaller town of Sahnewal, the airport is located convert|5|km|abbr=on southeast of Ludhiana on the Grand Trunk Road.


05 October 2008 [ [ New Ludhiana International Airport] ]
The state will soon have another airport between Payal and Sahnewal. Initially planned to be a domestic airport, the airport will later be developed into an international one. Besides, a township, “Aeropolis”, is planned to be developed near this airport.

Sources said the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Prime Minister’s Office has cleared this proposal and it is awaiting a nod from the Ministry of Defence, which is likely to be given soon. Also, this is for the first time that a new township will also come along with the proposed airport. To start with, the airport would be spread over 5,000 acres, but the total size would be around 12,000 acres spread in Ludhiana and Fatehgarh districts.

Sources said some time back a company, Bengal Aeropolis, had made a presentation to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, after which an MoU was signed between them and PSIDC. This company is making a similar township with airport at Durgapur in West Bengal.

On April 10, 2007 a plan was proposed to expand the Sahnewal Airport to be able to handle passenger aircraft. It can already hold smaller 40-seater planes. If the expansion is taken through, the nearby city of Ludhiana may get a major change in international market interference.

Earlier, the plan was to expand the Halwara Air Force Base for passenger flights. But because of national security concerns, the plan was dropped. [ [ Goodbye Halwara, hello Sahnewal] ]


External links

* [ Official site at the Airports Authority of India]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cochin International Airport — For the regional airport near Kōchi, Japan, see Kōchi Ryōma Airport. Cochin International Airport കൊച്ചി അന്താരാഷ്ട്ര വിമാനത്താവളം Nedumbassery Airport …   Wikipedia

  • Indira Gandhi International Airport — इन्दिरा गाँधी अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हवाई अड्डा …   Wikipedia

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport — Bombay Airport, Mumbai Airport and Sahar Airport redirect here. For Mumbai s general aviation airport, see Juhu Aerodrome. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport छ्त्रपती शिवाजी आंतरराष्ट्रीय विमानतळ …   Wikipedia

  • Chennai International Airport — சென்னை பன்னாட்டு வானூர்தி நிலையம் The Chennai Airport undergoing development work IATA: MAA – ICAO: VOMM …   Wikipedia

  • Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport — নেতাজী সুভাষচন্দ্র বসু আন্তর্জাতিক বিমানবন্দর IATA: CCU – ICAO: VECC …   Wikipedia

  • Dabolim Airport — दाबोळी विमानतळ IATA: GOI – ICAO: VAGO …   Wikipedia

  • Udaipur Airport — Dabok Airport Maharana Pratap Airport IATA: UDR – ICAO: VAUD …   Wikipedia

  • Jolly Grant Airport — Jolly Grant Airport. Dehradun Airport. IATA: DED – ICAO: VIDN …   Wikipedia

  • Mangalore International Airport — For the airport in Australia, see Mangalore Airport (Australia). Mangalore International Airport Mangalore Airport Terminal building IATA: IXE – ICAO …   Wikipedia

  • Aurangabad Airport — Chikkalthana Airport औरंगाबाद विमानतळ IATA: IXU – ICAO: VAAU …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.