History of Imphal Airport:
In the past, the Airport was one of the major Allied supply bases. The Allies could fly men, equipment and supplies into the airstrips at Imphal. Allied aircraft could also parachute ammunition, rations and even drinking water to the encircled combat units during the Battle of Imphal, when Japanese forces attempted to invade India, but were driven back into Burma with heavy losses.
Location of Imphal Airport:
The airport in Imphal stands at a distance of 8 km from the city center. You can hire a taxi to reach the airport. The taxi fare is nearly about Rs 150 if you are coming from the city center only. This airport is well-connected to the places like Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati.
Domestic Airlines served at Imphal Airport:
• Air India Regional (Dimapur, Guwahati, Silchar)
• Kingfisher Airlines (Delhi, Dimapur, Guwahati, Kolkata, Silchar)
• IndiGo Airlines (Agartala, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata)
• JetLite (Bangalore, Guwahati, Kolkata)
• Indian Airlines (Aizawl, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata)
• Car Parking
• General Taxi Service
• Inter State Bus Service
• Telephone Security Hold Area
• Post Office
• X-Ray Baggage Facility
• Variety store
• Assistance to physically challenged / aged / infirm
• Inter State Taxi / Car Service
• Reception Counter of Tourism Department
• Wheel Chair
• Child Care Room
Imphal is the capital city of Manipur. It is located at an elevation of 786 meters (2578 feet) towards eastern India. The Imphal Valley is made fertile by several small rivers like Imphal, Iril, Sekmai, Thoubal, and Khuga Rivers that originate from the hills surrounding it. Imphal is famous for the Brow-antlered Deer called the Sangai. This species of the deer is found in Manipur and is known to be on the verge of extinction. Imphal has got many important tourist attractions that attract visitors from all over the world. The best time to visit Imphal is during the months of October to February. The city is well connected to all other important cities of the country.