Patna airport also registered a growth rate of 42.8 per cent on the domestic aircraft movement front in the year 2009-10. This rate is highest in the country. The airport is said to have handled 7,456 flights in this year.
When asked about the success story of the airport, Patna Airport’s director Arvind Dubey said: "Introduction of low-cost carriers, an increasing number of well-to-do Biharis settled outside Bihar who fly to their native state and an improved law and order condition are the main contributors to this success story."
Low-cost carriers like Jet Konnect, Kingfisher Red, and IndiGo are offering daily flights to major destinations like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata. These airlines make it easy for passengers who opt for aerial routes of travel. Aviation industry sources revealed that the increased economic activities in Bihar and investment opportunities have contributed towards development of this airport.
Location of Patna Airport
Patna Airport is positioned at a distance of 5 km from Patna city center in Bihar. The airport is spread over an area of 254 Acres and is situated at an elevation of 167 ft.
How to reach Patna Airport
There are taxis, local transport buses, autorickshaws and private cars that you can rent to reach the Patna Airport. Please make sure you reach the international terminal at least 3 hours before the flight departure time and domestic terminal at least 2 hours before schedule, so that you have enough time to complete all formalities.
Domestic Airlines served at Patna airport:
• Indian Airlines (Delhi)
• IndiGo Airlines (Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai)
• Jet Airways (Delhi)
• Kingfisher Airlines (Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ranchi)
• JetLite (Kolkata)
Passenger Facilities at the airport:
• Free Baggage trolleys
• On-call Medical Facilities
• Assistance to physically challenged/aged or infirm
• Wheel Chair
• Telephone Security Hold Area
is the capital city of the Indian state of Bihar. Being a modern city now, Patna acts as a key transfer point of the region for tourists from India and abroad. It also stands well connected to other important cities by air, rail and road transport. Rich heritage, affluent past and assorted culture of Patna makes it a favorite destination amongst the tourists. The place offers an incredible religious feel for people from different beliefs like Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism.