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Ludhiana Airport (Sahnewal Airport) (IATA: LUH, ICAO: VILD)
The airport is located in Ludhiana, Punjab near Sahnewal. It is located on National Highway 1 (NH1 or GT Road) at 13.6 km from Ludhiana Bus Stand on Ludhiana-Ambala road. Ludhiana Airport is approximately 95 km from Chandigarh airport. It is spread over 130.5 Acres at an elevation of 834 ft.
Airports Authority of India
NEWS ABOUT LUDHIANA AIRPORT:
- Sahnewal Airport to start flights to Delhi from September 2, 2017. The schedule is as follows (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday):
Departure time (Ludhiana): 4:45 pm; Arrival time (Delhi): 5:55 pmDeparture time (Delhi): 3:00 pm; Arrival time (Ludhiana): 4:15 pm.
- Centre gives site clearance for setting greenfield airport in Machhiwara - about 30 km air distance from Ludhiana.
2016: Starting from September 1, 2016, Jetsmart.in, a portal that enrolls several charter aircraft operators commenced charter flights from Ludhiana airport. Seats could be booked on an individual basis or the entire aircraft. They operated mostly smaller aircrafts (10 seater). Soon thereafter they stopped their services.
2015: As of March, 2015 Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Limited (BAPL) is looking into setting up a greenfield international airport in Ludhiana. The company has already signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Punjab government.
2014: Flight operations stopped at Sahnewal Airport.
Ludhiana is a major industrial city in northern India and is an important business centre.
Ludhiana airport is sometimes not operational because proper navigational gadgets are not in place due to high tension power lines obstructing the installation of DVOR(Doppler Very High Frequency Omni-Range) navigation system.