Jaipur International Flights
Jaipur International Airport is in the southern suburb of Sanganer, 13 km from Jaipur, the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Jaipur airport is the only international airport in the state of Rajasthan. It was granted the status of international airport on 29 December 2005. The civil apron can accommodate 14 A320 aircraft and the new terminal building can handle up to 1000 passengers at a time. From Jaipur there are international flights to the cities like Dubai, Muscat, and Sharjah. Aircraft Movements in Jaipur for international flights in one year is about 2000 where as Passenger Traffic for the same in Jaipur for one year is about 225,000. To give a push to the exports from Rajasthan to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and gulf nations, international flights to these cities were a started from Jaipur and now a request for increasing number of flights from the state and the upgardation of Jaipur airport has been made to the civil aviation ministry by commerce and industry ministry.
Jaipur, the capital of the desert state of Rajasthan, is a major international tourist destination of India. Jaipur one of the cities on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra has a record number of tourists visiting it this is probably one more reason to introduce international flight at Jaipur airport. The Jaipur international Airport, popularly known as Sanganer Airport, is the sole international airport in Rajasthan and handles over 12 lakh passengers annually.
The Airport has two terminals, some distance apart. It serves international and domestic flights from terminal 1 and only domestic flights from terminal 2 and can handle 500 passengers at a time. The Airport also offers cargo service. The Terminal 1, about 10 km from the city serves international flights to select destinations, though it plans to service chartered flights from international cities. The facade of the building is Red sandstone in keeping with Rajasthani architecture and culture and the terminal offers all passenger friendly features of any modern airport.
Apart from these features the airport provides luggage trolleys, wheelchairs, on-call medical facilities, several pantries for the traveler's refreshments, and a shopping center. The new airport check-in counters and the passenger- friendly baggage carousel make airport check-in and check-out faster and problem free.
International flights from Jaipur
The travelers now have a wider choice of services after the upgradation of Jaipur Airport and with more international and chartered flights anticipated to fly via Jaipur the improved connectivity has boost tourism in Rajasthan. The national carrier, Air India offers a flight to Dubai and Sharjah. Jet Airways too operates flights to Kuala Lumpur, Dubai and Sharjah.
Air India Express 196 flight is scheduled from Dubai airport to Jaipur airport. Its departure time is 11:30PM on Thursday and its arrival time is 4:35AM on Friday. The international carrier, The United Arab Emirates operates a direct flight to Dubai, and also connects Sharjah. Oman Air connects Muscat. The flight WY 273 connects Jaipur to Muscat. Its departure time from Jaipur airport is around 6:20AM.
There are 4 flights from Jaipur to Singapore they are of SpiceJet, JetLite, Jet Airways, and Air India all of them are scheduled on Sunday. The Thai Orient airlines based in Thailand and the Silk Air of Singapore have showed keen interest in starting two new international flights from Jaipur airport which would connect two cities of Bangkok in Thailand and Singapore. These two flights will soon be starting from Jaipur as all the government formalities are complete for them.
At Jaipur airport all international flights are operated from terminal 2. It is one of the youngest airport in the country and has world class facilities.