The Union Cabinet of India has declared Bhubaneswar, Odisha and Imphal, Manipur airports as international airports in
The declaration of these two cities as international airports will offer improved connectivity, wider choice of services at competitive cost to the air travellers resulting in boosting international tourism and economic development of the region and the country.
The Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar as well as Imphal airport belongs to the Airports Authority of India. Bhubaneswar airport is suitable for operation of Code ‘D’ aircraft with night operations facility, runway 14/32 of dimensions 2743m X 45m, apron to park six aircraft and navigational aids.
Imphal airport is suitable for ‘C’ type of aircraft operations in all weather conditions. Major facilities includes night operations, apron to part three A320s and one ATR072, terminal building with navigational aids, 19 check-in counters, custom counters, immigration and sufficient space for health services as well as animal and plant quarantine.