New Delhi offers something for every one, be it holidaymakers, corporate, students or job seekers. Throughout history, the city has served as the capital of several empires and kingdoms. Historical edifices, bustling markets, imposing buildings, delicious street food, shopping arcades and educational institutions complete this urban agglomeration. Agra, on the other hand, is another historic city of India, world-renowned for its architectural marvels like the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. New Delhi and Agra are also the part of India's Golden Triangle, and thus enjoy adulation of tourists from around the world. This tourist circuit is supported by a well-set transportation network, including rail, road and air. Air India operates direct New Delhi to Agra flights, thrice a week via Varanasi. The air distance between the two cities is 135 km (84 miles).
At present, Air India is the only carrier that serves Agra Airport. The direct New Delhi Agra flight by Air India takes off at 10:30 hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. It takes 2 hours 45 minutes to reach Agra from New Delhi, which includes a 35-minute halt at Varanasi airport. Apart from this, Air India also offers the first flight on most of the days, which takes off between 4:00 hours to 10:30 hours. The connecting flights normally ply via Mumbai, with some also plying via Jodhpur, Jaipur, Allahabad and Bhopal. Travellers should book air tickets in advance to find availability in direct flights.
The air gateway to Delhi, called Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) is well-connected to major cities across the country and the world. The airport has world-class terminals with executive lounges, restaurants, travel counters, Wi-Fi, parking space, wheelchair accessibility among several other facilities. On the other hand, Agra airport is comparatively a small facility currently serving only domestic flights. Also known as Kheria Air Force Station, Agra Airport (AGR) is located approximately 5 km from the city centre.