Veer Savarkar Airport - Port Blair Airport (IXZ) in Portblair
About Veer Savarkar Airport - Port Blair Airport
Portblair Airport History:
Veer Savarkar International Airport which is also known as Port Blair Airport, is the major airport in Andaman and Nicobar. This airport is named after the name of the great Indian freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. This airport also serves as the private jets airport too as tourism is the main source of earning of these islands. Major airlines of India have regular flights to Portblair from major cities of India which include majorly the south Indian cities like Chennai, Cochin and Vishakhapatnam. It also acted as the military and IAF airport in days of war crisis in Gulf.
Portblair Airport Details:
Airport Name: Portblair
IATA Code: IXZ
Address: VSI Airport Port Blair-744103 (Andaman & Nicobar Islands)
GMT Offset: +05:30 hours
Latitude: 11° 38' 45'' N
Longitude: 92°44' 06" E
Portblair Airport Terminals:
Terminal 1 - Domestic: There is a single terminal which is functional in Portblair airport which is used for domestic flights. Airlines which operate their flights from this airport are Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher airlines, Spice jet and GoAir.
Facilities at Portblair Airport:
Baggage Services: Baggage services on Portblair airport include trolley services for visitors. Customer care service of Lost and found baggage is also available.
Places to Shop and Eat: Various eateries are available on Portblair airport which serve traditional and international food items. Portblair is famous for tourism hence there are shops which provide guides for a tour of the islands.
Duty Free Shopping: Some of the shops which provide retail stuff are duty free on the Portblair airport. There are some shops just outside airport that are also duty free.
Connectivity with the City from Portblair Airport:
Bus Stand: Bus stand of Portblair is located just 2 km away from Portblair airport from where you can have bus service to the city.
Portblair Airport Authority:
Portblair airport comes under the authority of Airport Authority of India. It operates all major services that are available on Portblair airport. Portblair airport authority takes care of all the maintenance, security and other services. ILS system is also operated under the eye of Portblair airport authority which controls air traffic control and landing procedures.