Bhopal Airport History
Bhopal Airport well known as Raja Bhoj Airport, is a domestic as well as international airport, located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is approximately 15 km to the north-west of the heart of the city. On 23 October 2010, Saudi Arabian Airlines flew a Hajj charter plan which was the first direct international flight from Bhopal to Jeddah. The length of the runway is stretched up to 9000 feet so that larger aircrafts can land easily at airport. There are some regular flights of different operators such as Air India, Jet Airways, Spice Jet and JetKonnect.
Bhopal Airport Terminals
Terminal 1: There is a single terminal for both domestic and international purpose. Though the terminal is a little small yet it is packed with world class amenities. You will find a baggage section as well as lost and found section here. There are various flights from Bhopal to different parts of India such as Mumbai, Indore, Delhi and Gwalior. Airlines like Sahara connect the airport to the capital of India (Delhi) as well as cities like Guwahati, Goa, Indore and Lucknow. There are some International flights that fly to different parts of the world.
Facilities at Bhopal Airport
Baggage Services: The airport has a good baggage service as you will find complimentary luggage trolleys to carry your luggage with ease. One can also get wheel chairs for senior citizens and disable people with escorts at the airport.
Places to Shop and Eat: The airport has number of shops where you can shop for various things at best prices. For food lovers, there are a few eating joints as well where you can go and taste delicious food of India. Apart from these things, one can also find TR Book Stall, PCO/STD, Cafeteria as well as some juice counters.
Duty Free Shopping: You can shop for tax free things at the airport as here you will find some duty free shops. People can buy things like wine at the airport before they pass through the custom.
Connectivity with the City from Bhopal Airport
Bus stand: The distance between the Bhopal bus stand and the Raja Bhoj airport is about 13 km. You will easily find private cabs from the bus stand which will approximately take 20 minutes to reach the airport. At the airport, you will also find a pre-paid taxis booth.
Railway Station: The airport is approximately 19 km away from the railways station and it will take hardly 30 minutes to reach the airport. One can easily hire taxis to reach the airport from the railway station.
Bhopal Airport Authority
Raja Bhoj airport comes under the Bhopal Airport Authority. The authority maintains all the movements of the airport such as cargo and baggage. To provide best in class comfort and amenities, the authority also provide various facilities. The authority also ensures the safety of the passengers.