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Kanpur Airport

Ganesh Shanker Vidhyarthi Airport serves domestic flights with a terminal spanning over an area of 390 sq m. Kanpur Airport has basic facilities of baggage counter, wheelchairs, free trolleys, etc. The airport can be reached by taxis, buses.

kanpur Airport Information

Ganesh Shanker Vidhyarthi Airport Address
Kanpur Airport
Civil Aerodrome
Kanpur Cantt, Kanpur
Uttar Pradesh 208004

Enquiries Number: 91 512 238 3553

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Chakeri Airport, Kanpur

The Kanpur Airport, also known as Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Airport, was initially designated for the Indian Air Force. Regular flights started operating to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Pune, and Chennai in the year 1970. Flights have been operating from the Civil Air Terminal of the airport after it was re-opened in December 2004.

There are plans to expand the airport in 2 phases. The first phase includes the construction of new car parking facilities, a visitor’s lounge, and extending the existing terminal to handle more passenger traffic. A new civil air terminal adjacent to the present airport boundary is proposed in the second phase. The land has been identified by the Airports Authority of India and provides a 4-lane road to the proposed location.

Terminals Trivia

There are domestic flights which operate from the single domestic terminal which has 2 boarding gates. The terminal covers an area of 390 square meters with 1 check-in and 1 security counter. It is capable of handling 50 passengers each in the arrival and departure.

Facilities at the airport

The Kanpur Airport has 2 X-ray scanning counters in addition to other facilities like wheelchairs, free trolleys, and a lost and found baggage counter. It also provides attendant to assist the physically-challenged and senior citizens. In case of an emergency, there is provision for medical facilities also.

Transport facilities

Travelers can avail private buses, UPRTC’s A/C buses, and Mahanagar Bus Sewa to reach the city from the airport. Apart from this, you can also utilize the service of auto-rickshaws, taxis or car rentals. These are generally customer-friendly and are available at an affordable rate. Also, Kanpur Taxi Services offers luxury cars and Five Star Car Rentals to the desired location for the convenience of the customers.

Places to stay in Kanpur

The city has several hotels close to the airport and the tourists can opt for any of these accommodation options based on their requirements. There are various luxury hotels such as Hotel Kanishka, Hotel Krishna Galaxy, Jai Jawan Hotel, Hotel Raja Seth Palace, Hotel Rass, Hotel Malik Residency, The Landmark Towers, and Hotel Little Chef. The budget hotels include Hotel Shiv, Hotel Royal Palace, Mandakini Palace, and Best Western Hotel Bliss.

Attractions in and around Kanpur

There are several sightseeing destinations in Kanpur. The most popular places include Kanpur Gardens, Boodha Bargad, Bithoor, Shri Radhakrishna Temple, Jain Glass Temple, Allen Forest Zoo, and Jajmau. Tourists can also visit Harcot Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur Memorial Church, Habiba Masjid, Sports Village, Kanpur Sanghralaya, Gora Cemetery, Vaishno Devi Mandir, ISKCON Temple, and Massacre Ghat.


Q. What are the most popular airlines - domestic and international - that operate from Kanpur airport?
A. Jet Airways, Air India, and Vistara are the most popular airlines that operate from Kanpur airport.

Q. Which are the cheap flights - domestic and international- that operate from Kanpur airport?
A. Air India Regional is a cheap flight that operates from Kanpur airport.

Q. What is the airport code for Kanpur airport?
A. The airport code for Kanpur airport is KNU.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Kanpur airport? 
A. Currently there are no international flights from this airport.

Q. Which is the most frequent domestic route from Kanpur airport?
A. Kanpur to New Delhi is one of the most frequent domestic routes from Kanpur airport.

Q. Which is the first flight from Kanpur airport?
A. The first flight from Kanpur Airport is Air India Regional 9802, which takes off from the airport at 4:05 PM to New Delhi.

Q. Which is the last flight from Kanpur airport?
A. The last flight to depart from Kanpur Airport is Air India Regional that leaves the airport at 10:40 PM to New Delhi.

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