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Bhuj Airport

Shyamji Krishna Verma Bhuj Airport or more popularly just Bhuj Airport, is about 3 km from Bhuj, in the Kutch district of Gujarat. Sharing its runway with the Bhuj Rudra Mata Airport Base, under the Indian Air Force, it is jointly operated by IAF and Airport Authority of India (AAI). It is well-connected with direct flights to Mumbai, and has a passenger capacity of 350 at one time.

bhuj Airport Information

Shyamji Krishna Verma Bhuj Airport Address
Shyamji Krishna Verma Bhuj Airport
IAF Campus
Gujarat 370001

Enquiries Number: 91 2832 244 147

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Rudra Mata Airport, Bhuj

Bhuj Airport, renamed as Shyamji Krishna Verma Bhuj Airport (BHJ), is approximately 3 km north of the city of Bhuj, located in the Kutch district of Gujarat state. It shares its runway with the Bhuj Rudra Mata Airport Base, a part of the South-Western Air Command, and is jointly operated by the Indian Air Force, and the Airport Authority (AAI) of India. It is situated almost 48 km off the Indo-Pakistan border.

The airstrip was destroyed during the Indo-Pak war of 1971, but was rebuilt in 3 days by a group of valorous women from the neighboring village of Madhapur. It was once again devastated during the Gujarat earthquake of 2001, and was again rebuilt with a new terminal building at a cost of RS. 400 million. It was opened to civilian aircraft from 2003 onwards.

In 2001, despite casualties and the destruction of the ATC tower by the earthquake, the military base served as the epicenter for rescue and relief operations, handling 800 flights (in a 4-day window) from India and abroad, to facilitate the relief work.

Terminals Trivia

Situated at an altitude of 257 feet and occupying an area of 832 acres, currently, the Bhuj Airport has a single terminal, which handles all domestic flights, both arrivals and departures. The terminal can handle around 350 passengers at a time, with the two boarding gates accommodating approximately 200 passengers arriving and 200 departing simultaneously. As and when required, aircraft operated by the Indian Air Force fly from here. It also has a permanent helipad. Airlines such as Air India, Alliance Air, and Jet Airways operate flights from here.

Shop, Eat, and Relax

All major baggage services like complementary trolleys, an X-ray baggage scanner, and lost-and-found baggage counters are available at this airport. Wheel-chair assistance is also available for the elderly and the differently-abled people. Present facilities at the airport include a snack bar. There are no shopping outlets at this airport.

Transport Facilities

The Bhuj Airport is approximately 3.5 km away from the railway station and 4.2 km from the main bus stand. State and private buses ply between the airport and these destinations. You can also avail taxis and car rental services like MyTaxiIndia and Clear Car Rentals, to reach hotels or tourist spots in the city of Bhuj. Many hotels have their own shuttle buses to and from the airport.

Are you looking for a place to stay?

Luxury hotels like Hotel Seven Resorts (2.7 km), Regenta Resort by Royal Orchid (3.3 km), Hotel Grand 3D (2.8 km), Hotel Shiv Lake, (3.94 km), Hotel Oasis, Hotel Mangalam, and Rajwada Farm Stay Luxury are good options for your stay. Budget hotels like Hotel White Dessert, Hotel Kutch Safari Lodge, and Hotel KBN provides good value for your money. Many of these hotels also have shuttle services to and from the airport.

Explore Bhuj!

Bhuj, a desert city, is an important tourist destination in Gujarat, with its ancient and medieval history, right from pre-historic times. Finds from the Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan), sites from the Indian epic – Mahabharata, palaces and buildings of the Naga kings, Jadeja Rajputs, and Sultans of Gujarat are some of its attractions. It is also the starting point to the Rann of Kutch, a natural reserve. Famous sights of Bhuj include Prag Mahal, Aina Mahal Palace of Mirrors, Sri Swaminarayan Mandir (the earliest one of these sampradaya temples), Kutch Desert Wildlife Sanctuary, Mandvi Beach, Hamirsar Lake, to name a few. It is a shopper’s paradise with shops selling traditional and colorful handicrafts, garments, jewelry, etc.


Q. What are the most popular airlines - domestic and international - that operate from Bhuj airport?
A. Air India, Alliance Air, and Jet Airways are the airlines that operate from Bhuj airport. There are no international airline services from here.

Q. Which are the cheap flights - domestic and international- that operate from Bhuj airport?
A. Cheap flights that operate from Bhuj Airport are Air India, Alliance Air, and Jet Airways. There are no international flights from here.

Q. What is the airport code for Bhuj airport?
A. The IATA airport code for Bhuj airport is BHJ.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Bhuj airport? 
A. There are no international flights operating out of Bhuj, at present.

Q. Which is the most frequent domestic route from Bhuj airport? 
A. Currently, Bhuj to Mumbai is the sole domestic route from Bhuj airport.

Q. Which is the first flight from Bhuj airport?
A. The first flight from Bhuj Airport is Jet Airways (India) 9W 2536, which takes off from the airport at 08.05 AM for Mumbai.

Q. Which is the last flight from Bhuj airport?
A. The last flight to depart from Bhuj Airport is Jet Airways (India) 9W 309 that leaves the airport at 05.20 PM for Mumbai.

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