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Shimla Airport

Owned and managed by the Airports Authority of India, Shimla Airport is located in the hills approximately 22 km from the city and serves only domestic routes. Shimla Airport is one of the three table-top airports in India with a good connectivity to the city by taxis.

shimla Airport Information

Shimla Airport Address
Shimla Airport
Airport Rd
Jubbarhatti, Shimla
Himachal Pradesh,171011

Enquiries Number: 91 177 273 6835

Shimla Airport, Shimla

Shimla Airport is located at Jubbarhatti, 22 km from the city of Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Located in a mountainous area, this small domestic airport was constructed by cutting the crest of a small hill to build the runway. It is one of the three ‘table-top’ airports in the country, with the runway being surrounded by deep gorges. It is owned and administered by the Airports Authority of India.

Under the UDAN scheme of the Govt. of India, regular flights to New Delhi have started since April 27, 2017. Chartered flights were started in 2015 via a private carrier, Air Himalaya.

Terminals Trivia

Shimla Airport is situated at a height of 2196 meters above sea-level, on a mountain-top near the Jubbarhatti village. It has an asphalt runway that is 1230 meters long and an apron that can park two small aircrafts simultaneously. There is one small terminal that can accommodate around 50 passengers for arriving flights and 40 for departing flights. Domestic flights to New Delhi are operated by Air India and Air Alliance.

Shop, Eat, and Relax

The airport has modest amenities and services. Baggage trolleys, escorts, and wheelchair assistance for the elderly and physically challenged people are some of the facilities present here.

You can find shops selling mementoes and local handicrafts at the airport. Few restaurants and cafes also function within the airport premises.

Transport Facilities

The airport is situated approximately 18 km from the Jubbarhatti bus stand and 14 km from the nearest railway station at Jatoch. Taxis and private cabs are available to reach the bus stand and railway station from the airport. Himachal Taxis offers online booking options to book cabs to the city center from the airport.

Are you looking for a place to stay?

Plenty of hotels are available in the city of Shimla. If you are looking for luxury hotels, then your options include The Cecil, Radisson Hotel Shimla, Clarkes Hotel, Summit Le Royale, Toshali Royal View, Snow Valley Resorts Shimla, Hotel Silverine, and Hotel Combermere. Hotel Kufri Holiday Inn, Prashant Hotel, Rock Heaven Hotel, and Hotel Shingar are hotels with reasonable fares.

Explore Shimla

Shimla is a beautiful hill station with numerous places to enthrall the visitors. The summer capital of British India, Shimla still has the narrow-gauge Shimla-Kalka Railway, built in 1903. You can take a ride on this UNESCO recognized heritage railway. When here, visit The Ridge, Kufri, Jhaku Temple, Kamna Devi Tempe, Tara Devi Temple, and Dharangati Sanctuary. Also, pay a visit to the Indian Institute of Advanced Study and Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. For shopping, visit Mall Road at the city center and buy local handicrafts, shawls, woolens, and jewelry from here.

FAQs

Q. What are the most popular airlines - domestic and international - that operate from Shimla airport?
A. Air India and Alliance Air are the only airlines operating domestic flights from Shimla airport.

Q. Which are the cheap flights - domestic and international- that operate from Shimla airport?
A. Air India and Alliance Air operate cheap domestic flights from Shimla airport. There are no international flights from here.

Q. What is the airport code for Shimla airport?
A. The airport code for Shimla airport is SLV.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Shimla airport? 
A. There are no international flights from Shimla airport.

Q. Which is the most frequent domestic route from Shimla airport? 
A. The most frequent domestic route from Shimla airport is to New Delhi.

Q. Which is the first flight from Shimla airport?
A. The only flights from Shimla Airport are Air India AI 9804 and Alliance Air 804, which depart at 7.45 AM for New Delhi.

Q. Which is the last flight from Shimla airport?
A. The only flights from Shimla Airport are Air India AI 9804 and Alliance Air 804, which depart at 7.45 AM for New Delhi.

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