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Imphal Airport

The Tulihal Airport or the Imphal Airport is also called Bir Tikendrajit International. It is the second international airport in north-east India and is also the 3rd busiest. AirAsia India, Air India, IndiGo and Alliance Air are airlines which operate here. It is 8 kms away from south Imphal and connects well with the city through various transport options.

imphal Airport Information

Bir Tikendrajit International Airport Address
Imphal International Airport
National Highway 150
Imphal
Manipur 795140

Enquiries Number: 91 385 245 5069

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Tulihal International Airport, Imphal

The Bir Tikendrajit International Airport (IMF) serves the city of Imphal, the capital of Manipur. Located 8 km south of Imphal, it is the third busiest airport in the north-eastern region of India. The airport is situated 2545 feet above sea-level and covers 1275 acres with a 9009 feet long runway. It is a public airport that is administered by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Formerly, there was only one airbase in this region - the RAF Imphal air-station (currently a military airbase of the Indian Army), which is 45 km away from the airport. During World War II, it was used by the Allied Forces to fly in ammunition, supplies and men in the battle of Imphal. The Imphal International Airport has frequent flights to Guwahati and Aizwal, and connects north-east India with major cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru. Soon, there will be flights to Mandalay in neighboring Myanmar.

Terminals Trivia

The airport has two terminals, but only one is active currently. The active terminal has two arrivals and two departures gates and 10 check-in counters. The Imphal Airport recorded a surge in passenger traffic from 25% to 50% with a footfall increase of more than 50,000 domestic passengers in the fiscal year 2016-17. Total passenger movement stood at 886,338. Air India, Indigo, Air Asia India, and Jet Airways are the airlines that operate domestic flights here.

Shop, Eat, and Relax

The Imphal Airport is equipped with many amenities for the convenience of passengers. These include a high-tech baggage handling system with X-Ray, complimentary trolley services, wheelchair assistance for the elderly and the physically challenged, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Duty-free shops as well as shops selling handicrafts, accessories, stationery, books, newspapers, and magazines are present here.

Eateries, restaurants, and cafes serving beverages, drinks, and food items are also there to satisfy your hunger and thirst.

Transport Facilities

The Imphal airport is 8 km south from the city center on NH 150. Buses, both private and state-owned, and auto-rickshaws are available from the airport to the city center via the Imphal Churachandpur State Highway (also known as Tiddim Road). The railway station is 22 km away from the airport. One can avail buses and taxis, like Virgo Cabs to travel to/from the city center.

Are you looking for a place to stay?

Imphal has many good hotels, both luxury and budget types, where you can enjoy a comfortable stay at great prices. Luxury accommodation can be availed at the Classic Grande. Other options include The Classic Hotel, Hotel Bheigo, Hotel Imphal, Hotel Anand Continental, Hotel Nirmala, and Hotel Krishtina.

Explore Imphal

There are many interesting places that you could visit in Imphal. Explore the north-eastern culture by visiting monuments like Kangla Fort (which also contains the Govindaji Temple and Hijagang Temple) and Three Mothers Art Gallery (showcasing Manipuri artifacts). Imphal has many war cemeteries dating back to World War II, such as the Imphal War Cemetery, Indian Army War Cemetery, Red Hill (for Japanese soldiers), and INA Memorial. The Shaheed Minar is the spot where a local king and his generals fought and died, resisting the British.

Keibul Lamjao National Park and Loktak Lake are breathtaking spots, the lake being one of the largest freshwater lakes in India. For a unique shopping experience, visit the Ima Keithel Women’s Market.

FAQs

Q. What are the most popular airlines - domestic and international - that operate from Imphal airport?
A. IndiGo and Air India are the two popular airlines that operate domestic flights from Imphal airport, while regular international flights are yet to be introduced.

Q. Which are the cheap flights - domestic and international- that operate from Imphal airport?
A. IndiGo and Air Asia India are the airlines that operate cheap domestic flights from Imphal airport.

Q. What is the airport code for Imphal airport?
A. The airport code for Imphal airport is IMF.

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

Q. Which is the most frequent domestic route from Imphal airport?
  A. Imphal to Guwahati is the most frequent domestic route from this airport.

Q. Which is the first flight from Imphal airport?
A. The first flight to take off from Imphal Airport is IndiGo 6E 222, which departs at 9. 30 AM to Guwahati.

Q. Which is the last flight from Imphal airport?
A. The last flight to depart from Imphal Airport is IndiGo 6E 875 that leaves at 3.20 PM to Kolkata.

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