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Encyclopedia > Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport
নেতাজী সুভাষ চন্দ্র বসু আন্তর্জাতিক বিমানবন্দর

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixels, file size: 918 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A view of the International Terminal of Kolkatas International Airport from my chartered Dassault Falcon 900. ...

IATA: CCU – ICAO: VECC
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Kolkata Airport
Serves Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Location Dum Dum, West Bengal
Elevation AMSL 23 ft / 7 m
Coordinates 22°39′17″N 88°26′48″E / 22.65472, 88.44667
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01L/19R 7,872 2,400 Asphalt
01R/19L 11,900 3,627 Asphalt

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (IATA: CCU, ICAO: VECC) is an airport located in Dum Dum, near Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The civil airport was originally known as Dum Dum Airport before being renamed in the honour of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (IATA: CCU, ICAO: VECC) is an airport located in Dum Dum, West Bengal, India, near Kolkata (Calcutta). ... , “Calcutta” redirects here. ... Dum-dum is the colloquial name for several types of modified exploding (more properly known as expanding) ammunition for firearms. ... , West Bengal (Bengali: পশ্চিমবঙ্গ Poshchimbôŋgo) is a state in eastern India. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... The term asphalt is often used as an abbreviation for asphalt concrete. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... Dum-dum is the colloquial name for several types of modified exploding (more properly known as expanding) ammunition for firearms. ... , “Calcutta” redirects here. ... , West Bengal (Bengali: পশ্চিমবঙ্গ Poshchimbôŋgo) is a state in eastern India. ... Subhash Chandra Bose, (Bangla: নেতাজী সুভাষ চন্দ্র বসু ( सुभाष चदंर वसु ) Shubhash Chôndro Boshu) (January 23, 1897 – presumably August 18, 1945 [although this is disputed]note), also known as Netaji, was one of the most prominent leaders of the Indian Independence Movement against the British Raj and was a prominent supporter of the Axis dictatorships as...


It has two parallel runways 1-19 L/R, of which the longer one, 1R/19L is used for takeoffs and landings, while the other one is used mostly as a taxiway. A runway is a strip of land on an airport, on which aircraft can take off and land. ... A taxiway is a strip of land on an airport on which aircraft can roll (taxi) to or from a hangar, terminal, runway, or other facility. ...


It is located approximately 17 km from the city centre. The airport has three terminals: a domestic terminal (opened in the early 1990s), an international terminal (the oldest terminal) and a cargo terminal. A container terminal is a facility where cargo containers are loaded or unloaded from ships to land vehicles, for further transport. ...


Recently the airport has been given a facelift, making it one of the better airports in the country.

Year Passengers Year Passengers
1993 2,294,000 1998 2,521,000
1994 2,364,000 1999 2,599,000
1995 2,565,000 2000 2,686,000
1996 2,577,000 2001 2,561,000
1997 2,513,000 2002 2,827,000
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History

Kolkata airport has a distinguished place in the history of world aviation in general and the history of Indian aviation in particular. The following are some key milestones.

  • 1924: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines begins scheduled stops at Calcutta (now Kolkata), as part of their Amsterdam to Batavia (now Jakarta) flight.
  • 1924: Five US Air Force planes touch down at Calcutta (Kolkata) as part of the first round-the-world flight expedition by any air force in the world.
  • 1929: Bengal Air Transport Company Limited starts Calcutta to Siliguri flights. This predates the more widely known "first Indian flight" by Tata Air Lines on the Karachi - Ahmedabad - Bombay (now Mumbai) flight by two years.
  • 1930: Air Orient begins scheduled stops at Calcutta (now Kolkata), as part of their Paris to Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) flight.
  • 1931: Imperial Airways' experimental flight from London to Australia lands in Calcutta (on Kolkata).
  • 1933: Imperial Airways introduces regular London - Calcutta service (extended to progressively to Rangoon and Singapore).
  • 1934: China National Aviation Company (CNAC), a subsidiary of Pan-American World Airways, begins flights on the Shanghai - Hong Kong - Chungking (now Chongqing) - Calcutta (now Kolkata) route, as a connection to the San Francisco - Shanghai Clipper route.
  • 1937: Amelia Earhart arrives in Calcutta (now Kolkata) on June 17, as part of her round the world flight. Less than a month later she disappears in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1939: Deutsche Lufthansa begins scheduled stops at Calcutta (now Kolkata), as part of their Berlin to Bangkok service.
  • 1942: China National Aviation Company (CNAC) moves its headquarters to Calcutta. Calcutta remains operational hub of the airline until the end of the Second World War.
  • 1947: Pan-American World Airways launches round-the-world service with the slogan "New York to San Francisco via Calcutta".
  • 1952: British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) introduces first jet service to India connecting London and Calcutta, using the de Havilland Comet.
  • 1953: BOAC de Havilland Comet jetliner crashes after takeoff from Calcutta airport. This crash is the first of many that will lead to the discovery of the phenomenon of metal fatigue, and will usher in the demise of British jet aviation supremacy.
  • 1963: Japan Air Lines (JAL) connects India with Japan as part of the Silk Route service. This is the second Indian destination, after Delhi which was added in the same year.
  • 1964: Indian Airlines introduces first domestic jet service in India using the Caravelle jets on the Calcutta - Delhi route.
  • 1975: India's first dedicated cargo terminal opens at Dum Dum airport.
  • 1981: Druk Air, Bhutan's national airline established with operations/maintenance headquarters in Calcutta airport.
  • 2006: Netaji Subhas International Airport is connected to the suburban railway system, becoming the first airport in India to be accessible by mass rapid transport system.

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Airlines and destinations

Domestic

  • Simplify Deccan (Agartala, Aizwal, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Guwahati, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jamshedpur, Jaipur, Jorhat, Lilabari, Mumbai, Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Silchar)
  • Air India (Mumbai)
    • Air India Express (Mumbai)
    • Indian (Agartala, Ahemdabad, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Gaya, Guwahati, Jaipur, Mumbai, Port Blair, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jorhat, Pune, Raipur, Udaipur, Varanasi)
  • JetLite (Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Port Blair)
  • IndiGo Airlines (Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Jaipur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Pune, Tirvanthapuram, Kochi, Jodhpur, Chandigarh, Leh, )
  • Jet Airways (Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jorhat, Mumbai, Pune, Port Blair)
  • Kingfisher Airlines (Agartala, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bagdogra, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Indore, Mumbai, Pune, Raipur, Udaipur, Varanasi)
  • SpiceJet (Bagdogra, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Port Blair)
  • MDLR Airlines (Chandigarh, Delhi, Ranchi)

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International

Air India (Hindi: ) is the national flag carrier of India with a worldwide network of passenger and cargo services. ... Air India Express is a spin off from the parent airline Air-India the national airline of India. ... Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Bangla:বিমান বাংলাদেশ) is an airline based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... Cosmic Air is an airline based in Kathmandu, Nepal. ... China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited (Simplified Chinese: ) (SSE: 600115 SEHK: 0670 NYSE: CEA) is an airline based in Shanghai, China. ... Druk Air is the national airline of Bhutan, based in Paro. ... Emirates Airline (shortened form: Emirates) (Arabic: طيران الإماراتTayarān al-Imārāt) is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group. ... GMG Airlines is an airline based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. ... Gulf Air (Arabic: ) is the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. ... Jet Airways (India) Ltd. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried (second is Air France - KLM), and the flag carrier of Germany. ... Royal Bengal Airline (RBA) is the trading name for R B Airline UK Ltd and Aviana Airways Ltd (Bangladesh), a wholly owned company of R B Airline UK Ltd. ... Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 9V-SPA takes off from London Heathrow Airport bound for Singapore Changi Airport. ... Headquarters Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (Thai: ) (SET: THAI) is the national air carrier of Thailand, operating out of Suvarnabhumi Airport, and is a founding member of the Star Alliance network. ...

Proposed Airlines

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Cargo

Blue Dart Aviation is a cargo airline based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. ... Lufthansa Cargo is the cargo airline subsidiary of Lufthansa based in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Etihad Airways (Arabic name: الإتحاد) is an airline based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. ... Singapore Airlines Cargo (SIA Cargo), the fully owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines and incorporated in 1 July 2001, is the worlds third biggest cargo airline in terms of international freight tonne kilometres (FTK). ...

Future Planned Airlines

AirAsia is a low-cost airline based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ... Nok Air (Thai: ) is a low-cost airline based in Bangkok, Thailand. ... Go Air is a domestic budget airline based in Mumbai, India owned by Mumbai-based Wadia Group, majority owners of Bombay Dyeing and Britannia Industries. ... Kuwait Airways (Arabic: الخطوط الجوية الكويتية) is the national airline of Kuwait, based in Kuwait City and wholly owned by the Kuwaiti Government. ... Jet Airways (India) Ltd. ...

Former Airlines

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Modernization

The airport is now being provided with a face-lift by Airports Authority of India, which is currently building a fourth terminal for the airport, due to massive increase in passenger volume during the past three to four years. The modernization plan also include the lengthening of the runways. The airport is also linked by the suburban railway system. It is among the top four airports in the country, handling about 250 flights a day. Airports Authority of India Logo The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is an organization working under the Ministry Of Civil Aviation that manages all the airports in India. ...


The increase in air traffic has forced the government to plan a second airport for the city. The chief minister is thinking of private firms to carry on the task.


Destinations

Kolkata airport, along with Guwahati, is the main hub for north-east bound flights. It serves 31 destinations within India, after Delhi (48) and Mumbai (46). As of 2006, 69% of its flights are domestic flights, compared to 43% in 2002. , Guwahati is a major city in eastern India, often considered as the gateway to the North-East Region (NER) of the country and is the largest city within the region. ... , For other uses, see Delhi (disambiguation). ... , Bombay redirects here. ...


References

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The Hindu Mela was initiated in Calcutta (now Kolkata) in British India in April 1867 with the active support of the Tagore family. ... // Name and origins The rent-roll of Akbar, a sixteenth-century Mughal emperor, and the work of a Bengali poet, Bipradaas, of the late fifteenth century, both make mention of the citys early name being Kolikata, from which Kolkata/Calcutta are said to derive (1). ... Job Charnock (d. ... The Kalighat Falta Railway (KFR) was one of four lines built in the early part of the 20th Century by Mcleod & Company, a subsidiary of a London company of managing agents, McLeod Russell & Co. ... Kalikata was one of the three villages which were merged to form the city of Kolkata (formerly, in English, as Calcutta) in India. ... General Post Office and Reserve Bank of India building from across Lal Dighi Lal Dighi (meaning Red Tank) is a body of water in the middle of B. B. D. 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The West Bengal University of Health Sciences has been set up by an Act of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly for better management of the health and medical education related courses which were so far taught separately by the University of Calcutta, and the Universities of Burdwan and North Bengal. ... The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, often abbreviated to NUJS, located in the Salt Lake City district of Kolkata, West Bengal, India, is a law university imparting legal education at the undergraduate and post graduate level. ... The West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) is a state technological university located in the suburban satellite township of Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal. ... The Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) are a group of premier institutes being created by the Government of India to promote education and research in the sciences. ... 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Kolkata Suburban Railway Map The railways form the life line of India. ... Japanese rickshaw (jinrikisha), 1886. ... Sealdah is one of the major train stations serving Kolkata (Calcutta) in India, the others being Howrah Station and Kolkata Station. ... The South Eastern Railway is one of the sixteen railway zones in the India of the Indian Railways. ... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... Vidyasagar Setu (commonly known as the Second Howrah Bridge or Second Hooghly Bridge) is a bridge over the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. ... Vivekananda Setu (also known as Bally Bridge) is a bridge over the Hoogli River in West Bengal, India. ... A Bangla band is any (modern) musical band that performs solely or mainly in the Bengali language and which uses Western principles of music. ... The Calcutta Book Fair logo The Calcutta Book Fair (now renamed Kolkata Book Fair in English, and officially Kolkata Boi Mela in romanized Bengali, Bengali: কলকাতা বই মেলা) is a winter fair in Calcutta. ... Calcutta Youth Choir (Bengali: ক্যালকাটা ইয়ুথ কয়্যার) was set up in 1958 by Ruma Guha Thakurta with Salil Chowdhury and Satyajit Ray. ... Dover Lane music festival is organized every year is the months of December and January in Dover Lane,Kolkata. ... Dwarkin (formally known as Dwarkin & Sons but popular as Dwarkin), founded in 1875, was a pioneering Indian enterprise for the sale of Western and Indian musical instruments, which attained a legendary status in the music world at Kolkata (then known, in English, as Calcutta}, particularly with the development of the... Festivals are integral part of the the city Kolkata. ... The culturel life of Kolkata is diverse. ... Kolkata Film Festival is an annual international film festival held in Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. ... Travelogues The Great Railway Bazaar (Paul Theroux) Following The Equator (Mark Twain) Books City of the Dreadful Night and American Tales Rudyard Kipling City of Joy (Dominique Lapierre) Calcutta: The Living City Volumes 1 & 2(ed. ... Rabindra Nritya Natya is the term given to the song and dance based theatrical renderings of the drama and poetry composed by Bengals poet laureate Rabindranath Tagore, like Tasher Desh (The country of cards) , Chandalika , Red Oleanders, and so on. ... Rabindrasangeet (Bangla: রবীন্দ্রসংগীত Robindroshongeet) refers to complete body of songs (approximmately 2230) and lyrical poetry written and composed by Bengali Nobel-laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore. ... Ritwik Ghatak (Bengali: , Rittik Ghotok) (November 4, 1925 – February 6, 1976) was a Bengali Indian writer and filmmaker. ... Satyajit Ray (Bengali:  ) (May 2, 1921–April 23, 1992) was a Bengali Indian filmmaker and polymath. ... Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River in India, the Dakshineswar Kali Temple was constructed by Rani Rasmani, a wealthy widow, between 1847 and 1855. ... Kalighat (Bengali: ) is a locality of Kolkata, India. ... St. ... Tipu Sultan Mosque is a mosque near the Esplanade, Kolkata, India. ... Beighton Cup is the oldest field hockey tournament in the world. ... The Calcutta Cricket and Football Club (CCFC) is a cricket and association football club in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), West Bengal, India. ... Calcutta Football League is the football league where several football clubs of the Indian town of Kolkata (Calcutta) participate. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Eden Gardens situated in Kolkata is the oldest cricket ground in India and is also considered one of the finest in the world. ... The IFA Shield is an annual football competition organized by the Indian Football Association. ... Mohammedan Sporting Club is a football club in Kolkata, India. ... Mohun Bagan Athletic Club (Mohun Bagan AC) is a sports club, best known for its football team, based in the city of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. ... {{Infobox_Football_(soccer)_stadium arenaname = Salt Lake Stadium| nickname = Salt Lake Stadium image = | fullname = |Yuva Bharati Krirangan location = |Salt Lake (Bridhan Nagar), Kolkata built = | opened = | closed = N/A | demolished = N/A | owner = | operator = | surface = |Grass, with astroturf athletic track construction_cost = | architect = | former_names = | tenants = East Bengal Club, Mohammedan Sporting | capacity = 120,000... Adwaita (meaning one and only in Sanskrit) (c. ... The Alipore Zoological Gardens (also informally called the Alipore Zoo, Calcutta Zoo or Kolkata Zoo) is Indias oldest formally stated zoological park (as opposed to royal and British menageries) and a big tourist attraction in Kolkata, West Bengal. ... Located in Calcutta, India, the Central Forensic Science Laboratory is a wing of the Indian Union home ministry, is regarded as a centre of excellence in biological sciences and houses “the only DNA repository in Southeast Asia”. Categories: Kolkata | Universities and colleges in India ... Amongst other Indian states and capitals, Kolkata hosts one of the worlds most active civil society and non-government organisation (NGO) scenes. ... // The socio-cultural capital and aesthetic conscience of India Kolkata has been regarded since ages as the cultural capital of India. ... Fort William is a British Raj fort in the Indian city of Calcutta and was named after King William of Orange. ... The Hooghly River (alternatively spelled Hoogli or Hugli) is a distributary of the Ganges River in India. ... It has been suggested that Indian Botanical Garden be merged into this article or section. ... Collection of images relating to Kolkata. ... In the 19th century, Kolkata was the British Empires second biggest city after London. ... Kundu Special is a Kolkata based Bengali owned Indian tour operator company that organizes railway-based tours all over India. ... Gouri Sen, Hari Ghosh, Banamali Sarkar, Gobindram Mitter, Umichand, and Huzoorimal are some legendary personalities, who have survived in public memory in Bengal or what are now the Bengali speaking areas of India and Bangladesh through popular rhymes or sayings. ... Kolkata — the skyline across the Maidan The Maidan (open field) is the largest urban park in Kolkata (earlier known as Calcutta) in India. ... Missionaries of Charity wearing the blue-striped habit of the Order Missionaries of Charity is a Roman Catholic religious order established in 1950, which consists of over 4,500 nuns and is active in 133 countries. ... Rabindra Saroba or the Lakes is a large public park in South Calcutta. ...

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Subhas Chandra Bose was born in 1897 to an affluent Bengali family in Cuttack, Orissa.
Bose advocated the approach that the political instability of war-time Britain should be taken advantage of—rather than simply wait for the British to grant independence after the end of the war (which was the view of Gandhi, Nehru and a section of the Congress leadership at the time).
Bose visited the islands on just one occasion late in 1943, when he was carefully screened from the local population by the Japanese authorities, who at that time were torturing the leader of the Indian Independence League on the Islands, Dr. Diwan Singh (who later died of his injuries, in the Cellular Jail).
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (797 words)
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is situated in Dum Dum, West Bengal, near Kolkata (Calcutta).
Afterwards, it was renamed in the honour of the illustrious Bengali patriot Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
The airport is situated at a distance of 17 km from the city centre.
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