Sahnewal Airport


Sahnewal Airport

Sahnewal Airport, (IATA: LUH, ICAO: VILD) also known as Ludhiana Airport, is the local airport serving the city of Ludhiana in Punjab. It is located near the town of Sahnewal, 5 km (3.1 mi) southeast of Ludhiana on the Grand Trunk Road.

The Airport is spread over more than 130 acres. The current airport arrival/departure halls can accommodate 40 passengers. [1]The baggage delivery is done manually. Air India Regional ATR flight service is thrice a week. With the given infrastructure Air India has been ensuring great efforts for a sound service thrice a week to this manufacturing sourcing destination. From June 1, 2014 the lone to and fro Ludhiana-Delhi flight of Air India from Sahnewal domestic airport has been withdrawn.

An Aerotropolis is being planned for Ludhiana. The previous Congress government of the state had proposed an airport in the city. Their proposal had included the suggestion of an airport first at Ladhowal and then it would be gradually expanded to the Halwara air force base for trying to accommodate passenger flights. The Ludhiana Aerotropolis at Machhiwara is the country’s second after the one at Durgapur. The Ludhiana Aerotropolis would be spread over 3,500 acres (1,416 ha), and about 2,500 acres (1,012 ha) of this area would be developed in the first phase at a cost of Rs 2,000 crore. This would also include the process of land acquisition and construction of the airport. Bengal Aerotropolis had earlier signed a MoU with PSIDC for setting up an airport in Punjab, which also acted as the project facilitator for them. They have already tied up with Singapore’s Changi Airports International Pvt. Ltd for development and planning of the Project