Airport At Bhopal

Bhopal Airport(Raja Bhoj Airport)

Raja Bhoj Airport (IATA: BHO, ICAO: VABP) is the primary airport serving Bhopal in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is located in Gandhi Nagar area which lies 15 km (9.3 mi) north-west of Bhopal city centre on National Highway 12.It is the second busiest airport in Madhya Pradesh after Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport in Indore. The airport is named after the 10th century Paramara king Raja Bhoj.

The length of the runway strip was increased to 2,744 metres (9,003 ft), making it possible for larger aircraft to land at Bhopal.The first direct seasonal international flight from Bhopal was to Jeddah, a Hajj charter flown by Saudia on 23 October 2010 for Hajj travellers.

In 2013, the airport become the first airport in the state to use solar power for running its utility grid system. 100-kilowatt solar power plant was made operational in June 2013, with plans to install a 2 megawatt solar power plant at the airport in the future.The airport has night landing facilities, an Instrument Landing System (ILS) and CAT VII fire services.