Sahnewal Airport (IATA: LUH, ICAO: VILD):
Sahnewal Airport also known as Ludhiana Airport, is the local airport serving the city of Ludhiana and other sub-cities of Ludhiana District in Punjab. It is near the town of Sahnewal, 12 km (7.5 mi) southeast of Ludhiana on the Grand Trunk Road.
The airport is spread over more than 130 acres. The arrival/departure halls can accommodate 40 passengers. Air India Regional, which used to operate an ATR-42 aircraft to Delhi, ceased the service in 2014.
The Ludhiana-Delhi route was resumed by Air India under the UDAN scheme on 2 September 2017. The flight is flown by Alliance Air.
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 to try to accommodate passenger flights. The Ludhiana Aerotropolis at Machhiwara is the country's second after the one at Durgapur.
The 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 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 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.