Singerbhil Airport IXA
The Singerbhil airport is located in the state of Tripura of India. It is a domestic airport. Like all other civilian airports, the administration of Singerbhil airport is handled by the Airports Authority of India. The Singerbhil airport is also known by another name i.e. Agartala airport. The IATA code for this airport is IXA, whereas the ICAO code is VEAT. The map coordinates of the airport are latitude 23°53′24″N and longitude 091°14′32″E. The airport is situated at an elevation of 47 ft/14 m and has an airstrip measuring 7,500 ft in length. The nearest city from this airport is Agartala, which is situated at a distance of 6.5 nautical miles (12 km). It is a popular tourist spot; therefore, it is frequented by the tourists all around the year.
The Singerbhil airport has been used for military purposes in the past. It has been used to operate C-46 Combat transport aircraft over Burma during the Second World War. At that time, the airport was used by the United States Army Air Force Tenth Air Force 4th Combat Cargo Group. From time to time, it kept operating from this Singerbhil airport before it was moved to Chittagong.
The major airlines that operate to and from the Singerbhil airport are Air India Regional, Indian Airlines, indigo, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, and spicejet. The regular destinations of flights from Singerbhil airport are Guwahati, Imphal, Kolkata, Silchar, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore.
Facilities At The Airport
The basic amenities and facilities are available at the Singerbhil airport. For the purpose of eating and drinking, there are places like Snack Bar, Tea Coffee bar, Juice Counter, and drinking water points. Similarly, for those who want to shop for souvenirs or books, there are bookstalls and handloom handicraft stalls.
There are many counters for lost & found baggage, trolleys, wheel chair, medical, and assistance to physically challenged, aged or infirm persons.
There are many well-furnished and hospitable hotels located near the airport. Some of the most renowned of these hotels are Ginger Hotel, Hotel Welcome Palace, Ambar Hotel, City Centre Hotel, Royal Guest House, Welcome Palace Hotel, Star Hotel, Royal Guest House, Minakshi Hotel, Rajarshi Badsha Hotel, Executive Inn Hotel, and Rajdhani Hotel. Similarly, there are facilities as City bus service, General taxi service, and Car rental service at and near the airport.
The facility of PCO is also available at the airport for STD and ISD calls.