Imphal Municipal Airport IMF
Municipal Airport or Imphal Municipal Airport is located in Imphal, the capital city of the Manipur state. It is about 8km south of the main Imphal city. It is famous for being located in the city of Palace of Kangla, and is home for Assam Rifles. A taxi can take you to the airport for just Rs 150. The airport has served as a major Allied supply base during the World War II. During the Japanese attack on India, the airbase supplied parachute ammunition, rations, and even drinking water to the surrounded combat units during war.
The airport is looked after by the Airport Authority of India. At present, the airport offers both commercial as well as general aviation services. It also offers the private or charter plane facilities. The runway length is about 9022 ft. The airport allows domestic flights.
In the commercial flights’ category, the airport is served by five major airlines including Air India regional, Indigo, Indian, JetLite, or Sahara and Kingfisher airline. The air India regional flies to Agartala, Dimapur, Guwahati, Kolkata, and Silchar. The Indian airline operates for Aizawl, Delhi, Guwahati, and Kolkata.
The kingfisher airlines offer their services to Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata and Silchar. Among all, the Indigo airline has the biggest share, with flights to and from around 58 percent of the destinations. Thus, it connects Manipur to other big and small states of the country. All airlines operate within the country. At present, the airport is not offering flights to any international destination.
The air charter service allows private planes to use its runways for flying and arrivals. A counter offers services regarding schedule and rent of the charter planes. The air traffic control panel separately deals with the charter flights.
The airport offers seamless facilities to the guests. It has a special counter operated by the Tourists Department. It provides onsite as well as online information to the tourists. The terminal building offers many facilities such as spacious lounge or waiting area. The lounge is centrally air-conditioned. It has clean and filtered water coolers. The terminal has a post office and telephone booths. It provides entertainment facilities with a variety of shops, bookstores, and eating points. You may find snacks, burgers, and even pure Indian food.
The airport has a spacious car parking near the terminal. It offers wheel chair facility from parking and within the airport. The terminal has a childcare room as well. The airport administration ensures foolproof security through closed circuit cameras and X-ray baggage screening system. This airport has a bookstore, offering old and latest books on history as well as current affairs.
The airport has a 24-hour general taxi service. Moreover, you may also benefit from the inter-state bus and taxi service. The passengers, especially tourists, can rent a car for a day or even more. Different car renting companies rent a car with experienced drivers and a guide. For delegates, you may also rent shuttles or buses.