Jaipur International Airport or Sanganer Airport is the only airport catering to international passenger traffic in the state of Rajasthan. It is also the biggest domestic airport in the state and its airport code is JAI. Jaipur airport got the status of international airport on 29 December 2005.
Location of Jaipur Airport Jaipur airport is located at a distance of 13 km from the city of Jaipur near the town of Sanganer, hence the name Sanganer airport. Its geographical coordinates are Longitude 75° 48’ 0” E and Latitude 26° 49’ 0” N. Runway length of this airport is 5955 ft. and elevation is 1278 ft. Other airports near Sanganer airport are Agra Airport (240 Km), Delhi Airport (260 Km), Jodhpur Airport (340 Km), Maharana Pratap Airport, Udaipur (420 Km) and Jaisalmer Airport (645 Km).
How to Reach Jaipur Airport Travelers can take taxis, autorickshaws or city buses to reach the airport. Some private operators also provide cars on rent. They are very comfortable if you can share with someone or have extra luggage.
Security checking and other formalities at the airport may take time. So reach the international terminal at least 3 hours before the flight timings and domestic terminal at least 2 hours before flight timings to board the flight in time.
Terminals of Jaipur Airport Jaipur airport has two terminals. Terminals 1 can accommodate 500 passengers at one time. Terminal 2 is new and can also accommodate 500 passengers at one time.
Only a few international airlines operate from Jaipur airport. International Airlines like Air Arabia, Air India Express, Indian Airlines and Oman Air have flights to destinations Sharjah, Dubai, and Muscat.
Domestic Airlines at Jaipur Airport
Domestic airlines operating from this airport are Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, Kingfisher Red, Air Sahara, Go Air and Air India with regular flights to destinations like Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Guwahati.
Facilities Available at Jaipur Airport Jaipur airport has many facilities like ATMs, money exchange counters, food and beverage, wheelchairs etc. for the convenience of both international and domestic travelers.
Following facilities are available at the airport: • Arrival and departure lounge • Baggage Trolleys and wheelchair for disabled Passenger • Medical / First Aid Room • Tourist Information • Handicraft Emporium • Pink City Gems and Jewellery • Drinking Water • Infant Room • Money Exchange • Duty Free Shops • STD / ISD / PCO / Int'l Call Card Outlet • Post Office • General Taxi Service • Gift Shops • Restaurant and Snack Bars • Tea / Coffee Vending Machines • Cyber Cafe
Food and beverages offered at the airport are priced more than their normal prices. For instance you can buy 1 ice cream scoop for Rs. 100, 1 Veg Puff for Rs.60, 1 Veg Burger for Rs. 80 and a Cappucino for Rs. 70-100.