Jammu Airport is also known as Satwari Airport. This airport handles only domestic passenger traffic. No international flights land or take off from here. Nearest international airport to Satwari airport is Amritsar Airport and after that is Delhi Airport.
Jammu Airport is located at a distance of 8 km from the center of the Jammu city in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Its geographical coordinates are Longitude 74° 50’ 0” E and Latitude 32° 41’ 0” N. The airport code of this Airport is IXJ. Jammu Airport is spread over an area of 88.699 Acres. Runway length of this airport is 5556 ft and elevation is 1029 ft.
Jammu airport is only 6 km from Indo-Pak border and comes under the category of hyper-sensitive airports. The security check is extremely rigid here and takes more time than other airports.
How to reach Jammu Airport Distance between Jammu city and airport is very less and can be covered easily in city buses or taxis. Autorickshaws are also a cheap and comfortable choice.
Travelers must reach the domestic airport at least 2 hours before flight timings to board the flight in time as formalities at the airport may take time.
Domestic Flights from Satwari Airport Jammu airport has direct flights to destinations like Delhi, Mumbai, Srinagar, Chandigarh, Leh, and Lucknow. For all other, domestic and international destinations passengers from Jammu can opt for Amritsar airport or Delhi airport.
All major domestic airlines like Spice jet, Air Sahara, Kingfisher, Air India, Go Air, Indian airlines and Jetlite operate from here. Other airports near Jammu airport are Amritsar airport (109km), Lahore airport (136km), Srinagar airport (144km), Islamabad airport (191km) and Faisalabad airport (227km).
Expansion Jammu airport is small and currently hosts only 11 flights daily and 140 flights weekly. Private companies are pressuring AAI to expand and develop the infrastructure of Satwari Airport so that more flights can operate from here to meet the increasing demands of growing passenger traffic.
Airport Authority of India plans to make Jammu Airport an international airport and extend its runway to another 1300 ft. The longer runway will allow big aircraft like the Airbus-320 and the Boeing 737-800 to land here. There are plans of allotting separate parking spaces for arriving and departing passengers. At present this airport can accommodate 250 passengers and AAI aims to double this capacity.