Shillong Airport or Barapani Air Force Base or Umroi Airport is the domestic airport of Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya. Its airport code is SHL. Other airports near Shillong airport are Imphal Airport, Aizawl Airport, Agartala Airport and Guwahati Airport.
Location of Shillong Airport
Shillong Airport is located at a distance of 32 km from Shillong city. Geographical coordinates of this airport are Longitude: 91° 58’ 43” E and Latitude: 25° 42’ 13” N. Runway length of this airport is 6000 ft and elevation is 2950 ft.
How to Reach Shillong Airport
Travelers can opt for taxis and city buses to reach the airport. Because of hilly terrain, it may take some time to reach the airport. It is better to arrive at least 2 ours before flight departure to go through security checking in time.
Terminals of Shillong Airport
Shillong Airport has a single domestic terminal with a peak hour passenger handling capacity of 25. Air India Regional has regular flights to Jorhat and Kolkata.
Facilities at Shillong Airport
Shillong Airport has many facilities for travelers: • Bookstall • Snack Bar • Tea Coffee bar • Juice Counter • PCO (STD/ISD) • Drinking Water • Free Baggage Trolleys • Wheelchair • Assistance to physically challenged / Aged / Infirm • Restroom • City bus service • General taxi service • Car rental service
Food and beverages provided at the airport cost more than their normal prices. For instance, you can buy 1 Sandwich for Rs.60, one Veg Burger for Rs. 100 and a Cappucino for Rs. 70-100.
Shillong Airport Authorities can be contacted at the following address: Address Airport Controller Barapani Airport Ri Bhoi District Meghalaya, PIN-793103
Telephone: 91-9436332580, 91-364-2908740 Fax: 91-384-2502839