Lucknow Airport or Amausi Airport or Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport is located in the city of Lucknow in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Airport Authority of India manages this airport and its airport code is LKO. The government of India renamed this airport as Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport on 17 July 2008 after Chaudhary Charan Singh, who was the 7th Prime Minister of India, a leading freedom fighter and the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
Location of Lucknow Airport
Lucknow Airport is located at a distance of 8 km from the city. Its geographical coordinates are Longitude: 80° 53’ 0” E and Latitude: 26° 46’ 0” N. Runway length of this airport is 7835 ft. and elevation is 400 ft.
How to Reach Lucknow Airport
Distance between Lucknow airport and city is not much and can be easily covered in taxis, local transport buses and autorickshaws.
To go through all security checks and formalities in time try to reach the international terminal at least 3 hours before the flight timings and the domestic terminal at least 2 hours before flight timings.
Terminals of Lucknow Airport
Lucknow Airport has only one terminal catering to both international and domestic travelers. Airport authority of India has proposed new international terminal with all modern and high tech facilities for the convenience of travelers which will incur costs of Rs. 176 crore.
International Airlines operating from this airport include Oman Air, Air India, Indian Airlines and Saudi Arabian Airlines offering direct and regular flights to gulf destinations like Muscat, Sharjah, Dubai, Jeddah, and Riyadh. Special flights also operate during Haj time for Haj pilgrims.
Domestic Airlines at Lucknow Airport
Domestic airlines operating from this airport include Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Jetlite, Kingfisher Red, and Indigo with regular flights to destinations including Mumbai, Delhi, Varanasi, Bangalore, Goa, Kolkata, Patna and Jammu.
Facilities available at Lucknow Airport
Lucknow Airport has many facilities like ATMs, food and beverage, wheelchairs etc. for both international and domestic travelers.
Travelers can make use of following facilities at the airport:
• Baggage Trolleys and wheel chair for disabled passengers
• Doctor on call
• Tourist Information
• Car Rental
• Inter Terminus Bus Service
• Drinking Water
• Pre-paid Taxi
• Restaurant and Snack Bars
Usually snacks and drinks available at the airport cost much more than their normal prices. For instance you can buy 1 Samosa for Rs. 50, 1 Sandwich for Rs.60, 1 Uttapam for Rs. 100 and a Cappucino for Rs. 70-100.