Shimla Airport is the domestic airport of the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla. It is also known as Jubbarhatti Airport. Shimla airport is operated by Airports Authority of India and its airport code is SLV.
Shimla is a very popular tourist destination. It is everyone’s favorite summer hill station. Shimla Airport provides a fast and comfortable means of travel. The airport recently received an aviation observatory. This observatory will make it easier for flights to land under bad weather conditions. Since weather at hill stations is very unpredictable it is very important to take such measures to make travel simple and safe. The government of Himachal Pradesh has also requested Central Government to allow advance technology for its airports to predict natural disasters like cloud burst.
Shimla airport is located in Jubbarhatti at a distance of 22 km from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Its geographical coordinates are Longitude: 77° 9’ 0” E and Latitude: 31° 7’ 0” N. Taxis are the most convenient means of reaching the airport and costs are negotiable.
Shimla Airport is very small. It has only one terminal with a capacity of accommodating only 25 passengers at one time, at both arrival and departure.
Domestic Airlines at Shimla Airport
Domestic airlines like Jagson Airlines have flights to Delhi and Kullu. International travelers from Himachal Pradesh can opt for Delhi Airport or Amritsar Airport. Flights may not operate during harsh winter months of December to February, due to snowfall and unsafe weather conditions.
Shimla Airport has only a few basic facilities for the travelers like drinking water, restrooms, taxi service and customer help service.
Contact Information For any inquiries Shimla Airport authorities can be contacted at the following address: Address Airport-in-Charge Airports Authority of India (NAD) Shimla Airport Shimla Himachal Pradesh
Telephone: 91-177-426835, 91-177-426956