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Mangalore International Airport

Mangalore International Airport
Mangalore Airport Terminal building
Airport information
 Location of airport in India
Airport typePublic
OperatorAirports Authority of India
LocationMangalore, India
Elevation103 m (337 ft)

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Mangalore International Airport, ( ) formerly known as Bajpe Airport, is a domestic and international airport serving the coastal city of Mangalore, India. The airport was opened on 25 December 1951 as the Bajpe Aerodrome when Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru arrived on the maiden flight on a DC-3 Dakota aircraft. In 2007-08 the airport handled 10,019 aircraft movements as compared to 6,268 the previous year.

The airport is located near Bajpe, around 20 km (12.4 mi) north-east of the city centre. Several daily flights connect Bajpe with most major cities in southern and western India as well as many major cities in the Middle East. Until 2005, its small 1600 m (5249.3 ft) runway meant that it could only handle Boeing 737-sized aircraft; slightly larger aircraft can now be handled.

The operation of international flights started in 2006 with Air India Express flying to Dubai.

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