This page informs you about Shimla Airport, one of the domestic airports of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla, once being the summer capital of the British India, situated 2,196 meters above the sea level, is the popular hill resorts in the Himalayan lower ranges. It has become an attractive destination for the sun weary people and numerous tourists visit Shimla by air. The Shimla airport serves as the most comfortable connector of the beautiful hill station with rest of India. Located at Jubbarhatti, Shimla Airport is about 23 km from Shimla city.
The Shimla Airport seems to be built by cutting the crest of a long hill of the region. Regular flights operates between the capital city of New Delhi and Shimla from this airport. The airports receives regular domestic flights from Indian Airlines and Jagson Airlines. No international flights operate from Shimla airport. Shimla Airport is connected to the major cities like Delhi and Kullu by regular flights. The Chandigarh airport located near Shimla Airport is convenient for foreign tourists who wants to travel via the major airports in India.
Shimla Airport occupies an area of about 140.87 acres of land at an elevation of 5065 ft. The terminal capacity of the airport is only 25. The length of runway in Shimla airport is about 3,800 feet. The airport has no ground lighting facilities. The airstrip is distinctly seeable across the Shimla valley from the Chandigarh-Shimla highway when one is coming near the capital city. Small size aircraft like 18-seater Dornier can only operate from Shimla Airport. Large aircrafts such as 60-seater ATR-72 or IAF's AN-32 aircraft cannot operate from Shimla Airport as it requires a much longer runways.