Agra Airport, also known as Kheria Airport and Air Force Station Agra is a military airbase as well as public/civil airport. It is situated at a distance of seven km from the center of Agra, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. One of the largest airline bases of the Indian Air Force, Agra Airport celebrated its sixtieth anniversary on August 15, 2007. The airport is served by an air freight company and features a domestic terminal. It is situated in close proximity of other national airports such as Delhi, Gwalior, Jaipur and Lucknow. Flights taken from Agra Airport connect with all domestic airports of India.
Air Force Station Agra was founded on August 15, 1947 and placed under the authority of Western Air Command. The airport continued to remain under the same command for the next two decades. In 1971, it was transferred to the Central Air Command and still remains under it. The base has seen the likes of C-47 Dakotas, C-119 Packets, HS 748 'Avros', AN-12s, AN-32s, IL-76s, Canberras, and now the Il-78 Midas, during its sixty year old military history. The base is credited with holding the first in-flight refueling aircraft Squadron in IAF service, the 78 ‘Battle Cry’ Squadron flying IL-78MKIs, in Indian sub-continent.