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Agra airport is one of the major airports of Uttar Pradesh. Read the article to know a brief profile of the Agra Airport, India, a.k.a. Kheria Airport.

Agra Airport

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.

History
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.

Airlines

Domestic
Passenger Services
Famous hotels, like Agra Ashok Hotel and Hotel Clarks Shiraz, are also close to the Agra Airport. Car rental services are available within the airport premises. Car-parking is also available.

Contact Details
Agra Aiport
Kheria, Agra
Uttar Pradesh
Phone :91-562-302325, 91-562-302348
Fax :91-562-302286

Last Updated on 1st August, 2009