Soon, you can fly to Shimla: Airport to reopen for commercial flights

Updated On Apr 27, 2017 12:15 PM IST
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Shimla airport located in Jabbarhatti, some 20km away from the state capital of Himachal Pradesh, will soon be reopening to commercial flights. Located in a scenic setting, the airport was constructed by levelling a hilltop. (HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 27, 2017 12:15 PM IST

Shimla airport located in Jabbarhatti, some 20km away from the state capital of Himachal Pradesh, will soon be reopening to commercial flights. Located in a scenic setting, the airport was constructed by levelling a hilltop. (HT Photo)

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Built as a single runway, Jabbarhatti airport near Shimla looks stunning from a distance. (HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 27, 2017 12:15 PM IST

Built as a single runway, Jabbarhatti airport near Shimla looks stunning from a distance. (HT Photo)

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Reopened under the Regional Connectivity Scheme, the airport will offer low cost flights to Shimla. (HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 27, 2017 12:15 PM IST

Reopened under the Regional Connectivity Scheme, the airport will offer low cost flights to Shimla. (HT Photo)

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Due to the single runway and the altitude of the airstrip, a limited number of passengers can board an aircraft on their return journey while taking off from the Jabbarhatti airport. (HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 27, 2017 12:15 PM IST

Due to the single runway and the altitude of the airstrip, a limited number of passengers can board an aircraft on their return journey while taking off from the Jabbarhatti airport. (HT Photo)

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Security personnel wait for passengers to board an aircraft on the runway of the Shimla Airport. (Deepak Sansta / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 27, 2017 12:15 PM IST

Security personnel wait for passengers to board an aircraft on the runway of the Shimla Airport. (Deepak Sansta / HT Photo)

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