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

UPDATED ON APR 27, 2017 12:15 PM IST 5 Photos
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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

UPDATED ON APR 27, 2017 12:15 PM IST
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