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As far as airways in Dhanbad is concerned, denizens of this district are eagerly looking forward to the construction of a state-of-the-art airport here. As of now, there is no air-link from Dhanbad to other cities. However, there is just an airstrip near Barwadda which can be upgraded to a domestic commercial airport.The civil aviation ministry plans to construct airports in Dhanbad, Deoghar, Jamshedpur, Bokaro and Hazaribagh. Businessmen and students who study in colleges in other states will be benefited immensely after these districts get state-of-the-art airports.
Nearest airports to Dhanbad
The airports nearest to Dhanbad have been listed below. You can reach these airports by train or commute by cab and then take a convenient flight to your destination.
Birsa Munda Airport, Hinoo, Ranchi
This airport is 140 kms. (87 miles) from Dhanbad. Hatia Railway Station is just a kilometer away from this airport. A new integrated terminal with facilities for customs and immigration, multi-purpose shops, help desks and comfortable lounges was inaugurated in March, 2013. Air India, Go Air, Jet Airways and Indigo Airlines operate flights to and from Delhi, Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai etc. from this airport.
Gaya Airport, Bihar
This airport is around 207 kms. (129 miles) from Dhanbad and is also known as Bodhgaya airport. Flights are available for Delhi, Kolkata, Varanasi, Yangon etc.
Netaji Subhas Chandra International Airport,Kolkata, West Bengal
The airport is about 270 kms. (167 miles) from Dhanbad. It was known as Dum Dum Airport earlier. This airport is the largest in Eastern India. Flights operate to North-East India, Bangladesh and Southeast Asia from here. It has facilities for cargo and further expansion plans are in the anvil.
Additionally, Kolkata Metro expansion plans include two new lines to the airport, one from Noapara connecting at Barasat, and the other from New Garia. Both lines will converge at the airport and form an underground station. A flyover from Kestopur to Jora Mandir ( stretching 2 kms.) is being built for the convenience of airport bound traffic.
There are flights operated by Air India, Air Asia, Air Emirates, Go Air, Indigo and Spice Jet etc. to cities such as Agartala, Aizawl, Bagdogra, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Dhaka, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Gaya, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal,Kathmandu, Mumbai, Port Blair, Shillong, Silchar, Yangon and many foreign destinations. Blue Dart Aviation, Lufthansa Cargo, Thai Airways International Cargo, Qatar Airways Cargo, QuikJet Cargo, Singapore Airlines Cargo take care of cargo operations. Deccan Aviation, North East Shuttles and Jamshedpur Air Connect Pvt. Ltd. provide facility of Chartered airlines from Kolkata to Jamshedpur.
Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport, Patna
This airport is 271 kilometers (168 miles) from Dhanbad. It is classified as an Restricted International Airport by AAI (Airports Authority of India). Air India, GoAir, Indigo, Jet Airways and Jet Konnect operate flights to various destinations within the country.