Travel by Flight to Port Blair, Andaman Nicobar Islands

Port Blair is connected by Direct Flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Vishakapatnam and New Delhi. Flights are operated by Air India, SpiceJet, GoAir and Jet Airways between Chennai and Port Blair and / Air India, SpiceJet and Jet Airways, GoAir between Kolkata and Port Blair daily, Air India connects Port Blair and Vizag weekly twice.

List of non stop flights to Port Blair

LocationDistanceTravel TimeFlight Operators
1. Chennai (Madras)1372 Km2 hr 10 MinAir India, Go Air, Indigo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet
2. Kolkata (Calcutta)1303 km2 hr 05 MinAir India, Go Air, Indigo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Vistara
3. Mumbai (Bombay)2280 km3 hr 35 MinGo Air
4. Bangalore (Bengaluru)1639 km2 hr 40 MinGo Air
5. New Delhi2483 km3 hr 45 MinAir India (Mon, Thur, Sat only)
6. Vishakapatnam (Vizag)1224 km2 hr 05 MinAir India (Mon and Friday only)

Map of travel points
The yellow lines depict flights to Indian Mainland Locations. Red, Green and Blue are ship routes (More on Ships)

Jet Airways to withdraw flight between Kolkata to Port Blair from 25-March-2018


All aircrafts from Indian Mainland reach Port Blair at the Veer Savarkar Airport, Port Blair (IXZ).

Video: Helicopter over Port Blair : Aerial View
Video: Aeroplane leaving Port Blair Airport

AIR FARES : average is INR 9000

Chartered flights are operated by Andaman Administration from Chennai and Kolkata for both tourists and Local Islanders. The cost of ticket is INR 5000.


Foreign tourist charter flights are also permitted to land at Port Blair subject to the fulfilment of guidelines of the Director General of Civil Aviation.

Port Blair Airport or Veer Savarkar Airport is operated and maintained by Airports Authority of India (AAI) for all commercial flying aircraft operations. Indian Airlines is the first commercial Airlines to start operations from Port Blair Airport. In past the airport was visited mostly by Boeing 737 aircrafts and after the extension of the runway in 2004, it started operating Airbus 320 and much bigger Airbus 321.

The Airfield has two operational parts i.e. Naval and Civil. The Naval part of the airfield is utilised and maintained by INS Utkrosh for all Indian defence services aircraft.

History of air/flight operations at Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The first ever recorded landing in these Islands was by a sea plane of the British in 1930. In 1937 the British built a unpaved (Kutcha) strip and permanently placed 2 fighter planes. During second world war after the the Japanese occupation of the Islands, In Mar 1943 the Japanese constructed the paved runway using forced Indian labourers.
           On 29 Dec 1943, Subhash Chandra Bose landed in the same airstrip at Port Blair. On 12 Oct 1945, the Japanese surrendered and left the Islands. Since then the airfield which had suffered some damage was declared unserviceable and closed. It remained closed till 1958 when it was handed over to DGCA (Director General Civil Aviation). On 14 Nov 1960, the first aircraft commercial aircraft landed at Port Blair. In Mar 1984 the control of airport was transferred to Indian Navy from DGCA.

Vistara Airlines started their daily flights between Kolkata - Port Blair from 30 September 2016.

Spicejet first started their flight operations from October 2007, and stopped operation for almost 2 years before resuming the service again. SpiceJet also became the first airline to make night landing at Port Blair on September 11, 2015 at 6.10 pm .

 

 

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