The Srinagar International Airport is located at a convenient distance of 14 km from the city, at a height of about 5445 feet above sea level. Serving the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the airport which was established around 60 years back is also known as Sheikh-ul-Alam Airport. Owned jointly by the Indian Air Force and the Airports Authority of India, the airport is essentially a civil enclave.
Initially catering only to domestic flight services, the airport was granted its ‘International Status’ in the year 2005. The airport underwent a major renovation, after which it was re-inaugurated in the year 2009, with a new terminal, as well as additional aerobridges. Designed to accommodate as many as 500 passengers at any given point in time, the airport comprises of two terminals, one serving domestic carriers while the other dedicated to hosting international passengers.
While the airport offers commendable connectivity to major India cities including Jammu, Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh, Bangalore and Amritsar, it offers international flight services exclusively for Hajj.