Airport (IATA: IXA, ICAO: VEAT) is located 12 km (6.5 nautical miles) northwest from the city of Agartala, the capital of the state of Tripura
. It is administered by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).From 2010 to 2011 it was ranked 22nd busiest airport in India out of 50 major airports.The airport connects Agartala to Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Guwahati, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi & Imphal. Its the 2nd busiest airport in North East India after Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati.
Indian Post Cargo Freight Flight is operated by Air India making the basic Cargo delivery to the Capital also Quickjet cargo arrives in the Airport.
World War II
During World War II, the airport was used by the United States
Army Air Forces Tenth Air Force 4th Combat Cargo Group, which flew C-46 Commando transport aircraft over Burma. The airport was used as a supply point from which the unit air-dropped pallets of supplies and ammunition to the advancing Allied forces on the ground.
Airlines and destinations
Air India Regional
: Aizwal, Guwahati, Imphal, Kolkata, Silchar
: Ahmedabad, Delhi, Imphal, Kolkata
: Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati
: Kolkata, Guwahati
: Bangalore, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai