Greenfield Hollongi Airport received Aerodrome Licence

The new aerodrome meets reference Code 4C and is designed for operations of Airbus 320/A319 type or equivalent aircraft.

Greenfield Hollongi Airport received Aerodrome Licence

Arunachal Pradesh: The newly built Greenfield Hollongi Airport in Arunachal Pradesh has received Aerodrome Licence from DGCA, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India. License for public use for VFR (Day) operations. 

The new aerodrome meets reference Code 4C and is designed for operations of Airbus 320/A319 type or equivalent aircraft. 

The soon-to-be inaugurated airport is going to connect Arunachal Pradesh with other major cities in the country. It will help boost tourism and will spur the economic growth of the northeast Indian state.

About Greenfield Hollongi Airport

Itanagar Airport, also known as Hollongi Airport and Donyi Polo Airport (officially), is an under-construction greenfield airport, which will serve Itanagar, the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh, India. It is being constructed at Hollongi, situated 14 kilometres south of the city centre, in the Papum Pare district. It is being built by the Airports Authority of India, over an area of 320 hectares. 

The project entails the construction of a 2,300 metre runway, a terminal building measuring 5,100 square metres to handle 200 passengers during peak hours, an Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower, a technical block and a fire station, with provisions for commercial activities such as a hotel and a convention centre. The apron will measure 115 metres by 106 metres, suitable for parking two Airbus A321 aircraft. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the airport on 9 February 2019.

Construction was started on 15 December 2020, and the initial completion date was scheduled to November 2022, but it has been brought forward to 15 August 2022 to mark 75 years of India's Independence.