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Agartala Air Force Station
|Operator||Airports Authority of India|
|Location||Agartala, Tripura, India|
|Elevation AMSL||47 ft/ 14m|
The Airport of Agartala (IATA: IXA, ICAO: VEAT) is situated at a distance of 12km from the main city of Agartala. Agartala is the capital city of the state Tripura. The Airport and the Air force base both are been managed and maintained by the Airports Authority of India. The Airport holds the 22nd rank in being the most busiest of the busiest airports of the country,India and the and most busiest airport among the North eastern hemisphere of the country.
The Agaratala airport is huge and is in a well connected network with the other airports of the country, some of which are Kolkata, Ahemdabad, Guwahati, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Delhi etc
History Agartala Afs
The Airport of Agartala was established in the mid 20th century when the state of Tripura was ruled on by a renowned Maharaja BirBikram Kishore ManikyaBahadur. The King palnned of getting this huge and beautiful airport in an isolated area of the state. And the area was Singerbhill in the state of Tripura. The king is now known or regarded with the title of father of Modern Architecture. The airport was hence built in the era World War II. The airport initially had a small runway but it has improved and modified its field.
The airport was of immense importance when it was constructed and hence was used by the officials of United States Army Air Forces Tenth Air Force 4th Combat Cargo Group. They used it for their personnel use. They made the C-46 Commando aircraft fly from there to Burma.
Units at Agartala Base
The Aircraft movement from the Agartala Air Force station and airport is 9,729.