Port blair Airport

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                                                                                               Port Blair Airport

Airport Address Information:

Veer Savarkar International Airport
IATA Code:  IXZ
Address: Airport Port Blair-744103 (Andaman & Nicobar Islands)
Telephone: 91-3192-235619, 91-3192-211225
Email: apdportblair@aai.aero

About Airport:

The Port Bair Airport is the most important or main Airport serving the Andaman and Nicobar Island of India and it's an international airport with a limited number of airlines operating at the airport. The Airport is named after the freedom fighter 
Veer Savarkar, who spent 10 years as a prisoner at the infamous Cellular Jail. The passenger terminal with the capacity of 
400 passengers. The Airport has a 3,290m in length single runway. All the air traffic operations over Port Blair are undertaken by the Indian Navy except for the civilian terminal. The group of islands is a union territory of India, located in the 
The Bay of Bengal. Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, SpiceJet, and Vistara serve Port Blair from major cities and there is the availability of both direct flights service from few cities and also connecting flights.  

Terminals Guide:

The Veer Savarkar International Airport consists of one terminal only and the passenger terminal has the capacity of handling 400 passengers. The aircraft parked on 
the buses are used to provide transportation from the terminal and the terminal covers 
6100 square meters of area. New terminal building construction is in progress.

Particulars of Airport:

Airport Code: (IATA: IXZ, ICAO: VOPB)
Airport Name: Veer Savarkar International Airport
City Name: Port Blair
State: Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Distance from city: 2 km from the south of Port Blair

Airport Facilities:

# Rest room-
1. Airport has restrooms for relaxing or waiting for the flights.
2. Airport has all the facilities- airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 
24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything. 
# Lost and found counter-
The airport provides the lost and found baggage facility in which
Passengers can report any damaged baggage to the ground handling agent of their airline. 

# Medical-aid-
1.Free medical assistance available

# Tourist counter-
Airport counter check-in is the process in which the passenger, 
upon arrival at the airport, hands over any baggage that they don’t want or are not allowed to carry inside the aircraft's cabin. 
They are then given a boarding pass before they proceed to board the aircraft.

# Snack bar and restaurant-
For travelers convenience, the airport also have food to serve 
and there are popular fast food joints close to the airport gates.
There are some recommendations:
1. Brewberrys Cafe
2. Fortune Resort Bay Island 
3. Prabha Snacks
4. Annapurna Cafeteria Pure Veg
5. ISLAND CAFE multicuisine Restaurant and more.

# ATMs-
1. State Bank Of India ATM
2. Syndicate Bank ATM
3. ICICI ATM
4. HDFC Bank ATM
5. PNB Port Blair Branch & ATM
6. Axis Bank ATM

# Shops and Duty-Free
Port Blair Airport now has two duty-free shops, one at the arrival hall 
and one at the departure hall. Passengers can now buy lots of duty-free stuff viz. 
liquor, tobacco, perfume, cosmetics, camera, watches, soft drinks, etc.
there are shops recommendations:
1. Manoj & Co (dress store)
2. Famous Bakery
3. Chithar Dept Store
4. Arafa electronics
5. Goenka's ( Men's clothing)
6. Gloria Medical Store

# Luggage services-
1. Provide safety to the customers' baggage by wrapping it.
2. Baggage providing counters provides passengers claim checked-in baggage.
3. One can take the trolley service to take luggage to the check-in counter

Connectivity with the City:

Port Blair is the largest town and also the capital of the picturesque Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Bus services are available for transportation between the terminal area and aircraft parking. The bus stand is present quite near the Port Blair Airport, only 2 km away. Buses are available to reach every corner of the city from this bus stand. All major airlines operate from the Port Blair Airport and some of them are Air India, Jet Airways, GoAir, SpiceJet, All India Regional, JetKonnect, and Jal Hans. 
The most popular destinations from this airport are Kolkata, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, 
Havelock Waterdrome, and Delhi.

About Place:

Port Blair is one of the top tourist destinations in India, in the Bay of Bengal. Known for its beaches, marine life, and water sports.
It is a strategically important base of Indian defense forces- Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. The cellular Jail, 
having historical significance, is also located here and Port Blair is the capital of the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Andaman & Nicobar Islands with their exotic flora and fauna have immense scope for tourism and have been recognized as an eco-friendly tourist destination. Domestic tourists 93% and foreign tourists 7%.
The Island has people from all over India and it seems like mini India with no conflicts and religion.
Port Blair is a market town with a sawmill, several local museums, and an airport and Port Blair is a vibrant mix of Indian Ocean inhabitants – Bengalis, Tamils, Telugus, Nicobarese, and Myanmarese. Port Blair is also famous for the historic Cellular Jail and other small islands like Corbyn's Cove, Wandoor, Ross Island, Viper Island, etc. Port Blair has been selected as one of the cities to be developed as a smart city under the Smart Cities Mission.

Places to visit:
1. Cellular Jail
2. Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park
3. Corbyns Cove Beach
4. Corbyns Cove Beach
5. Samudrika Marine Museum
6. North Bay Island
7. Jolly Buoy Island
8. Diglipur
9. Limestone Caves
10. Baratang Island
11. Mud Volcanoes
12. Ross and Smith Island
13. Ross Island
14. Madhuban
15. Parrot Island

Port Blair Weather:

1.Port Blair, the months of summer bring their own color to the grand beauty of the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 
Starting from March to May. 

2. Port Blair is a place that is pleasant throughout the year, the monsoon season is also a great choice to pay a visit to the capital of Andaman and Nicobar islands. During June to September

3. Between October and February, the winters in Andaman also make for the best time to visit Port Blair.