Flights to Shimla: Shimla or Chandigarh airport
Shimla Airport is situated at a distance of 22 km from Shimla town at a place called Jubberhatti. Shimla airport is a smaller airport where the total length of airstrip is 4035 m.
Being a smaller air strip only smaller Dornier planes land here. Shimla airport is presently connected by flights from New Delhi only. Kingfisher airlines operate a regular daily flight to Shimla. Earlier Air India and Jagson Airlines were also operating flights to Shimla which have since been discontinued.
Kingfisher flight (IT4353) departs New Delhi airport at 9.40 am and arrives Shimla at 10.50 am. The same flight (IT4354) leaves Shimla at 11.20 am and reaches Delhi at 12.25 pm making it a convenient flight for further connections.
If one is not comfortable flying on the smaller aircraft to Shimla, the nearest airport to Shimla happens to be at Chandigarh. Chandigarh airport is well connected with flights from New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Almost all major airlines like Kingfisher, Indigo, Go Air, Air India fly to Chandigarh. Chandigarh airport has facilities for bigger planes to land.
Chandigarh to Shimla is a four hour comfortable ride on NH 22. With flights landing at Chandigarh airport at comfortable timings, one can travel to Shimla during reasonable timings. Chandigarh airport lies very near to the Zirakpur crossing. One can travel through Zirakpur, Panchkula and on to Shimla thus avoiding the Chandigarh traffic.
Both Shimla airport and Chandigarh airport provide a reliable connectivity when traveling to Shimla. While Shimla airport is only connected with New Delhi presently, Chandigarh airport provides a better alternate for people traveling from Mumbai and Bangalore with direct flights and then moving by road to Shimla.
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October 4, 2011 / Vikas / 0