Kanpur city is one of the largest cities in India, located on the banks of River Ganges in Uttar Pradesh. It’s one of the major, thickly populated industrial cities of Northern India and famous for its historical, religious and commercial significance.
It is a home for textile, leather, engineering, fertilizer, two wheeler, pan masala, soap and chemical industries. A variety of goods are being exported from this place.
Kanpur also consists of famous historical places, natural parks and beautiful places that attract tourists from all over the country as well as from other countries. One of the best ways to reach Kanpur is through air transport.
Chakeri International Airport Kanpur
The airport of Kanpur is known as Chakeri Airport and is considered to be a very well structured and maintained International Airport since its inception in 1996. It is 11 km away from the center of the city. Regular flights are operated from here to many important cities and countries.
It’s capable of handling a good amount of human traffic. It has got all amenities like X-Ray baggage facility, excellent visitors lounge, shopping facility, snack bars, spacious car parking area, pre-paid taxi service etc. Buses and autos are also available from here to go to the city very easily.
This airport was first known as Aka Chakeri Air Force Station and belonged to Indian Air Force. The flights were operated to few places like Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Allahabad, Mumbai, Pune and Chennai from here since 1970. Hence, many people used to depend on the International Amausi Airport of Lucknow which was located in the close proximity of Kanpur.
However, to avoid such a situation and for a better connectivity, the Civil Air Terminal of Kanpur was reopened in 2004 and from then onwards regular flights were operational from here. Later the Airports Authority of India had planned for the expansion of Chakeri Civil Enclave. This was done, anticipating a large growth in human traffic over here.
The development of Chakeri Airport Kanpur was done in two phases. During the first phase the terminal building that was existing was expanded by building a visitors’ lounge and giving a new car parking facility. This is for managing and handling the human traffic. During the second phase, a fifty acre plot was added to the existing place to build the new civil air terminal.
Now the flights are not only operated regularly to many cities of India but also to various European, Asian, Gulf, African and American countries.
Hotels Near Kanpur Airport
If visitors want to have a convenient stay, they can prefer many hotels near the airport in Kanpur. Some of them are:
Hotel Orient: It’s the closest hotel to the airport, situated opposite to Heel Palace, Kanpur and is only 4.79 km away from the air port.
Hotel Ashoka: It’s a two star hotel situated in Birhana Road, 5.16 km away from the airport.
Hotel Mahadeva Regency: It’s a two star hotel located from 5.71 km away from the airport.
Hotel Gaurav: It’s a two star hotel situated 5.82 km away from the airport.
Little Chef Hotel: It is a three star hotel located in Civil Lines and is 6.11 km away from the air port.
Hotel Govinda Royal: It’s a three star hotel situated in G.T Road, P.Road, in front of Har Sahai College and is 7.8 km away frm the airport.
Hotel Malik Residency: It’s a three star hotel locate in Brah Nagar 80 Feet Road and is 7 km away from the airport.
Hotel Bliss: It is a three star hotel located 7.24 km away from the airport in G.T.Road, Near Gumti Gurudwar .
Kanah Continental: It’s a three star hotel located in G.T. Road, near coca cola crossing Ashok Nagar and 7.36 km away from the airport.
Kanah International: It’s a three star hotel located 7.43 km away from the airport in Ashok Nagar.
Hotel SB Castle: It’s a three star hotel located in Fazalgunj and is 7.54 km away from the airport.
Hotel Royal Cliff: It’s a four star hotel situated Opp. Motijheel Gate No.1, Swaroop Nagar and 7.9 km away from the airport.
Hotel Mandakini Plaza: It’s a three star hotel located in Swaroop Nagar, Opp. Overseas Bank and is 7.9 km away from the air port.