Pune Airport

Pune offers excellent air connectivity to all the major metro cities of India through domestic airlines like Indian Airlines, Spice Jet, Jet Airways, IndiGo and many more. However, the availability and frequency of direct international flights to and from Pune is minimal. In fact, currently it is limited to only two cities: Dubai and Frankfurt. It was believed that soon the travelers would be able to fly between Pune and Singapore by the end of 2013 but this is still in the proposal stage and nothing has been confirmed by Airport Authority of India (AAI). As of now, Mumbai is the nearest international airport which links Pune to other cities in the world.

Lohegaon Airport

Pune AirportPune Airport, also known as Lohegaon Airport, located about 10 kms from the main city is managed and controlled by AAI. All the domestic and international flights are operated from the civil area of Lohegaon Air Base of Indian Air Force (IAF).

At present, the passenger movement at Lohegaon airport is estimated more than 2.8 million. However with only 8 parking bays and limited international traffic handling capacity, the airport is not able to meet the existing demand of air traffic to and from Pune.

Since Pune is emerging as a prominent place for IT, education, automobile, health and cultural events, it has become imperative that this airport is able to sustain the needs of both domestic and international passengers. Moreover, the civil public is not able to access the airport when it is closed every day for few hours by IAF to carry out its military functions.

Consequently, AAI launched a modernization project for Lohegaon Airport in 2008, under which new terminals were constructed and additional facilities were commissioned for the passengers. AAI has also proposed a major expansion plan for the current airport to handle cargo aircraft as well as civil passenger traffic at par with other international airports.

New Pune International Airport

Lohegaon AirportAs stated above, since Lohegaon airport is not operating fully to its expected air capacity, the state government of Maharashtra has proposed the construction of a new airport in Pune which will efficiently handle international passenger and cargo air traffic. The construction of new international airport has received clearance from AAI and its development will be now the responsibility of Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC). Estimated to be a 1,000 crore project, the airport is scheduled to go under construction by 2015. This airport location is proposed at Rajgurunugar (about 40 kms north of Pune) and expected to connect Pune and western Maharashtra to all the global cities.

Shopping Facility at Pune Airport

  • Restaurants
  • Snack Bars
  • Juice Counter
  • Radio Cab Service
  • Books, Magazines Shops
  • Men’s wear
  • Milk & Milk Products
  • Spa Services
  • Ladies accessories
  • Branded Fast Food
  • American Sweet Corn/Pop Corn
  • Money Exchange Counters
  • Baggage Wrapping Service
  • Pre Paid Taxi Counter
  • Hotel Reservation Counter

Free Services Available at Pune Airport

  • Passenger Baggage Trolleys
  • Airline Reservation Counters
  • Smoking Room / Child Care room
  • First Aid/Medical Inspection room available)
  • Physically Challenged/Aged/Infirm Passengers
  • Airlines :- Wheel Chair, Special handling
  • AAI :-Special toilets/ramps / lifts/ designated parking on city side

Paid Services Available at Pune Airport

  • Retiring  Rooms
  • Post Office
  • Visitors Gallery (Airport Entry Ticket)
  • Custom Duty Collection Counter by Bank of Maharashtra
  • General Transport Service
  • Sauchalaya :- Managed & Maintained by Sulabh International

Important Contact Details of Pune Airways

Airport Authority of India (Lohegan Airport, Pune)   
Ph: 020-26683232

Pune Lohegaon Airport Address
Pune Airport
Lohegaon
Pune – 411032
Tel: 020 26685201 / 020-26683232

Domestic Airlines

Air India / Indian Airlines
Ph: 020-26057001 (Office)
020-26683210/11 (Airport)
1800 180 1407 (Toll Free)

IndiGo   
Ph: (0) 99 10 38 38 38
+91 124 6613838

Go Air   
Ph: : 09223 222 111
1800 222 111 (Toll Free)

Jet Airways / Jet Lite / Jet Konnekt / Erstwhile Sahara Airlines   
Ph: 022 - 3989 3333

Kingfisher Airlines
Ph: 020 27293030
1 800 200 9000 (Toll Free)

Spice Jet
Ph: 0987 180 3333

International Airlines

Air India Express (Pune-Dubai)
Ph: 020-26057002 (airport)
      020-26059050 (airport)
      020-26683210 (booking)
      020-26683211 (booking)
      020-26682472 (booking)

Lufthansa Airlines operated by PrivatAir  (Pune-Frankfurt)
Ph: 020-26680202

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    Shardul from Pune 389 Days ago

    My brother is leaving to USA on 13th August. Is it possible for our family members to enter the terminal for sendoff? We are not travelling so will we need to purchase any kind of tickets for the terminal only ?

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    Basavaraj from Gokak 473 Days ago

    My flight is at 5 am accordingly I have to be there in air port by 3am.Is there any fecility like retiring rooms/common space ?

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    Vaibhav from Gurgaon 1516 Days ago

    thanks for giving the information!! can you suggest me the best hotel near new pune international airport?

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    puneonline.in Expertfrom 1186 Days ago

    Hi! Go through the page to find best hotels near Pune airport.

    http://www.puneonline.in/city-guide/hotels-near-pune-airport

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