Pune Lohegaon Airport
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Pune International Airport serves the city of Pune, one of India's largest metropolitan areas. Pune is a joint military/civil airport and is operated by Airports Authority of India. It is served by eight Indian airlines, which operate to 15 destinations across India and the UAE. Lufthansa also serves the airport from Frankfurt. Pune is currently undergoing an extension and upgrade of its terminal building. Pune International is expected to be replaced by a green field airport to be named Chakan International Airport, which will be the major international gateway to the wider western Maharashtra region.
Location of Pune Lohegaon Airport, India
Ground Handlers servicing Pune Lohegaon Airport
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Indian airline traffic growth remained above 20% in Jun-2010, the fourth consecutive month that domestic airlines have reported growth in this range. Traffic has been soaring at India’s second tier airports, the non-metros, where extensive modernisation and expansion projects are under way to cope with rising demand. The Indian Government previously identified 35 non-metro airports for upgrade and modernisation works, with initial plans to have all upgrades completed by 2009. Due to the slowdown in traffic related to the global economic recession and issues related to funding, completion was delayed. The revised target is to have the modernisation of all 35 airports completed by 2012.
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