Nashik Airport – Everything you want to know about flying to Nashik
There is so much thing happening around Nashik Airport, that I keep getting news and update for it from a different source sometime a new route is opened up and sometimes people ask me about “how and when” questions about Nashik Airport.
Now, I decided to write a one long article containing everything about Nashik Airport and Airport Services.
This article will be get updated from time to time and the table of content is:
- History of Nashik Airport
- The opening of Nashik Airport
- Location of Nashik Airport
- Flights from and to Nashik
- Taxi at Nashik airport
- My first flight to Mumbai from Nashik
- My first flight to Nashik from Delhi
History of Nashik Airport
Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) announced the launching of commercial air freight operations in Ozar airport on 20 September 2011.
The freight services have been handled by HALCON, a joint working group between HAL, state-run Container Corporation (Concor) and Clarion Solutions.
The airport is capable of handling large aircraft such as the Antonov AN-124s following generating additional parking area and health care centers. Clarion Solutions are the freight terminal operator.
In 2011, HAL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Maharashtra to get a Rs 40 crore upgrade of Ozar airport.
Scheduled passenger air support to Nashik was restored after a gap of eight years after Air Deccan started operations to Mumbai and Pune on 23 December 2017 beneath the UDAN scheme.
The Opening Of Nashik Airport
Union minister, Praful Patel inaugurated the new airport terminal at Ozar, around 20 km from Nashik city, on Mar 3, 2014, along with state Public Works Department (PWD) minister Chhagan Bhujbal and state revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat.
The Nashik airport will definitely help in decongestion of air traffic at Mumbai — especially now when the new airport has been opened.
The situation will help the industrial, agricultural and tourism growth in the district. We understood this, and our design respects Nashik’s heritage with a shape inspired by the gateway arch and reflecting the future through modern materials like glass, steel, and metal roof.
A sense of grandeur is induced by an imposing structure and a gigantic seamless curve.
The new airport terminal connects more people across the globe to the exciting city of Nashik and provides a future of economic growth and tourism.
Due to the huge inflow of people into Nashik during the famous Kumbhmela every six and 12 years, its proximity to Shirdi sai baba temple (a popular religious destination), and strong political support, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Maharashtra and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was created to develop a civil aviation facility at HAL’s Aircraft and Overhaul Division in Nashik.
The Government of Maharashtra is responsible for constructing an airport terminal building, and Stantec is functioning as a design consultant for this important project.
An airport terminal is invariably conceived as a gateway to the city and is a matter of pride and symbol of growth for its people. The state government and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) have jointly upgraded the Ozar airport at a cost of Rs 94 crore — with the state spending Rs 84 crore, while Rs 10 crore was HAL’s expenditure on the project. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the government and HAL was signed in March 2011.
The new terminal, spread over 22 acres, with 8,267 sq metre built-up area, offers international-standard amenities.
Around six planes can land here simultaneously. The air-conditioned building has a seating capacity of 300 passengers. The runway is 3.5 km in length and 60 metres in width.
Location of Nashik Airport
The terminal is located around 20 km from Nashik.
Road connectivity from the city to the airport has improved due to the widening of the Mumbai-Agra National Highway 3, reducing travel time from 45 minutes to 15-20 minutes.
The airport is of the greater importance of in the “balanced development” of the country.
Airports boost regional development and the construction of such an airport boasting of modern technology, architecture and facilities will only bring in more visitors and flights to Nashik and assist in the development of the region.
Flights from and to Nashik
(Updated on 15th July 2017)
currently, you can fly to and from the following location:
Note: As checked today all flights shows No Seats available at Air Deccan website
Nashik to Pune (Air Deccan)
Daily Flights (Excluding: Monday), departure time 18:05 HRS and flight time is 40 minutes Price: Rs.1900
Pune To Nashik (Air Deccan)
Daily Flights (Excluding: Monday), departure time 19:05 HRS and flight time is 40 minutes Price: Rs.1900
Nashik to Mumbai (Air Deccan)
Daily Flights (Excluding: Monday), departure time 6:00 HRS and flight time is 50 minutes Price: Rs.1900
Mumbai to Nashik (Air Deccan)
Daily Flights(Excluding: Monday), departure time 16:00 HRS and flight time is 50 minutes Price: Rs.1900
Nashik to Delhi (Jet Airways)
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, departure time 14:35 HRS and flight time is 1:50 minutes, Price start from Rs.3800
Delhi to Nashik (Jet Airways)
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, departure time 12:00 HRS and flight time is 1:50 minutes, Price start from Rs.3800
Taxi at Nashik airport
Taxi service at Nashik airport is still need to be managed well. Currently no Ola or Uber give its services to Nashik airport.
Some local people will drop you in share private cars at the unregulated rates (start from Rs.500 / per person to Nashik and Rs.1000/ per person to Shirdi).
There is no prepaid service nor there is any help from the airport authority.
My first flight to Mumbai from Nashik
My first flight booking was done on may 2017, however, my both flights to Mumbai and from Mumbai got cancelled.
Although I was not able to board a flight to Mumbai from Nashik, some of the friends were able to do so.
I recommend keeping a backup plan if you are planning to fly to Mumbai or Pune using Air Deccan services.
My first flight to Nashik from Delhi
However, My first flight from Delhi to Nashik was having a better story than my above.
What do you think, where do you want your next flight from Nashik should be? Post your comment and thoughts below