Kullu Manali Airport KUU
The Kullu Manali Airport is located in the city of Bhuntar, Himachal Pradesh in India. It is also known as Bhuntar Airport, due to its location.
This airport is situated in a hilly area, so it is a difficult landing place for pilots. This airport also has a lot of significance for the locals. This is because the city of Bhuntar is a gateway to the Kullu Valley, which has a deep mythological history.
The airport is situated almost 10 kilometres from Kullu. It only has one domestic terminal, so this airport does not serve international air traffic. The domestic terminal has the capacity to handle 50 passengers in peak hours.
There are four major airlines operating from this airport, which are Kingfisher Airlines, MDLR, Air India, and Jagson Airlines.
The authorities have planned expansion and renovation of the airport in order to accommodate more passengers and larger aircrafts. Since this airport is a busy tourist destination, the authorities are keen to improve the facilities offered to the passengers at this airport.
Taxis and buses are the most common modes of travelling to and from the airport. These are cheap and convenient because the airport is not very far from the main city.
There are no prepaid taxi booths available at the airport. However, general taxis are available throughout day and night. There are also some bus stations in the nearby cities, which provide transport to the airport, and buses are available outside the airport most of the times.
Many local car rental companies provide their services in this region and these can be hired for transport in this area. However, these services are not available at the airport, so any such arrangements should be made beforehand. Many international car rental companies also offer their services in this region such as Hentz and Avis.
Since the Kullu Manali Airport is a small domestic airport, only the basic facilities are provided to the passengers. There are no restaurants or shops at the airport. A snack bar and coffee/juice counter are available for food and drinks.
Only the basic medical services are available in case of emergencies and extra assistance is not available for handicapped people. There are no VIP lounges or luxury rest rooms at this airport.