Patna Airport PAT
The Patna PAT is the airport located in Patna, which is the capital of Bihar. The code given to the airport is PAT. The airport is also known by the name of Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport. The Airports Authority of India is responsible for the operations carried out at the airport. The airport has been named after Jayaprakash Naryan, who was a famous political leader and freedom fighter of the country.
The airport is at a 5-km distance from the Patna City Centre. The airport serves for domestic flights. Daily regular flights from Calcutta, Delhi, and Lucknow are operated at the airport. Some of the most popular airlines that serve at the Patna Airport include Indian Airlines, Jet Lite, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and Indigo. The other domestic destinations that the airport caters to are Mumbai, Bangalore and Ranchi.
Good accommodation facilities are also available near the Patna PAT. Some of the hotels include the Hotel Chanakya, Hotel Maurya, Hotel Republic, Marwari Awas, Hotel Samrat International, Patliputra Ashok, Hotel President, and Hotel Satkar International.
Good means for transportation to and from the airport are available for the passengers. The local transport includes buses, which travel within the city, and also to other cities. It is always good to have a margin of two to three hours in reaching the airport, so that all the procedures and formalities can be completed on time. Other than buses, the local taxi service is also very good. In addition, rickshaws are also present for travelling within the city.
A variety of cars of all kinds and sizes are available for hire at the airport. Facilities:
There are many great facilities available at the Patna PAT. There are facilities like snack bar, bookstall, tea, and coffee bar, trolleys for baggage, PCO, TV, telephone security hold area, and wheelchairs. In addition, medical aid is also available in case of any emergencies. Assistance for the disabled and physically challenged is also provided. There is also a Tourist Information Office at the airport to help the tourist with any information they might need about the city of Patna.