Dehradun Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerAirports Authority of India
OperatorAirports Authority of India
ServesDehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh
LocationJauligrant, Dehradun district, Uttarakhand, India
Built1974; 50 years ago (1974)
Elevation AMSL566 m / 1,857 ft
Coordinates30°11′23″N 078°10′49″E / 30.18972°N 78.18028°E / 30.18972; 78.18028
WebsiteDehradun Airport
DED is located in Uttarakhand
Location of airport in Uttarakhand
DED is located in India
DED (India)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,140 7,000 Asphalt
Statistics (April 2022 - March 2023)
Passengers1,595,977 (Increase 73.9%)
Aircraft movements16,652 (Increase 37.1%)
Cargo tonnage1,531 (Increase 42.7%)
Source: AAI[1][2][3]

Dehradun Airport (IATA: DED, ICAO: VIDN), also known as Jolly Grant Airport, is a domestic airport serving Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand, India. It is located in Jauligrant, 25 km (16 mi) south of the city, 20 km (12 mi) from Rishikesh and 35 km (22 mi) from Haridwar. Commercial operations began on 30 March 2008, after the runway was extended to accommodate larger aircraft. A new terminal building was inaugurated in February 2009.[4] The current passenger terminal was inaugurated in October 2021.[5] The airport is the 30th busiest airport in India, with over 1 million annual passengers.

It is also known as the Air Gateway of Garhwal and plays an important role in the tourism of Uttarakhand.[6]


The former terminal at Dehradun Airport, demolished in 2022

The airport was constructed in 1974.[7] Vayudoot operated scheduled services to New Delhi, Lucknow and Pantnagar from 1982 to 1995.[8] Air Deccan started flights between Dehradun and New Delhi in December 2004,[9] and added a second daily flight from August 2006.[10]

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) suspended flight operations at the airport from 1 March 2007 in order to execute its airport modernization plan. The runway was extended from 3,500 feet to 7,000 feet and also broadened from 23 metres to 45 metres to enable the landing of narrow-body jets like the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320. The erstwhile terminal was built in 2008, a night landing system was installed, a new terminal building and an Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower were also constructed.[11]

The expansion work was expected to cost 72 crore (US$9.0 million) and was to be completed by the end of 2007.[12] However, it took a few months longer, and scheduled flights resumed in March 2008 with Air Deccan re-launching its flights.[8] Air India launched flights from the airport to Delhi on 28 January 2010,[13] followed by SpiceJet in 2012.[14]


The domestic terminal building at the airport, built in 2008, covered an area of 4,200 m2 (45,000 sq ft) and had glass and steel structure with centralised air conditioning and heating, a Flight Information Display System (FIDS) and CCTV surveillance systems. The terminal had a peak-hour passenger handling capacity of 150 passengers and annual handling capacity of 122,000. It had 11 check-in counters, an X-ray baggage scanner, three security check booths in the departures section and two baggage claim conveyor belts in the arrivals section. Its adjoining apron can accommodate two Category 'C' type of aircraft.[4]

In September 2018, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) approached the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) for clearance to expand the airport by constructing a new integrated terminal building and allied facilities at an investment of 344.75 crore (US$43 million).[15] It would be a new, centrally air-conditioned modular integrated terminal building, to be built on an area of 17,961 m2 (193,330 sq ft) and cover a built-up area of 30,200 m2 (325,000 sq ft). The erstwhile terminal was demolished in 2022 to pave way for the new terminal.[7]

The new terminal building covers an area of 42,776 m2 (460,440 sq ft), has a concourse, check-in area, security hold and arrival lounge on the ground floor. Offices are accommodated on the mezzanine floor. The departures area has 48 check-in counters, self-check-in kiosks, in-line baggage screening facility among many other facilities and amenities.[16]

New terminal building

In order to meet the increasing passenger footfall in the coming years, the airport has received an expansion and full makeover. The cost of the redevelopment project has been done at about 486 crore (US$61 million). The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has modernised the airport in two phases–the first phase of development includes the construction of a new passenger terminal building, built in two parts, along with a utility block, a parking space, a sewage treatment plant, rainwater harvesting facilities and other ancillary structures.

The new terminal initially covered an area of 12,950 m2 (139,400 sq ft), was capable of handling 1,800 passengers during peak hours and about 2 million passengers annually, which now increased to an area of 42,776 m2 (460,440 sq ft), an apron capable of handling 20 Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 type aircraft, and is able to handle 3,240 passengers during peak hours and 4.7 million passengers annually, thereby expanding the capacity of the airport by eightfold.[17] The new terminal building has a concourse, check-in areas, security hold and arrival lounge on the ground floor, security hold at first floor, and various offices on the mezzanine floor.[18]

It is equipped with 36 check-in counters, which now increased to 48, four conveyor belts, 12 baggage X-ray machines, self-check-in kiosks, in-line baggage screening facilities, retail and commercial spaces covering an area of about 7,000 m2 (75,000 sq ft) and a parking space capable of accommodating 500 vehicles.[19]

As per the plan, the second phase of the development work would include shifting of operations from the existing terminal building to the new one, and construction of the remaining portion of the terminal building, by demolishing the erstwhile terminal, along with the integration of all of the services. The first phase of the project was completed and inaugurated by Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia, on 7 October 2021,[20][21] and the second phase was inaugurated by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Jyotiraditya Scindia on 14 February 2024.[22]

Airlines and destinations

Apron area of the airport
Alliance Air Delhi [23]
FlyBig Bathinda, Ghaziabad, Ludhiana, Pithoragarh[24] [25]
IndiGo Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Goa–Mopa,[26] Hyderabad,[27] Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai, Prayagraj, Pune[28]
Seasonal: Kolkata
Vistara Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai[30]


Graphs are unavailable due to technical issues. There is more info on Phabricator and on
Annual passenger traffic at DED airport. See Wikidata query.

See also


  1. ^ "Annexure III – Passenger Data" (PDF). Retrieved 23 April 2023.
  2. ^ "Annexure II – Aircraft Movement Data" (PDF). Retrieved 23 April 2023.
  3. ^ "Annexure IV – Freight Movement Data" (PDF). Retrieved 23 April 2023.
  4. ^ a b "New Integrated Terminal Buildings inaugurated at Amritsar, Dehradun and Jaipur Airport". Press Information Bureau. 25 February 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  5. ^ Singh, Kautilya (9 October 2021). "U'khand gets new airport terminal bldg, heli services for seven routes flagged off". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  6. ^ Pandit, Ambika (26 June 2013). "Dehradun airport sees flurry of action". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  7. ^ a b "PRE-FEASIBILITY REPORT (PFR) FOR OBTAINING TOR FOR EXPANSION OF DEHRADUN AIRPORT" (PDF). Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Aviation giants land at Jolly Grant airport". The Tribune. 28 March 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Air Deccan to fly Delhi-Dehradun". 21 December 2004. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Air Deccan launches 2 flight on Delhi-Dehradun-Delhi sector". 22 July 2006. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Expansion causes flight suspension at Dehradun airport". Live Mint. 26 February 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  12. ^ "Dehradun airport to get Rs 72-cr facelift". Business Standard. 23 February 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  13. ^ "Air India launches Delhi-Dehradun flight". Daily News and Analysis. 28 January 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  14. ^ "SpiceJet launches Delhi-Dehradun flights". The Economic Times. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  15. ^ "AAI seeks various clearances from Environment Ministry for expansion of 5 airports". The Economic Times. 2 September 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  16. ^ "Dehradun Airport's first phase upgradation to be completed by next month: AAI". The Economic Times. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  17. ^ "New Terminal at Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport to Become Operational in October". 22 September 2021. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  18. ^ "Dehradun Airport all set to get a world-class makeover to handle more passengers". 23 September 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  19. ^ "New terminal building of Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport inaugurated". Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  20. ^ "Dehradun Airport all set to get a world-class makeover to handle more passengers". 23 September 2020. Retrieved 16 December 2021.
  21. ^ "देहरादून में बन रहा है ये शानदार वर्ल्ड क्लास एयरपोर्ट, तस्वीरों में देखिए भव्यता". Navbharat Times (in Hindi). Retrieved 16 December 2021.
  22. ^ "Dehradun Airport Update: New terminal building of Jolly Grant airport inaugurated; here's all about its capacity and other features". The Financial Express. 14 February 2024. Retrieved 15 February 2024.
  23. ^ "Alliance Air Network and Schedule". Alliance Air. Retrieved 2 February 2024.
  24. ^ "Flight operations resume from Pithoragarh's Naini-Saini airport after three years! 19-seater aircraft to run between Dehradun and Pithoragarh – Details here". The Financial Express. 30 January 2024. Retrieved 2 February 2024.
  25. ^ Jain, Nitin (4 September 2023). "Ludhiana gets Dehradun, Delhi air link from this week". The Tribune. Retrieved 6 September 2023.
  26. ^ "IndiGo to commence Dehradun-Goa Mopa service in May-2023". CAPA. Retrieved 14 April 2023.
  27. ^ "New flights Information status and Schedule". IndiGo. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  28. ^ Joshi, Gaurav (12 January 2023). "IndiGo launches nonstop flight from Pune to Dehradun". Simple Flying. Retrieved 12 January 2023.
  29. ^ "Comprehensive list of Awarded RCS Routes state wise" (PDF). Airport Authority of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  30. ^ "Vistara Flight Schedule". Vistara. Retrieved 17 August 2022.