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Business Aircraft Ops to India-VEBS airport, Bhubaneswar.

Airport name: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport

ICAO code: VEBS                                              


City Name: Bhubaneswar

Country: India

Fire Category: VII

Airport Operating Hours of VEBS airport / BBI airport: 0000-1830 UTC Daily

Curfew and Restrictions of VEBS airport / BBI airport: Nil (It is recommended to check GA restriction and curfew before you operate into VEBS airport)

CIQ Hours of VEBS airport / BBI airport: 0000-1830 UTC Daily

Slots/PPR requirements at VEBS airport / BBI airport: Airport slots are required when you operate in VEBS airport. Slots are requested via e-mail / fax from the airport slot coordinator. This is generally done by the agent or handler on the behalf of operator. VEBS airport is the airport with slot validity of (+) 45 (-) 15 minutes.

Parking Availability at VEBS airport / BBI airport : Limited overnight parking is available in VEBS airport with prior approval only. VEBS airport implement temporary parking restrictions from time to time. It’s always recommended to confirm all parking arrangements well in advance. Most of the parking stands at VEBS airport need aircraft to be pushed back before departure using tow bar and push truck. VEBS airport also have few power in and self power out parking stands subject to availability.

Port of entry/exit VEBS airport / BBI airport: Yes, VEBS airport is port of entry/exit.

Crew visa requirements for GA flights in India: All general aviation crew arriving in India must carry with them a valid BUSINESS VISA issued by the Indian Embassy / Consulate or an E-BUSINESS VISA available online. If time permitting, it is recommended that they carry with them a valid Business Visa issued by the Indian Embassy/Consulate.

For applying the Business Visa, some Embassies ask for an invitation/sponsorship letter which VVIP Flight will gladly provide.

Pax visa requirements for GA flights in India: All Pax must arrive with valid Indian visa or Indian e-visa (available online).

E-visa acceptable VEBS airport / BBI airport: Yes E-visa facility is available in VEBS airport. E-visa is acceptable at VEBS Airport.

Ground Handler at VEBS airport / BBI airport: VVIP Flight ( can assist you with your Landing permits, Ground handling, slots, parking, CIQ coordination, Catering coordination, Aviation Fuel, Ground transportation arrangements, flight dispatch, weather services, hotel arrangements and other GA flight services at VEBS airport / BBI airport

VEBS Landing Permit Notice Period: It takes 03 working days to obtain landing permit (flight should operate on 4th day) except flights originating from PRC countries i.e. China, North Korea, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Nigeria. It takes 07 working days to obtain landing permission for flights originating from PRC countries (flight should operate on 8th day).

GA Lounge/Terminal at VEBS airport / BBI Airport: General aviation lounge is not available at VEBS airport.

Tow Bar requirements at VEBS airport / BBI airport:  VEBS airport have few power in and self power out parking stands subject to availability. Most of the parking stands at VEBS airport are self power in and pushed back parking stands. It is mandatory regulation to carry tow bar on board the aircraft in India. It is advised to check tow bar availability before the flight operation.

Caterer at VEBS /BBI airport:  It is recommended to bring catering from 5 star hotels as there is no good caterer available at the airport. We can also assist in arranging catering at VEBS airport from nearby 5 star hotels on request.

Jet Fuel at VEBS / BBI airport: Fuel facility is available during airport watch hours at VEBS airport.

Hotel at VEBS airport:  Hotel Mayfair Lagoon and Trident Bhubaneswar Hotel are some good options available in the city.

Places to Visit: Bhubaneswar, fondly known as the ‘City of Temples’, with its bucolic spirit and a beatific blend of diverse cultures, vast history, and impressive architecture along with some good, old sprinkling of sun and sand that bespeak why this destination is a favourite among wanderlusts around the world. The architecturally elegant Lingaraj Temple, the wonderful Buddhist Peace Pagoda Dhaula Giri Hills, the ancient Udaygiri and Khandagiri Caves are a few architectural masterpieces that take one back in time by a few thousand years. Linger around and feel the spiritual energy in these transcendent temples. Bhubaneswar is also an enthralling pit stop with its vibrant, cultural traditions. Numerous fairs and festivals are organized throughout the year, celebrating the culture of the land.   

If you have any questions about this article or would like assistance planning your next trip to India, contact us or (OPS)- (+91)-8010686868.

Note: Regulations, watch hours, NOTAM, Fire category or any other information given in above article are subject to change from time to time, for most latest information please feel free to contact us.

You can also read our blog on business aircraft ops to Major International Airports in India  : VIDP Airport  (Delhi airport), VABB Airport (Mumbai airport), VOBL airport (Bangalore airport),VOMM  Airport ( Chennai Airport), VOGO airport (Goa Airport) , VECC  airport (Kolkata Airport), VOCI airport (Cochin Airport),VAAH airport ( Ahmedabad Airport) VOTV airport ( Trivandrum Airport), VOCL airport ( Calicut Airport), VILK airport (Lucknow Airport), VIAR airport (Amritsar Airport), VOTR airport ( Trichy Airport), VIJP airport (Jaipur Airport), VOML airport (Mangalore Airport), VAPO airport (Pune Airport), VANP airport (Nagpur Airport),VOCB airport ( Coimbatore Airport), VEGY Airport (Gaya Airport), VEDB Airport (Bagdogra Airport), VEGT Airport (Guwahati Airport),VEBN Airport ( Varanasi Airport), VICG airport (Chandigarh Airport), VOVZ airport ( Vishakhapatnam Airport), VOMD airport  (Madurai Airport) and VOPB airport ( Port Blair Airport).

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