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Business Aircraft Ops to VIAR Airport- Amritsar, India

Airport name: Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport

ICAO code: VIAR                                               


City Name: Amritsar

Country: India

Fire Category: VIII

Airport Operating Hours of VIAR airport / ATQ airport: H24

Curfew and Restrictions of VIAR airport / ATQ airport: Airport Runway is closed for operation between 1100-1300 UTC from MON-FRI.

 (It is recommended to check latest GA restriction and curfew before you operate into VIAR airport)

CIQ Hours of VIAR airport / ATQ airport: H24

Slots/PPR requirements at VIAR airport / ATQ airport: Airport slots are required when you operate in VIAR 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. VIAR airport is the airport with slot validity of (+) 45 (-) 15 minutes.

Parking Availability at VIAR airport / ATQ airport: Limited overnight parking is available in VIAR airport with prior approval only. VIAR 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 VIAR airport need aircraft to be pushed back before departure using tow bar and push truck.

Port of entry/exit VIAR airport / ATQ airport: Yes, VIAR 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 VIAR airport / ATQ airport: Yes E-visa facility is available in VIAR airport. E-visa is acceptable at VIAR Airport.

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

VIAR 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 VIAR airport / ATQ Airport: General aviation lounge is not available at VIAR airport.

Tow Bar requirements at VIAR airport / ATQ airport:  VIAR airport have few power in and self power out parking stands subject to availability. Most of the parking stands at VIAR airport are self power in and pushed back parking stands. It is mandatory regulation to carry tow bar on board the aircraft in India, however tow bar of some of the business aircrafts are available with the handler at VIAR airport. It is advised to check tow bar availability before the flight operation.

Caterer at VIAR /ATQ 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 VIAR airport from nearby 5-star hotels on request.

Jet Fuel at VIAR / ATQ airport: Fuel facility is H24 available at VIAR airport.

Hotel at VIAR airport:  Hotel Taj Swarna, Radisson Blu and Courtyard by Marriott Amritsar are some good hotel options available in the city.

Places to Visit: A trip to Amritsar is like striking travel gold. The largest urban area in Punjab, Amritsar is one of India’s most deeply spiritual cities. Tens of thousands of devout Sikhs and cultural tourists alike make a pilgrimage to Amritsar every day for one main reason: A visit to the famous Golden Temple. There’s nothing quite like strolling around the glistening structure and sitting down for a communal meal from the temple’s massive, volunteer-run kitchen with dozens of other visitors.

But as you dig deeper into this soulful, frenetic city, you’ll have tons of other fascinating experiences that will make you fall in love with Amritsar. You can adventure to the border of Pakistan and watch the daily Wagah Border Ceremony, tuck into incredible Punjabi food, wander around the funhouse-like Mandir Mata Lal Devi, and tour the Summer Palace. Plus, Amritsar is an excellent spot to shop for Indian textiles.    

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.

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