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Business Aircraft Ops to VICG Airport, Chandigarh, India

Airport name: Chandigarh International Airport

ICAO code: VICG                                               

IATA Code: IXC

City Name: Chandigarh

Country: India

Fire Category: VIII

Airport Operating Hours of VICG airport / IXC airport: H24

Curfew and Restrictions of VICG airport / IXC airport: Runway is closed for operation on every Sunday between 0300-0800 UTC.

It is always recommended to check GA restriction and curfew before you operate into VICG airport.

CIQ Hours of VICG airport / IXC airport: H24

Slots/PPR requirements at VICG airport / IXC airport: Airport slots are required when you operate in VICG 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.

Parking Availability at VICG airport / IXC airport: Overnight parking is available in VICG airport with prior approval only. VICG 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 VICG airport need aircraft to be pushed back before departure using tow bar and push truck. VICG airport also have few power in and self-power out parking stands subject to availability.

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

Ground Handler at VICG airport / IXC airport: VVIP Flight (ops@vvipflight.com) 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 VICG airport / IXC airport

VICG Landing Permit Notice Period: It takes 3-4 weeks to obtain VICG landing permit as it is defence airport.  For foreign registered operating into defence airfield Air Operations Routine (AOR number) is required in addition to Civil Air Office clearance. AOR is generally applied and coordinated by Handler or Agent on behalf of operator.

Detail required applying for VICG landing permit: Operator Name, Acft Registration, Acft Call Sign, Type of Aircraft, Schedule, ATS route to be flown, Crew Passport details such as Name, passport number, date of issue, date of expiry, Nationality, Date of Birth etc. Pax Passport details such as Name, passport number, date of issue, date of expiry, Nationality, Date of Birth etc.

Air Operations Routine (AOR number) : All Foreign Registered Aircraft operating flight into Military Airport (Naval or Air force) has to obtain AOR clearance for operating to/from defence aerodromes. AOR clearance will be issued by Director of Air Intelligence, Air Headquarter (Vayu Bhavan) / Naval HQ in coordination with MoD. Once AOR is obtained civil Air Office issues landing permit to operate into defence airport. This is generally taken by your handler or agent in India.

Validity of AOR: Validity of AOR may vary. But normally it is (+) (-) 2hours. For delay beyond 2 hours on arrival / departure at Military airport revised AOR clearance is required. This is generally taken by your handler or agent in India.

GA Lounge/Terminal at VICG airport / IXC Airport: General aviation lounge is not available at VICG airport.

Tow Bar requirements at VICG airport / IXC airport:  VICG airport have few power in and self-power out parking stands subject to availability. 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 VICG airport. It is advised to check tow bar availability before the flight operation.

Caterer at VICG /IXC 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 VICG airport from nearby 5-star hotels on request.

Jet Fuel at VICG / IXC airport: Fuel facility is available during airport watch hours at VICG airport.

Hotel at VICG airport:  Hyatt Regency, JW Marriott Hotel, Taj Chandigarh and The Lalit Chandigarh are some good hotel options available in the city.

Places to Visit: Chandigarh is independent India’s first planned city. Designed by the French architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, popular as Le Corbusier, it serves as a capital of Punjab and Haryana. Standing as a symbol of planned urbanization, Chandigarh is also famous for its gardens like the Rose Garden and the Rock Garden. The calm and serene Chandigarh busts the popular perception that cities are always noisy.

Chandigarh has a dense cover of green; forests, which provide sanctuary for various animal species, surround the city. Sukhna Lake, which lies south of the Rock Garden is home to a variety of birds including migratory ones.

If you have any questions about this article or would like assistance planning your next trip to India, contact us ops@vvipflight.com 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 latest information please feel free to contact us.

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