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Leh Airport (IXL)

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Leh Airport (IXL)

IXL - Airport Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
  • Coordinates 34.1404648, 77.5458116
  • Time Zone UTC+5.30

Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport

Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, located at 3256 meters above the mean sea level, is one of the highest airports in the whole world. The airport is based in the Leh distrcit of Jammu and Kashmir state in India. KBR Airport is named after the 19th incarnation of Kushok Bakula Rimpochee, an influential statesman of Ladakh region.


Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport has only one terminal for domestic flights usage. The terminal is spread over an area of 3600 sq. meters and has a 2130 meters long runway. There are a lot of incoming and outgoing flights which connect Leh to other parts of the country. Most of the flights are scheduled for take-offs and landings during morning time as the area goes windy after that. KBR airport witnesses enhanced scrutiny and security arrangements to cope up with the terrorism threat in the area. Passengers are advised to report 2 hours prior to their flight timings in order to cooperate with the security.

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About Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport

The airport is well connected to the city by the means of road transportation. Passengers can get to and from the airport in different vehicles available. These modes of transportation are available at the airport:

Pre-Paid Taxi Service:

This service is available only during the flight operations. Taxis can be hired according to the scheduled flight timings.

State Transport Bus:

Airport is well connected with state transport buses. Passengers can board buses to different destinations from outside the airport. This mode of transportation is significantly cheaper than the Taxi service.

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