Faq

Can I carry medicines on board?

You are required to carry a doctor’s prescription for medicines that are to be carried on board. Passengers are advised to get in touch with their respective airlines regarding the same for further clarification.

Is SGRDJI Airport equipped to operate in Fog and Adverse weather?

SGRDJI Airport, Amritsar has state-of-art CAT IIIB Instrument landing systems equipped runway 34. These systems are the most advanced of their class and provide the guidance required for pilots to land an aircraft in poor visibility conditions. While the equipments are available at airport, it also requires aircraft to be equipped on board and pilot to be trained to utilize these systems, ie; be CAT IIIB compliant. Most modern aircraft are CAT IIIB compliant and Airlines are required to roster CATIIIB qualified pilots during fog.

Who do I contact if I have lost something at the airport?

All the unclaimed property found in the terminal & its vicinity are deposited in the Office of Airport Manager. Please click https://www.aai.aero/en/airports/lost-found/amritsar/item-list for further assistace.

Then how does fog or adverse weather affect Runway operations?

Although aircraft and airport technology is continually evolving, operations during fog is limited to an extent. There is a minimum visibility required for pilots to safely land an aircraft in dense fog. Aircraft can land in up to 50 m RVR (Runway Visual Range) and normally take off if RVR is above 125 m. Take off can also take place if RVR is above 75 m if aircraft is equipped with approved lateral guidance system.

Is it still possible to drop off and pick up someone in front of a terminal?

Yes, vehicles are permitted only for active loading and unloading of passengers in the Drop-off Lane. Vehicles left unattended at the curb will be towed and fined.

At times, why do arrivals happen and not departures?

Occasionally, the RVR at runway drops below 125m, which normally is minima for most of the aircrafts to depart but is above 50m, (minimum to land). Thus aircrafts wait for takeoff until there is improvement to the required level of RVR. However arriving aircrafts can land up to visibilities of 50m with the help of CAT IIIB ILS systems at SGRDJI Airport.

Does the Airport have smoking areas?

No. As the Airport is located in holy city and named after the Fourth Sikh Guru Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji. Smoking is prohibited at Amritsar Airport in line with the culture and traditions of Sikh Community.

Why can't Fog and adverse weather be predicted early?

The Meteorological department of the Govt. of India issues advance cues about the probability of fog. However accuracy of advance notification of fog has been a challenge worldwide.

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