Donyi Polo Airport at Hollongi also known as Hollongi Airport or Itanagar Airport is the biggest airport in Arunachal Pradesh. The Airport is situated at Hollongi, a distance of 25 km from the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar in the Papum Pare district.
The International Air Transport Association(IATA) code of Donyi Polo Airport is HGI and its International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) code is VEHO. The Airport Authority of India built the Airport in collaboration with the state government and central government, covering an area of 320 hectares.
The Airport has a 2300-meter-long runway, a 5100 square meters beautiful terminal building to handle up to 200-300 passengers at maximum during its peak hours, and an air traffic control (ATC)tower.
After the detailed project report (DPR) of the Airport prepared by AAI and the laying of the project’s foundation stone in 2019 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the contract for construction work of the project was given to Dineshchandra R. Agrawal Infracon Private Limited (DRA Infracon), in February 2020.
The Airport was inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 19th November 2022 at Hollongi, Arunachal Pradesh.
State Government recommend the name of the Greenfield Airport “Donyi Polo Airport” to dedicate and symbolize the indigenous of Arunachal Pradesh (Donyi means Sun, Polo means Moon), and the name was approved on 2nd November 2022 by the union cabinet.
After changing the name of the greenfield airport at Hollongi to “Donyi Polo Airport, Itanagar“, the native of Hollongi village and Hollongi Indigenous Forum demanded keeping the name “Donyio Polo Airport, Hollongi” as they believe it hurts the sentiments of the local people of Hollongi by removing “Hollongi” word from it.
Donyi polo Airport has a magnificent bamboo welcome gate, designed by bamboo artisans led by young Arunachalee architect, Aroty Panyang, the gate is 23 feet high, 82 feet wide built in the area of 2500 square feet with cane and bamboo.
The design of the gate is inspired by Arunachal Pradesh’s state bird – The Great Hornbill and represents the significance of Arunachal’s first full-fledged commercial Airport at Hollongi, Arunachal Pradesh.
IndiGo Airline is the first commercial airline company that started its business with Donyi Polo Airport, Itanagar and recently Indigo Airline added many routes connecting to Itanagar(HGI) with Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangaluru, Chennai. etc.
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Important information about Donyi Polo Airport
- Airport Type: Public
- IATA: HGI
- ICAO: VEHO
- Location: Hollongi, Papum Pare, Arunachal Pradesh
- Owner: Airport Authority of India
- Opened : 19th November 2022
- Services: Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
- Official Name: Donyi Polo Airport, Itaganagar
Donyi polo airport flight schedule
|Airlines||Schedules||Start Destination||End destination||Operation Day||Route|
|IndiGo||11:05 – 12:35||Itanagar (HGI)||Kolkata (CCU)||All day (Except Wed)||0 stop|
|IndiGo||13:05 – 15:00||Kolkata (CCU)||Itanagar (HGI)||All day (Except Wed)||0 stop|
|IndiGo||13:05 – 18:45||Itanagar (HGI)||Mumbai (BOM)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||07:40 – 12:35||Mumbai (BOM)||Itanagar (HGI)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||13:05 – 19:25||Itanagar (HGI)||Delhi (DEL)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||07:05 – 12:35||Delhi (DEL)||Itanagar (HGI)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||13:05 – 21:20||Itanagar (HGI)||Chennai (MAA)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||05:25 – 12:35||Chennai (MAA)||Itanagar (HGI)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||13:05 – 19:25||Itanagar (HGI)||Bangaluru (BLR)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||06:45 – 12:35||Bangaluru (BLR)||Itanagar (HGI)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||13:05 – 17:40||Itanagar (HGI)||Bhubaneswar (BBI)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||05:55 – 12:35||Bhubaneswar (BBI)||Itanagar (HGI)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||13:05 – 19:40||Itanagar (HGI)||Hyderabad (HYD)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||06:05 – 12:35||Hyderabad (HYD)||Itanagar (HGI)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||13:05 – 00:15||Itanagar (HGI)||Ahmedabad (AMD)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||05:40 -12:35||Ahmedabad (AMD)||Itanagar (HGI)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||13:05 – 23:45||Itanagar (HGI)||Pune (PNE)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||06:05 – 12:35||Pune (PNE)||Itanagar (HGI)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||13:05 – 23:10||Itanagar (HGI)||Nagpur (NAG)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||06:55 – 12:35||Nagpur (NAG)||Itanagar (HGI)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||13:05 – 18:05||Itanagar (HGI)||Ranchi (IXR)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||08:20 – 12:35||Ranchi (IXR)||Itanagar (HGI)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||13:05 – 20:55||Itanagar (HGI)||Jaipur (JAI)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||07:20 – 12:35||Jaipur (JAI)||Itanagar (HGI)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||13:05 – 01:55||Itanagar (HGI)||Bangkok (BKK)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||02:55 – 12:35||Bangkok (BKK)||Itanagar (HGI)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||13:05 – 03:05||Itanagar (HGI)||Dhaka (DAC)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||04:05 -12:35||Dhaka (DAC)||Itanagar (HGI)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||13:05 – 03:15||Itanagar (HGI)||Singapore (SIN)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
|IndiGo||04:15 -12:35||Singapore (SIN)||Itanagar (HGI)||All day (Except Wed)||1 stop|
History of Donyi Polo Airport, Itanagar
The Project of the Airport was proposed more than a decade ago and Shri Shivraj Patil, then home minister, laid the foundation stone for the project on 20 February 2007.
At that time, Banderdewa, a 30km distance from Itanagar had been chosen by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh as a suitable location for the Airport Project.
After inspecting and surveying the location chosen by the state government, the technical committee of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) rejected the project location. They recommended Hollongi, situated 25 km south of Itanagar as a suitable alternative site for the project in the year 2011.
According to AAI, Hollongi is a better site for the project on the grounds of operational safety, lower costs of construction of the Airport, and scope of future expansion.
The estimated cost for the construction project was ₹980 crore at site Banderdewa, as against ₹650 crore for the Hollongi site.
This difference and conflict between AAI and the government of Arunachal Pradesh caused a dispute that resulted in the construction of the project getting delayed and held for many years.
In 2012, the Prime Minister’s Office(PMO) intervened in the case and ended the dispute between the state government and AAI, and finalized the project’s site as Hollongi.
A New Foundation stone for the project was laid during the project construction of Hollongi as Hollongi Airport by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 2019 and the airport was successfully inaugurated on 19th November 2022 as the new official name “Donyi Polo Airport, Itanagar by Prime Minister himself.
Indigo Airlines started their service for the first time as a commercial flight from the airport on 28th November 2022.
Watch the first Indigo test landing at Donyi Polo Airport
Timeline of Donyi Polo Airport
- February 2007: The proposal of the project was initiated and the first foundation stone was laid by Shri Shivraj Patil, then home minister, of India.
- August 2011: Airport Authority recommended the project site to Hollongi and rejected the proposed site Banderdewa by the state government.
- June 2012: Prime Minister’s office (PMO)solved the dispute between the state government and the Airport Authority of India and finalized Hollongi as the project site.
- August 2014: Airports Authority of India (AAI) completed the New Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Hollongi site.
- February 2019: New Foundation stone for the project was laid the project construction on Hollongi as Hollongi Airport by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- February 2020: The contract for the construction of the Airport infrastructure was awarded by the Airports Authority of India to DRA Infracon Private Limited, an Ahmedabad-based construction company.
- January 2022: The airport’s 80% of the work was completed and expected to inaugurate on Independence day 15 August 2022.
- July 2022: The first test flight successfully landed at the Donyi Polo Airport airport
- August 2022: The inauguration of the Airport has been rescheduled to October, due to some technical problems with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
- October 2022: Indigo Flight test Landed Successfully at Donyi Polo Airport, Hollongi, Itanagar on 18th October 2022 with
- November 2022: The Union Cabinet has approved the name ‘Donyi Polo Airport’ of the new Greenfield Airport at Hollongi, Itanagar.
- November 2022: On 28th November 2022, First commercial flight of Indigo Airlines 6E 6749 from Kolkata to Itanagar-Hollongi on Monday, and from Itanagar- Hollongi to Kolkata by flight 6E 5312 on the same day.
FAQs about Donyi Polo Airport
Where is the Donyi Polo airport situated?
Ans: Donyi Polo Airport is located at Hollongi, 24km from Itanagar, the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh.
What is the name of Itanagar airport?
Ans: Itanagar Airport or Hollongi is another name for Donyi Polo Airport. The union cabinet approve the name of greenfield airport Hollongi as Donyi Polo Airport, Itanagar on 2nd November 2022.
Which is the biggest airport in Arunachal Pradesh?
Ans: Donyi Polo Airport is the biggest airport in Arunachal Pradesh.
How many airports are there in Arunachal Pradesh?
Ans: There are 4 airports in Arunachal Pradesh – Donyi Polo Airport, Tezu Airport, Pasighat Airport, and Ziro Airport.
What is the new name of Hollongi green airport?
Ans: The new name of Hollongi greenfeild airport is “Donyi Polo Airport”.
What is the distance between Hollongi airport and Itanagar?
Ans: Donyi polo Airport at Hollongi is 25km from Itanagar.
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