Safety strips on both sides of the runway is half of the required 150 metres. Due to a shorter runway, airlines operating in and out of Patna airport fly with load limitations, which means 20 to 30 per cent of their seats are empty.
DIRECT FLIGHTS FROM PATNA : 15 per day
Air India, IndiGo, Jet Airways and GoAir connect Patna to Kolkata, Ranchi, Lucknow and Delhi daily through direct flights with their
short-haul Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 aircraft.
* IndiGo: 2 flights to Delhi, 1 flight each to Kolkata, Lucknow and Ranchi
* Air India: 3 flights Delhi, 1 flight to Kolkata
* Jet Airways: 2 flights to Kolkata, 1 flight to Delhi
* GoAir: 2 flights to Delhi, 1 flight to Ranchi