Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport

Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (LKO)

Located at Amausi in the beautiful city of Lucknow is the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport. The airport is the thirteenth-busiest in India and the second largest as well as busiest in Northern and Central India ranking just after Indira Gandhi International Airport of New Delhi. The Lucknow airport is located just 10 km from the city's main railway station. Although the airport was constructed in 1986; it received international status in the year 2012. Lucknow Airport received the "Best Airport" award from AAI (Airports Authority of India), along with Jodhpur Airport in July 2013.

Flight Information

Domestic passenger aircrafts fly between Lucknow and other major cities in India that include Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Patna and Hyderabad. The domestic flight services at the airport are provided by Air India, GoAir, IndiGo and Jet Airways. Lucknow-New Delhi and Lucknow-Mumbai are the most popular flight services here. Lucknow is well connected to cities in the Middle East such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Jeddah and Riyadh through international flight operators such as Flydubai, Jet Airways, Oman Air and Saudia.


Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 was the first to be constructed and bears strong semblance to the architecture of Charbagh Railway Station. It was originally built for domestic arrivals and departures only but caters to international flight operations following the construction of the second terminal. In May 2012, Terminal 2 was inaugurated by the then civil aviation minister Ajit Singh and since then this terminal is being used exclusively for domestic flights.

Traveling in and around

Lucknow airport can be accessed from the Charbagh Railway Station by road quickly and conveniently. The North-South corridor line of the Lucknow metro connects the international airport. Buses are also available on a regular basis.

Services and Facilities

Free baggage services are available at Lucknow airport for quick and convenient mobility of luggage. The airport has other essential services and amenities such as a business center, medical, rest and child care rooms, inter terminus bus services and wheel chair facilities for the aged and physically challenged.

Things to Do

Lucknow airport has restaurants, snack bars and sweet shops as well as recreational options for travelers as they wait to board their flights. The airport has a florist, massage parlor, along with a tourist information center that helps you explore the city and its nearest attractions better.


The city of Lucknow has a range of accommodation options that suit different kinds of traveler requirements and budgets. The Vivanta by Taj and Golden Tulip are for those who seek five star accommodations. The city also has more reasonably priced places such as Hotel Mangalam Palace and The Maple Leaf.

Helpful Tips

There is no Wi-Fi facility or cyber cafe within the airport premises. Travelers who seek to be connected online while at the airport may have to be prepared accordingly. Lucknow is a year-round flying destination but there have been some emergency landings and take-off delays occasionally. Hence, it is advised to check for flight schedules in advance.

Nearby Attractions

Lucknow is known for popular places of interest. The must-visit destinations when you are at Lucknow include the Bara Imambara, an interesting piece of Mughal architecture complete with narrow passages and spectacular halls and corridors that narrate glorious stories of Indian history. Lucknow Zoo, Aminabad, and a number of historic monuments like the Rumi Darwaza, Constantia House and Hazratganj are other fascinating places to visit in Lucknow.


  1. What are the top airline brands that operate from airport frequently?
    The top airline brands that operate from airport frequently are – Air India Express, Flydubai and IndiGo.
  2. What is the airport code for airport?
    The IATA code for the airport is LKO.
  3. What are the most frequent routes from airport?
    The most popular sectors from airport are Lucknow to Dubai with 394 weekly flights respectively.
  4. When does the first flight leave from airport?
    The first flight from to Dubai is at 1:00 AM, which is Air India Express airline 193 followed by Flydubai 434 which leaves at 1:20 AM.
  5. When does the last flight leave from airport?
    GoAir 182 to Dubai is the last flight that departs from airport at 11:25 PM.