Lucknow Airport (LKO)

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Lucknow Airport or also called Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport (IATA: LKO; IATA: VILK), is the international airport of Lucknow, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Located in the Amausi area, about 12 km from Lucknow city centre, LKO Airport is the 11th busiest airport in India. The city of Lucknow is known as the place of nawabs and kebabs. The city is a heaven for foodie travellers, and it is recommended to stay for some days even for a wek at the city in Utar Pradesh Indian state.

Must-see attractions:
Lucknow is also called the Golden city of India and it is traditionally a cultural city with a very special architecture and a mix of cultures. The city offers a wide number of historic monuments. Most tours of Lucknow start with the main and most known palaces, Hindu temples, and ancient mosques along the southern bank of the Gomti River. You can enjoy exploring the city's beautiful gardens and traditional streets, and then enjoy the foodie pleasure at any restaurant in the Hazratganj area.

Within the must-see attractions most recommended there is the Bara Imambara, one of the biggest and most appreciated religious buildings in Lucknow. Bara means Big in the local language, and Imambra is a traditional building for the Shia Islam religion, a branch of Islam. The complex also has a mosque. Its outdoor labyrinth has 489 identical paths.

Hazratganj is a popular shopping area within Lucknow city centre, full of bazaars, shops, restaurants and nice pubs. This nice area was established in 1810, when it was very frequented by artists, musicians, perfumeries and poetry. For many ages this shopping place has been very appreciated by the British officials.

Lucknow Zoo is also one of the favourite’s touristic attractions. Being a very rich zoo, it is specially a nice attractions for those who appreciate the birdlife.


Lucknow Airport (LKO) has 2 passenger Terminals. Terminal 1 which is the oldest building and operates with international flights and Terminal 2 is the newest and operates with domestic Indian flights. The main destinations at LKO Airport are to national cities such as Delhi, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar or Kolkata, and to international destinations such as Dubai-International. Jeddah, Singapore or Bangkok.

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Lucknow Airport (LKO) or Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport is very well connected by bus with many Indian cities such as Delhi, Patna, Kolkata, Mumbai or Varanasi. In 2016, Lucknow Airport (LKO) handled 3,968,950 passengers.


Lucknow Airport (LKO) is located about 30 minutes by car and 1 hour by public transport (12 km) from Lucknow city centre. LKO Airport is situated in the Lucknow suburb of Amausi. To go from LKO Airport to Lucknow city centre you have a few transport options: by Bus, Taxi, Autorickshaw or Car/car rental.

Future Plans

Lucknow Airport (LKO) or Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport is planning to open a new third passenger Terminal in the future, but it is still not known how long the construction will take and when it will be operative. Also the Lucknow Metro is under construction and it is expected to be operative soon.
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Address: Chaudhary Charan Singh Int'l Airport, Amausi, Lucknow - 226009 (Uttar Pradesh)
Telephone: + 91 522 2435 404