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Port Blair Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Port Blair Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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IXZ Airport Overview

port blair airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Port Blair Airport, also known as Veer Savarkar International Airport.

What to Expect

Port Blair Airport (code: IXZ) has a small terminal that connects to several destinations on India’s mainland. A new terminal is currently under construction, with a scheduled opening for summer 2020. Expect hot, humid temperatures and slow security processes inside the airport. Facilities are limited to a restaurant, snack bar, and a couple small shops. We are unable to confirm if WiFi is available.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews, but it seems this airport may close nightly.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby, including one that rents day rooms for transit passengers. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Port Blair Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Day Rooms – Rest rooms are available for transit passengers. There are 4 double rooms. Rates: Rs.1000/- per bed per day, or Rs.1500/- per room per day. Location: unknown.
  • Hotel Diviyum Manor– (2 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Keys Select Hotel Aqua Green – (5 minute walk from the airport) Airport transfers are available upon request ($). » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Port Blair Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi/Internet

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether internet access is available. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines –   Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated State Bank of India and Central Bank of India. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside.

Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there is a baby care room for breastfeeding and diaper-changing. Location: Departure Hall.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? There are drinking water facilities available both Landside and Airside.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available at the airport as well as a souvenir type shop.

Food & Drinks – There is a restaurant and snack bar available in the departures area.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit the airport’s information desk for assistance. Locations: Arrivals area.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Location: Landside.

Mobile Charging – Mobile charging stations are available both Landside and Airside.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport closes for several hours at night, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation.  If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


Port Blair airport is served by the following airlines: Air India • GoAir • IndiGo • SpiceJet • Vistara.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is connected to the public transport system. At the time of this update, no further information is known.


Taxis and auto-rickshaws are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.