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The Hindustan Airport is also known as HAL Bangalore International Airport or HAL Airport. The airport is now solely used as a testing facility by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and the Indian Armed Forces.
Previously it had served as Bangalore's domestic and international airport till it was replaced by the Bengaluru International Airport on 24th May 2008. The airport is situated at an elevation of 2,912 ft and is located at Vinayak Nagar, Challaghatta, Bangalore in the state of Karnataka.

The Indian Government acquired the Hindustan Airport in 1964 and the airport was mostly used for Defence purposes. In 1980s, the airport started running domestic commercial flights and more than a decade later it started running international flights in 1997. Ever since the airport had been established it has under gone through many expansions and upgrades to keep up with the rising air traffic in the city. The airports last operating was at a level of 7.5 million.

The airport is located at the site of HAL's Research and Development Operations. It manufactures aircraft for the Indian Air Force fleet consists. The HAL airport's operations were taken over by the Bengaluru International Airport, and it is used exclusively as a test and research facility.

Last Updated on : 20 March 2013