International Airport (IATA: IMF, ICAO: VEI) is the second international
airport built in the Northeastern region of India, after Guwahati, and the
third largest airport in the region after Guwahati and Agartala. Located 8
km south of Imphal, the capital of Manipur, Imphal International Airport
connects northeastern India with the country's major cities such as
Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mandalay.
Air India, IndiGo, Jet Airways, Air India Regional, JetKonnect, and North
East Shuttle offer connection services from the airport to major cities and
regional airports such as Agartala, Silcher, Aizawl, and Jorhat.
Connecting flights to Rangoon, Mandalay, Myanmar, Bangkok and Thailand are
in development. Imphal International Airport is under the administrative
control and management of Airports Authority of India (AAI).
Imphal RAF station, as it was formerly known, is located 4.5 km away from the
Imphal International Airport and was a major allied forces supply airfield
during World War II. The presence of this airbase allowed allied forces to
fly in men, equipment, and supplies.