Last Updated on March 19, 2022
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Being an island, Andaman is connected with India through sea and air routes only. The airport is located at Port Blair and there are direct flights from Kolkata, Chennai and Vishakhapatnam. Air India, Jet Airways, Go Air and Spice Jet airlines offer their services here.
The Veer Savarkar Airport, an International Airport is located in the capital town of Port Blair, the gateway to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Port Blair, is connected with Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Bangalore and New Delhi by air. Air India, Indigo, Vistara, Go First and Spice Jet Airlines operate regular flights. Foreign chartered flights are also permitted to land at Port Blair subject to the fulfilment of guidelines of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
Inter-Island Connectivity – by Ferry or by Boat
The Directorate of Shipping Services, A and N Administration operates regular ferry services from Phoenix Bay Jetty, Port Blair in the inter-island and foreshore sectors connecting all populated island/tourist places. The Directorate also operates vehicle ferries to important locations and several Harbour ferries. The sailing schedules are published in the Administration’s News Paper – The Daily Telegrams (English Daily) and Dweep Samachar (Hindi Daily). The All India Radio and Doordarshan also announce sailing schedules besides official website. Tickets are issued through the ‘STARS’ counters located at Phoenix Bay Jetty, managed by the Directorate of Shipping Services.
For tourists, private boats are operated from Aberdeen Jetty (Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex), Port Blair to nearby tourist places like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island, Viper Island, North Bay, Harbour Cruise etc. Private tourist boats are also available at Wandoor (Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park) for journey to Jolly Buoy and Red Skin Islands. Private luxury tourist boats are operating from Phoenix bay jetty, Port Blair to Swaraj Dweep and back during season, cutting down travel time considerably.
Inter-Island Connectivity – by Air
Daily helicopter services are available from Port Blair to other inter-island tourist destinations, such as Shaheed Dweep, Swaraj Dweep, Diglipur, Hutbay etc.