Allahabad is served by Allahabad Airport (IATA: IXD, ICAO: VIAL) which began operations in February 1966. The airport is 12 km from the city centre. Air India and Spice Jet connect Allahabad to Delhi & Mumbai.Air India has started operating on the Delhi-Allahabad-Mumbai sector from 9 September 2013.The most hassle-free way to commute is by taxi. Other airports nearby are in Varanasi, Lucknow and Kanpur.