Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
() is India
's eighth busiest airport with an average of 250 aircraft movements a day. It services the metropolitan areas of two cities in the State
. The airport is located from the Ahmedabad Railway Station
. It is named after statesman and former Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
. The airport is spread over an area of with the runway measuring .
The airport is a focus city for several Indian carriers which include Air India
, Jet Airways
The airport currently consists of four terminals: domestic, international, an additional terminal for secondary traffic and a cargo terminal. The fourth terminal has been inaugurated and is now operational. The Cargo and the domestic terminals use the same airside facilities but are physically separated on the landside, requiring a five-minute drive between them whereas the new International terminal has been constructed on the opposite of the land side of the domestic terminal and both the terminals are interconnected by an underground moving walkway.
The airport was under renovation and now has 45 parking bays and both the international and domestic terminals have four aero-bridges
each. The new terminal has been modelled on the Singapore Changi Airport
, a major aviation hub in the Asia-Pacific region.
The new terminal has many firsts for the... Read More