Friday, December 07, 2018

Ahmedabad airport to park six Ambani wedding planes

Six of the many charter planes that would be flying guests for the high octane pre-wedding celebrations of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal in Udaipur will be parked at Ahmedabad airport, owing to the space crunch at Udaipur airport. The Ahmedabad Airports Authority at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport will be accommodating six charters for two days (December 8 and 9).

Confirming the same, officials at the airport said, "We had received a request of accommodating charters here. Six charters will be parked at Ahmedabad airport for two days."

The city airport has a total of 33 aircraft parking stands out of which 13 are reserved for scheduled flights and the rest for non-scheduled flights. While the request to accommodate more charters was made, sources at the airport said that even six slots are difficult to manage.

Nearly 200 charter planes are expected to arrive at Udaipur airport for the pre-wedding celebrations and since Udaipur airport can only accommodate 22 charters, it has sought help from Jaipur and Ahmedabad airports.
07/12/18 Tanushree Bhatia/DNA