Sunday, September 10, 2023

Gujarat: Rajkot International Airport starts functioning, IndiGo to operate all its services from here

New Delhi: Attention flyers! Gujarat’s Rajkot International Airport has commenced its flight operation from today onwards. The newly built airport is located on the Rajkot-Ahmedabad highway. It is 30 km away from the Rajkot City and the existing Rajkot Airport. For the convenience of passengers, the state government will operate bus service from ST bus stop to Rajkot International Airport daily, starting at 6 AM and at the interval of every two hours.

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has closed down the existing Rajkot Airport. Earlier, the AAI has said that the airport will cease operations once the functioning of the new Greenfield airport starts. 

IndiGo airlines will operate all its services from the Rajkot International Airport. In a statement, the airlines said, “Effective 10th Sep, all scheduled flights will arrive and depart from Rajkot International airport.” The last flight from Rajkot Airport took off on September 08, 2023.

The greenfield airport was dedicated to the nation on July 27, 2023 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It has been developed in a total land area of more than 2,500 acres and at a cost of more than Rs 1,400 crores. It includes construction of Runway, Apron, Parallel Taxi Track etc.

The Rajkot International Airport has been envisioned as a transportation hub for people traveling abroad from the state. With a total built-up area of 23,000 sqm (excluding basement), the terminal building of this international airport will be able to handle 1,800 passengers during peak hours.

10/09/2023 Anish Mondal/Financial Express

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