About The Airport
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (Ahmedabad Airport) is India's eighth busiest airport with an average of 110 aircraft movements a day. It services the metropolitan areas of two cities in the State of Gujarat - Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar - and is located 8 km South East of Ahmedabad Railway Station. It is named after statesman and former Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The airport is spread over an area of 928.59 Acres with the runway measuring 11,500 ft (3,505 m). Nearly all domestic airlines serve Ahmedabad, as do several international ones.
The airport is a focus city for several Indian carriers, including Air India, Jet Airways, Jet Lite, Blue Dart,Go Air, Kingfisher Airlines, Indigo, and SpiceJet.
The airport consists of two terminals: Terminal-1 for domestic & Terminal-2 for international.The new terminal modelled on the airport in Singapore, a major aviation hub in the Asia-Pacific region.
The new terminal having many firsts for the airport, including a half-kilometre-long moving walkway (Travelater), which will connect the two terminals, making the changeover of flights hassle-free. This will also help in making the airport as an international transit hub, in turn, reducing the burden at the Delhi and Mumbai airports. The airport handled 4 million passengers in 2010-11, 3.4 million passengers in 2009-10 and 2.7 million passengers in 2008-09, including both domestic and international passengers.
Facts and Figures
- Number of Serving Airlines: 15
- Number of Terminals: 02
- Number of Runways: 02
- Length of Main Runway (m): 3505 meters
- Passenger Numbers (mppa): 10.3
- Cargo Tonnes (p.a.): 28704 Tons
- Ownership: Airports Authority of India
- Operational Opening Hours: H24
- Urban Population: 1.210 billion
- Aircraft Parking Stands: 30