Articles tagged under: AAI

AAI approves proposal for construction of third terminal of Sardar Patel airport

November 15, 2018
AAI approves proposal for construction of third terminal of Sardar Patel airport

Ahmedabad: Rs 1,300 crore proposal for 80,000 square metres third terminal of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport has ben approved by Airport Authority of India(AAI). It will come up next to the present domestic terminal - 1. According to Airport Director, the foundation stone for new terminal will be laid early next year. The number of domestic passengers travelling to and from this airport is doubling every three years which has necessitated expansion of airport infrastructur...Read More

Busy with domestic flights, Surat airport not likely to have international flight soon

November 12, 2018
Busy with domestic flights, Surat airport not likely to have international flight soon

Surat: International flight service is not likely to start soon from Surat airport even after all linked facilities such as custom and immigration area in place. The problem right now is lack of slots. Surat airport has single runway. It remains busy due to continuous traffic of domestic planes including six flights linked to Delhi, 3 to Hyderabad, 3 to Mumbai, 2 each to Bengaluru, Kolkata, Jaipur and Goa and 1 each to Udaipur and Jaisalmer. While Air India Express has sought a slot ...Read More

Garba flash mob welcomes passengers at international terminal of Ahmedabad airport

October 16, 2018

Ahmedabad: And the latest venue to host Navratri Garba in Gujarat has been the international airport. Yes you heard it right. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport(SVPI) in Ahmedabad welcomed the passengers at its international terminal with live Garba performance which was joined by staffers of various airlines and also professional Garba dancers. Flash mob type performances were also joined by some passengers. Performances were organized just before departure and after arrival to mark...Read More

Air India flight from Mumbai returns without landing at Rajkot once, comeback and land after emergency runway patchwork is completed

April 12, 2018
Air India flight from Mumbai returns without landing at Rajkot once, comeback and land after emergency runway patchwork is completed

Rajkot: Some confusion was created at Rajkot Airport this afternoon when an Air India flight from Mumbai had to return owing to ongoing emergency patching work of the runway. Airport Director B K Das said that the flight AI 655 had to return to Mumbai as it was not having sufficient fuel to wait in the air for sufficient time. 'The flight returned to Mumbai and came back later and landed here,' he added. Meanwhile sources said that some patches were notice ...Read More

Surat Airport to get international status soon – BJP MPs from Surat and Navsari

April 07, 2018
Surat Airport to get international status soon – BJP MPs from Surat and Navsari

Surat: The Surat Airport located in Magdalla here is likely to get international status soon, BJP MPs Surat and Navsari today said. Addressing a press conference Surat MP Darshanaben Jardosh and Navsari MP C R Patil claimed that the notification regarding international status to Surat Airport would be issued in the next week or so. If it happens then the third busiest airport in Guajrat (After Ahmedabad and Vadodara), would also become the second interna...Read More

Runway closure: AAI mulls more chairs, self check counters, entry gates at Ahmedabad airport

February 28, 2018
Runway closure: AAI mulls more chairs, self check counters, entry gates at Ahmedabad airport

Ahmedabad: As reported earlier, the Ahmedabad airport runway will be closed during 9 am to 7 pm for resurfacing work between 1st March and 15th April following which all flights will operate early in the morning or late in the evening during this period. The Airport Authority of India(AAI) is mulling 13 new self checking counters, additional entry gates in domestic terminal, more chairs in sitting area to accommodate the extra rush during mornings and evenings. AAI had spent Rs 29 crore about on...Read More

PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone for new Rajkot airport, highway projects

October 07, 2017

Chotila: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed a public meeting at Chotila, in Surendranagar district. He laid the Foundation Stones for a greenfield airport for Rajkot; six-laning of Ahmedabad-Rajkot National Highway; and four-laning of Rajkot-Morbi State Highway. He also dedicated to the nation, a fully automatic milk processing and packaging plant; and a drinking water distribution pipeline for Joravarnagar and Ratanpur area of Surendranagar. The Prime Minister said t...Read More

PM Modi to arrive in Gujarat on two day visit today, will inaugurate/lay foundation of several projects

October 06, 2017
PM Modi to arrive in Gujarat on two day visit today, will inaugurate/lay foundation of several projects

Jamnagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive tomorrow on his yet another Gujarat visit during which he would inaugurate/lay foundation of various projects including the International Airport in Rajkot and Okha-Bet Dwarka cable stay bridge. During his two day trip PM Modi would also inaugurate a medical college cum hospital in his home-village of Vadnagar in Mahesana district of North Gujarat. Incidentally, It would be his first visit to his native village after becoming Prime ...Read More

Sardar Patel International Airport gets flight information display system

October 04, 2017
Sardar Patel International Airport gets flight information display system

Ahmedabad:City's Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport has got Flight information display system (FIDS) in direction to attain 'silent airport' status. Silent airports are those where frequent announcements regarding flights are not made on microphone. Announcements instead are conveyed through number of screens that have been put everywhere across the terminal. According to the statement of the airport authority , new system will help in smooth movement of passenger across al...Read More

PM during his 7-8 October visit will also dedicate bottling plant at Surendranagar, lay stone for four and six laning of highways

October 01, 2017
PM during his 7-8 October visit will also dedicate bottling plant at Surendranagar, lay stone for four and six laning of highways

Rajkot: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to lay foundation stone for Rs 4500 crore proposed Rajkot airport at Hirasar near Chotila on October 7. The Prime Minister will visit Dwarka to lay foundation stone for proposed Okha Port - Dwarka iconic sea bridge will be built at a cost of Rs 962 crore. It will be a 3.73 km long bridge which shall connect to national highway 51. From Dwarka, the Prime Minister will straight away arrive at Chotila in helicopter to kick off the works for n...Read More

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