To better prepare Surat for global investments and business opportunities, it is pertinent to have an upgraded world-class airport" - Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Surat airport in Gujarat

PM lays foundation stone for the extension of terminal building

Thesynergyonline Aerospace Bureau
NEW DELHI, JANUARY 30 :

The foundation stone of the extension of terminal building of Surat Airport in Gujarat was laid by the Prime Minister of India today. The foundation stone laying ceremony took place in the presence of Mr Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister, Gujarat and other esteemed dignitaries.
Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister laying the foundation stone for extension of terminal building at Surat Airport by unveiling the plaque in the presence of Mr Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister, Gujarat and other noticeables

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." ― Buckminster Fuller

AAI's commitment

Airports Authority of India, under the supervision of the Ministry of Civil Aviation is committed to provide air connectivity and develop and upgrade airport infrastructure across the country. Due to the proactive measures being undertaken by the Government, Indiais already one of the fastest growing civil aviation markets in the world.
The terminal building of Surat Airport is being extended by the Airports Authority of India, at the cost of Rs. 354 Crores. The existing Terminal Building having an area of 8474 sqm will be extended by additional 17046 sqm. (excluding City Side and air side kerb) to have a total area of 25, 520 sqm.After the extension, the terminal building will be capable to handle (1200 Domestic + 600 International) i.e. 1800 passenger during the peak hours. Surat Airport then, will be able to handle 2.6 million passengers annually.

Surat Airport is soon going to feature on global aviation map with flights connecting to international destinations. While addressing the public at the ceremony, mRShri Narendra Modi said "To better prepare Surat for global investments and business opportunities, it is pertinent to have an upgraded world-class airport".
The extended terminal building will be equipped with all essential passenger-friendly amenities like Check-in-Counters, Baggage Conveyors and spacious parking space Fto accommodate more than 500 cars.


The other planned infrastructure development at Surat Airport includesconstruction of Cargo Terminal Building and Extension of Apron for additional 10 Number of bays for Code C Aircraft and full length Parallel Taxi- track.
Surat - the commercial capital of Gujarat is a center for diamond cutting and polishing with over 92% of the world's diamonds being cut here. It is the eighth largest city and ninth largest urban agglomeration in India with a population of approximately 5.9 million. Surat has emerged as India's highest ranked smart city with the largest number of projects implemented and completed under the Smart Cities Mission.
The New ExtendedTerminal Building of Surat Airport will give impetus to the growth and economic prosperity of the region.

Economic prosperity

"No nation has ever taxed itself into prosperity." ― Rush Limbaugh