Surat, the financial capital of Gujarat and hub for diamond and textile business in India attracts air travelers in large numbers. Airports Authority of India’s Surat Airport has witnessed one of the highest passenger traffic growth in recent past that is around 600% growth from 2016-17 to 2018-19.
Considering the magnificent rise in passenger traffic, AAI is extensively working towards the holistic development of the airport with a project cost of Rs 353 Crores. This project includes extension of existing terminal building from 8474 sqm to 25520 sqm. In addition to extension of terminal building, the expansion of Apron from five parking bays to 23 Parking bays and construction of parallel taxi track (2905 mX30 m) work has also commenced.
After completion of project next year in December, 2021, the new state -of –the- art extended terminal building will be capable of handling 1200 domestic and 600 International passengers’ during peak hours making the annual passenger capacity 2.6 million. Equipped with all modern passenger amenities, the terminal building will have 20 check-in counters, five aerobridges, In-Line baggage handling system, five conveyor belts for arriving passengers and car parking for 475 cars. The modernized terminal will be 4-Star GRIHA rated energy efficient building and the interiors will reflect the art and culture of Gujarat.
The Foundation Stone for the extension of Terminal Building of Surat Airport was laid by the Prime Minister of India on 30th January, 2019. The new world-class terminal building of the airport will give impetus to the growth of the region.