(Last Updated on : 01-05-2014)
Rajkot airport is located at a distance of a few miles from Rajkot, Gujarat. The airport has parking apron for two B-737 with 250 terminal capability. Jet Airways, Air Deccan and Indian Airlines are the only domestic airlines that operate regular flights from the airport. Presently Rajkot Urban Development Authority and Rajkot Municipal Corporation jointly proposed a plan to extend the airport runway from 5,400 feet to 6,000 feet. Thus it will bring more connectivity from Rajkot to other major cities of India. The airport is situated at a distance of 4 km from the city.
Rajkot airport has reached its ultimate point due to residential and commercial buildings coming up around it. The airport authorities have plans to extend the airport, which is in the process of construction. With the present availability of 5,400 feet runway, the airstrip is not adequate to enable bigger aircrafts like Boeing and A320 to land here. To avoid jeopardisation of air safety, the airport should have at least a 6,000 feet runway. Civil aviation minister Praful Patel has proposed to build a new bigger airport to be developed on 500 acres of land on Rajkot-Gondal-Jamnagar highway around 10 km away from the city near Khirasara village.