Surat Airport is a domestic airport (IATA: STV, ICAO: VASU), located in Magdalla, 11 kilometres south-west of Surat in the Western Indian state of Gujarat. The airport, with a total area of 312 hectares, currently caters to scheduled airline services as well as private aircraft and is also home to a flying training school.
Surat Airport is built by the State government of Gujarat. During the 1990s, Vayudoot and Gujarat Airways had been operating through Surat Airport and both discontinued their flights since May 1994 and January 2000, respectively. The airport, with a 1400-metre airstrip and an adjoining 60 by 40 metre apron was then transferred to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in 2003, who took up the airport for modernisation. After a failed initial attempt in July 2004 to connect Surat with Mumbai and Bhavnagar due to poor airport infrastructure. the now defunct airline Air Deccan operated an ATR 42 aircraft daily from November 2004 to July 2005.
Surat remained the only city in the world with a population of over 4.6 million people without a functioning airport until commercial services resumed on 6 May 2007 with an Indian Airlines Airbus 319 flight to Delhi flagged off by Indian Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel at 1240 IST. By this time, major improvements had been made to the Airport.
A new Surat airport terminal building was inaugurated on 27 February 2009 by Union Minister of State for Petroleum Dinsha Patel, in the absence of Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel, who had to cancel his visit due to unavoidable circumstances. The terminal building, constructed at a cost of Rs 40 crore, has a total floor area of 8,500 sq m and can handle 240 passengers per hour.
It is equipped with CCTV cameras, two Baggage carousels in the arrivals hall and one hand baggage X-ray machine, among other modern facilities. Soon, the terminal building will have two air bridges with Visual Docking Guidance System, two elevators and two escalators, and a 120-seat lounge. also, Coffee Culture and other shops have been added after that.
The Airport facilities is managed and handled provided by AAI.
Shopping facilities, restaurant, snack bar counters, hotel booking counters, taxi booking counter, travel agency counter are available in this Airport.
Air India currently operates 1 daily flights to and fro Delhi from this Airport, six days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Ventura AirConnect also provided charter services to Bhavnagar, Rajkot and Bhuj from this Airport.
|Alliance Air||Bhavnagar, Mumbai|
|SpiceJet||Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna|
|Ventura AirConnect||Ahmedabad, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Rajkot|
Connectivity to City
Surat Airport is located in Dumas Road, 11 kilometres south-west of Surat town and 16 km southwest from Surat Railway Station. Auto and taxi facility to town center are available out side of this Airport. Hotels pickup and car rental services can be arrange prior to arrivals.
Car Park and Charges
|Type||Car||Coach / Bus||Two Wheelers / Auto|