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Rajkot Airport

Due to its flourishing business scenario and historical richness, Rajkot draws hordes of visitors from all around the world. While the city has well laid out rails and roads, there are some travelers who prefer aerial route to reach the city. To serve these travelers, there is a public airport in Rajkot that has daily flights to Mumbai.

Rajkot Airport is also one of the busiest airports in the region of Saurashtra and it attracts third highest traffic in Gujarat after the airports of Ahmedabad and Vadodara. This airport has the terminal with capacity of holding 125 people. The flights are operated by Air India and Jet Airways from this airport which is situated 2 km away from the railway station of Rajkot.

Facilities at Rajkot Airport

This domestic airport in Rajkot has one terminal and 2 X-Ray baggage facilities provided by Airports Authority of India. Other facilities available at this airport are:
  • Snacks corner serving tea, coffee, and snacks at departure and arrival areas of terminal
  • Free Trolleys services
  • Wheel chair services
  • First aid room for medical requirements
  • Child care room
  • Lost and found baggage desk
  • Assistance provided to elderly/ physically challenged/ infant travelers
  • Parking space for around 65 vehicles
  • General taxi services available from parking
  • One departure gate on ground floor
  • All required facilities are available for any aircraft emergency

The Airport in Rajkot

Air Traffic Services at Rajkot Airport

This airport has parking bay with apron facility for two aircrafts, ATR 72 and Boeing 737. Boeing 737 is the largest aircraft operating on the runway of Rajkot Airport. The runway has edge lights available along with approach lights for simple approach. Services from ATC, navigation, surveillance, and landing aids available at this airport include:
  • ACC Area
  • Aerodrome control
  • Approach
  • Meteorology
  • Surface SMC
  • RNFC payment
  • Briefing
  • Surveillance by ARSR, MSSR
  • Navigation with DVOR, NDB, DME

Flights from Rajkot Airport

Future plans for Rajkot Airport

With a view to increasing number of air travelers, the authorities are planning to upgrade Rajkot Airport in near future. It was proposed to stretch the runway from current length 1600 m to 1800 m to facilitate bigger aircrafts. Though, these plans are currently not feasible due to growing residential and commercial developments around the airport.

Hence, the Civil Aviation Ministry with Airports Authority of India is planning to initiate a new and bigger airport on Rajkot - Gondal - Jamnagar highway which is nearly 10 km away from the main city. This proposed international airport will be developed on land area of 500 acres and it will have flights to many other cities in the country and world.

The domestic Airport of Rajkot

General information about Rajkot Airport

Airport Codes: IATA - RAJ, ICAO - VARK
Location: 22° 18’ 34.1 N latitude and 070° 46’ 46 E longitude
Elevation: 441 ft
Terminal Area: Approx. 1000 sq meter
Check - in Counters: 06
Runway direction: 05/23
Runway length: 1846 m/ 6056 ft
Runway Surface: Asphalt

Distances of Famous Tourist Attractions from Rajkot Airport

  • Watson Museum - 03 km
  • Kaba Gandhi Ne Delo - 04 km
  • Aji Dam - 07 km
  • Swaminarayan Mandir - 03 km
  • Pradyuman Park/ Zoo - 07 km
  • Ramkrishan Ashram - 04 km

How to reach Rajkot AirportReach Rajkot Airport

Airport Director
Airports Authority of India
Civil Aerodrome, Rajkot-360006
Phone No.: 91-281-2451849
Fax No.: 0281-2453009, 2479610
E-mail: apd_vark@aai.aero

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