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Rajkot Airport
રાજકોટ વિમાનમથક
IATA: RAJICAO: VARK
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Airports Authority of India
Serves Rajkot
Location Rajkot, Gujarat, India
Elevation AMSL 134 m / 441 ft
Coordinates 22°18′33″N 070°46′46″E / 22.30917°N 70.77944°E / 22.30917; 70.77944Coordinates: 22°18′33″N 070°46′46″E / 22.30917°N 70.77944°E / 22.30917; 70.77944
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 1,841 6,040 Asphalt

Rajkot Airport (IATA: RAJICAO: VARK) (Gujarati: રાજકોટ વિમાનમથક) is a public airport located about few miles from Rajkot, Gujarat, India. Daily flights are operated by Jet Airways and Air India. Rajkot Airport has parking apron for Two B-737 with 250 terminal capacity.

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Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Indian Airlines Mumbai
Jet Airways Mumbai

Modernisation Plans

Rajkot Urban Development Authority and Rajkot Municipal Corporation have proposed a plan to extend Rajkot airport runway from current 5,400 feet (1,600 m) to 6,000 feet (1,800 m) to accommodate larger aircraft and to provide connectivity to major cities than Mumbai to cater to a large demand from the Manufacturing Industry here. This proposal was grounded by Airports Authority of India and Civil Aviation Ministry because the former could not negotiate land acquisition prices with Western Rail.

Rajkot airport has reached a saturation point due to residential and commercial buildings having come up around it and the Extension Plan is hence unfeasible. The present 5,400 feet (1,600 m) long runway is incapable of serving aircraft bigger than Boeing 737-800 (which is the largest aircraft operating from the airport). The length of the runway has to be increased to 6,000 feet (1,800 m) for safe operations. Civil aviation minister Praful Patel said suggesting that a new bigger airport be developed on 500 acres (2.0 km2) of land on Rajkot-Gondal-Jamnagar highway around 10 km away from the city near Khirasara village. This proposal is still in office and waiting to be initiated. [1] [2]

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