On the upcoming 27th of July, a momentous occasion awaits as Rajkot International Airport is set to be inaugurated. Today, the Air Force’s 737 Boeing made its maiden landing at the runway, marking a proud moment. The airport has been buzzing with excitement since the Air Force’s arrival, awaiting the grand inauguration of the Prime Minister’s dream project on the same day.
Air Force’s 737 Boeing Makes Historic First Landing at Rajkot-Amreli Highway’s Gujarat’s First International Greenfield Airport. Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Inaugurate Dream Project on 27th July. Today, Rajkot International Airport witnesses a momentous occasion with the prideful landing of the Air Force’s 737 Boeing. The grand inauguration by the Prime Minister is highly anticipated as Rajkot marks this auspicious moment.
AAI Chairman Visits Rajkot ahead of Airport Inauguration; DGCA Inspection Completed on July 20th. Sanjeev Kumar, AAI Chairman, arrived in Rajkot and later visited the Amreli Airport for the review of preparations before the upcoming inauguration. The inspection by DGCA officials took place, and their report will be submitted soon, followed by the issuance of necessary licenses. The airport authorities are gearing up for the grand inauguration ceremony.
The Rajkot-Amreli Highway, located just 30 kilometers from Rajkot, has now been developed into the sprawling Rajkot International Airport, covering an area of 1032 hectares. The airport boasts 14 parking stands and a passenger terminal with an extensive area of 23,000 square meters. The runway at the airport spans a total length of 3.4 kilometers. This newly established greenfield airport has a capacity to handle more than 280 passengers and can accommodate ‘C’-type planes that can fly at a speed of 5,375 kilometers per hour. The airport is equipped to cater to aircraft like Airbus (A320-200) and Boeing (B737-900), providing enhanced air connectivity to Saurashtra, including Rajkot.
The airport will have two parallel taxiways, and it will be equipped with solar power system, greenbelt, and rainwater harvesting system. The airport will also feature apron, rapid exit taxi track, terminal building, cargo, and MRO/hangars facilities. There will be seven boarding gates at the airport, along with 2 customs counters and 8 immigration counters for international flights at Amreli Airport.