Ahmedabad Airport AMD
The Ahmedabad airport is the eighth busiest airport in India. It is also known as the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport after the former Deputy Prime Minister of India. It is located near the Ahmedabad railway station and serves the cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.
The Ahmedabad Airport has a total area of around 1124 acres and previously had the capacity of 2.4 million passengers. However, the airport is being expanded after which, the capacity is expected to increase to 6 million passengers. The runway is almost 11,811 feet long and the expansion will allow larger planes such as the Airbus A380 to land at the airport as well. The airport is a main hub for many carriers such as Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, and Kingfisher Airlines.
The airport has four terminals: domestic, international, cargo, and secondary. The international terminal has been renovated and is modelled after the Singapore Changi airport. An underground walkway is also being built to connect the international and domestic terminals.
Public transport, Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service, taxis, and train is easily available to the Ahmedabad Airport, as it is located only 8 kilometres away from the Ahmedabad Railway Station
A direct Metro rail service to the airport from the main city will also be introduced soon.
Many domestic car-hiring companies have their official counters at the domestic terminal. Some international car rental companies at the airport are Avis and Hertz, which provide services in this region.
The Ahmedabad Airport meets international standards. It has a latest flight information display system along with a public address system.