India’s second green International airport to become operational in Vadodara city of Gujarat by August.
Vadodara city will soon get an International Airport, which is touted to be the Gujarat’s first and India’s second ‘green’ airport after Chandigarh’s terminal.
As per the expansions plans, Indigo has also started direct flights from Vadodara to Lucknow (via Mumbai), Goa, & Bengaluru.
An International architectural design competition was held to invite designs for the new terminal. A design submitted by United states-based Consortium Gensler, Frederic Schwartz Architecture & creative group from India won the competition & the contract to design the new terminal was awarded to them.
On 26 February 2009, the foundation stone for the new terminal was launch.Construction work started in May 2011 & is expected to be completed by end of 2016.
As per the reports, the new terminal will have area of 18,120 sq meters with the ability to handle 700 passengers (500 domestic, 200 International) per hour.It will have 18 check-in counters.
The AAI has recently constructed a night parking facility at the airport which can park about nine A-320 / Boieng 737-800 aircraft, thus burden at Mumbai and Ahmedabad Airports will be reduced and it will prove economical for the airlines.