The present Ahmedabad domestic arrival/departure terminal at Sardar Patel international airport, will be converted into an international terminal. The new Rs 291 crore building almost ready at Ahmedabad airport campus which is likely to be fully functional in August this year will be used as new domestic arrival/departure terminal.
Airport Authority of India(AAI)’s Joint General Manager Mr. Hota said this during FICCI-Gujarat Tourism conclave in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
Mr. Hota said the new building which was originally conceptualized as international terminal would be actually used as domestic airport once it goes fully functional in August this year. Existing domestic airport building would be converted into international terminal. Existing international terminal would be used for Hajj pilgrims and secondary traffic.
Answering questions by conclave participants, Mr. Hota said: “from mid July we will be commencing trial run of new building, and possibly in August first week, the city would witness inauguration function of new building, after which it would be fully functional.”