Cabinet Clears Plan to Declare Surat Airport as International Airport

Last Updated: December 15, 2023, 23:56 IST

The decision was taken by the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Representative Image: PTI)

With a surge in passenger traffic and cargo operations, the airport’s international designation will provide a crucial impetus for regional development

The Union Cabinet on Friday approved the proposal to declare Surat airport as an international airport.

“This strategic move promises to unlock unprecedented economic potential, making Surat a key player in the international aviation landscape and fostering a new era of prosperity for the region,” an official release said.

Surat Airport will not only become a gateway for international travelers but also facilitate seamless export-import operations for the thriving diamond and textile industries.

The strategic move promises to unlock unprecedented economic potential, making Surat a key player in the international aviation landscape and fostering a new era of prosperity for the region.

The decision was taken by the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Elevating Surat airport to international status is paramount for enhancing economic growth, attracting foreign investment, and bolstering diplomatic ties. With a surge in passenger traffic and cargo operations, the airport’s international designation will provide a crucial impetus for regional development,” the release said.

Surat, a rapidly growing city in India, has demonstrated remarkable economic prowess and industrial development.

Elevating Surat Airport to international status is paramount for enhancing economic growth, attracting foreign investment, and bolstering diplomatic ties, the release added.

With a surge in passenger traffic and cargo operations, the airport’s international designation will provide a crucial impetus for regional development.

(With inputs from Nikhil Lakhwani)

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