Vadodara airport authorities are seeking permission from the Airports Authority of India to operate the city airport 24 hours a day. Currently, it functions from 6am to 9.45pm and handles approximately 22 commercial flights every day.

Charan Singh, Vadodara airport director said, “Our priority is to improve the facilities for passengers and increase the cargo transport. In the last couple of years, the number of aircraft landing at the Vadodara airport has considerably increased and the passenger traffic has also gone up. Vadodara will get more domestic connectivity from the newly integrated terminal building from September.”

Round-the-clock operations will also help the airport staff in managing flights that get diverted from Mumbai to Vadodara in emergency situations.

Meanwhile, Vadodara airport is expected to be accessed by several dignitaries, visiting the city in October for the Statue of Unity’s (monument dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel) inauguration.