The airport at Raipur in Chattisgarh is known as Swami Vivekananda Airport and is located around 15 km south of Raipur. Earlier called as Mana airport, the Airport is one of the 35 non-metro airports, recently modernized by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). It was renamed after the great saint Swami Vivekananda on 24th January 2012, who had spent 2 years of his teenage in Raipur. The airport received the award for being the best airport in non-metro category by the National tourism award 2013.
The airport at Raipur is a domestic airport and Air India, Jet Airways, Jetlite and IndiGo are the major flight operators which run low cost airlines to Raipur from all over the country. An international terminal under construction and four international carriers have shown interest to start operations from Raipur to Bangkok, Dubai, Qatar, New York, Sydney and Singapore once the airport is ready to start international operations.
There is only one terminal at the Raipur airport with 2 gates each for both arrival and departure. Some of the facilities available are ATM, assistance to physically challenged as well as aged passengers, facilities of lost and found baggage, medical assistance, newspapers, shops, snack bars, trolleys and tourist information counter. The new terminal at the Raipur airport was inaugurated on 7th November 2012. Sprawling on an area of 2.6 acres, the new terminal has 2 aero-bridges, 20 check-in counters, 2 x-ray luggage machines, 3 security check points and 3 conveyor belts for luggage.
The terminal also has a provision on 15 immigration counters for prospective international flights. The airport has the capacity for parking of 500 cars and 10 buses. The nearest international airport from Raipur is the Nagpur airport, which is around 279 km from here.
Raipur is the capital of Chattisgarh state and a popular tourist place in the region. The city is well connected to almost all the destinations across the country. Skysanner.com is the best place to book cheap tickets to Raipur for a great holiday experience.
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