Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, also called Ahmedabad Airport, is located a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Ahmedabad city in the Indian state of Gujarat, serving the cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. It is the gateway to India’s sixth-largest city and the fascinating state of Gujarat.
The airport includes four terminals; the International Terminal (Terminal 2) was modelled on Singapore’s award-winning Changi Airport and opened in September 2010. The roofline of this terminal resembles the kites flown on the banks of the Sabarmati River during the annual kite festival in January.
Ahmedabad Airport mainly serves domestic air traffic, with low-cost carriers such as SpiceJet, Jet Airways, IndiGo and Kingfisher offering inexpensive flights to Ahmedabad International Airport from cities such as Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi and Jaipur. International flights to Ahmedabad Airport include flights from Newark, Dubai, Doha and Singapore.
The airport is particularly busy before and after the Hajj period (which occurs in the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar, differing slightly every year), when the older Terminal 3 is opened for secondary traffic.