Gujarat is the traders' haven. With being home to 20% of the country's industry, Gujarat is the most industrialized state in the country, making it a place frequently visited by business tycoons and magnates from all over the country and the world. Flights to Gujarat are therefore available from all parts of the country almost and also from quite a few parts of the world outside India. Both International flights to Gujarat in India, and domestic flights to Gujarat India, are available.
The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad is the seventh busiest airport in India with an average 100 aircraft-movements a day. It services the metropolitan area of the city of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar and is named after statesman and former Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who hailed from this state. The airport is served by three International carriers and various domestic operators. It also serves as a secondary hub for SpiceJet, Air Deccan and Kingfisher Airlines.
The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport consists of the International Terminal and the Domestic Terminals. These two terminals use the same airside facilities but are physically separated on the landside from each other by a mere 5 minute drive. The airport has 7 parking bays and another 30 are under construction.
Currently the airport is undergoing huge renovation activities on both the domestic and the international terminals. A new domestic departure terminal was opened at the airport in December 2006 and a new domestic arrival terminal is in construction. On completion of these terminals there would aero-bridges would provide direct access to the aircraft from the terminal.
Domestic flights to Gujarat are operated by Indian Airlines, Air India, SpiceJet, Kingfisher, Go Air, Air Sahara, Air Deccan, Jet Airways. Domestic flights to Gujarat are available from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Goa, Kochi, Nagpur, Indore, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Raipur, Goa, Pune.
International Flights To Gujarat are operated by Air India Indian Airlines Jet Airways Kuwait Airways Air Arabia Emirates (Dubai) Qatar Airways Singapore Airlines Thai Airways International.