FAMOUSE NAGPUR : Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International is also known as Sonegaon Airport, is a public domestic and international airport serving the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. It is one of the 18 Airports in the Maharashtra. It was named for Bhimrao aka Dr. "Babasaheb" Ambedkar, the famous Indian economist, jurist and politician . Strategically located and in a prosperous region, Nagpur Airport figures to play prominently in the spectacular growth of air travel in India. The airport connects Nagpur to Indias main aviation hubs of Mumbai and Delhi, as well as the international destinations Sharjah, Dubai and Doha. The airport has witnessed a slight decrease in air traffic due to increase in fuel prices in recent days.

Sonegaon Airport Nagpur
This airport is slated to be the Multimodal International Hub Airport in India and the development work is already started in the mid of 2005, which is expected to bring the new glory to the airport and apparently for the city of Nagpur. This will also help reducing the overload on other busy airports in India by diverting the cargo and passengers traffic to Nagpur as well as will make the city one of the most important business and economic center in India and Asia.

As Nagpur is the geographical center of India, Nagpur Airport has great logistical importance. The airport situated in the city is also known all over India. Popularly known as Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur Airport The airport earlier catered to only domestic travelers, but since October 16, 2005, the airport Nagpur Airport is also being upgraded as an international passenger and cargo hub. It went international when Air Arabia, the Sharjah-based low-cost airline, began services to and from the city. Go through the following lines to know more about Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur.
Sonegaon Airport Nagpur
Modernization Plans.
Nagpur International Airport is soon going to become one of the major international airports of India. It is stipulated that by 2025, the airport will be capable of handling 50 aircraft daily and 14 million passengers in a year. The modernization work of the airport is progressing at a good pace - almost 70% of the work has been completed. The brand new addition to the existing building is the terminal buildings measuring 91,000 sq ft. The new building would comfortably handle as many as 600 passengers at a time.

A high-tech medical center, with state-of-the-art facilities, is also in the cards, for Nagpur Airport. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to collaborate with a well known hospital group in Nagpur, to establish a 24-hour medical care centre in the premises of the airport. With a view to provide cost-effective alternative to transport to and from airport, the AAI has planned to commence a pre-paid taxi and auto rickshaws services. In addition to this, Vansh Nimaya Infraprojects Ltd has plans to operate Star Bus in the city, to enable the passengers to commute between the airport and the center of the city..

Airlines

Sonegaon Airport Nagpur Currently, five domestic airlines are operating from Nagpur International Airport. These include Air-India Express (Ahmedabad, Mumbai), Indian Airlines (Delhi, Mumbai, Raipur), IndiGo Airlines (Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune), JetLite (Indore, Mumbai) and Kingfisher Airlines (Bangalore, Hyderabad, Indore, Pune). Two international airlines, namely Air Arabia (Sharjah) and Air-India Express (Dubai), are also operating from the airport..

Passenger Facilities

* Car Rental Services
* Cafeteria
* Viewers Gallery
* Hotel Reception Counter
* Conveyor Belts
* Cyber Cafe
* Water Coolers
* Restaurant
* Snack Bar / Soft drinks
* Postal Services
* STD / ISD / FAX / Local Call
* First Aid Room
* Trollies
* Wheel chair
* Assistance to physically challenged / Aged / Infirm
* Inter Terminus Bus Service (free)
Passengers Facilities (Coming Soon)

* Duty-Free Shop
* ATM Counter
* Aerobridges
Contact Address
Airports Authority of India
Nagpur Airport
Nagpur - 440 005

 

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