At present, the airport, located in the city's Harni area, operates from 6am to 9.45pm. It operates around 22 commercial flights per day. In addition, private airline Jet Airways is also set to launch flights to Udaipur, Indore, Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai from September, Vadodara airport director Charan Singh said.
The city is also set to host dignitaries from several countries in October for the inauguration of the 182-metre tall 'Statue of Unity', dedicated to India's first Home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, in the neighbouring Narmada district, about 90km from the city.
In view of these developments, "we have written a letter to AAI seeking permission for operating the facility round-the-clock," Mr Singh told PTI. "Our priority is to improve the facilities for passengers and increase the cargo transport."
Two aerobridges are also expected to be operational soon at the airport to ferry passengers directly from the gate to the aircraft. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in October 2016 inaugurated the new terminal building at the airport.
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