In a significant milestone, the international terminal of Ahmedabad Airport has unveiled its brand-new arrival area, designed to embody the essence of Gujarat and Ahmedabad. The inauguration of this state-of-the-art facility marks a crucial step in enhancing the passenger experience for international travellers.
The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (SVPIA), recognising the need for expanded facilities, has commissioned an entirely new arrival hall within Terminal 2. This hall boasts a larger immigration area, catering specifically to international passengers. The meticulously planned improvements are poised to streamline passenger traffic and increase overall capacity, setting the stage for a smoother and more efficient arrival process.
The revamped immigration area within Terminal 2 stands as a testament to the organization’s resilience, tenacity and relentless pursuit of excellence. This world-class infrastructure project is unparalleled not only within India but also on the global stage. With airports poised to play a central role in the future, SVPIA is committed to creating an economic ecosystem that places travelers at the forefront of its plans. The airport’s strong connection with the vibrant community it serves is a testament to its unwavering commitment.
SVPIA’s vision for this new arrival area transcends the role of a mere transit point. It is a reflection of the community’s pride, identity and values. The airport serves as the gateway to new opportunities, whether for business or leisure and acts as a catalyst for economic growth, job creation and local business development. This inseparable bond is the driving force that propels SVPIA into the future, opening up a world of possibilities for all.Spanning an impressive 2550 square meters, the new arrival block seamlessly integrates with the existing terminal space. The area is adorned with 24 state-of-the-art immigration counters, each showcasing the city’s art, cityscape and culture.
This expansion is poised to redefine the arrival experience for the millions of passengers who pass through Ahmedabad Airport annually. With an increasing number of passengers choosing Ahmedabad Airport for their travels, the expansion project is on the fast track to meet the growing demand. Having served over 10 million passengers in the previous financial year and already welcoming more than 4 million passengers within 4.5 months, the airport is projected to witness a growth of over 25% in passenger numbers by year-end.
To accommodate the rising passenger numbers, SVPIA is undergoing various infrastructural developments. The new immigration area will house 24 counters, equipped with the latest technology and enhanced facilities, ensuring a seamless and efficient passenger experience.
Ahmedabad, renowned as the first world heritage city, takes center stage in the new arrival hall’s design. The meticulously planned terminal arrival area is a tribute to “Amaru Amdavad” (My Amdavad), showcasing Gujarat’s rich heritage, unique rituals, and the vibrant culture of community celebrations. International passengers will be captivated by an artistic representation of Ahmedabad’s dynamic ambiance, as they walk beneath shimmering torans, symbols of the city’s warm and festive welcome.At the heart of this transformation are ongoing art projects, including the upcoming “Aangan Van” planters. These human-scale installations will serve as serene relaxation spaces, reflecting the region’s rich and ancient culture through Dholavira encryption and art & craft.Recognizing the significance of a seamless baggage reclaim experience, the Baggage Reclaim Hall now features six spacious baggage belts, catering to the increased passenger traffic. Additionally, enhanced green and red channel customs exits ensure passengers enjoy a swift exit from the terminal.
The realization of the all-new arrival area at Ahmedabad Airport’s international terminal is a collective dream shared by the citizens of Gujarat and India. These enhancements at Terminal 2 epitomize Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport’s unwavering commitment to providing an elevated passenger experience. The airport’s harmonious blend of aesthetic elegance, cultural highlights, and efficient infrastructure aims to offer all travelers an extraordinary and seamless journey.