6 FACTS ABOUT SURAT AIRPORT

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1-The history of Surat Airport dates back to the 1930s when the Nawab of Sachin constructed a small airstrip built for his two-seater plane.

2- It is known as one of the earliest airports existing in India and has played a significant role in setting up of the Indian Air Force since the pre-independence era.

3-It was on September 30, 2003 when the state government handed over Surat Airport’s development to AAI for future growth.

4- The first commercial air services by Air India was started between Surat and Delhi on May 6, 2007.

5- Surat was ranked first in Category-B on the festive occasion of Diwali 2017.

6- On the 71st Independence day celebration, Surat Airport bagged the consolation prize. It ranked 5th amongst the best-decorated airports on the occasion of Independence Day 2017.

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