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.