Surat residents demand extension of airport runway


Members of the We Want Working Airport at Surat (WWWAS), a group crusading for the development of Surat airport, have started a ‘signature campaign’ on the social sites including Facebook demanding corrective measures to remove limitations on the airport runway.

The group members have urged the Airport Authority of India (AAI), through their online petition, to extend the runway by 1,800 foot to the original plan of 9,000 foot.

Originally the airport master plan had a runway length of 9,000 ft for safe operations of twin aisled wide bodied twin engine aircraft. However, as Air India was the only operator using single aisled aircraft, the runway construction was stopped at 7,200 ft.

Full report here Times of India


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