Surat joins list of international airports

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| Photo Credit: B. Velankanni Raj

The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal to declare Surat Airport an international airport.  

“Surat Airport will not only become a gateway for international travellers but will also facilitate seamless export-import operations for the thriving diamond and textile industries,” said a government press statement.

It added that elevating the airport to international status is paramount for enhancing economic growth, attracting foreign investment and providing impetus for regional development. 

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