To Mumbai and back in two hours
Welcome to Rajkot, one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. And also to a very tight airport that is trying to serve nearly two million citizens, being barely able to fit just a single airliner.
Rajkot Airport is located near the city of Rajkot in Gujarat province, India; just 80 miles away from the Arabian Sea, and in a dry and hot tropical climate.
The airport is surrounded by a dense urban area, which made its further expansion impossible. Nonetheless, Rajkot is putting what little space it has to a good use. The single runway was recently renovated, and the new apron should be opened by the end of 2019. Both features are represented in this scenery (the new apron is fully paved, but still closed).
The airport sees two regular flights per day, flown by Air India's A319 to Mumbai and Delhi. The terminal can only accommodate up to 125 passengers, so while one flight is boarding, the second plane has to wait on the runway.
Rajkot will continue to serve its duty, until the brand-new Rajkot Greenfield international airport opens nearby.