Ahmedabad Dholera International Airport

New Airport
Completion: in 3 years (31-Dec-2026)
IATA: n/a
ICAO: n/a
City: Ahmedabad
Country/Territory: India


  • Owner/investor:
    • Dholera International Airport Corporation
  • Investment (USD):
    • 258,000,000


  • Runways:
    • 4,500m
    • 4,500m


Dholera International Airport (Fedara International Airport) is a proposed airport development project located near Ahmedabad, India. Japan’s Centrair and Toyota Tsusho Corporation are reportedly undertaking a survey for the proposed project. The companies are conducting the survey on behalf of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Jan-2024. Dholera International Airport Corporation (DIAC) awarded YashNand Engineers and Contractors an INR3.3 billion (USD39.8 million) construction contract to develop an integrated passenger terminal and air traffic control (ATC) tower at Ahmedabad Dholera International Airport. The contract period is 18 months. Phase one construction works for Ahmedabad Dholera will require an estimated investment of INR13.1 billion (USD157.8 million) and are expected to be completed within four years. The airport will be equipped with a 3200m runway, a 20,000sqm passenger terminal, 3000sqm cargo terminal and 12 aircraft parking stands. 

Sep-2023. Airports Authority of India (AAI) issued a INR3.5 billion (USD42.2 million) construction tender for the development of an integrated passenger terminal and air traffic control (ATC) tower at Ahmedabad Dholera International Airport. The deadline for the tender is 19-Oct-2023.

Oct-2021. Airports Authority of India (AAI) aims to commence phase one works for the development of Ahmedabad Dholera International Airport in Jan-2022. AAI will develop a 3200m runway, a 20,000sqm passenger terminal, 3000sqm cargo terminal and 12 aircraft parking stands in phase one, which is expected to be completed by Dec-2024.

Jul-2019. Airports Authority of India chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra reported works for the Ahmedabad Dholera International Airport project are expected to commence in Oct-2020 and be completed within four years.

Nov-2018. Dholera Special Investment Region Development Authority MD Jai Prakash Shivahare reported Airports Authority of India (AAI) approved a proposal to acquire a 51% stake in Dholera International Airport Corporation (DIAC), to develop and operate Ahmedabad Dholera International Airport. Mr Shivahare said following the AAI's share acquisition, Gujarat's Government will hold a 33% stake in DIAC, with Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation holding the remaining 16%. He added that DIAC aims to commence works to develop the airport in 2019.

Jul-2018. Dholera Special Investment Region Development Authority CEO Jai Prakash Shivahare reported Airports Authority of India (AAI) is considering a proposal to form a 51:49 JV with the Gujarat State Government to develop and operate Ahmedabad Dholera International Airport.


29-Sep-2016. Dholera International Airport project will likely see a developer appointed for its construction by Jul-2017, according to Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation.

19-Sep-2016. India's Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt Ltd with Airport Planners and Design Consulting Pvt Ltd, and SPA Legal, as transaction advisors for the Dholera International Airport project. 

Jul-2016. India's Minister of State for Civil Aviation Shri Jayant Sinha confirmed two proposals have been received to set up airports in Dholera and Ankleshwar Airport, with the Ministry of Civil Aviation providing 'in principal' approval for the Dholera project. 

Jan-2016. India's Ministry of Civil Aviation granted in-principle approval for the development of Dholera International Airport at a 1426 hectare site near Navagam. The facility will be developed under a public-private partnership between Gujarat's Government and Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation. The airport will feature two runways and will be developed in three phases at a cost of INR17.12 billion (USD258 million). The first phase is expected to be complete by the end of 2018. A proposal to develop an aerotropolis on 2600 hectares adjacent to the airport is also under consideration.

Dec-2015. India's Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change granted environmental approval for the Dholera International Airport project. The project is expected to receive in-principle approval from the Ministry of Civil Aviation by Jan-2016. The airport will be developed in three phases at a 1426 hectare site near Navagam at an estimated cost of INR17.12 billion (USD256 million). The first phase is expected to cost INR7.16 billion (USD107 million).

Jun-2015. Dholera International Airport Company MD Amit Chavda said the company is seeking environmental clearance for the airport project from India's Government. Mr Chavda said the company expects to secure clearance in the near future. Construction is expected to commence in 3QFY2015/16.

Feb-2015. Gujarat State Government reported the Indian Central Government has expressed support for the proposed Dholera International Airport project. A 1700ha site for the the INR100 billion (USD1.6 billion) airport city project has already been selected around 85km from Ahmedabad. An airport feasibility study has already been conducted by the Airports Authority of India. Initial plans include two, 4500m runways and includes dedicated passenger and cargo terminal, a hotel and commercial development area, a MRO area, industrial area and a dedicated rail link. 

Dholera International Airport Co GM Amit Chavda said India would construct a new international airport in Gujarat. The new airport in Dholera, around 100km from Ahmedabad, will be able to handle A380 aircraft with Mr Chavda noting: “This is Modi’s dream project... He keeps track of the project very closely.” The new airport will be used to attract foreign airlines by offering them an alternative hub to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other Middle Eastern airports, Mr Chavda said. He explained: “In five years, Dubai airport will be so busy and so difficult to get into, that airlines would like to rather route their flights via Dholera".

Jul-2014. Government accorded site clearance for the green field airport project.

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