Project Description

Swami Vivekananda International Airport (IATA( International Air Transport Association airport code): RPR, ICAO( International Civil Aviation Organization): VERP), formerly known as Raipur International Airport, is the primary airport serving the state of Chhattisgarh, India. The airport is located at Mana between Raipur (15 km (9.3 mi)) and Naya Raipur 10 km (6.2 mi). It is the 30th busiest airport in India by passenger traffic and 31st busiest by aircraft movement.

On 24 January 2012, the airport was renamed after Swami Vivekananda, as a tribute to the popular saint who spent two of his teenage years in Raipur.


Swami Vivekananda International Airport has a single runway—Runway 06/24—measuring 2,286 m (7,500 ft) in length and 45 m (148 ft) in width.

The airfield is equipped with night landing facilities such as CAT-1 Instrument Landing System (ILS) at Runway 24, and navigational aids such as DVOR, DME, NDB, and PAPI.

The apron has five parking bays that can accommodate A320/B737 category of aircraft and a helipad. The airport is equipped with category VI firefighting and rescue capability with provisions for category VII on demand.