Raipur airport

Swami Vivekananda Airport , formerly known as Raipur 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 28th busiest airport in India by passenger traffic and 31st busiest by aircraft movement. Swami Vivekananda

On 24 January 2012, the airport was renamed after Swami Vivekananda, as a tribute to the popular saint who spent 2 years of his teenage in Raipur.

"Just because you have baggage doesn't mean you have to lug it around." ― Richie Norton

"It was exciting to be off on a journey she had looked forward to for months. Oddly, the billowing diesel fumes of the airport did not smell like suffocating effluence, it assumed a peculiar pungent scent that morning, like the beginning of a new adventure, if an adventure could exude a fragrance." ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

"Air travel reminds us who we are. It's the means by which we recognize ourselves as modern. The process removes us from the world and sets us apart from each other. We wander in the ambient noise, checking one more time for the flight coupon, the boarding pass, the visa. The process convinces us that at any moment we may have to submit to the force that is implied in all this, the unknown authority behind it, behind the categories, the languages we don't understand. This vast terminal has been erected to examine souls." ― Don DeLillo, The Names

"There is truly no other place bearing so much love as airports." ― Ioana-Cristina Casapu

"It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, 'As pretty as an airport." ― Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

"I suppose there has been nothing like the airports since the age of the stage-stops - nothing quite as lonely, as sombre-silent. The red-brick depots were built right into the towns they marked - people didn't get off at those isolated stations unless they lived there. But airports lead you way back in history like oases, like the stops on the great trade routes. The sight of air travellers strolling in ones and twos into midnight airports will draw a small crowd any night up or two. The young people look at the planes, the older ones look at the passengers with a watchful incredulity." ― F. Scott Fitzgerald