Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport (part of Durgapur Aerotropolis project) is located at Andal in Durgapur sub-division,25 km from Asansol and 15 km from Durgapur of West Bengal, India. It is part of the country's first Aerotropolis and is being developed by Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Limited (BAPL). The airport was inaugurated on 19 September 2013 and is expected to commence operations in the third quarter of 2014.
The project was conceived in 2006-07 during the Left Front government. The State Government also has a 1.23 per cent stake through West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation. Singapore's Changi Airports International (CAI) has a 26 per cent stake in BAPL. Other Indian promoters include IL&FS, Pragati Social Infrastructure & Development, Pragati 47, Lend Lease Company India and Citystar Infrastructure. The airport has been built over 650 acres at a cost of Rs 600 crore.
The 5,750 square metre passenger terminal building has a capacity of 1 million passengers per annum and can be expanded in the future to a capacity to 2.5 million per annum. It has six check-in counters with Common Use Terminal equipment (CUTE) in the departure lounge and two baggage conveyor belts at the arrival hall. The terminal has branded retail and F&B outlets, ATMs, a clinic and pharmacy, a baby-care room, Wi-Fi services, a hotel booking counter, convenience store and spa.