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.
The new integrated terminal was inaugurated on 7 November 2012 by President of IndiaPranab Mukherjee. Built at a cost of approx. ₹135 crore (US$21 million), the building covers an area of 18,500 m2 (4.6 acres). It is designed to handle 700 passengers at a time, including 200 international passengers.
The new terminal has 2 aero-bridges, 8 boarding gates, 15 check-in counters, 5 X-ray baggage machines, 2 security counters, and 2 conveyor belts for luggage.
The Common User Domestic Cargo Terminal (CUDCT) was inaugurated on 4 June 2016, fulfilling the long pending demand of the state to start air cargo operations. The AAI has converted the old terminal building into CUDCT to handle cargo operations. Ahmedabad based GSEC Limited has bagged the contract to operate and maintain the CUDCT for an initial period of five years.
The airport is located at a distance of 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Raipur Junction railway station and 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) from Pandri bus terminal. It is well connected by Raipur and Naya Raipur BRTS and cabs. In addition, the Raipur Urban Public Transport Society operates direct air-conditioned city buses to the neighbouring cities of Bhilai and Durg, via Raipur. [Private Cabs] OLA with its facility like ola share is available on departure and arrival gates. Private taxi services are also available
Ranked Number 1 in overall customer satisfaction (July-Dec 2014) in Non-Metro Category. With a score of 4.75 on a scale of 5.00, the airport topped the list of 10 best non-metro airports in the country operated by Airports Authority of India (AAI).
'Best Airport of the Country in Non-Metro Category' for the year 2013 by the Union Tourism Ministry.
9 Sept 2017 : IndiGo flight 6E 827 from Raipur to Hyderabad with 170 passengers onboard suffered a bird hit soon after takeoff, forcing the pilot to return and make an emergency landing at Raipur.
9 April 2017 : IndiGo flight 6E 252 from Raipur to Kolkata with 150 passengers onboard suffered a bird hit soon after takeoff, forcing the pilot to return and make an emergency landing at Raipur.
7 August 2015: United Airways (Bangladesh) flight UBD 585 (a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 bearing tail number S2 - AEI), flying from Dhaka to Muscat with 173 passengers on board, made an emergency landing at the airport after an engine failure. All passengers and crew were reported safe upon landing.
15 June 2012: A Border Security Force (BSF) operated HAL Dhruv, registered VT - BSN, lost altitude during a test flight at the airport dropping from a height of 100 ft. Three occupants were injured including one of the pilots sustaining serious injuries. The chopper had incurred substantial damage in the accident.