Swami Vivekananda Airport (IATA: RPR, ICAO: VARP) formerly known as Mana Airport is located 15 km (9.3 mi) south of Raipur
, in the state of Chhattisgarh
. In 2006 this Airport witnessed 82% increase in passenger traffic (highest in India).This Airport is one of the 35 non-metro airports presently being modernised by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
On 24 January 2012, The Union cabinet of India approved the State government's proposal for renaming Raipur airport after India's greatest saint Swami Vivekananda who spent 2 years of his teenage in Raipur.Presently it is served by Air India, Jet Airways, Jetlite and IndiGo while Kingfisher Airlines has suspended its operations in Nov 2011 due to its bad financial condition. More Airlines like SpiceJet have expressed interest to add Raipur to their network once the new Terminal Building is operational. There are also plans to start international flights after the modernization.