With a rich history and cultural heritage, the city of Vadodara (popularly known as Baroda) holds a prominent place in the commercial and educational map of Gujarat. It prospered during the reign of the Marathas, who left their mark on the history, architecture and culture of the region. Kolkata, on the other hand, has varied facets. The age-old edifices stand as testimony of its splendid past and justify its stature of being the capital of West Bengal. Interlinking the two cities are regular flights operated by JetKonnect, Jet Airways, IndiGo and Air India. The aerial distance between Vadodara and Kolkata is 1565 km (972 miles).
Although there is no direct Vadodara Kolkata flight currently in operation, travellers have more than 75 options of connecting flights on a daily basis. The first flight of the day is offered by Jet Airways, which departs from Vadodara at 7:10 hours every day, and reaches Kolkata via Mumbai. The same airline operates the last flight at 20:40 hours in the night on all seven days of the week. Major stopover destinations for flights plying on this route are New Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow and Bangalore, depending upon the airline chosen.
Vadodara Airport, also known as Civil Airport Harni (BDQ), is a domestic facility featuring all the basic amenities for the convenience of passengers. It has facilities of eating outlets, shops, wheelchair accessibility, medical facility and restrooms. On the other hand, Kolkata airport, popular as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU), serves both domestic and international flights. The airport is well-appointed with modern facilities and feature restaurants, book stalls and coffee shops. There are big waiting rooms, where passengers can rest peacefully.