Shirdi Airport is located in Ahmednagar in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The airport is operated by the Maharashtra Airport Development Company Ltd. Some time back, on 2nd Oct, 2017, on the day of Gandhi Jayanti, President of India, Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated this relatively new Shirdi Airport. The first flight from Shirdi Airport was flagged off to Mumbai, by the President. And, this flight was operated by Air India’s state-run airline, which is popular by the name of Air Alliance.
Shri Sai Baba Temple death centennial year begin at the day this airport was inaugurated. The airport seems to be one of the most anticipated airports in India. As, every year millions of pilgrims visit Shirdi. When it comes to visiting Shirdi from different parts of the country or even from the world, it becomes difficult to not have a dedicated airport in Shirdi. Therefore, the authorities sensed the need of an airport in Shirdi, and that’s how this airport came into existence.
Soon after Shirdi airport was inaugurated, various direct flights from Mumbai and Hyderabad started operating for the destination, Shirdi. State-owned airline, Alliance Air is presently operating various flights to and from this newly launched International Airport.
Shirdi Airport Terminal
The terminal working of Shirdi Airport is developed on 2,750 square meters of land and it can hold up to 300 travelers for each day. There are four local flights to Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad flying out every week. Different urban areas will likewise get incorporated into the not so distant future as proposed. Partnership Air, TruJet and Zoom Air are the three carriers traveling to and from Shirdi as of now. The runway of Shirdi Airport is around 2,500 meters in length and its shelter can stop up to four flying machines. Its runway is fundamentally planned for the Airbus – 320 and Boeing 737 air ships. The runway will get stretched out to 3200 meters sooner rather than later for global flights.