The civil aviation ministry has given its approval to operate international flights from the city’s Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, a senior airport official said.
The first international flight is expected to start from December after completion of necessary formalities, according to Aryama Sanyal, director, Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport.
Without giving specific information, Sanyal said that Jet Airways has expressed interest in starting international flights from Indore, however, its proposal is awaited.
Currently 44 domestic flights are being operated from the city airport.
Source: Financial Express. India
NOTE: Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport is a public airport that principally serves Indore and adjacent regions in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh. It is the busiest airport in Central India and is located 8 km west of Indore. According to the statistics released by the Airports Authority of India, it is the 22nd busiest airport in India by passenger traffic. The airport is named after Maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar of Indore, belonging to the Holkar dynasty of the Maratha Empire. Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, Indore has been adjudged as the best airport in under 2 million annual passenger footfall category in Asia Pacific region in the Airports Council International (ACI)’s airport service quality (ASQ) rankings for the year 2017.