Airport in IndoreIndore is located on the Malwa plateau of Madhya Pradesh. Indore being the commercial capital and the main industrial hub of Madhya Pradesh gets hundreds of visitors who come here for various purposes. Whether visitors come to Indore for business or for leisure trip, many of them prefer to take flights from Indore.
Indore airport, Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport is located about 10 km away from the center of the Indore City and has important flights to important parts of India. Due to closeness of airport to the city, tourism as well as business has flourished in the city as well as in the entire Madhya Pradesh. Domestic as well as International airline have regular flights to and from Indore.
Indore has direct flights from the cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and others. International flights to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Sharjah are also available from Indore airport on regular basis. Hajj Charters also fly from this airport since 2008 during Hajj season.
History of Indore Airport:In the year 1935,The Holkar State Administration had chosen a site for construction of airport after there was a discussion with Mr. Nevill Vintcent of M/s Tata and Sons. The site that was named as Bijasen had the airport constructed and flights from Indore to other cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Gwalior started from here in the year 1948.
The Entrance of Indore Airport
This airport was handed over to the Government of India in the year 1950 according to the Central Financial Integration Scheme. A new runaway of 5600 ft was constructed in 1966 and the total cost was Rs 15 lakhs. Night landing is also possible in this airport.
Indore Airport Terminals
There are two terminals at Indore airport:
Terminal 2 is the cargo terminal. There are huge warehouses and other facilities available in this terminal. Foolproof security measures are also incorporated for the passengers and various products.
The new expandable terminal of Indore airport was started in 2012. It has the capacity of handling about 700 passengers every hour. The new terminal comes with high-tech escalators and advanced baggage handling system. There will be16 immigration counters as well as 16 check-in counters in this terminal. Huge numbers of CCTV and X-ray machines will be there for security.
Indore Airport has been ranked the 2nd position in National Structural Steel Design and Construction which was organized by Institute for Steel Development Growth.
The total area on which Indore Airport is built is about 729 acres. The total area of the current terminal building is about 18,000 sq meters. The airport has concrete parking bays that could keep 5 ATR-72, 4 Airbus A-321 and 3 Boeing 737 Aircraft at a time. The runway of Indore airport is 2750 in length and 45 meters in width.
Structure of Indore Airport:
Airlines and Flights from Indore Airport
Airlines that have flights to and from Indore Airport are:
- Air India for Delhi and Mumbai
- Jet Airways for Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Lucknow, Mumbai, Raipur, Pune, Patna, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Hyderabad,and Vishakhapatnam
- JetKonnect for Nagpur, Mumbai, Delhi
- IndiGo for Delhi, Bangalore, Srinagar,Raipur, Nagpur, Mumbai, Kolkata
- SpiceJet for Bhopal, Hyderabad, Delhi
- Ventura AirConnect for Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur
International Flights from Indore:
- Los Angeles
- New York
- San Francisco
- Hong Kong
Facilities Available at Indore Airport
View of the Indore Airport's Runway
Indore Airport is equipped with many facilities listed below:
- Luggage keeping
- Coffee shop
- Information desk
- Medical facilities
- Pre paid taxi booth
- Baggage wrapping
- Gift shop
- Hotel Booking Counter
- Car Rental
- Bank Counter
- T.R Stall
Airport Passengers can get various means of conveyance outside the Indore Airport to reach various parts of Indore City. Some of them are as follows:
How to Reach Indore City from Indore Airport
Outside the terminal there is a bus stand located on the aerodrome roads. Numerous buses plying to different parts of the city can be available here. Pre-paid taxi book is located near Aerodrome Road.
Taxis can be hired from this booth to reach various parts of the city.
People can even take auto rickshaw from outside the airport to reach the city. The distance of Indore
Airport to Railway Station is about 11 km. Passengers can get conveyance to reach Indore Railway Station from outside the airport.
Bhopal Airport: 90 km
Other Airports near Indore Airport:
Aurangabad Airport: 173 km
Nagpur Airport: 215 km
Airport Name - Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport
Contact Details of Indore Airport:
Location- About 10 km west from the center of the city
Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport
Indore - 452005
Telephone No.: 0731 262 9455 / 0731 262 2021
Fax: 0172 265 9887 / 262 1530
IATA Code: IDR