Airport in Indore

Indore 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.

Airport in Indore
Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport

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.

Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport
The Entrance of Indore Airpor

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 1 is the domestic terminal. The terminal is equipped with modern facilities like escalators, advanced baggage handling system. There are two lifts located in this terminal. From here many domestic flights to different other cities and town of India is available.

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.

Structure of Indore Airport:

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.

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:

  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • London
  • Paris
  • Newark
  • Madrid
  • New York
  • Atlanta
  • Bangkok
  • San Francisco
  • Denver
  • Frankfurt
  • Houston
  • Amsterdam
  • Singapore
  • Shanghai
  • Zurich
  • Seoul
  • Hong Kong

Facilities Available at Indore Airport

Airport in Indore
View of the Indore Airport's Runway

Indore Airport is equipped with many facilities listed below:

  • Restaurant
  • Luggage keeping
  • Coffee shop
  • Information desk
  • Medical facilities
  • Pre paid taxi booth
  • Baggage wrapping
  • Gift shop
  • Hotel Booking Counter
  • Car Rental
  • Bank Counter
  • STD
  • T.R Stall
Airport has free baggage services and special facility is given for senior citizens as well as disabled people. Trolleys as well as wheel chairs are provided for them. Different types of shops like cafes, bakery, restaurants, jewelry shops etc are there to allow passengers to buy stuffs at reasonable rate. Duty free shops are also available at Indore Airport.

How to Reach Indore City from Indore Airport

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:

By Bus:

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.

By Taxis:
Taxis can be hired from this booth to reach various parts of the city.

By Rickshaw:
People can even take auto rickshaw from outside the airport to reach the city. The distance of Indore

By Train:
Airport to Railway Station is about 11 km. Passengers can get conveyance to reach Indore Railway Station from outside the airport.

Other Airports near Indore Airport:

Bhopal Airport: 90 km
Aurangabad Airport: 173 km
Nagpur Airport: 215 km

Contact Details of Indore Airport:

Airport Name - Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport
Location- About 10 km west from the center of the city

Airport Director Airport Authority Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport Indore - 452005
Telephone No.: 0731 262 9455 / 0731 262 2021
Fax: 0172 265 9887 / 262 1530
E-mail: [email protected]   
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