Indore: Circa 2019 is proving to be an excellent year ahead for Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport. Once the international flight to Sharjah takes off on March 31, from April 1, the airport’s status will be changed to a ‘Major Airport’ and will be governed by Airport Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA). The airport will also be known as AERA or Major airport. The city airport will be the country’s 25th Major airport. AAI’s order in this regard will be effective from April 1. The passenger movement crossed the 15 lakh mark last year and this was the reason why the airport got the Major status.
Airport Director Aryma Sanyal informed that now the airport will follow the regulation of the AERA. In the meeting of Airport Users Consultative Committee (AUCC) held on Friday, Sanyal informed members about the changing status of the airport. She also presented the road map of future development of the airport.
Status given as passenger movement crossed 15 lakh last year
Airport will be governed by body of AAI Airport Economic Regulatory Authority