Devi Ahiliya by Holkar International Airport (IATA: IDR, ICAO: VAID) is an international airport serving mainly Indore and adjacent areas in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the busiest airport in central India, 8 km west of Indore. It was the 18th busiest airport in India in terms of passenger transport in 2018-19 according to statistics released by the Airport Authority of India, the agency responsible for the maintenance and management of airports. The airport is named after Maharani Ahilya by Holkar of Indor, who belonged to the Holkar dynasty of the Maratha Empire.indore airport name
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Indore airport name Indor’s Devi Ahiriyabai Holkar Airport was named the best airport in the Asia Pacific region’s 20 million (2 million) annual passenger inflow in the 2017 Airport Quality of Service (ASQ) Rankings of the International Airports Council (ACI). The UK’s World Book of Records awarded the World Standardization Certification to Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport in Indore, which achieved the ACI Award 2017 on 9 April 2018.
The Holkar State Administration selected the Bijasan site for the airport construction in 1935 after consulting with Nevill Vintcent of Messrs Tata and Sons (Ministry of Aviation). Air service from Indore to Gwalior, Delhi and Mumbai began in July 1948. The airport was handed over to the Government of India in April 1950 under the Central Financial Consolidation Plan. A new runway, 5,600 feet long, was completed to accommodate the larger aircraft at a cost of 15 million rupees by March 1966. Night landing facilities were also provided. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has approved the airport for international flights, making it the first international flight in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
Indore’s new scalable integrated terminal building opened on February 14, 2012. Built by AAI at a cost of 135 million rupees, it can handle 700 passengers per hour. The new terminal has modern escalators and an advanced baggage handling system. It handles 96 flights per day. In preparation for international flights, in addition to 569 security CCTVs and 569 X-ray machines, 16 check-in counters, 16 immigration checkpoints (4 departures, 12 arrivals), and 4 customs offices are scheduled to be operated.
There are 3 Aerobridges serving the airport. The terminal has one luggage elevator and one escalator. There are 2 ATMs (01 SBI and 01 Union Bank of India), a shopping stand and a food court by international standards. The airport is in the expansion phase. A new terminal is planned on the airport grounds, adjacent to the current terminal, along with an airport hotel and convention center. The land area of the airport will also be expanded.