President Ram Nath Kovind at present inaugurated Shirdi airport in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district. Airport sources stated the President’s plane touched down from New Delhi at Shirdi airport at 10:30 within the morning. Industrial flight operations began at present with a flight to Mumbai being operated by Alliance Air, the sources stated.The airport bought a licence from the Directorate Common of Civil Aviation or DGCA for business operations final month.Situated 238 kilometres from Mumbai, Shirdi has a shrine of Sai Baba and is a significant pilgrimage location. Some 60,000 pilgrims go to Shirdi on a regular basis, sources stated, of which the airport authorities plan to faucet at the very least 10-12 per cent.
The aerodrome is owned and developed by Maharashtra Airport Growth Firm, a particular function automobile to develop airports within the state. Flight trials on the airport had been carried out not too long ago.
The primary flight of Alliance Air at Shirdi airport departing for Mumbai
Constructed with an funding of Rs 350 crore, together with Rs 50 crore from Shri Saibaba Sansthan Belief, the airport has a 2,500-metre-long runway and is able to dealing with single narrow-body plane akin to Airbus A320 and Boeing 737.
The two,750-square-metre terminal constructing has been designed to deal with a complete of 300 passengers, together with arriving ones. As soon as airport operations begin, journey time to Shirdi from Mumbai is anticipated to be minimize to 40 minutes as in opposition to 5 hours by street.