Of late, Indore’s Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar airport seems to have a lot of things going for it. Only recently, it was announced that a new aerobridge would be built at the airport- to facilitate more convenient boarding on to the aircraft. Finally, the latest delightful news comes as the fact that the Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport has been granted the title of an ‘international’ airport.
The revelation that Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar airport will now see international flights came on 29th May, 2019, along with an official statement. The statement read “In pursuance of sub-rule (b) of rule 3 of the Passport (Entry into India) Rules, 1950, the Central Government hereby designates Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport, Indore of Madhya Pradesh State as an authorized Immigration Check Post for entry into/exit from India with valid documents for all classes of passengers.”
The airport itself had received World Standardisation Certification and validation from the UK a few years back. The new change comes as a very important one because Indore airport happens to be the busiest and most frequented airport in all of central India, let alone Madhya Pradesh. In fact, in March 2018, the airport also began round the clock flight services to keep the city accessible at all times.
As of now, there is no word on when the international flights will actually begin, but it could be sooner than you imagine. One of the main reasons for building the fourth aerobridge at the airport was to ensure that two of them could be used for international flights while the others would be used for domestic ones.
Indore as a city is progressing at a very fast rate. It is also coming up as a massive industrial hub and many entrepreneurs are looking to open businesses here as the town holds a lot of promise and is future proof as well. Now that the airport has become an international one, it just adds to the appeal of Indore as a whole.