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Reach Shirdi by air soon

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday issued the licence to Shirdi Airport for day time operations at the first instance. The airport has a runway long enough for Airbus A-320 and Boeing 737 aircraft.

Civil aviation ministry sources said the regulator has issued the Aerodrome Licence to Shirdi Airport for public use for day operations after ensuring compliance of all relevant standards.

"Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) has developed greenfield airport at village Kakadi, Talluka Rahata in Ahmednagar for which the aviation ministry had granted 'in principal' approval in 2011.

The runway of Shirdi Airport is 2500 meters and it is capable to handle aircrafts -- A320, B737," the sources said.

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