Pune: The state government may hand over the airports at Solapur and Kolhapur to the Airports Authority of India (AAI). These airfields are currently operated by the Maharashtra Airport Development Company.
Once handed over to the AAI, the airports will be better developed with wider and longer runaways, terminals and other passenger amenities to operate regular commercial flights.
While the Solapur airport has a 2,1000m-long runway, the Kolhapur airport has a runway around 1,4000m long.
08/05/13 Sanjeev Devasia/Daily News & Analysis