Thursday, May 30, 2019

Soon, fly to foreign shores from Indore

Indore: The infrastructure for immigration services at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport has been completed and the service will be started soon, said airport officials on Wednesday.
This came a day after Ministry of Home Affairs released a gazette notification designating Indore airport as an authorized immigration checkpost for international flyers.

“We have got authorization for immigration clearance from the Centre and the first international flight to Sharjah is expected soon,” said airport director Aryama Sanyal.

She said that permission for customs was already granted, and the only obstacle for airlines willing to start international flights to and from Indore was authorization for an immigration facility, which has also been cleared.

“We have everything in place, and only wait is for airlines to obtain necessary permission from DGCA and start international flights,” added Sanyal.

Currently, the airport sees around 54 domestic flights flight on a daily basis. And monthly passenger footfall has also gone up to 2.24 lakh.

Airport’s advisory committee member and former chairman of CII, Indore Ranjan Mimani said, “Infrastructure-wise, the airport is ready for quite some time now. We are now waiting for the first flight to take off. And Indore will then be listed as an international airport, and more carrier would come forward to introduce flights on international routes,” said Mimani while speaking to TOI.
30/05/19 Times of India

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