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Indore Airport

The busiest airport serving the state of Madhya Pradesh, Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar airport is approximately 10 km of Indore city. Indore Airport spans over 729 acres of area and currently handles domestic operations. The airport is well-kept and has all the amenities to cater to the needs of the passengers.

indore Airport Information

Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport Address
Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport
Depalpur Road
Madhya Pradesh 452005

Enquiries Number: 91 731 262 9455

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Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport, Indore

The Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport (IDR) serves the city of Indore and adjoining areas and is the busiest airport in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Situated 10 km west of Indore, it is a public airport that is administered by the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

The site for the airport was identified by the Holkar administration in 1935, and flights started to Delhi, Gwalior, and Bombay, in 1948. It was handed over to the Govt. of India in 1950.

Terminals Trivia

The airport is spread over 729 acres, and its single runway, which is under expansion, is currently 7250 meters long. The airport has night-landing facilities. It has a cargo terminal and a new integrated, expandable terminal for passenger flights, which was inaugurated in 2012, at a cost of 135 crores. This presently handles domestic flights and can accommodate up to 700 passengers in an hour. Passenger traffic grew by 24 % to 17.8 lakh during the fiscal year 2016-17, with an increase in over 4 lakh flyers in the last 3 years. International flights are expected to be launched soon, and the expansion of the runway, as well as ongoing upgradation of the terminal are in preparation for this.

Air India, Alliance Air, Indigo, and Jet Airways are the airlines that operate domestic flights out of Indore Airport to major metros like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. Cities like Gwalior, Goa, Nagpur, Lucknow, Ranchi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, and many others are also directly connected by air to Indore.

Shop, Eat, and Relax

The Indore airport is equipped with many amenities for the convenience of passengers. These include modern elevators, a high-tech baggage handling system, complimentary trolley services, wheelchair assistance for the elderly and the physically challenged, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Immigration, customs, extra check-in counters, CCTVs, X-ray machines, lifts, and other facilities are expected to become functional soon.

Duty-free shops as well as outlets selling handicrafts, jewelry, essential commodities, stationery, books, newspapers, and magazines are present here.

Eateries, snack-bars, bakeries, and cafes serving beverages, drinks, and food items are also there to satisfy your hunger and thirst.

Transport Facilities

The Indore airport is at a distance of approximately 11 km from the railway station and 13 km from the nearest bus stand. For transport to these places and to the city, pre-paid taxis, cabs, and auto-rickshaws can be found outside the airport. MPSTRC runs buses to several destinations within city limits and outstation too.

Are you looking for a place to stay?

There are several hotels in the city of Indore, where you can enjoy a comfortable stay at great prices.

Luxury accommodation can be availed at the Radisson Blu Hotel Indore, Shreemaya Hotel, Effotel Hotel, Sayaji Hotel, Hotel President, and Best Western Plus O2. Hotels with reasonable fares include Cosmopolitan Hotel, Hotel Ambassador and ZO Rooms, Hotel Purva, and the Lemon Tree Hotel.

Explore Indore!

Indore is the cultural and commercial hub of Madhya Pradesh. Described as a ‘smart city with a royal past’, Indore saw its greatest glory during the reign of its illustrious queen, Ahilya Bai Holkar.

The Lal Bagh Palace and the 7-storey Rajwada Palace are remnants of past glory. Religious sites include the Khajrana Ganesh Mandir, the Kaanch Mandir (a Jain temple full of mirrors), Gomatgiri, and the Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple. Patalpani Waterfall, Tincha Falls, and Ralamandal Sanctuary, and Pipliyapala Regional Park are natural beauty sites. At Chhatri Bag, visit the cluster of tombs and cenotaphs of the many rulers of the Holkar dynasty. Indulge in a night shopping experience at Sarafa Bazar, famous for a wide variety of vegetarian food and snacks.


Q. What are the most popular airlines - domestic and international - that operate from Indore airport?
A. Indigo and Jet Airways (India) are the two popular airlines that operate domestic flights from Indore airport. There are no international flights from here.

Q. Which are the cheap flights - domestic and international- that operate from Indore airport?
A. Indigo and JetLite are the airlines that operate cheap domestic flights from Indore airport.

Q. What is the airport code for Indore airport?
A. The airport code for Indore airport is IDR.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Indore airport? 
A. There are no international routes from Indore airport.

Q. Which is the most frequent domestic route from Indore airport? 
A. Indore to Mumbai is the most frequent domestic route from this airport.

Q. Which is the first flight from Indore airport? 
A. The first flight to take off from Indore Airport is A. Indigo 6E 416, which departs at 6:30 AM for Hyderabad.

Q. Which is the last flight from Indore airport?
A. The last flight to depart from Indore Airport is Indigo 6E 648 that leaves at 9:25 PM for Hyderabad.

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