SHIRDI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Shirdi International Airport is located at Kakadi village, about 14 km South-west of the town of Shirdi in Maharashtra, India. It is the fourth busiest airport in the state after Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur. The airport, spread over 400 hectares, is owned by the Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) and was inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind on 1 October 2017.  The first flight from Shirdi Airport was flagged off to Mumbai, by the President. And, this flight was operated by Air India’s state-run airline, which is popular by the name of Air Alliance.
The airport is equipped with a runway 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) in length. The terminal covers 2,750 square metres (29,600 sq ft) and has a capacity for 500 passengers daily. In July 2019, the state government gave approvals for the extension of the runway from 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) to 3,200 metres (10,500 ft), construction of a new terminal building to increase hourly passenger capacity from 300 per hour to 1000 per hour and operationalization of night-landing facilities at the airport. The work is expected to be completed in Eighteen months. A DVOR system was installed at the airport in September 2019 to enable aircraft to land at the airport in low visibility. 
 

SHIRDI AND TOURISM

Shri Sai baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi

Shirdi is located about 270 kms from Mumbai in India .Shird is called the Land of Sai. Long time ago, at the beginning of eighteenth century a young bearded man ( Shirdi Sai baba) with sparkling eyes took shelter in a mosque, in Shirdi Village (of Maharshtra State, In India) . Nobody knew from where this stranger had come who hardly spoke a word and stayed there.

Shri Saibaba Temple

Shirdi is a town in the state of Maharashtra, in western India. It's known as the former home of revered spiritual leader Sai Baba, and as a major pilgrimage site. Devotees gather daily at the Sai Baba Temple complex to honor his legacy. Here, the Samadhi Mandir shrine has an ornate marble statue of Sai Baba, alongside his tomb. Close by are Dwarkamai, a mosque where Sai Baba once lived, and tree-lined Lendi Garden.

Shri Shaneshwar Devasthan Shani Shinganapur

One of the most interesting villages of Maharashtra, this one has no doors in any of the houses or shops to its name. People; here believe that their Lord Shaneshwar is always protecting them from all the evils. The village is mere 65 kms away from Shirdi and therefore is one of the most visited places on the trip to Shirdi. Only male devotees are allowed in the premises near the idol to worship their lord.
Samadhi Mandir, Gurusthan, Dwarkamai, Lendi Baug, Jangli Maharaj Ashram and Dixit Wada Museum are few famous places to visit in Shirdi.