Airports Authority of India’s Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport, Indore, and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad, were conferred with the prestigious National Tourism Awards 2016-17 at a glittering award function held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, on World Tourism Day.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport received the Best Airport Award in Major Cities category, and Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport received the Best Airport Award in ‘Rest of India’ category for promotion of Tourism at these airports. The award was presented by KJ Alphons, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, Govt. of India.
Manoj Gangal, Airport Director, SardarVallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad, and Aryama Sanyal, Airport Director, Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport, Indore, along with Keshava Sharma, Regional Executive Director (WR) AAI, received the award from the Hon’ble Minister and RashmiVerma, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India.
One of the busiest airports of Madhya Pradesh, Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport, Indore, is predominantly connected to major cities. The state-of-the-art integrated terminal building of Indore Airport has world-class facilities and services.
Indore Airport has been awarded the ‘Best Airport by Region’ among the airports handling under two million passengers per year in Asia-Pacific region.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad, is the Airport of India’s first World Heritage City. The geographic location of the Airport makes it suitable for connectivity to major important international and domestic destinations.
Ahmedabad Airport has risen to ASQ rating of 4.8 on the scale of 5. The airport was recently awarded as the ‘Most Improved Airport’ in the Asia-Pacific region for the year 2017 by Airports Council International.