The International airport at Shirdi will be inaugurated in the first week October by President Ram Nath Kovind. Expecting at least 500 pilgrims and passengers to use the air service daily.
The state has planned 12 services from Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad. State authorities said the airport is likely to be inaugurated on October 1.
The Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) has built the airport at a cost of Rs 350 crore, of which Rs50 crore was donated by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan.
The airport will have a 3,200-metre runway, a terminal building spread across 2,750 sq mt and hanger for the parking of four aircraft.
For MADC, established by the state in 2004, Shirdi airport is its first. The company has planned to set up counters to issue special passes for darshan and prasad at the airport and offer transport to the temple for the devotees.