New Pune International Airport

New Airport
Completion: in 3 months (31-Dec-2022)
IATA: n/a
ICAO: n/a
City: Pune
Country/Territory: India


  • Owner/investor:
    • Maharashtra Airport Development Company
  • Investment (USD):
    • 2,100,000,000

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New Pune International Airport is an airport development project headed by India’s Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC). The facility will require 1200ha of land for development, and would include a pair of runways. Approximately INR10 billion (USD165 million) will be allocated for land acquisition. The majority of land in the area is used for agriculture. Development of the airport was scheduled to commence in 2015. Maharashtra announced a site at Chakan-Rajgurunagar as the likely location for the new airport project.

Aug-2020. India's Pune district collector Saurabh Rao reported proposals for New Pune International Airport and a railway line between Pune and Nashik will be ready within one week.

Mar-2020. Pune District Collector Naval Kishore Ram reported the district administration expects to receive approval to commence the land acquisition process for the New Pune International Airport development project by the end of Mar-2020.

Jan-2019. Maharashtra's Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis approved a proposal to establish a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to facilitate investment in the New Pune International Airport development project.

Nov-2018. Maharashtra's Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis reported the land acquisition process for the New Pune International Airport development project will commence "very soon". Mr Fadnavis added that the Maharashtra Government aims to establish rail, road and hyperloop connectivity to the planned airport.

May-2018. India's Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu granted site clearance approval to Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) for the New Pune International Airport development project, on the condition that Pune Lohegaon Airport continue to operate. MADC is now permitted to commence preparation of a techno-economic feasibility report and detailed project report for New Pune. The airport development project will require an estimated investment of INR140 billion (USD2.1 billion). 

Apr-2018. New Pune International Airport announced Maharashtra Airports Development Company (MADC) received in principle and site clearance approval from an India Government appointed steering committee to proceed with plans to develop New Pune at Purandar district.

Mar-2018. Pune (India) district collector Saurabh Rao reported Maharashtra is expected to issue a government resolution (GR) on the land acquisition and compensation models to be utilised for the development of New Pune International Airport in the near future. He confirmed the land acquisition will require an investment of more than INR23 billion (USD353.6 million).

Feb-2018. Pune district collector Saurabh Rao reported the land acquisition process for the development of New Pune International Airport is expected to commence in Apr-2018.

Jan-2018. Airports Authority of India (AAI) chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra reported the Indian Air Force (IAF) approved the AAI to proceed with plans to develop New Pune International Airport. 

Aug-2017. Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) is considering three options other than public private partnership (PPP) model for the development of New Pune International Airport, including development of the proposed airport under a built operate transfer model. MADC expects to complete a technical and economic feasibility report on the new airport development project by end Sep-2017. 

Mar-2017. Airports Authority of India (AAI) expects the construction of Purandar Airport to take at least six years. 


16-Feb-2017. Pune's Guardian Minister Girish Bapat claimed New Pune International Airport will be ready for operations in five years. He also confirmed 15.8 acres were handed over to Airports Authority of India by the Ministry of Defence for Pune Lohegaon Airport's expansion project. 

14-Feb-2017. Maharashtra Airport Development Company Limited (MADC) plans to appoint a consultant to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for New Pune International Airport. MADC MD Vishwas M Patil said the consultant will advise on all project costs, stating, "the DPR should be ready in 4-5 months". Work will commence immediately after finalising the consultant.

Dec-2016. Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) MD Vishwas Patil projected initial investment required for New Pune International Airport at INR20 billion (USD293 million). Mr Patil stated works on land would comprise most of the investment, with 3000 acres required. 


24-Oct-2016. India's Purandar Shiv Sena MLA Vijay Shivtare reported Purandar landowners support the proposed site for the New Pune International Airport project. 

12-Oct-2016. India's Pune district collector Saurabh Rao advised the revenue department formed a six member team including three from Maharashtra Airport Development Company's revenue department, to decide a suitable model for the proposed New Pune International Airport project in Purandar. Land acquisition and development is expected to be completed by 2019, to launch operations by 2020 according to Kerala State Chief Secretary V J Kurien.

10-Oct-2016. India's Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis advised of the approval to carry out a detailed project report (DPR) and Obstacle Limitation Surface survey for proposed New Pune International Airport in Purandar was granted on 06-Oct-2016.


29-Sep-2016. Pune Lohegoan Airport director Ajay Kumar said New Pune International Airport's construction may take three years to commence.

26-Sep-2016. India's Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis advised a team led by Airports Authority of India (AAI) approved the Purandar site for the New Pune International Airport project. 

Jun-2016. New Pune International Airport’s construction and location will be decided by the end of Aug-2016 according to Chief Minister of the Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis. Mr Fadnavis said: "The director of Airports Authority of India will visit the three locations around Pune listed for the proposed international airport in the next one week. Following the inspections, one location will be finalized within three weeks.”


30-Mar-2016. Maharashtra's Government called for Airports Authority of India (AAI) to accelerate surveying of a site at Rajgurunagar for the New Pune International Airport project. The Government declared the site feasible and the project is now awaiting clearance by AAI.

08-Mar-2016. New Pune International Airport is close to reaching the final stage of monitoring and evaluation as it waits for Maharashtra's chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’ final approval. Following final approvals from government bodies, a survey is to be conducted, followed by land acquisition.

04-Mar-2016. Maharashtra Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said the new international airport at Chakan was on track with the technical committee of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) formally submitted a report to the state government with the proposal. Approval is expected in the upcoming Assembly session. The suitable land at Chakan has been finalised after conducting surveys of four other sites. Initally, Chakan, Kendur, Purandar, Khed SEZ and Koye Pait areas were shortlisted for the proposed airport. The new airport will require 1200 hectares of land. 

Feb-2016. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced a site at Chakan-Rajgurunagar will most likely be the location for the proposed new Pune International Airport. The site had already been selected as a potential location for the airport, and a formal suitability review is underway.

Jan-2016. India reported the proposed land to develop New Pune International Airport is near the land site previously chosen to develop the airport in 2008. The government ordered Airports Authority of India (AAI) to conduct a survey of the land for any obstructions. India’s additional chief secretary P S Meena said the “land westward to the old site near Rajgurunagar is most suitable for the airport as the land is flat, with huge tracts owned by individuals, therefore leading to minimal displacement”.

Nov-2015. Maharashtra's Government intends to conduct a new survey of a proposed site at Chakan for the New Pune International Airport project after discovering issues with the original survey. Sites at Khed and Rajgurunagar are also under consideration but face land acquisition issues. The Government is considering developing the airport under a public-private partnership.

Aug-2015. New Pune International Airport is unlikely to commence construction in 2015 due to ongoing land acquisition issues. Proposed sites at Khed and Rajgurunagar are opposed by local land owners. Maharashtra Airport Development Company is considering alternative locations for the project.

Dec-2014. Airports Authority of India (AAI) completed an initial feasibility study for a 1260 hectare site identified for construction of the New Pune International Airport. The site includes 800 hectares owned by Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation, which would need to be transferred to Maharashtra Airport Development Company.

Aug-2014. MADC expects the proposed Pune International Airport will be delayed by another year after the Election Commission of India issued a Model Code of Conduct ahead of the assembly elections in Oct-2014. The proposed airport, previously scheduled to be complete in five years time, will feature two runways and will be managed by the Airports Authority of India. The authority recommended a site near Khed Special Economic Zone for the proposed new aerodrome. However, MADC chairman and MD Tanaji Satre advised the current Indian Government has not issued its final approval for the project, stating "with no approval and directive, we are at status quo".

Jan-2014. Airports Authority of India (AAI) announced it has recommended a site near Khed for the proposed new Pune International Airport. Feasibility studies are now underway for the site, including studies on air traffic management and communication, navigation and surveillance requirements.

Dec-2013. The Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) said the company is now awaiting a formal start-work order for the Pune International Airport development, having received site approval from the state government, district administration and the Airports Authority of India. MADC will move to have a feasibility report prepared for the site and then move to contract a developer. The development is still awaiting a number of approvals, including clearances from the ministries of civil aviation, environment, defence and home affairs, as well as sign-off from the Indian Bureau of Civil Aviation Security and Indian Meteorological Department.

Nov-2013. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan approved the location for the proposed Pune International Airport, located in the Khed Special Economic Zone, 45km from Pune city. The airport, which will have two runways, will require 1268ha of land. While 850ha has already been acquired for the project, the remaining 418ha will be acquired sometime soon, as it is scheduled the airport will be complete in five years time. AAI will manage the airport.

Aug-2013. Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) identified land south of Khed Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for the development of the proposed international airport in Pune. The facility will require 1200ha of land for development, and would include a pair of runways. Approximately INR10 billion (USD165 million) will be allocated for land acquisition. The majority of land in the area is used for agriculture. Development of the airport is scheduled to commence in 2015. Further meetings on a final site for the airport are scheduled to take place on 17-Aug-2013.

The Indian aviation authorities reportedly granted approval for the development of a new international airport in Pune and requested a feasibility study by completed by Feb-2014. The anticipated investment when the airport was first mooted was USD1.4 billion though this is likely to have risen. In Jun-2013 the Maharashtra state government announced it is yet to finalise a site for the new airport. A site will be chosen near Khed in Rajgurunagar.

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