Shirdi Airport will be ready by November 2011 for which Chief Minister of Maharashtra laid the foundation stone on Friday, August 27, 2010. He also flagged off the Dadar-Sainagar Superfast Express train on Friday. As per the present estimation, more than 30,000 devotees visit Shirdi Saibaba Temple everyday. It is usual that on Thursday and Sunday the number may reach up to one lakh. During the festivals like Dasara Navratri, Diwali, and Gudi Padwa (Ugadi) the number of devotees who visit the temple reaches two lakh a day.
Airport facility in Shirdi will attract more devotees and it also shares the burden of busses and trains. It is expected that the estimated budget for this Airport is 2.6 billion rupees. It is expected to be operational by November 2011.