|IATA: SSE – ICAO: VASL|
|Operator||[Maharashtra airport development corporation]|
|Elevation AMSL||1,584 ft / 483 m|
The airport was built by Indian Defence Authorities in September 1948 during the police action operation on the ex-Hyderabad State. The base, however, was not maintained after the operation. It was re-built in 1987 and was run and maintained by the Public Works Department.
Proposed New Airport
Citing lack of space for expansion, The State Government has taken a decision to develop a new Green Field “Code-D” airport at a cost of Rs. 310 Crores near Boramani village about 15 Kilometres North-east from the current airport. Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) is acquiring about 650 Ha. of land for developing and developing the commercial area around the airport to support this airport.  Solapur airport has been listed as one among 51 new low-cost airports that were announced by the Government in July 2013. 
A joint venture comprising Maharashtra Airport Development Corporation (MADC) and the Airport Authority of India (AAI) will develop a greenfield airport in Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s hometown Boramani, in Solapur. The decision was taken on Monday at the MADC’s board meeting chaired by the CM.
The Central government has a policy aiming to develop airports in as many district headquarters as possible.
Accordingly, airports in Maharashtra (Karad and Solapur) will be developed on a priority basis. Karad is the CM’s hometown.
Tanaji Santre, vice-chairman and MD of MADC, explained that a greenfield airport means a totally new airport, while brownfield means development or expansion of existing airport. “The Boramani airport will be developed by forming a special purpose vehicle (SPV) in the form of joint venture company (JVC). The decision of formulating the JVC was taken by board of directors on Monday,” he said. The AAI will have a 51 per cent stake in the JVC, while MADC will have 49 per cent. The Boramani airport is expected to cost `250 crore. AAI will use `125 crore as its stake from its source. The present valuation of the land at Boramani and the amount required for rehabilitation of project-affected persons will be treated as MADC’s share on the state government’s behalf. According to an MADC official, 549.34 hectares of government land has been acquired by the revenue department of Solapur district. Of that, 107.60 hectares were found to be reserved forestland. Mr Santre said, “The issue will be sorted out by notifying it as deforested land. However, the state will have to declare 107 hectares land somewhere else in the state as forest land.” It was also decided that till it becomes operational, the AAI will keep the existing Hotgi airport in Solapur fully operational. After Boramani airport becomes operational, the Hotgi airport will be commercially exploited by the JVC. “`50 crore will be kept as corpus fund for maintenance of the greenfield Boramani airport and rest of the amount from commercial use of Hotgi airport will be utilised for development of other airports in the state,” said the official.
SOlapur Boramani boundary walls work begins
Airlines and destinations
No scheduled commercial air service at this time.
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- Airport information for VASL at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.