The airport is spread over an area of 310.22 acres. An additional 350 acres is in the process of being allotted to Airport Authority of India for an expansion project. The project includes civil works such as extending the runway to 9,000 feet and the construction of new terminal building and parking apron. Air India, SpiceJet and Ventura Airconnect Limited have been operating scheduled flight services to and from Jabalpur
The Central Command, Lucknow has asked for land near the airport to build an airbase and radar station because Jabalpur has large number of military and defence settlements and the largest cantonment in Central India.
The Airport Authority of India announced that the airport required 500 hectares of land, and the Madhya Pradesh government has allocated the land for the development. Planned improvements include a capacity to handle up to seven jets at a time, extending the runway to 2750 metersThe runway extension will be from 6,500 ft to 9100 ft. Instrument landing system (ILS) will be installed. Construction is likely to begin in 2015.