The airport is going to be built on 180 acres. Its size will increase from 30,000 square feet to 2 lakh square feet. It will be bigger than Indore and Bhopal (airports). It will have the capacity to park 13 planes as against the existing capacity for three aircraft.
The development of a new airport terminal will give impetus to the tourism industry of the region and generate new employment opportunities. The city also has great potential as it is emerging as a regional education hub attracting thousands of students every year. Gwalior is also one of the 100 cities selected to be developed as Smart Cities.