Mumbai-The Ratnagiri airport, a defence airport as on date, is all set to start civil air operations soon. An MoU is being signed between Airport Authority of India and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation , which will facilitate in activating Ratnagiri airport for Regional Connectivity Scheme operations under UDAN scheme of Ministry of Civil Aviation.We fully support and are committed to early operationalization of both Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri airports to boost tourism and economy of the Konkan Region said union Civil Aviation Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu.