1- 136.29 acres of land was acquired by Tamil Nadu state government in the year 1989 for starting the Salem Airport.
2- In the initial years, NEPC Airlines operated flights on the Chennai–Salem–Coimbatore–Chennai sector using the Fokker F-27 aircraft.
3- Erstwhile Kingfisher Airlines launched daily ATR service in Salem- Chennai route on November 15, 2009.
4- Flight services from Salem Airport commenced under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) UDAN, of the Ministry of Civil Aviation in March, 2018.
5- The security at the airport is being provided by Tamil Nadu state police as per RCS-MOU.