The first air service from Delhi’s second airport at Hindon (Ghaziabad) will touch down on Apna Hubballi on April 15, according to a media airport.
The civil terminal at Hindon was inaugurated just last week and will serve as the second airport of the National Capital Region. The airport is about 25 km from New Delhi.
Star Air, which already operates daily flights from Hubballi to Bengaluru and Tirupati, is set to link the commercial capital of North Karnataka to Delhi.
The airlines had won three routes from Hubballi under UDAN – 2: Tirupati, Pune and Hindon. While it started the Tirupati and Bengaluru (non-UDAN) flights on January 25, 2019, the Pune and Hindon flights were put on hold because the Hindon airport wasn’t ready yet.
The first flight to operate out of Hindon would be to Hubballi, Aajtak has reported although the airlines is yet to make an official announcement.
If the Hindon flight starts by April 15, the Pune flight might possibly begin the same day. Star Air may deploy one of its two aircraft — a 50-seater Embraer ERJ 145 — to link Hubballi to Hindon and Pune.
Additionally, Air India was said to be considering a Hubballi-Delhi flight via Mumbai, Deccan Herald had quoted Dharwad MP Pralhad Joshi as saying. But there has been no word on it.
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