Saturday, October 22, 2016

Juhu aerodrome: Is India's first civil airport set to rise again?

Thanks to the Centre's ambitious UDAN scheme, small regional airports — for long relegated to catering to private charter and helicopter services — are now looking at a new lease of life.
One such iconic airfield is India's first civil aviation airport, the Juhu aerodrome, in Mumbai. Situated in the upscale Juhu suburb of the city, the airport was established in 1928.
Passengers could now fly from Juhu to Aamby Valley in Lonavala and Hadapsar in Pune for the subsidised cheapest fixed airfare of Rs 1,770, as part of UDAN, the Times of India reported on Saturday.
These are the only two airports, which fall within the 201-225 km range of Juhu, for which fares are capped at Rs 1,770. Two other airports, which are in the 500 km band, are Karad in Satara district and Kudal in Sindhudurg district.
22/10/16 IBTimes