Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Hosur airport likely to cater to 1 or 2 aircraft a day

Chennai: The Hosur airport, one of the four in Tamil Nadu to be taken up in the first phase of the regional connectivity scheme, which is likely to cater to one or two aircraft a day only, in a bid to restrict competition to the Bengaluru International Airport Limited, according to S Sreekumar, regional executive director,  Airport Authority of India (Southern Region). 
Sreekumar said that a team from the Airport Authority of India along with officials from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and Bureau of Civil Aviation Security of India had inspected the airport and submitted the report to the Civil Aviation Ministry.
“The Airport Authority of India does not have much of a role in the airport as it is owned by Pune-based operator Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Limited (TAAL),” he said.
The Hosur airport or Taneja Aerodrome lies 60 km from Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru and is located close to Bengaluru’s information technology (IT) hub Electronics City. However, with a limited number of aircraft, it would not benefit most of people who would prefer to get away from the hustle and bustle of Bengaluru.
05/09/18 C Shivakumar/New Indian Express