Tuesday, September 25, 2018

You could board a flight from Gzb in Jan ’19

New Delhi/ Ghaziabad: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has paved the way for civilian flights to take off from the Hindon Air Force base by January next.
It has not only finalised plans for the Rs 45 crore civil terminal here, but also subsidised regional flights — whose fares are capped at Rs 2,500 per hour — that will operate from Hindon. The AAI is planning to shift small private jets having less than 80 seats, which currently operate from IGI Airport, to the new terminal in Hindon and free up slots in Delhi for schedule flights.
AAI chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra had said earlier Hindon’s civil terminal would be ready “in maximum six months”. Flights under the regional connectivity scheme (RCS) and small private jets will operate from here until the expansion of IGI is completed by September 2022.
“The terminal building will come up in an area of 3,500 square metres. It will be air-conditioned, pre-engineered or pre-fabricated structure and not a porta cabin. The terminal will have a peak capacity to handle 300 passengers an hour (150 departing and as many arriving),” said Mohapatra.
25/09/18 Saurabh Sinha/Abhijay Jha/Times of India