Friday, November 30, 2018

Get ready to fly abroad from Hubballi airport

Hubballi: Private airlines such as IndiGo may soon start connecting flight service to facilitate people to travel to international destinations from Hubballi airport.
IndiGo, which is operating daily flights to Bengaluru, Cochin, Ahmedabad and Chennai from Hubballi, has decided to operate ‘connecting flight’ service to international destinations from December 1.

After the airport was developed to international standards at a cost of Rs 130 crore, the city was chosen under the regional connectivity scheme, Udan, one of the flagship projects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

At present, IndiGo, SpiceJet and Air India are operating direct flights to Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Goa, Mumbai, Kochi, and Mangaluru from Hubballi airport, thereby increasing the number of fliers from the city.

Currently there are no direct flights to any international destination from Hubballi. IndiGo is planning to provide connectivity to Abu Dabi, Kuwait, Doha, Singapore, Hong Kong, and other international destinations from Hubballi for the convenience of fliers.

Reliable sources from IndiGo confirmed that the airline will start connecting flights to international destinations from December 1 from Hubballi. Indigo will offer three connecting flights to Bangkok and Singapore via Chennai every day except Sunday, three flights to Dubai via Ahmedabad on every Sunday, five flights to Hong Kong via Bengaluru and four flights to Male via Cochin.

Six flights to Singapore via Bengaluru will also be run out of which three will be operated every day of the week except Sunday, while three flights will operate on Sundays.

Of the six flights to Abu Dhabi via Cochin, three will operate on every Tuesday and the other three will run on every day of the week except Tuesday. The three flights to Colombo via Chennai will be run every day of the week except Wednesdays and Sundays, said sources.

30/11/18 Basavaraj Kattimani/Times of India