Thursday, November 01, 2018

Hubballi airport is the 3rd busiest in State

The Hubballi Airport on Gokul road is State’s third busiest airport after Bengaluru and Mangaluru international airports.
According to Indiastat.com which collects and categorises data from 32 socioeconomic categories from 29 State of India, Hubballi airport handled 1.73 lakh passengers from April 1 to September 30, 2018. As many as 2,923 flights either took-off or landed at the renovated airport of Hubballi during the same period. Currently, Karnataka has six functioning airports, namely Kempegowda International Airport (Bengaluru), Mangaluru International Airport, Hubballi Domestic Airport, Vijayanagar Airport (near Hospet), Sambra Airport Belagavi and Mysuru Domestic Airport.
In September alone, Hubballi airport has handled 43,826 passenger and 682 flights. While this is a way higher than what the airport had handled during the same months last year. In September 2017, the Hubballi airport received only 146 flights with3,679 passengers. Between April 2017 to September 2017, the Hubballi Airport had handled 15, 715 passengers and 396 flights. Compared to last year, there is an increase of 1005% in passengers movement from the Hubballi airport.
While the graph of Hubballi Airport is going north every passing day, yet it is far behind in comparison with the two international airports in State.
31/10/18 Pavan Kumar H/Deccan Herald

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