Sunday, August 25, 2019

Govt hands over Kalaburagi Airport to AAI

Kalaburagi:The Kalaburagi airport was formally handed over to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Saturday for commercial operations. It will now connect Bengaluru with the backward Hyderabad-Karnataka region. 
The Kalaburagi airport has been selected for flight operations under the UDAN Regional Connectivity Scheme. 
Alliance Air and Ghodawat Air Private Limited have been qualified as ‘Selected Airline Operator (SAO)’ for Kalaburagi-Bengaluru-Kalaburagi, Kalaburagi-Hindon-Kalaburagi and Kalaburagi-Tirupati-Kalaburagi routes, according to a statement by the state government. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the state-run Karnataka Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KSIIDC) and the AAI. As a result, the Kalaburagi airport will be developed, operated and maintained by the AAI as a functional airport, the government said.  The government cleared the Kalaburagi greenfield airport project in March 2007.
24/08/19 Bharat Joshi/Deccan Herald
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