Thursday, October 10, 2019

India’s Star Air starts flights

Bengaluru: India, 10 October:  Star Air, a subsidiary of the Sanjay Ghodawat Group launched last January, will launch commercial air services from Hubballi in North Karnataka to Delhi’s Hindon Airport this November.

The airline first service will fly 6 November from Hubballi airport where the Union Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated an upgraded airport terminal last December.

It is the first airline in India to start commercial operations to Hindon Airport, which is very close to New Delhi.
An active Air Force base, Hindon is home to the Indian Air Force’s base Western Air Command and is the largest military airbase covering 55 square kilometres.

It is now being developed as a potential back-up or alternative to the busy New Delhi airport.

A compact passenger terminal was inaugurated last March by the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

Tiny Hindon Airport can only handle 300 passengers at any one time but the government says it is committed to expanding the airport in the future.  This Airport will start its operations under the RCS-UDAN scheme that enables connectivity between tier-2 and tier-3 cities and metro cities.
Presently, Star Air operates in six Indian cities that include Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Tirupati, Belagavi, and Hubballi.
10/09/19 TTR Weekly
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