Saturday, January 04, 2020

Flight of passengers: Belagavi’s gain is Hubballi airport’s loss

Bengaluru: The passenger traffic at Hubballi airport fell year-on-year by 26% in November 2019, while at Belagavi airport, it grew by over 400%, says data available with the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
In November 2018, 50,253 passengers travelled through the Hubballi airport and the number fell to 37,762 in November 2019. In the same period, the corresponding numbers at the Belagavi airport were 5,047 and 29,640.

The drop in the number of passengers at Hubballi airport and the sudden spurt at the Belagavi airport is due to a decrease and increase in the number of routes operationalised under the UDAN scheme at these airports, respectively. The two cities are about 100 km apart.

The number of aircraft movements in Hubballi fell from 684 in November 2018 to 585 in November 2019. While in Belagavi, aircraft movements went up from just 62 in November 2018 to 586.
Spicejet, Alliance Air and Star Air began operations from Belagavi in February this year. Bengaluru-headquartered Star Air is also expected to kick off a direct service between Belagavi and Indore in January 2020. Several routes that were earlier operational at Hubballi have also been diverted to Belagavi.
04/01/20 Times of India
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