Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Kolhapur airport wins Udan Award

Kolhapur: City’s Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj airport has won ministry of civil aviation’s Udan Award in the ‘unserved airport with most regional connectivity routes operationalised’ category.

Kamal Kumar Kataria, director of Kolhapur airport, said, “It is a wonder that a small airport like Kolhapur has won such a big award. It is a great honour for an airport with limited equipment and infrastructure to receive a major national award. All this became possible only because of our numerous passengers, staff, stakeholders, media and the administration.”

The award was presented in presence of civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, chairman of Airport authority of India Sanjeev Kumar and other dignitaries at Odisha’s Jharsuguda Airport. ‘

“Alliance Air, Indigo and Trujet Airlines also received awards for their outstanding service,” Kataria added.

Meanwhile, Kolhapur airport is set to get new flight operator on the Kolhapur-Mumbai and Kolhapur-Bengaluru routes. The decision on the same is likely to be announced in the next few days. The flight service to Mumbai was getting cancelled often by the flight operator due to technical reasons and if new a flight service provider is available, then it will bring ease to the passengers.

23/11/21 Times of India

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