Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Kolhapur airport tops in service category under Udaan scheme

Kolhapur: Based on the performance recorded for the past three years, Kolhapur airport has emerged on top in the state for best quality service and high turnout of passengers.

The airport has topped the chart in the category of small-sized airports with less than five flights daily. In last three years, as many as 3.5 lakh passengers have benefited from the services operated from the airport.

Kamal Kataria, director of Kolhapur airport, said, “The airport was included in central government’s Udaan scheme in 2018. The airport has topped in small sized airport category for best service to the passengers as per the Airport Authority of India ranking. Currently, the airport has connectivity to five locations — Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Tirupati and Ahmedabad. Flight service to Hyderabad is daily while for other locations the service in three to four times a week.”

He added, “The flight services had remained uninterrupted during monsoon that witnessed flooding in Kolhapur district last year. The number of flight cancelled from Kolhapur airport was very few in last three years. We have been active in resolving the concerns of passengers and make the airport operations visible among the people through various mediums.”

08/02/22 Times of India

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