The primary direct flight operations from Kalaburagi in Karnataka to Hindon Airport in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, have been flagged off on Wednesday underneath the Regional Connectivity Scheme Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (RCS-UDAN). Star Air was awarded the Kalaburagi-Hindon route underneath the RCS-UDAN-Three bidding course of final yr.
The airline can be working three weekly flights on the route and would deploy its 50-seater Embraer-145 luxurious plane, an official assertion stated.
With this addition, there can be 16 routes underneath the ambit of RCS-UDAN for Star Air, it stated.
Located at lower than 30 kms from New Delhi, Hindon airport belongs to the Indian Air Pressure and the land was handed over to Airports Authority of India (AAI) for growth of the brand new civil enclave.
IAF granted essential permissions for the utilization of airbase for civilian flights underneath UDAN scheme. Kalaburagi airport, 13.eight kms from this district headquarters city, has been operationalised underneath UDAN to spice up the aerial connectivity of Tier-2 & Tier-Three cities of the nation.
“Until date, 295 routes and 53 airports together with 5 heliports and two Water Aerodromes have been operationalised underneath the UDAN scheme”, it was acknowledged.