Two airlines evince interest in B'lore-Hubli route

Two airlines evince interest in B'lore-Hubli route

Spicejet Airways and Pegasus Airlines, which is making a foray into the civil aviation sector, have evinced interest in introducing flights between Bangalore and Hubli.

The companies, which are waiting for Airports Authority of India’s permission, are keen on the route as Kingfisher Airlines suspended its operations a fortnight ago.

K M Basavaraju, Director, Hubli Airport Authority, said the Spicejet representatives had conducted a survey with regard to operation of flights on the route.

The letter by Spicejet had been sent to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Spicejet has purchased three new aircraft and planned to operate flights between the two cities starting August. Basavaraju said Pegasus too had written a letter seeking to begin its maiden flight from Hubli.

N P Javali, Chairman of the Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Hubli), said the suspension of operations by Kingfisher had adversely effected industrialists and businessmen from North Karnataka as they do not have air connectivity to Bangalore.

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