First direct flight operation from Kalaburagi to Hindon

First direct flight operations flagged off from Kalaburagi to Hindon

Star Air was awarded the Kalaburagi-Hindon route under the RCS-UDAN-3 bidding process last year

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 The dream of direct air connectivity to Delhi from Kalaburagi came true on Wednesday.

Star Airs has begun flight operation between Kalaburagi and Delhi(Hindon) for three days a week.

The flight will be operated on every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. The flight takes off from Kalaburagi Airport at 10:20 am and lands at Hindon Airport at 12:40 pm. \

In the return journey, it leaves Hindon at 1:10 pm and reaches Kalaburagi Airport at 3:30 pm.

Speaking after issuing board pass to the passengers to mark the beginning of service, MP Dr Umesh Jadhav said Kalaburagi Airport has earned a reputation as one of the active airports in the country within one year of its inauguration.

"At present, flights are being operated only to Bengaluru and Delhi from Kalaburagi. The service will also be commenced between Hubballi-Kalaburagi-Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Tirupati soon. Talks have already been held with some airlines in this regard," he explained.