Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolhapur, Sholapur, Cochin, Goa, Tirupati, Kannur and Belagavi can be connected in the near future,” he added.
Commenting on the upgraded Hubballi Airport, Shri Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation said, “Since Hubballi is tagged for UDAN, it is expected that this airport will be connected shortly with many other airports.”
The upgraded Terminal Building has several green features like standing seam double-insulated roofing system, provision of sky light system for energy savings, part LED lighting, low-heat gain glazing, energy efficient chillers, usage of fly ash bricks, sewage treatment plant, re-use of treated water for horticulture purposes and Variable Frequency Drive high capacity motors. All the green features aptly second the Government’s initiatives towards ‘Green India.’
The upgradation project of the Hubballi Airport was undertaken under the able guidance of Shri S. Raheja, Member (Planning), Airports Authority of India.
At present, Hubballi Airport has one daily flight connecting Bengaluru with the ATR 72 type of aircraft, operated by Alliance Air. Hubballi Airport handled 25,928 passengers during the year 2016-17. On this occasion, the Air India flight A-319, sector Bangalore to Mumbai via Hubli (BLR-HBX-BOM) with a capacity of 160 passengers, operating thrice a week, was flagged off. The upgraded airport is now capable of handling Code-c (AB-320) type of aircraft.
Hubballi Airport, City-side view