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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

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