After U’khand, flights to Hubballi from Hindon terminal next month NO CHECK-IN BAGGAGE:
New Delhi/Ghaziabad: New private airline Star Air will start flights between Hubballi in Karnataka and Ghaziabad in November, making it the second private carrier to launch a plane service from the new Hindon terminal that starts operations this Friday with a flight service to Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand.
The Hindon air force base’s civil terminal will technically become the second airport in NCR after Delhi’s IGI when it receives a 9-seater Beechcraft plane from Pithoragarh on October 11. The Star Air service will, meanwhile, begin on November 6. The airline announced it will operate a 50-seater Embraer EMB-145 aircraft every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. It will leave Hubballi at 1.05pm and reach Hindon by 3.45pm. “It departs Hindon at 4.10pm and arrives in Hubballi by 6.50pm. Bookings opened on October 7 and the fare starts at Rs 3,699,” the airline said.
Heritage Airlines, which will operate the Pithoragarh flight, said it had received a good response. “From October 11 to 26, seats on the Pithoragarh-Hindon route are fully booked while on the HindonPithorgarh route so far, over 80% (of seats) are booked,” said its CEO Rohit Mathur.
However, passengers flying in and out of Hindon on the first two routes will not be able to check in baggage. They can on
Hindon to Hubballi
Operations to start from Nov 6
Frequency: 3 days a week (Wed, Thu and Sat)
Flight duration: 2 hr 40 min
Departure from Hindon
on Wed/Thu: 4:10pm
Departure on Sat: 3pm
Fare: ly fly with a hand bag weighing up to 7kg. Both Heritage Aviation and Star Air have the same policy of not allowing check-in baggage on their flights.
While Heritage Aviation currently has only one 9-sea
Vaishali metro station
Route: Hindon to Pithoragarh
Operations to start from tomorrow
Frequency: 6 days a week
Departure from Hindon: 1pm
ter Beechcraft King Air 350, Star Air has two 50-seater Embraer 145. “We are permitting only hand baggage since it is a small aircraft,” said Mathur. “As of now, we don’t allow check-in baggage but may do
1 hr so in future,” a spokesperson for Star Air said. Star’s website says the one hand baggage allowed up to 7kg includes a laptop, and excess hand baggage beyond 7kg will cost Rs 300 extra per kg per sector.
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