Af­ter U’khand, flights to Hub­balli from Hin­don ter­mi­nal next month NO CHECK-IN BAG­GAGE:

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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

Plane type:


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

(20 min)

(40 min)

Vaishali metro sta­tion


Route: Hin­don to Pithor­a­garh

Op­er­a­tions to start from to­mor­row

Fre­quency: 6 days a week

Flight du­ra­tion:

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


(28 min)

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.

Dil­shad Gar­den GT Road Va­sund­hara Indi­ra­pu­ram

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