Friday, July 6, 2012

Private airlines to start operation from Hubli airport


HUBLI: There is good news for the people of Hubli that a few private airlines are keen to operate their flights from Hubli airport. SpiceJet and Pegasus airlines are said to have expressed their desire to start operation from Hubli.

Sources from Hubli airport said, if everything goes well according to plan, in next couple of months, service of SpiceJet and Pegasus may become reality. If it happens, it also give boost to the economy of the city.

According to sources from Hubli airport, SpiceJet airlines and Pegasus airlines which are know for low cost air services have already expressed their willingness to operate their flights from Hubli airport to Bangalore and other metros. Kingfisher airlines has already stopped its operation from Hubli for Hubli to Bangalore since two weeks. So, airport authorities are now waiting for other private airlines to operate from here.

SpiceJet and Pegasus airlines have also sent a letter to the airport authority expressing their interest to start their service. In response to their letter, airport authority said to have given green signal.

Besides, top officials from SpiceJet visited Hubli airport a few days back to check the infrastructure facilities available here and held talk with airport officials. SpiceJet is said to have given its nod to start its operation but waiting for official clearance from the Airport authority of India, said sources.

An airport official, on anonymity said, SpiceJet and Pegasus airlines are ready to commence their flight service. If our elected representatives put a bit pressure on AAI, it will give its nod immediately to SpiceJet and Pegasus, he added.

Talking to TOI, K M Basavaraju, Director, Hubli Airport has confirmed that SpiceJet and Pegasus airlines are keen to operate their flights from Hubli airport. If everything goes well, both these airlines may start their operation here in next couple of months.

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