First flight will land at Shivamogga airport on Aug 31, announces minister M B Patil

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BENGALURU: Industries Minister M B Patil has said that the first flight will land at the new Shivamogga airport on August 31. The operations should have started on August 11, but due to technical reasons, it has been postponed.

IndiGo Airlines has initiated its bookings for the scheduled first journey from Bengaluru to Shivamogga on August 31. The minister has informed that three airline companies also have obtained permission under the UDAN scheme to operate flight services to Tirupati, Goa and Hyderabad from Shivamogga.

According to the minister, SpiceJet, Star Airlines and Alliance Air have secured permission to operate on the said routes by participating in the tender. For the first three months, flights will operate only during daytime, while the work related to the night landing facility is under way and will be completed expeditiously, he added.

The airlines which have got permission under the UDAN scheme are also preparing to begin their operations and they will start once the Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) gives its nod, Patil explained. (ANI)

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