Hindon, Delhi’s second airport, is all set to begin its commercial operations from June end. Flights from Hindon airport will fly under UDAN scheme, giving passengers affordable flying options.
Hindon airport was formed to ease the congestion at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. Hindon airport is located at a distance of 40 kms from Delhi IGI.
The Ministry of Defence has approved the proposal of Ghodawat Enterprises for the operation of RCS (regional air connectivity scheme) flights from Hindon airport….These RCS flights are likely to commence by the end of June this year, the AAI official told news agency PTI.
The passengers can board flights to Nasik in Maharashtra, Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand, Kannur in Kerala, Hubli in Karnataka, Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh, Kalaburgi (Gulbarga) in Karnataka, Shimla in Himachal Pradesh and Jamnagar in Gujarat. Some of the airlines that have bagged routes from Hindon include Ghodawat Airlines, Heritage Aviation, TurboAirlines and IndiGo Airlines. Since the services are offered under UDAN scheme, the ticket costs will be capped at INR 2500 per hour for flight.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Hindon airport on March 8. The operations were scheduled to commence from March 15. But, it took time for the authorities to settle the discussions with Indian Airforce regarding the time slots. The airport belongs to the Indian Airforce.
The airport was built at the cost of INR 40 crores. The terminal can handle 300 passengers during peak hours. The terminal spread at 5425 sq. Km. has eight check-in counters and two arrival carousel. It also has a parking area that can accommodate up to 90 cars.
The airport is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities such as fire alarm and fire flight system, flight information display system, CCTV, public address system, and baggage scanners. Airport Authority of India developed the airport infrastructure, and the Uttar Pradesh government constructed the road to the airport.