The civil airport at Hisar, Haryana has got the authorisation from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to operate airlines on Delhi-Hisar and Hisar-Chandigarh routes, Financial Express has reported. Airlines selected for these routes will start their operations from November 2018 onwards. Hisar is Haryana’s first civil airport.
“The Hisar Civil Airport has now the authorisation to operate scheduled airline operations as it has been accorded Aerodrome Licence today by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Government of India. This licence authorises the Airport to operate scheduled airline operations,” a spokesman of the civil aviation department said.
The official said that the Hisar airport has been selected by the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation under the regional connectivity Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme to operate flights on Delhi-Hisar and Hisar-Chandigarh routes.
Narnaul Airport, another airport in Haryana, is also going to be open for aero sports activities like power gliding, skydiving and hot air ballooning, said the official.
Earlier, Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar dedicated Hisar airport, the first civil airport in Haryana, to the people of the state on the occasion of Independence Day. Khattar said that the airport would open the possibilities of creating an ecosystem of industries and a corridor for economic activities.
“Under the regional connectivity scheme (RCS)-UDAN, airline namely M/s Pinnacle Airways Limited has bid for two routes — Delhi-Hisar and Hisar-Chandigarh. Six flights a week have been planned on both the routes from here,” said Khattar.
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