Hyderabad: For the first time, a direct flight took off from Hyderabad to Hubli on Wednesday.The flight took off from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad at around 06.35 hrs. With this sector, the number of domestic destinations from Hyderabad have reached 57.
The flight service is scheduled to operate thrice a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Alliance Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India. The Hyderabad – Hubli flight service is an RCS flight under the UDAN scheme initiative by the government of India.
"We are glad that Hyderabad is once again connected with Hubli. The Recommencement of this service testifies that the passenger confidence in flying is gradually increasing and GMR Hyderabad International Airport is geared up to meet the growing demand. These services which were launched under UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik), a regional connectivity scheme launched by the Government of India to enhance air connectivity to tier 2 and tier 3 cities, are very crucial in re-establishing connectivity with metros," said Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd.
Hyderabad is a gateway to South and Central India and the preferred largest transit hub. It offers convenient proximity for passengers originating from the nearby cities, viz. Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Nagpur, Rajahmundry, Tirupati and Bidar. Recently, acting as per the passengers' wish list, GMR Hyderabad International Airport has also launched a non-stop flight service to Chicago and a direct flight service to Malè, Maldives.
Hubli, also known as Hubballi, is a city in the state of Karnataka. The twin cities Hubli-Dharwar make up the third-largest urban agglomeration in the state after Bangalore and Mysore. In 2017, the government of India included Hubli-Dharwad city for the smart city project, a flagship scheme for the overall development of infrastructure in the twin cities.