Staff Correspondent

Air Deccan all set to operate night flights Hubli airport upgrading work to be completed by month-end

HUBLI: If everything goes as scheduled, night flight services will begin from Hubli in July.

According to sources, Air Deccan, which is operating flights to Bangalore from Hubli, was set to start night flights from Hubli. However, the company is yet to approach the Director General of Civil Aviation for permission to start night flights, and it is awaiting completion of work on upgrading the airport. Air Deccan planned to operate night flights to Mumbai via Belgaum and Hubli, the sources said. However, M.S. Srikar, Deputy Commissioner, said that there was no response from any civil aviation company to begin night flights from Hubli.

Rajesh, manager of the Hubli airport, said the work on increasing the intensity of ground lights was on. All works were likely to be completed by the month end.