|IATA: HBX – ICAO: VOHB|
|Operator||Airports Authority of India|
|Elevation AMSL||2,171 ft / 662 m|
Hubli airport is spread over 369 Acres and has one runway oriented 08/26, 1,670 metres in length. Its apron measures 13,500 square metres while its terminal building measures 368 square feet and can handle 150 passengers. The airport has basic Air Navigation and landing aids like PAPI and a NDB.
The Government of Karnataka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Airport Authority of India (AAI) and to develop the Hubli Airport in January 2013. The AAI will expand it into an all-weather airport at a cost of Rs 1.60 billion. 530 acres (2.1 km2) of agricultural land was acquired by the State Government and handed over to AAI. The area of the airfield will be increased to 615 acres and the will be extended to 7,500 feet. The runway extension work is expected to cost Rs 900 million. A new taxiway, roofing, fire station and a domestic terminal building are also part of the upgrading project that will enable the operation of larger aircraft like the Boeing 737 and Airbus A-320. The terminal building will be expanded to cater to 300 passengers. A Doppler Very high frequency Omnidirectional Range (DVOR) will also be installed. The project is expected to be completed by 2014.
Airlines and destinations
|SpiceJet||Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Jabalpur, Mumbai|
- "AAI website".
- "Karnataka govt signs MoU for Hubli airport expansion". Daily News and Analysis. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
- "Hubli airport to be ready for Boeing in 2 yrs". Deccan Herald. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
- "Hubli Airport expansion takes off after seven years". The Economic Times. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
- Nod for night operation at Hubli Airport
- Land acquisition for airport expansion
- Airport information for VAHB at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.