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Hubli Airport (IATA: HBX, ICAO: VAHB) is the airport currently serving the twin cities of Hubballi/Dharwad in the state of Karnataka, India.

The google earth image of the airport 2006....mapped sometime in 2006.
The runway has been expanded marginally however major expansions work are under way.The Hubli airport has the night landing facility.



Hubli airport terminal building

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Airport expansion: land owners get compensation
BS Reporter / Chennai/ Dharwad February 25, 2009, 0:08 IST

The process of land acquisition for the expansion and upgrading of Hubli airport was set in motion on Sunday with the state government paying compensation amount to the owners of houses that were acquired.

Assembly Speaker Jagadeesh Shettar, MP Prahlad Joshi and MLA Chandrakant Bellad distributed cheques for a total amount of Rs 13.66 crore to 50 families at a function held at PWD meeting hall here on Sunday evening.

Residents of Unkal, Kumar Park, Mandar Park, Saraswatipura and Renuka Nagar received the cheques.

Speaking on the occasion Jagadeesh Shettar said the government had in the first phase released Rs 20 crore for payment of compensation to the evacuees. Compensation to the owners of industrial sheds, non-agriculture plots and agriculture lands to be acquired would also be paid without any delay. He thanked the owners of buildings and lands for allowing the acquisition on consent award for the development of Hubli-Dharwad.

The government has agreed to provide 700 acres of additional land adjoining Hubli airport to Airport Authority of India for the expansion of airport. Shettar said the airport development would pave way for all round development of North Karnataka as Hubli would become a hub of development.

He assured the evacuees that they would be provided alternative sites at reasonable price and their demand for exemption of stamp duty on the sites allotted to them would be favourably considered. Dharwad north MP Prahlad Joshi urged the Speaker to ensure funds for the development of Dharwad railway station on the lines of Hubli station.

http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/airport-expansion-land-owners-get-compensation/349995/
 

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Tier II airports to get ATF tax cut


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First Published : 01 Jul 2009 08:14:01 AM IST
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BANGALORE: Even as state-run oil firms hiked the Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) by more than 6 per cent on Monday, the Karnataka government in a bid to give a fillip to flight operations between Tier-II cities in the state is considering to reduce tax on the Jet Fuel to 24 per cent from the present rate of 28 per cent.

Government sources told Express that the reduction is aimed at improving the intra-city air connection which has been badly affected following private airlines withdrawing service due to shortage of passengers.

“The government will issue an order in a couple of days on the reduction of ATF tax which will be applicable to flights operating from airports other than Bangalore and Mangalore,” said sources. The government has held talks with airlines on the matter and is hopeful that flight operation’s from Tier-II airports like Belgaum and Hubli will be back to normal. Earlier this month, flight operations has ceased from the Sambra Airport, Belguam after Kingfisher Airlines which was operating flights between Belgaum and Bangalore four days a week had stopped service due to mounting losses.

Operations at the Hubli airport also look bleak as it plays host to just one carrier Kingfisher Airlines. The Karnataka Government, as part of its airport development programme for the Hubli, Belguam, Managlore airports is spending close to Rs 40 crore. Besides, its also developing airports at Shimoga, Gulbarga, Bijapur and Hassan on PPP basis.

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State to get four airports in two years
New Delhi, DH News Service :

New greenfield airports at Shimoga, Gulbarga, Bijapur and Hassan in Karnataka are scheduled to come up in the next two years.

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Praful Patel said in Lok Sabha that the Airport Authority of India has planned to extend the Hubli airport runway for Airbus A320 operations and construction of new terminal building and apron on a 615-acre land.

The Authority has requested the Karnataka government to provide land free of cost. A draft MoU to this effect has been forwarded to the State government for concurrence, the minister said.

Replacement

Replying to G M Siddeshwar (BJP), the minister said some of the important equipment from Hubli airport including Instrument Landing System (ILS) have been diverted to Nanded and Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi for operational requirement of these airports. Replacement of these equipment will be provided at Hubli airport.

Minister of State for Railways K H Muniyappa said in Lok Sabha that bridge and earth work for Kadur-Chikmagalur-Sakaleshpur new line project has been taken up and Rs 71.77 crore has been spent for this work till March 2009. In the 2009-10, Rs 5 crore has been sanctioned for the project.

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/14179/state-get-four-airports-two.html
 

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Hubli airport: 50 families given compensation

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Shettar distributes cheques for Rs. 13.68 crore

Plots to be given to those whose houses will be acquired

‘Effort will be made to get stamp duty on plots waived’


DHARWAD: The process of disbursing compensation to owners of the residential buildings that were acquired for the expansion of Hubli airport sometime ago began here on Sunday.

Fifty families received compensation in the first phase.

Speaker of the legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar distributed cheques for Rs. 13.68 crore to them at a function held at the Public Works Department’s auditorium in Dharwad.

Addressing the gathering, Mr. Shettar said that plots would be given at Bhairidevarakoppa to those whose houses were being acquired for the airport project.

He would make efforts to get the stamp duty on registration of plots waived.

He said that it was possible to distribute compensation to the affected families immediately only when the parties involved arrived at a consent award.
Thanked

Pralhad Joshi, Dharwad North MP, said that the airport project would help in the development of the region and thanked the residents who had cooperated with the Government in the land acquisition process.

Chandrakanth Bellad, MLA, said that cooperation of the people was important for the development of the twin cities.

Deputy Commissioner Darpan Jain said 56 plots developed by the Hubli-Dharwad Urban Development Authority had been allotted to the people affected by the airport project.

Special Land Acquisition Officer Vijay Mahantesh was present.

Those who received compensation included residents of Unakal, Mandar Park, Renuka Nagar, Saraswatipur, Laxminagar Second Stage and Kumar Park.

http://www.hindu.com/2009/02/24/stories/2009022450870300.htm
 

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Hubli now has air connectivity to Hyderabad via bangalore. Hubli already has air connectivity to Bangalore and Mumbai.

Details of the flight to Hyderabad are given below.

HUBLI - HYDERABAD
Kingfisher Airlines - Departure-15:05, Arrival-19:05, Daily one stop at bangalore
sorry had posted an old news from a blog without confirming it....thanx to Kg for finding it...

More details visit Kingfisher airlines
 

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^^AS per Kingfisher website, Hubli has only direct connection to Bangalore and Mumbai.....

For Hydrabad and Chennai, there is only connecting flight from either Mumbai or Bangalore...
 

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yes yes...i searched for the flight on kingfisher airlines...it has a stop and thats bangalore.....:) thanx for pointing it out....
 

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Gopinath to launch air cargo services in Hubli

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‘The decision to close HAL airport was wrong’

HUBLI: Capt. G.R. Gopinath, Director of Deccan Cargo and Express Logistics Ltd., has said that his company will launch air cargo services in 15 cities on October 15.

Addressing presspersons here on Saturday after participating in the Founders’ Day celebrations of the Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Capt. Gopinath said that Hubli would be one of the 15 cities.

Capt. Gopinath said that the decision to close the HAL airport in Bangalore was wrong. If it was kept open along with the new airport, it would have prevented monopoly and passengers would have been benefited more, he said. He said there was no need for another airport in Bellary, which had an airstrip and Jindal’s airport. At the outset, there seemed to be no need for another airport in Bellary, he added.

Capt. Gopinath said that there was a need for a comprehensive aviation policy that would help the aviation industry in reaching at least 25 per cent of the country’s population in another decade.

http://www.hindu.com/2009/08/03/stories/2009080351940300.htm
 

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Land losers given alternative sites

TNN 20 September 2009, 09:57pm IST


HUBLI: As many as 341 families, which were displaced for the expansion works on Hubli Airport and Dharwad railway station, were distributed residential plots on Saturday.

After distributing the title deeds among the land losers, assembly Speaker Jagadeesh Shettar said the procedure of compensating the land losers should be quickened to make the land-acquisition process smooth.

He advized the district administration and the civic authorities to replicate the Gujarat model of housing in the twin cities where multi-storeyed residential buildings have come up in slums, complete with civic amenities.

DC Darpan Jain said 261 title deeds were given to those who lost their land to the extension of railway station, while 80 sites were given to those who parted their land for the airport.

While those displaced from near the airport could now move to the new residential layout in Byridevarakoppa. Land losers near the railway station can now relocate to Lakkamanahalli. Both the layouts have been developed by HDUDA.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ven-alternative-sites/articleshow/5034859.cms
 

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The Hubli Airport caters to the twin cities of Hubli-Dharwad. Only Air Deccan (Bangalore, Mumbai) and Kingfisher Airlines (Bangalore, Mumbai) touchdown by the Hubli Airport. The airport authority recently received `night flight certification` from DGA. Presently construction for night flights are being implemented on the runway. They also have a plan to expand the current airport into an all-weather one. A proposal worth Rs.195-crore have been submitted for the purpose of land acquisition for the airport. It is projected to acquire 650 acres (2.6 km²) of surrounding land-- 530 acres (2.1 km²) of 650 acres (2.6 km2) is agricultural land.


http://www.indianetzone.com/20/hubli_airport.htm

^^ Krishnamoorthy I have asked my friend in Hubli to find out the ground reality at the airport site......I am searching for the tenders but unable to find...........
 

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Fire at Hubli airport runway

TNN 23 November 2009, 09:41pm IST

HUBLI: The flight carrying former Union law minister and Supreme Court advocate Ram Jethmalani delayed its landing for more than five minutes at Hubli airport on Monday morning, after the pilot noticed fire close to the runaway.

The flight took a few rounds in the sky, waiting the fire to be doused. The landing took place only after the fire was put off by fire tenders. Sources in the airport said a spark produced by crackers which were burst ahead of the landing/ take off of the flight as a routine exercise to scare away the birds might have caught the dry grass.

However, K M Basavaraj, in charge of airport, brushed aside the incident, saying there was nothing to worry. He said the landing of the flight coincided with their fire drill as part of Safety Week.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hubli/Fire-at-Hubli-airport-runway/articleshow/5261905.cms

^^ bursting crackers to shoo away birds :nuts: why cant they keep the airport surroundings clean???
 

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Land losers seek Rs 1 cr per acre

TNN 6 January 2010, 10:20pm IST


HUBLI: A faction of land owners, who will be affected with the expansion of Hubli airport, on Wednesday asked the government to find land elsewhere if it is not ready to pay them Rs 1 crore per acre.

Talking to reporters, Hanumanta Unkal, who leads the faction, asked as to why the government is not ready to give them Rs 1 crore while those who parted with their lands for Devanahalli (in Bangalore) and Mysore airports have been able to get the same price.

He even suggested the government to shift the airport 30 km away as the present one will fall in the city limits. "Land could be acquired at a lower price if the airport is shifted elsewhere..." he added.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...seek-Rs-1-cr-per-acre/articleshow/5417742.cms
 

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'Most farmers okay with land acquisition'

HUBLI: Murugesh Nirani, Minister for Medium and Large Scale Industries has claimed that 90 percent of the farmers, whose land have been identiified for expansion of Hubli airport, had little problem with the price fixed by the district administration.

Nirani, who is also the District In- Charge Minister, was speaking to reporters here on Sunday. He alleged that there are only a few people who are opposing the government price and slammed them for blowing the issue out of proprtions.

The Minister claimed that the government had been offering ‘an appropriate and a good price’ for the land as part of acquisition for the development and expansion of Hubli airport. “As per the government’s guidelines, we are offering the farmers a price that is more than the market value. The demand by some farmers to fix price for the land on par with Bangalore and other parts of the state is not fair and not practical,” he said.

He pointed out that the development and expansion of Hubli airport would pave way for overall development of the North-Karnataka region. ‘‘This is a very important project. All have to extend support to the government in its endeavour to develop the region,” he said. Nirani appealed to the farmers to cooperate with the government in the acquisition process.

Referring to the suggestion made by some MLAs of the region to go for a separate international airport between Dharwad and Belgaum to ensure the growth of the region in the next 50 to 100 years, Nirani said that since the government had already taken the decision to develop the Hubli airport to international standards, the suggestion is not practical at this juncture.

He said that non-availability of land in Dharwad was the main reason for Tata’s Nano project not being set up in the state.

‘Govt should stop acquiring farm land’

THE Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president, RV Deshpande ,has said that the state government should stop acquiring the fertile land of farmers in the name of development.

He was speaking to the reporters before a function at IBMR College, in the city on Sunday. Deshpande condemned the BJP-led state government’s move to gobble up farmers’ land on the the pretext of development.

Referring to the NICE issue, he said that the Congress has not committed any mistake.
Source: EB

Govt to go ahead with airport at proposed site

Hubli airport is important for NW Karnataka and Automobile corridor development.
Gulbarga airport is important for NE Karnataka and Cement Corridor.
Bellary airport is important for Steel Corridor and Hampi tourism.

Hubli, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Bellary airports are important for North Karnataka development.
 

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Govt to go ahead with airport at proposed site

TNN, 10 January 2010, 11:38pm IST

HUBLI: District minister Murugesh Nirani on Sunday reacted to the demands of farmers, who will be displaced after the expansion of Hubli airport,saying it is not correct to compare the property value of Hubli to that of Bangalore. The landlosers were asking Rs 1 crore per acre like in case of Devanahalli airport.

Speaking to reporters after launching the pulse polio campaign, Nirani said the government is ready to give more than the sub-registrar value and the farmers should accept it. The expansion of the airport will help the development of the city and its surroundings in terms of industrialization and others.

Nirani said the farmers can buy land elsewhere with the same money. On some landlosers asking the government to shift the airport to elsewhere as it will fall in city limits, he said at present there is no such proposal before the government. The government wants to pursue the airport at the same spot, he said.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...port-at-proposed-site/articleshow/5431335.cms

Belgaum airport land acquisition is complete and works are underway.Belgaum city is not marketed well by the State govt only recently it has shown up well,hope it gets into the league of Mangalore,Mysore,Hubli.:cheers:
 

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Belgaum airport land acquisition is complete and works are underway.Belgaum city is not marketed well by the State govt only recently it has shown up well,hope it gets into the league of Mangalore,Mysore,Hubli.:cheers:
I wonder why Belgaum airport was basically ignored. Last time I landed, there was a dog that chased the plane s it landed, barking mad! :lol: Outside the airport, the road was basically non-existent, deteriorating within 500 yards to a mud road, before it intersected with the pot-hole ridden single lane going towards the city. Hubli seems to be in far better shape - I will fly there next time.
 
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