Minister for civil aviation Prafful Patel today said that flights will resume from Belgaum in the next 3 months.
Major work of the revamp and up gradation of the airport has been completed and within 3 months we should see flights taking off from Sambra airport he said. However he did not clarify which airline would start operations.
Kingfisher Airlines, the only carrier that was operating from the Sambra airport, stopped its services June 17 this year citing low load factor. Airport officials here said land acquisition for developing airport infrastructure has been completed. However, farmers in the region complain that their fertile land was acquired for the modernization project.
If this 3 month deadline is met Belgaum will be again on the air map and business will get a great boon.