The Belagavi (Sambra – IXG) airport dates back to 1942 when it was under the Patwardhan Sarkar of Sangli. The Patwardhan Sarkar gave permission for establishing the airbase at Sambra to the Royal Air Force (RAF) in late 1942.
Currently as of November 2022, one can fly to 10 destinations from Belagavi namely:
Surat, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Indore & Tirupati- StarAir
Hyderabad, Bengaluru- IndiGo
Belagavi airport is lucky to have TWO FTO – Flying Training Organizations sanctioned. Out of which the work on one FTO of M/S Red Bird Flying Training Institute is completed and the actual training may commence by this year-end.
The work on the Second FTO of M/S Samvardhane Technologies Pvt. Ltd is in progress and is likely to be operational in the next fiscal.
The works on Cooling Pit for Cooling the Bombs, if any, found at Airport have also been undertaken, while the ILS- Instrument Landing System would be commissioned soon.
The Work on the Hangar & Apron for MRO(Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) facility will start in December or January which has been awarded to M/S Aviation Connectivity & Infrastructure Developers Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi for Maintenance of Aircraft type ERJ145, Legacy 650, Falcon7x, Challenger 605 etc.
Traffic data from Belagavi
Apr:34,689 Pax /546 Flights
May:37,301 Pax /589 Flights
June:32,940 Pax /556 Flights
July:25,943 Pax /494 Flights
Aug:23,145 Pax /485 Flights
Sep:22,566 Pax /472 Flights
Oct:27,262 Pax /522 Flights