Today on 08 th Sept 2019, M/s. Indigo started Bengaluru flight operation at Belagavi Airport on the Bengaluru-Belagavi-Bengaluru sector. It is the maiden flight operation by M/s. Indigo from Belagavi Airport.
A vibrant event was organized by Airports Authority of India, Belagavi Airport & M/s. Indigo to commemorate its commencement of operations from Belagavi Airport.
The event started by lighting of sacred lamp and cake cutting ceremony by Hon’ble MoS (Railway), MP (LS) Sh. Suresh Angadi ji, Hon’ble MP(RS) Dr. Prabhakar Kore, Mrs. Lakshmi Hebbalkar MLA, along with Sh. Rajesh Kumar Maurya, Airport Director, Belagavi, Sh. Varun Dwivedi, Director AO&CS & Sh. Nagesh, Station Manager Indigo Airlines and Sh. Anil Kumar Yadav, Airmen Training School, Belagavi.
Hon’ble Cabinet Minister MoS(Railway) Sh. Suresh Angadi Ji, in his address on the occasion suggested Indigo to plan early morning Flight from Belagavi to Bengaluru and also the addition of new flights to Chennai and New Delhi sectors at the earliest.
The Indigo flight will operate on a daily basis except Tuesday from Bengaluru-Belagavi- Bengaluru Airport at 1250/1310 IST (ETA/ETD from Belagavi).
The load factor of the inaugural flight was more than 95%.
The event was celebrated with various cultural dance performances by students of Aptech Aviation Academy, Belagavi. A very graceful performance of Bharatanatyam was presented by Miss Aishwarya, a budding artist from KVS, Belagavi.
The maiden Indigo Flight to Belagavi Airport was welcomed with Water Salute by Fire Dept and escorted by Follow-me Jeep by Technical Department of AAI, Belagavi Airport.
Airport Director, Belagavi Airport expressed thanks to all the dignitaries, Indigo Airlines, other stakeholders and AAI Employees for their august presence in the historical moment of Belagavi Airport.