There would be no take offs from Belagavi (Sambra) airport from March 1 as Spicejet has declared that it would starts its operations from Hubballi from the same date and Belagavi airport would be closed for runway expansion works.
SpiceJet had to stop its flight services from Hubballi airport in August 2014 as the runway expansion and strengthening work was taken up by the Airports Authority of India. Passengers were forced to travel to Belagavi to catch flights to Mumbai and Bengaluru.
Now commuters from Belagavi will be forced to travel to Hubballi to catch flights to Mumbai and Bengaluru.
No official word on when the runway expansion work will end has been officially announced yet.