Member of Parliament Suresh Angadi has been quoted in newspapers that,
There is an understanding/agreement between Pralhad Joshi & Suresh Angadi, before the election.
As per that agreement, Air India shifting from Belagavi and Alliance Air will continue its services. It is not a question of the power of MP.
But why an agreement between MP’s and the citizens who have voted for you are kept in dark about this understanding or special arrangement.
The Air India flight shifted to HBX was the only Air Bus service to Belagavi and other cites take pride in boasting that they have an airport on which bigger airplanes land and take off. But with your intelligent understanding, city of Belagavi has lost this opportunity.
The understanding also defies logic. Why would anyone want to lose on a bigger aircraft when it had good load factor and mainly it was in the morning which was very ideal for travelers from here.
In the past as well, SpiceJet shifted all its services to HBX and our airport even after up-gradation was lying idle.
In reply on twitter –
Now that we have UDAN at Belagavi I can get any number of flights depending of the demand and feasibility. Let’s not get into any political or comparison mode. I assure my citizens that More flights and more routes will come soon
Now that we have UDAN at belagavi i can get any number of flights depending of the demand and feasibility.
Let's not get into any political or comparison mode.
I assure my citizens that More flights and more routes will come soon.
— Mangal Suresh Angadi (@MangalSAngadi) May 28, 2019