Hisar Airport Inaugurated in Haryana Under RCS-UDAN
The Hisar Airport has been inaugurated on January 14, 2021. The first flight to the Hisar Airport was flagged off Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar.
- The first flight was flagged off from Chandigarh to the Hisar Airport.
- The flagging off the flight has been done under the Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (RCS-UDAN).
- With the flagging-off of the 1st flight, the Hisar Airport has become the 54th airport operationalized under the UDAN scheme.
- As of now, 54 airports comprising of five heliports and two Water Aerodromes, and 307 routes have been operationalized under the UDAN scheme.
- Newly inaugurated Hisar airport is a public licensed airport and is suitable for 18 seat type aircraft.
- The development of the Hisar airport was undertaken by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
- The government had sanctioned Rs 28.60 crores for interim civil aviation operations of the airport. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) was provided with the land and was responsible for the development and up-gradation of the Hisar airport.
- The upgrade included the strengthening of the runway, the construction of the new terminal building, hangars, installation of night-flying equipment, security equipment, etc.
- The Hisar – Chandigarh – Hisar route was awarded to the airline Aviation Connectivity & Infrastructure Developers Pvt. Ltd (Air Taxi) under the UDAN 4 bidding process.
- The airline has become the first startup airline in India to support the country with Air Taxi services.
Now, with the UDAN flights, the travel time between Hisar to Chandigarh will be reduced to 45 minutes from 4.50 hours. The flights will also be economical.