Overview of Hubballi Airport (HBX)

Front View of Hubballi Airport
Front View of Hubballi Airport

Hubballi Airport (IATA Code: HBX) is a domestic airport serving the twin cities of Hubballi-Dharwad. It is situated on Gokul Road easily accessible by city buses run by NWKRTC.

New terminal of Hubballi Airport covers an area of 3600Sq.m and it can handle 300 passengers at a time (150 arrivals and 150 departures).

Connection from Hubballi Airport

At present HBX is connected with 9 destinations (Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi(Hindon), Goa, Kannur, Kochi, Mumbai and Tirupati) by 3 airlines i.e IndiGo, Star Air and Air India.

  • IndiGo connects Hubballi Airport with Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Goa, Kannur, Kochi and Mumbai.
  • Star Air connects Hubballi Airport with Bengaluru, Delhi(Hindon), and Tirupati.
  • Air India connects Hubballi Airport with Mumbai.

Check exact schedule of flights here: Hubballi Airport – Flights Schedule

New Terminal of Hubballi Airport

Night View of Hubballi Airport
Night View of Hubballi Airport’s New terminal

In the year 2013 Government of Karnataka signed an MoU with the Airports Authority of India(AAI) to develop Hubballi Airport. Around 588 acres of land was handed over to AAI. New Terminal, Air Traffic Control(ATC) Tower, Fire Station, and Car Parking were part of the expansion.

The new terminal covers an area of 3600 square meters and is centrally air-conditioned. It can handle 300 passengers at a time during peak hours, i.e. 150 arrivals & 150 departures.

The airport has passenger-friendly amenities like Public Address System, Elevator, CCTV, Baggage Scanners, and Car Parking. It is also eco-friendly as the terminal has a Skylight System for Energy Savings and a Standing Seam double insulated Roofing system.

The Apron can  handle three A319/A320/B737 or 5 ATR-72 sized aircrafts at a time.

Apron: Hubballi Airport
Apron: Hubballi Airport

Runway Specifications of Hubballi Airport

The runway at Hubballi Airport (08/26) is 2,600m long and 45m wide, CAT I ILS enabled is long enough to handle Code C aircraft like Airbus A320/319 and Boeing 737.

  • Runway – 2,600m × 45m (Dirction 26/08).
  • Apron Capacity – 3 Code C or 5 Code B/A.
  • Navigation Aids – ILS CAT I, DVOR, VOR-DME and NDB available.
  • Visual Guidance – PAPI, SAPL, RWY/TWY/EDGE Lighting

Cargo Terminal and Solar Power Plant

The old terminal of Hubballi Airport is being converted into a full-fledged Cargo Complex and it is expected to start operations by January/February 2021.

AAI is installing an 8MW Solar Power Plant at Hubballi Airport premises. It is expected to generate 140 lakh units of electricity per year.

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