A delegation including Hubballi Airport director Pramod Kumar Thakre, Sunil Nalavade, Vishwanath Somapur, and Hubballi Infra admin Manjunath, DGM Civil Hubballi Airport met NWKRTC MD Shri Bharat S at NWKRTC HQ in Hubballi.
NWKRTC MD had assured to take positive action on the same. As a starter, the buses going through Hubballi Airport (For ex: CBT-Gokul bus) will have a stopover at Hubballi Airport during peak hours.
We also suggested starting dedicated Express buses to Hubballi Airport. MD has assured us to look into it positively and start Airport buses under some branding (Like Vayu Vajra buses in Bengaluru).
NWKRTC is doing a commercial feasibility study on the same, and once it is done they will launch buses to Airport at suitable timings. Hubballi Airport director has also agreed to provide space in the Airport.
Air traffic is slowly catching up to pre-pandemic levels. Hubballi is likely to get direct flights to Ahmedabad, Delhi, and Jodhpur soon. The Airport Bus is likely to provide convenient connections to HBX.