As per the Airport Authority of India (AAI) report, Hubballi Airport has managed to regain 3rd place as far as Number of passengers is concerned (in August-2022).
Hubballi Airport was the 3rd busiest Airport in Karnataka during pre-covid times. However, Belagavi Airport overtook HBX due to Udan-3 benefits.
It is worth mentioning that with only 74 seater ATR’s and 50 seater Embraer E145’s in operation, Hubballi has managed to regain 3rd place in Karnataka. Also, the Number of flight movements in Hubballi (443) is lesser than the flight movements of Belagavi (485).
Average passenger per aircraft in Hubballi comes out to be 53, whereas for Belagavi it is 48. It should have been a lot higher for Belagavi as it gets the service of 149/189 seater Boeing 737.
Airport Authority of India has released Air traffic statistics for the month of August-2022. As per the reports; 23,670 passengers traveled through Hubballi Airport during the month of August-2022.
The airport registered 443 flight movements in the month of August-2022. Hubli had handled 436 flights during July-2022. An increase of 1.60% in flight movements is observed.
The airport handled 4MT of Cargo in the month of August-2022. Hubli had handled 5MT of Cargo during July-2022. A decrease of 20% has been observed as far as Cargo is concerned.
During the same month last year (August-2021), Hubli Airport had handled 536 flight movements and 17,275 passengers. The airport had handled 1 MT of Cargo during the same month.
Passengers from Hubballi are requesting resumption of Ahmedabad, Kochi, and Goa sectors and adding a few other potential routes like Delhi, Pune, Jaipur, and Jodhpur.