Commercial operations from Delhi's new Hindon Airport, to begin from October
The recently inaugurated Hindon airport will soon be open to flights run by private companies. As per information by AAI, it could start operating flights from sometime early in October. Since Delhi's IGI airport sees a massive footfall on a daily basis, Hindon airport will help in clearing out some of the traffic from there. Read on to know all the details about flights from Hindon airport.
What's the update?
After a long wait, flyers from Delhi can finally take flights from Hindon airport starting October when small private airlines such as Heritage Aviation and Star Air will start operations to places across the country. A few of these include Hubli in Karnataka and Pithoragarh in Uttrakhand.
However, the mainstream flyers will have to wait for a while as they will only start to trickle in once bigger airlines such as GoAir and IndiGo introduce flights from here. Though they will act as soon as possible, IGI seems ample for their needs. Add to that the fact that the closure of Jet Airways earlier in the year cleared up loads of slots at IGI airport, leading to more open spots for these airlines.
As of now, GMR has plans to make only 80-seater planes operable from the recently inaugurated Hindon airport. Since the bigger players usually make use of planes with seating capacities up to 180 passengers, it could be a while before we see flights from these airlines at Hindon.
About Hindon Airport
Asia's largest Air Force Base is going to be a boon for residents of Ghaziabad, some areas of Noida and a few areas of Delhi. Hindon airport will be a salvation for flyers from these areas since IGI airport tends to be rather distant from these places.
Flights from Hindon airport are scheduled to begin from October 08, 2019.
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Often, when dropping someone off at the train station, getting on to the platform for a non passenger can be quite a chore. One has to go out of their way, even stand in long queues just to buy a platform ticket, which is not only time consuming but quite irksome. However, if you're looking to skip the queues and save some money, then here's something for you.
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Delhi International Airport Ltd., the operators of IGI airport have partnered up with a Bengaluru based company called CarterX. In fact, this facility is not limited to be availed by only those taking off from Delhi, it can also be used to get your luggage delivered to your residence when you touchdown at IGI.
What's the update?
In a bid to make travelling to and from IGI airport easier for passengers, DIAL has undertaken a partnership with CarterX to start a service where a commuter's luggage can be transported to and from the IGI airport directly from their place of residence. This, essentially, is a step towards making checking in to the airport a breeze.
Additionally, if you're short on time and are planning to take the direct metro link to the airport, this is a great way to ensure that you don't have to lug your stuff around.
To avail the service, you will have to pay a fee based on the number, weight and size of the bags. The fee will also take into account distance to and from the airport, meaning the prices are going to be dynamically triggered. At any rate, the base fare is ₹299, which goes up depending on the aforementioned factors. For every 5 kilograms over 20kgs, an additional ₹100 will be charged.
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