NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 23 : A greenfield airport at Kalaburgi in Karnataka was inaugurated by Mr B S Yediyurappa Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka on November 22, 2019 in the presencenoticeables of the State Government.
Mr Pradeep Singh Kharola, Secretary, Minister of Civil Aviation and Mr Arvind Singh , Chairman, AAI was also present on the occasion. The first Kalaburgi-Bangalore-Kalaburgi fight also commenced from the Kalaburgi Airport on this occasion The State Government of Karnataka transferred existing Infrastructure at Kalaburagi Airport along with 742 acres of land free of cost for operationalization, maintenance and further development to Airports Authority of India.
An MoU was signed between the Govt of Kanataka and Airports Authority of India on Auugust 23 , 2019 for the development, maintenance and operation of Kalaburagi Airport.
minal building of the Greenfield Kalaburgi Airport has an area of 2173 sqm. with peak hour handling capacity of 100 passengers.
Ministry of Civil Aviation has considered Kalaburagi Airport under RCS-UDAN Scheme of Govt. of India. Under this scheme, Kalaburgi Airport will be connected to Bengaluru, Hindon and Tirupati. Kalaburagi is one of the backward border districts of Kanataka, which requires air connectivity with the State Headquarters and other commercial centers for its development. Kalaburagi Airport will act as a gateway for tourist destinations including Buddha Vihar, Sharana Basaveshwara Temple, Khwaja Banda Nawaz Dargah and Gulbarga Fort