Bidar airport launches commercial flights

The country´s ministry of civil aviation has announced commercial operations have begun at Bidar airport in the northeastern part of Karnataka with daily flights Bengaluru operated by Trujet, a regional air carrier, the ministry said.

The new route is the latest to be launched under UDAN, India´s regional connectivity scheme aimed at opening new regional routes. The aviation ministry says it has now opened 252 commercial routes and 45 airports since the launch of the wide-ranging programme in 2017.

Under the UDAN programme, airport operator GMR Hyderbad International Airport (GHIAL) signed a concession to operate the civilian enclave at Bidar airport.