Shivamogga airport starts operations

The Shivamogga airport in Karnataka began commercial flight operations on August 31, 2023. The IndiGo flight from Bengaluru was the first flight to land at the airport. This would be the airline’s sixth destination in Karnataka. The airport was inaugurated on February 27, 2023, developed at a cost of around Rs 4.5 billion. The passenger terminal building has a capacity to handle 300 passengers per hour. Reportedly, the airport would be the first which will be run by the state government. It is the ninth domestic airport in the state.