Belagavi: Indigo started its new route to Chennai at Belagavi Airport in the Chennai-Belagavi-Chennai sector. A small event was organized by Indigo in close coordination with Belagavi Airport, AAI to commemorate its commissioning of Chennai sector from Belagavi Airport.
The event started with the cutting of ribbon and lighting of the sacred candle (Diya) by Rajesh Kumar Maurya, Airport Director: Belagavi Airport, Rajesh Vijayakumar: ATM (Incharge), PS Desai: AGM (CNS), BG Reddy: Terminal Manager, Irappa Wali: APSU-Security Head: KSISF, Sh. Nagesh. K, Station Manager: M/s. Indigo, Station Manager of all Airlines and other stakeholders.
It was followed by cake cutting by Airport Director, Belagavi Airport and First passenger of Chennai flight. Airport Director, Belagavi Airport congratulated to Station Manager M/s. Indigo and their entire team for commencing the Chennai sector. Airport Director, Belagavi Airport and Security Head, KSISF handed over the boarding passes to the first passenger.
It is 11th city connection from Belagavi Airport and 3rd city connection by M/s. Indigo Airlines. Now, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mysuru, Kadapa, Tirupati, Surat, Ahmedabad, Indore, Mumbai, Pune & Chennai by five Airlines i.e. M/s. Indigo, Alliance Air, Star Air, Spicejet & Trujet.
Cultural programme & dance, greeting with folded hands in traditional dress to all departure passengers and arrival passengers performed by the students of PeopleTree Institute of Hotel & Event Management, Belagavi to celebrate the start of Chennai sector. The representative of M/s. Indigo thanked Airport Director, Belagavi Airport and the entire team at Belagavi Airport.
The water salute has been given to the Aircraft of M/s. Indigo on its first arrival at bay no. 2 by AAI Fire personnel. The flight 6E-7131/7132 arrived from Chennai and departed to Chennai. The scheduled arrival is 1025 Hrs and departure is 1055 Hrs. This sector will be operated thrice in a week i.e. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Total incoming passengers were 29 and outgoing passenger were 31 out of 78 seater aircraft. The load will be improved in the coming days. Rajesh Kumar Maurya, Airport Director, Belagavi Airport, offered his gratitude to District Administration, Police Administration Representative of Belagavi city, all citizens of Belagavi, Chamber of Commerce, Professional forum, Universities/Technical Institutes, Commercial/Business/Industrial Institutes, all print media, electronic media & social media.