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Commercial flight operations likely to begin at Hindon airport

New Delhi: Commercial flights are likely to start operations from the Hindon airport near Delhi by the end of June as the Ministry of Defence has given all requisite approvals, said a senior official of the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Hindon airport, which is around 40 kms from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, belongs to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the AAI has developed the civil enclave there. “The Ministry of Defence has approved the proposal of Ghodawat Enterprises for operation of RCS (regional air connectivity scheme) flights from Hindon airport….These RCS flights are likely to commence by end of June this year,” the AAI official told PTI. Ghodawat Enterprises run the airline brand Star Air that is headquartered in Bengaluru. Under the Civil Aviation Ministry’s regional air connectivity scheme  — UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) — many airline operators including IndiGo have bagged routes connecting from Hindon. PTI

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