1. New Delhi: The Indian Air Force has agreed to allow the Hindon air force station to be used for regional flights from winter to back up the congested Delhi airport, aviation secretary R. N. Chaubey said on Wednesday at an aviation conference.
2. The air force station is located close to Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, and will soon host a civilian enclave, Chaubey said, adding that talks with GMR Infrastructure Ltd-controlled Delhi airport are also on to seek approvals.
3. Five airlines, including Air India, SpiceJet, Turbo Megha, Air Odisha and Air Deccan, were allotted 128 routes to fly in the first round by March, but only 16 routes have been operationalized so far.
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