Hubli Airport (HBX)
Hubli Airport services two cities, Hubli and Dharwad in the state of Karnataka. The airport is located 8 kilometers to the west of Hubli city on Gokul Road. It is spread over 369 acres and in 2013 the Karnataka Government signed an MOU with the Airport Authority of India for developing this airport. The entire modernization and expansion of the Hubli Airport is expected to be completed by October 2018.
Spice Jet, until recently, was the only airline operating flights to and from Hubli Airport to destinations, such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Jabalpur, and Chennai. Air Pegasus has recently started flights between Mangalore and Hubli. Cities like Kolkata, Trivandrum, Cochin are also connected through indirect routes from the Hubli Airport. Other airlines that provide services to this airport include Air India, Air Connect, and Ventura.
There is only one terminal at the airport with a total capacity of 72 for arrivals as well as departures. Hubli Airport has one boarding gate and the terminal comprising 2 check-in counters and one security check counter is spread over 368 square feet.
Passengers can avail general taxi services from outside the airport to reach their desired destinations. Alternatively, they can opt for car rental services that are also available at the airport. Travelers who wish to travel to other cities around Hubli can also use interstate bus services from the City Central Bus Stand or interstate taxi or car services from Hubli Airport.
Services and Facilities
General passenger services, such as free trolleys to easily transport baggage are available at this airport. A medical first-aid room, telephone security hold area, wheelchairs, and assistance to physically challenged or senior travelers are additional services offered at the airport for the comfort of passengers. The lost and found baggage counter ensures travelers can find misplaced or lost luggage without much difficulty. Passengers with young kids can use the childcare room to ensure complete comfort of their children.
Things to Do
The domestic departure lounge has a snack bar and tea and coffee vending machines, providing passengers with several food and beverage choices. The arrivals lounge also has a counter for car bookings.
Affordable stay options close to the Hubli Airport include The Hans Hotel and Hotel Akshay. The Clarks Inn Airport Hotel is the most renowned hotel in the city, offering modern amenities and excellent services. Other hotels in close proximity to the airport include The President Hotel and The Gateway Hotel Lakeside, which are about 4 kilometers away from the airport.
Tips for Fliers
Hubli is an excellent pit stop for tourists who want to visit world heritage monuments like the Kadamba Temples at Banavasi, Vijayanagar at Hampi, Pattadkal and Badami, and Chalukyan Temples at Aihole.
Tourist attractions, such as Unakal Lake, Chandramoulehwara Temple, Nrupatunga Betta, Sadhankeri Park, Murugha Math, Bhavanishankara Temple, and Basel Mission Church are must-sees in Hubli. Foodies travelling to the city should try out the famous Dharwad Peda, which is a kind of sweet cake made from khoya and milk. The M.G. Market, which is one kilometer in length, provides all kinds of local items at very low prices.
- What is the airport code for Hubli airport? The IATA code for the Hubli airport is HBX.
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