BENGALURU: The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed an MoU with the Maharashtra government to undertake operations at the new terminal building at the Nashik Airport. HAL will utilise the terminal building on a lease of 30 years as the land belongs to it.
The companies that will start services from the airport include Air India, Blue Dart, DHL, Indigo, Jet Airways, Go Air and AI Express. HAL held an airline operator conference showcasing its airport facilities at the new terminal building at Ojhar, 20 km from Nashik.
HAL chief managing director T Suvarna Raju said: “Civilian aircraft operations at Nashik will go a long way in the development of the region in the coming years. Apart from operating the scheduled flights, domestic and international airlines will be able to use this airport for diversion, technical halt and night parking. The movement of cargo directly from Nashik should reduce load on Mumbai airport.”
P S Meena, Additional Chief Secretary (Civil Aviation), Maharashtra and Raju, signed the agreement in presence of MPs Harishchandra Chavan and Hemant Godse, MLA Anil Kadam and others.
The terminal has been built as per international standards.
Six planes can be parked at a time and the terminal building has a seating capacity of 300 passengers. The building is capable of handling large jet and cargo aircraft. The airport terminal is spread over 22 acres with a built up area of 8,267 sqm.