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Sindhudurg airport conducts trial flight with Falcon 2000

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

airport authorities Wednesday conducted a trial flight successfully ahead of the announcement of the launch of operations likely next month.

A 10-seater plane with three crew members landed "successfully" from Chennai at around 11.50 am Wednesday, an said, adding the return flight departed at 2 pm.

The Rs 520-crore airport is being constructed by city-based road developer IRB, at Parule Chipi in the district in the Konkan region of the state on a for the

Suresh Prabhu, who belongs to the Konkan region, later, in a tweet said that he had targeted the trial landing flight ahead of the festival in the state from the day he took charge.

"Day took charge @MoCA_GoI ordered #airport trial flight landing to happen on Day before #GaneshaChaturthi, constant follow up, relentless efforts result in flight landing today," Prabhu said in the tweet.

had early last month said the airport was expecting international chartered flights besides domestic services once it gets functional.

"We are also expecting a chartered flight at Sindhudurg from in December," he had said.

With a 2,500-metre long runway, the airport will have a capacity to handle 200 departing and 200 arriving passengers during peak hours.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 20:15 IST