A greenfield airport at Kalaburagi in Karnataka, India, has been inaugurated by BS Yediyurappa, chief minister of the Government of Karnataka.
On August 23, 2019, the Government of Kanataka and Airports Authority of India signed an MoU regarding the development, maintenance and operation of Kalaburagi Airport.
The government has since transferred the existing airport infrastructure and 742 acres of land, free of cost, to Airports Authority of India.
Kalaburagi Airport will be connected to Bengaluru, Hindon and Tirupati. Kalaburagi is one of the border districts of Kanataka, and requires air connectivity with the state capital, Bengaluru, and other commercial centers in order to develop further. Kalaburagi Airport will act as a gateway for tourist destinations such as Buddha Vihar, Sharana Basaveshwara Temple, Khwaja Banda Nawaz Dargah and Gulbarga Fort.