The exclusive airstrip in this premium township will soon go commercial. The 1,200-metre airstrip, hitherto catering to residents and their guests, could handle only 8-seaters. Sahara plans to upgrade it to handle the likes of Boeing 737s and A320s.
“We are planning to upgrade this airport and in the future it will become a scheduled airport,” said Sahara India Chairman Subrata Roy. He, however, did not specify a time frame for the expansion.
On Thursday, regular non-scheduled flights were startedbetween Mumbai and Aamby Valley, making it the first private airport in India to offer regular air services. One Air, an air charter company, will operate six flights a week and charge a one-way fare of Rs 2,500.