Belagavi: Central Civil Aviation Minister P Ashoka Gajapatiraju inaugurated the upgraded airport. CM Siddaramaiah, Union Minister Ananthkumar, MP Suresh Angadi and Dr Prabhakar Kore were also present at the inaugural function.

For a long time, leaders and organisations from Belgavi were demanding an upgraded airport that could connect to more bigger cities in the country and also help in having more flights on a daily basis. Considering the need for a bigger airport, the AAI decided to upgrade the existing one and built almost all installations inside that could enable in the landing of more aircrafts.