Chief Minister of Karnataka said, Indian Airforce wants to shift its helicopter pilots training division of Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru to Mysuru Airport.
As per Karnataka CM, “Shifting of the helicopter division to Mysuru airport will ease pressure on already crowded Bengaluru international airport. IAF has agreed to provide all the facilities required for the operations of civil and military aircraft at Mysuru airport and develop it on the lines of Pune, Srinagar and Chandigarh airports.
Kumarswamy said that during his meeting with the Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu, they discussed the project to extend the runway at Mysure airport so that international flights can operate from the city. “We have even acquired lands for the runway extension. Now, IAF has come forward to invest on land acquisition and that may come around 250 crore,” he said.
Well this move by Air Force might help Karnataka government in presenting their point of requirement for an International Airport at Mysuru to the central government.