Belagavi Airport should be developed as an International Airport

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Dear sir

I am writing from Belagavi, Karnataka, The Land of Freedom Fighters. We request you to support us to develop Belagavi Airport into an International Airport which will help develop North Karnataka, South Maharastra & Goa. Belagavi is strategically located between Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Goa. It is a melting pot of various cultures, food & traditions. Belagavi Entrepreneurs have created a niche on the global map in the Hydraulics, foundries and Aerospace. Belagavi is also the sugar bowl of Karnataka and has many Sugar Industries located in the District. Belagavi is an Educational Hub & has 3 Universities, 2 Medical Colleges and number of Engineering and other colleges. It attracts International Students and Students from North India and neighboring states. The Government of Karnataka after understanding its potential also plans to shift many Government Departments to Belagavi's Suvarna Vidhana Soudha, It is developing as the second power centre of the State. people from South Maharastra, Goa & northern Karnataka prefer to use the present Belagavi airport to travel to other parts of the country. Many people from this region are in the middle east, it will really benefit this people.

Developing Belagavi Airport as an International Airport will be a game changer for this region and will improve trade & commerce, connectivity, promote tourism, Health & Education.

Belagavi has various factors which helps it to qualify as an international Airport: 
1) Belagavi is border city and regional headquarters of NW Karnataka with amalgamation and fusion of three states namely Karnataka Maharashtra and Goa, best blend of culture food and economy 
2) In just one year of inclusion in UDAN  3.0 scheme  attracted the highest number of routes in bidding most of the routes are operational
3) Belagavi has 4 flights to Bangalore and 3 flights to Hyderabad and 2 flights to Mumbai and it has second largest passenger load to all three destinations after mangalore in the state of Karnataka, and to Bangalore the passengers have immensely increased every month 
4) Belagavi is the most connected tires 2 city to cities like Inodre, Kadappa, Tirupati Pune and Mysore. 
5) Belagavi is most accessible airport for international destinations in and around 100 KM radius. 
6) Belagavi airport has emerged and rated as most successful airport under UDAN scheme introduced by Hon P M Narendra Modiji 
7) Belagavi airport passengers surge is on upward growth trajectory and have manifold increase in passenger load started with 5000 passengers per month last year to 40000 passengers as on date

The Ministry of Civil Aviation should at least  consider to have a trial run of some popular destinations like middle east or south east Asia initially and after seeing the response consider other routes.