SpiceJet (SG, Delhi Int'l) will terminate its service connecting Belgaum with Bangalore Int'l as of July 1, 2018, thus leaving the former airport in south-western India with no scheduled flights, the Kaplan Herald has reported.

The Indian carrier also used to operate flights from Belgaum to each of Chennai, Hyderabad Int'l and Mumbai Int'l but all of these have already been cancelled. Currently, the service to Bangalore is operated 6x weekly with Dash 8-400 equipment, the ch-aviation capacity module shows.

SpiceJet is leaving Belgaum in order to focus on flights from other cities covered by the government's subsidy scheme UDAN, also known as RCS.

The airport in Belgaum was upgraded in 2017 in order to facilitate narrowbody jet services. Airport infrastructure and terminal expansion cost INR1.41 billion rupees (USD20.9 million). A start-up, Star Air (India) (SDG, Belgaum), plans to launch services out of Belgaum in the medium-term, although only after establishing itself at UDAN routes out of the nearby Hubli airport.