Airports in Karnataka act as gateways for tourists descending on the state. At present, Karnataka has five functional airports at Hubli, Mysore, Belgaum, Mangalore and Bangalore. The Bangalore airport is extremely well connected with the rest of the country. International flights also operate out of the Bangalore airport.
Besides the major airports, the Karnataka Government proposes to
establish domestic airports in district towns so as to provide better
connectivity to tourist hotspots. The State has identified Hubli,
Gulbarga, Mysore, Bellary and Hassan for the construction of minor
airports to handle 50 seater aircraft initially.
After Bangalore, Mangalore airport has become the second airport in
Karnataka to operate flights to international destinations. The Airports
Authority of India (AAI) has been entrusted the responsibility of
developing small airports in secondary cities and potential industrial
and tourist destinations.