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Airport constraints force AI to carry less fuel on Mumbai-US route, add halt at Vienna

Mumbai's severely const rained airport - and its obstacle-filled surrounding - is proving to be a damper for long haul flights out of the mega city. Air India has a daily nonstop on Mumbai-Newark route. But it has now started taking a technical or fu...
by Aviation India on Dec 19, 2016

Hyderabad Airport plans traffic curbs during morning peak hours

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL), which is operating Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, has announced today that in the wake of growing passenger traffic and to decongest the departure ramp, it has taken up the departure r...
by Aviation India on Dec 19, 2016

1.170 kg gold, Rs 2.77 lakh cash in old notes seized at Delhi airport

In yet another crackdown on black money, security personnel at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport on Sunday seized a huge amount of cash and gold bars from a passenger. The officials recovered 1.170 kg of gold worth Rs 32 lakh and cash Rs...
by Aviation India on Dec 19, 2016

More flights to take off from Lohegaon airport by January

The city's air connectivity is set for a major fillip with more flights being added on popular routes. On Sunday, AirAsia started its second flight from Bengaluru to Pune and back. With this, the total number of daily flights on the route has increas...
by Aviation India on Dec 19, 2016

Initial Bids For Navi Mumbai Airport To Be Opened In January

After much delay, the initial bids for development of the Navi Mumbai international airport are likely to be opened early next month, with leading players, including GMR and GVK expected to be in the fray. The Navi Mumbai airport, which is expected t...
by Aviation India on Dec 19, 2016

Govt to double operational airports to 150

The central government yesterday said that it is trying to double the number of operational airports in the country from 75 to 150, under the ambitious regional connectivity scheme (RCS). According to Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha...
by Aviation India on Dec 19, 2016

Take immediate steps required for ensuring smooth travel to & fro Srinagar airport: HC

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed Airport Authority of India (AAI) and others to take immediate steps for providing all necessary facilities to passengers travelling to and fro Srinagar International Airport by air. Listing the case on Decemb...
by Aviation India on Dec 19, 2016

Woman carrying live bullets held at IGI airport

A woman flier was arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here for allegedly carrying a live bullet in her baggage, officials said today. The incident happened yesterday when the accused, Pragya, travelling to Udaipur with her moth...
by Aviation India on Dec 19, 2016

Delhi airport is the busiest in the world for Airbus A320 flights

Mumbai: Delhi airport is in headlines because of fog and flight delays but there is some cheerful news too. Delhi airport sees the highest number of Airbus A320 flights in the world, according to a report by aviation website anna.aero. The website,...
by Aviation India on Dec 18, 2016

Initial bids for Navi Mumbai airport to open in January

Mumbai: After much delay, the initial bids for development of the Navi Mumbai international airport are likely to be opened early next month, with leading players, including GMR and GVK expected to be in the fray. The Navi Mumbai airport, which would...
by Aviation India on Dec 18, 2016

Operational airports to be doubled to 150: Sinha

New Delhi: The central government on Saturday said that it is trying to double the number of operational airports in the country from 75 to 150, under the ambitious regional connectivity scheme (RCS). According to Minister of State for Civil Aviatio...
by Aviation India on Dec 18, 2016

Six airports to do away with stamping of baggage

The union government on Thursday initiated a trial run for 'non-stamping' of passengers' baggage tag at the time of boarding the aircraft at six airports. According to Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju the trial run at six major airpor...
by Aviation India on Dec 17, 2016

BECIL bags Rs 110 cr contract for biometric system at airports

Public sector firm BECIL has baggged more than Rs 110 crore worth contract from Airports Authority of India (AAI) for providing biometric access control system at 43 aerodromes. As part of efforts to strengthen the overall security framework at airp...
by Aviation India on Dec 17, 2016

Mopa airport: Agrawal to expedite compensation

The state cabinet on Friday appointed former collector N D Agrawal as advisor to the director of civil aviation for four months to expedite the disbursal of compensation against acquisition of land for construction of the Mopa airport. Chief minister...
by Aviation India on Dec 17, 2016

More international connectivity is need of the hour

Traders and industrialists have for long been demanding more international flights from Madurai. At present, Dubai and Sri Lanka are the only two foreign countries connected directly by Madurai airport. Although many foreign operators are willing to...
by Aviation India on Dec 17, 2016

Enough space for more parking bays: jet owners

Business jet owners have countered Mumbai International Airport Ltd’s (MIAL) contention that the airport does have enough space to build more parking bays. In a report on business aviation in India, the Business Aircraft Operators Association (BAO...
by Aviation India on Dec 17, 2016

Most airlines, airports expect to increase IT spending in 2017: Report

Airlines and airports in India are expected to rapidly ramp up their spend on new technology over the next three years to keep up with surging growth which will see passenger traffic double to 370 million by 2020, says SITA. The growth will position...
by Aviation India on Dec 17, 2016

Aviation ministry likely to introduce biometric screening at airports

Your thumb could soon be all the documentation required to enter an airport. And once the government is able to achieve this the second phase could see you flashing your thumb to board the aircraft, at least for domestic flights. While it may sound a...
by Aviation India on Dec 17, 2016

Jet plane owners are opposing steel flyover: KJ George

City development minister KJ George feels only those owning jets are opposing the steel flyover. "Anyone travelling to the airport takes an hour or more to reach there. The proposed flyover will reduce that time. Only those who have their own ai...
by Aviation India on Dec 17, 2016

5.26% of travellers arriving at Chennai airport avail e-tourist visa

Chennai international airport recorded the fourth largest arrival of foreign tourists, who availed e-tourist visa to visit the country in November this year. While the city airport registered 5.26% of the total number of e-tourist visa travellers, Ch...
by Aviation India on Dec 17, 2016


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