The practice of changing the names of the cities and roads is not entirely new in India. This time, it is for airports. Several airports in India are likely to get new names soon. Union Minister Dr Bhagwat Karad has said that a related proposal was sent to the central government seeking a new moniker for as many as 13 airports in India. A PTI report, which first published the... Read More
The government has plans to privatise 25 more airports in India over the next five years. The plan, categorized under National Monetization Pipeline (NMP), was revealed by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Gen. (Dr) V. K. Singh Retd in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha. List of airports awaiting privatization The airports at Bhubaneshwar, Varanasi, Amritsar, Trichy, Indore, Raipur, Calicut, Coimbatore, Nagpur,... Read More
An important goal of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is to make travel as safe as possible for flyers. To follow this, AAI has decided that it will get 198 body scanners for a total of 63 Indian airports. These body scanners will then replace the current handheld devices for scanning and door metal detectors. The pat-down for searching of passengers for detecting metal objects will not be there... Read More
Air Mauritius, the flagship airline of Mauritius, has announced through fares on its two Indian partner airlines Air India and Vistara. Thus, passengers can take a single ticket for a journey that involves connecting flights on two or more flights. The baggage will be checked at the departing airport and collected only at the final destination. Passengers from over 25 Indian cities can book connecting flights through Air India/Vistara to... Read More
SpiceJet has plans for expanding its network of flights all over India. In its efforts to do so, the airline has decided to add new domestic destinations in the coming months. In a recent announcement from the airline on January 3, 2020, it was said that SpiceJet would be adding around 8 new flights in total including both international and domestic airports. Now the airline on January 14, 2020, announced... Read More
In what could be termed as rapid expansion, the aviation sector is uplifting second-tier cities in India by launching new flights and airports. While the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is focusing on expanding airports in second-tier cities, there are several players launching flights connecting them. The trend is not only helping to increase connectivity but also brings new growth opportunities to the masses living in those cities. For the... Read More
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