November 20th, 2020 11:36 AM 0 COMMENTS

Vijayawada Airport Expanded Runway to Start Within 3 Months

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently gave a green flag to the Vijayawada Airport for utilising its expanded runway for landing and taking-off of flights. The Vijayawada International Airport located in Gannavaram will now be able to use the expanded runway for operating flights which was completed after undergoing construction for 24 months. However, the flight take-off and landing won’t start right away at the concerned runway. As... Read More

February 26th, 2022 7:35 PM 0 COMMENTS

Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy Requests Government to Accelerate the Clearance for Bhogapuram Airport

In separate letters written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy sought the clearance and No Objection Certificate (NOC) for proceeding with the international airport project at Bhogapuram. Besides seeking approval for Bhogapuram airport, Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy also reminded the Union Ministers regarding the expansion plans of Tirupati, Visakhapatnam... Read More

January 23rd, 2022 11:10 AM 0 COMMENTS

IndiGo to Provide Passenger Services From Kadapa Airport in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh government will enter into a new tie-up with IndiGo airlines to resume air travel from Kadapa airport. IndiGo is replacing Trujet, which provided the services earlier under the UDAN scheme of the central government. IndiGo may operate four flights per week from Kadapa airport for one year. The state’s cabinet cancelled the existing Selected Airline Operator Agreement with Trujet as it stopped the flights once the three-year viability... Read More

January 21st, 2022 3:14 PM 0 COMMENTS

Andhra Pradesh to Construct New Airports Under the ‘One District – One Airport’ Concept

Andhra Pradesh plans to expand its aviation infrastructure under the ‘One District – One Airport’ concept. The state’s Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed the Infrastructure and Investments Department to construct seven new airports under the proposed concept. The airports will have an identical infrastructure and handle wide-bodied aircraft, including Boeing aircraft. Andhra Pradesh has 13 districts in total and has commenced building another 12 districts. Currently, the... Read More

December 10th, 2021 6:05 PM 0 COMMENTS

Government Plans to Privatise 25 Airports Under NMP in 2022-2025

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

December 2nd, 2021 10:34 PM 0 COMMENTS

AAI Rolls Out Facial Recognition Technology at Four Airports by March 2022

Four airports at Kolkata, Varanasi, Pune and Vijayawada could be the first ones in India to get Face Recognition Technology-based boarding system, revealed the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Retd General V K Singh, in Lok Sabha today. The proposed system is slated to launch in March 2022. The Minister was responding to a query raised by MPs Feroze Varun Gandhi and Ram Shankar Katheria. Implementation of the Face Recognition Technology... Read More

March 10th, 2021 3:49 PM 0 COMMENTS

Varanasi Airport Implements Digi-Yatra Airport Entry

Varanasi airport is the first to implement the government initiative Digi-Yatra, a facial recognition system for airport entry. Digi-Yatra intends to make the airport entry paperless and hassle-free, making the process faster than before. Three more government-run airports at Pune, Kolkata, and Vijayawada, will implement the system soon. How to Check-in Using Digi-Yatra: Under Digi-Yatra, the passenger has to register on Digi-Yatra portal using a valid ID proof document such... Read More

August 23rd, 2020 3:27 AM 0 COMMENTS

IndiGo Lounge Services Will Offer a Premium Airport Experience With Charges Starting at Rs 575

While travelling via flight, sometimes there are a lot of waiting times involved. If you are an economy flier then you might have to spend time on the check-in counters, the mandatory security check and in such a case, the last thing you want to do is wait for your flight at the crowded boarding gates. However, if you can spend a few more bucks on a lounge service, then... Read More

July 15th, 2019 11:58 AM 0 COMMENTS

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Hyderabad Begins Trials for Facial Recognition Under Digi Yatra Initiative

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad has started trials for Facial Recognition (FR) for the entry of passengers into the airport since the start of this month. the Airport will be resorting to the use of the latest technology to provide an expedited entry process to the aerodrome. These trials are being conducted by the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport under the Digi Yatra programme which has also been initiated... Read More

July 3rd, 2019 4:49 PM 0 COMMENTS

Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport pilots Face Recognition System

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad has started using Face Recognition System on a trial basis. The trial that began on 1 July 2019 will continue until 31 July 2019. According to some reports that quoted unnamed sources, more than 180 passengers have enrolled voluntarily for the program. With the implementation of the system, the passengers can look into the camera established for the purpose and walk into the airports... Read More

December 3rd, 2018 5:05 AM 0 COMMENTS

No Need to Remove Laptops From Handbags for Passengers at Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad Airports

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has granted permission to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to check the passengers’ handbags without removing the laptops and fluid items from it. This experimental arrangement will be practised at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi; Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai; and Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad. “On an experimental basis, BCAS has allowed handbag scanners where laptops, liquids item not to be... Read More

December 9th, 2020 6:22 PM 0 COMMENTS

Air India to Fly Direct Flights Between Hyderabad and Chicago from January, 2021

Indian passengers can soon hop on a direct flight to Chicago from Hyderabad, courtesy of Air India. The flag carrier has been operating international flights to multiple countries under air bubble agreements for the last few months. Now, the airline will be flying a direct flight out of Hyderabad to Chicago. This direct flight service between the two destinations is slated to start from January 15, 2021. It is a... Read More

July 16th, 2020 6:01 AM 0 COMMENTS

SpiceJet Announces New Domestic Flights Connecting 12 Tier II Cities, Operations Begin January 20

The low-cost carrier, SpiceJet, has announced that it would start operating new flights January 20th onwards. These new flights will connect 12 non-metro cities across the country which will include Dehradun, Jammu, Jaipur, Amritsar, Jaipur, Varanasi, Madurai, Hyderabad and Vijayawada. SpiceJet to Deploy Bombardier Q400s for New Flights Announcing about the new flights, Tushar Srivastava, Head of Communications, Tweeted, “@flyspicejet to launch 12 new domestic flights from Jan 20. 1st... Read More

July 16th, 2020 3:49 AM 0 COMMENTS

Aviation Sector Helps India’s Tier-2 Cities Expand

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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