July 31st, 2020 6:00 PM 0 COMMENTS

SpiceJet Gets Approval to Fly Normally from Airports Authority of India

SpiceJet is an Indian low-cost airline and is the second-largest in the country by the number of passengers carried. The airline reported a net loss of Rs. 934.8 crore during the year 2019-2020. Due to this, the airline has failed to pay its pending dues. Looking at that, The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has allowed the airline to function normally without paying for each flight before they fly. SpiceJet... Read More

July 20th, 2020 4:44 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airports Authority of India is Installing Body Scanners at Airports

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

March 15th, 2022 3:38 PM 0 COMMENTS

Indian Music Will Not Be Mandated in Airports and on Planes

Airlines and airports in India were requested in December 2021 to consider playing Indian music on aircraft and on airport grounds. The Indian government has now clarified its position on the issue, stating that airlines and airports are allowed to play any music they wish to play. The first suggestion The Indian government was said to have requested all carriers and airports in the country to consider switching to Indian... Read More

March 12th, 2022 6:51 PM 0 COMMENTS

Indian Airlines Boosts Domestic Services From 22,980 to 25,309 Weekly Flights

Indian airlines have increased their domestic services by 10.1 percent to 25,309 weekly flights in the 2018 summer schedule, up from 22,980 the previous season, according to the aviation regulator DGCA. IndiGo has expanded its domestic flight capacity by 10.4% to 11,130 weekly services for summer 2022, up from 10,084 weekly services in the same period last year, according to the regulator. In the previous 24 months, the COVID-19-induced travel... Read More

February 12th, 2022 8:10 PM 0 COMMENTS

No Plans to Reduce the Length of the Runway at Calicut International Airport: Scindia

In a reply given in Lok Sabha, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia assured that there is no plan to shorten the length of the tabletop runway of Calicut International Airport to expand the Runway End Safety Area (RESA), to resume the operations of wide-bodied aircraft at the airport. Minister was answering the queries raised by M. K. Raghavan, an MP from Calicut, who is also the co-Chairman of the Calicut... Read More

February 11th, 2022 7:07 PM 0 COMMENTS

Government to Establish 21 Greenfield Airports Across India

In a written reply given at Lok Sabha, the Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia said that the government has provided approval for setting up 21 greenfield airports across India. The permissions are provided according to the norms listed under Greenfield Airports Policy, 2008. The 21 greenfield airports that received in-principle approvals include Mopa in Goa; Datia in Madhya Pradesh; four airports in Karnataka at Kalaburagi, Bijapur, Hassan and... Read More

February 10th, 2022 9:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

23 Airports in India Do Not Have Night Landing Facilities

The night landing is not available at about 23 operational airports in India. Some of the most important airports are on the list, including the recently opened Kushinagar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh. The airport, which caters to tourists visiting the Buddhist tourism circuit, opened in October 2021. Salem in Tamil Nadu, Shimla, Kullu, and Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, and Kalaburagi in Karnataka are among the leading airports lacking night... Read More

February 8th, 2022 7:56 PM 0 COMMENTS

Kolkata Government Refuses to Provide Land for Second Airport in Kolkata: Scindia

The central government has expansive infrastructure development plans for West Bengal, including a second airport for Kolkata, according to Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. The minister claimed that the Mamata Banerjee administration has not yet offered land for the second airport. According to Scindia, he has been requesting a meeting with the chief minister of Kolkata for six months to discuss building a second airport as the Netaji Subhas Chandra... Read More

February 8th, 2022 7:33 PM 0 COMMENTS

Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport Emerges as Preferred Transfer Hub for South India

According to a release issued by Bengaluru International Airport Authority Limited (BIAL), Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, has emerged as the preferred transfer hub for South India. Bengaluru airport is the third busiest airport in India. BLR Airport delivered services to 74 domestic destinations in the calendar year 2021 (CY 2021), the highest number of destinations since the airport’s inception. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Bengaluru airport served 54 routes. It is... Read More

February 3rd, 2022 3:47 PM 0 COMMENTS

AAI Identifies Eight Airports to Promote Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has identified eight airports to promote Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) activities for aircraft and aviation equipment. The eight airports are Chandigarh, Delhi, Begumpet (Hyderabad), Juhu (Mumbai), Bhopal, Tirupati, Chennai and Kolkata. According to a report titled ‘Status of Aviation Connectivity in the Country’ tabled in Parliament by the Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture, AAI has developed a business-friendly proposal for MRO... Read More

January 19th, 2022 8:58 PM 0 COMMENTS

UAE to India Latest COVID-19 Travel Guidelines

The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) has set a few rules for international travellers planning a trip to India. These travellers need to comply with all the rules that have been set by the relevant authorities to ensure that there is no penalty or criminal action taken against them. Further, not following the rules might result in no travel in the first place as the airlines will not entertain... Read More

January 17th, 2022 4:26 PM 0 COMMENTS

Government Asks AAI to Speed Up Installing Mobile Phone Towers at Airports

The government of India has issued guidelines to help promptly settle issues about the installation of cell phone towers at and near airports. A letter dated 12 January from LD Meghwal, Senior Deputy Wireless Adviser at the Department of Telecommunications, written to the AAI general manager and JCES director claimed that if applications seeking approvals pending with the Joint Communications and Electronic Staff (JCES) and the Airports Authority of India... Read More

January 16th, 2022 11:59 PM 0 COMMENTS

AAI Hasn’t Procured a Single Body Scanner for Its 100+ Airports Yet

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has failed to procure a single body scanner for its 100+ airports yet. According to a PTI report, the airport body was directed by the aviation security regulator BCAS in April 29 to install body scanners in over 84 airports across the country by March 2020. This would have replaced the existing door frame metal detectors followed by hand-held scanners and a full-body pat-down.... Read More

January 11th, 2022 7:10 PM 0 COMMENTS

Devas Multimedia’s Investors Can Seize 50% of Air India’s Assets

In a partial victory for India, a Canadian court ruled that Devas Multimedia’s investors could seize half of Air India’s assets held by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It has also overturned an order authorising the seizure of funds belonging to the Indian Airports Authority (AAI). Devas shareholders had already acquired authorisation from the Quebec Superior Court on November 24 and December 21 to take assets of AAI and... Read More

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