February 7th, 2022 7:27 PM 0 COMMENTS

Parliament Panel Objects ‘GAY’ Code for Gaya Airport

According to a Parliamentary panel, the code name GAY for the airport at Gaya is ‘inappropriate, embarrassing and offensive.’ In a report tabled in the Parliament, the Committee on Public Undertakings mentioned that government should adopt steps to change the code name of the airport at Gaya from GAY. The panel suggest ‘appropriate’ codes like YAG for the airport. According to the Committee on Public Undertakings, the locals might be... Read More

August 30th, 2022 5:01 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airport Updates: Chandigarh Airport Shuttle Service, Online Booking Portal for Sleeping Pods

[caption id="attachment_56692" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Source: AAI Official Twitter[/caption] We have discussed the importance of service facilities and infrastructure developments at the Airports in our previous stories. As part of the same, we are trying to cover them when there is a significant development with any airport. Here are a few updates for you to know: 1. Online Booking Portal Launched for Sleeping Pods Remember sleepzo, the sleeping pods facility that... Read More

August 22nd, 2022 4:22 AM 0 COMMENTS

AAI Green Initiatives: Airports in India Getting Upgraded With Solar Power Plants

A few months back, in our routine self-awareness activity, we gained a lot of insights when we explored sustainable energy sources in different countries, their climate and other challenges. Although it has nothing to do with aviation, the current story of AAI Green Initiatives is related to green and clean energy sources. Thanks to its Geography and Climate, India has that advantage in generating and utilising Solar Power. We are... Read More

February 18th, 2022 7:50 PM 0 COMMENTS

13 Airports in India May Soon Get New Names

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

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

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

July 16th, 2020 6:28 AM 0 COMMENTS

AirAsia India, Thai Smile Airways To Launch Services From Ahmedabad’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport

Budget carrier AirAsia India and international carrier Thai Smile Airways will launch services from Ahmedabad airport during the winter schedule. The winter schedule begins on October 27, 2019, and extends until March 28, 2020. Thai Smile Airways to connect Ahmedabad-Bangkok from October 29 Thai Smile Airways is launching direct flights between Ahmedabad and Bangkok. The inaugural flight will take off from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad for... Read More

December 26th, 2019 7:15 PM 1 COMMENTS

IndiGo to Soon Launch Flights Between Gaya-Delhi and Gaya-Kolkata-Chennai Routes

IndiGo will be launching new flights from Gaya to Delhi and Chennai in the coming months as the private airline is in advanced stages of talks with Airports Authority of India (AAI). IndiGo will launch new flights between Gaya-Delhi and Gaya-Kolkata-Chennai routes in 2020. The private airline already approached AAI seeking permission to operate the Gaya-Delhi flight during evening hours. However, it's also said that the Gaya-Kolkata-Chennai flight proposal is... Read More

January 27th, 2022 5:51 PM 0 COMMENTS

Aviation Ministry Focuses on UDAN Scheme in Republic Day Tableau

For Republic Day 2022, the Ministry of Civil Aviation showcased the growth of the Indian aviation industry as the tableau. The key focus was India’s regional connectivity scheme UDAN and the rich dividends it has been earning for the country. The aviation industry's tableau was in the shape of an aircraft with women pilots in front, depicting the women power in the country’s aviation industry. India ranks first in the... Read More

July 16th, 2020 3:55 AM 0 COMMENTS

IndiGo Passengers can Enjoy Complimentary Stay at Swissotel Resorts

IndiGo is the largest carrier of Domestic Aviation. When it comes to a comfortable and world-class flying experience, IndiGo is the most talked carriers in domestic aviation. With a market share of 47.4 %, the airline offers a variety of add-on services to its passengers to give them a taste of the carrier’s hospitality. If the passengers are flying to Thailand with IndiGo flights, they will get exclusive benefits on... Read More

January 14th, 2020 9:58 AM 0 COMMENTS

IndiGo Adds Agra as Fifth Destination in UP, Announces Bangalore-Agra Flight

The Interglobe Aviation owned airline in India, IndiGo, happens to be the biggest low-cost carrier and also the biggest airline in India owing to its massive market share which is close to half of the total flights in India. In a new update, IndiGo has announced that it would be adding Agra as its 63rd domestic destination. Agra would be 86th destination in IndiGo’s network that it would start servicing.... Read More

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