The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) took over security aspects at Surat airport. According to sources, over 360 armed troops have been inducted to provide counter-terrorist cover at the airport. Surat is the 65th passenger airport under the control of the central force's Aviation Security Group (ASG), which is part of the Union Home Ministry. On Wednesday, State Minister of Home Harsh Sanghvi, State BJP president C R Patil, City... Read More
Surat airport has shut down one of the two taxiways and its adjoining aprons for maintenance. According to the airport authorities, the taxiways will remain shut for 45 days, but it will not affect flight operations. The ongoing maintenance work will help in improving the efficiency of the taxiways, according to an unnamed official at Surat airport. “The work will add to the existing infrastructure in multiple ways,” TOI quoted... Read More
The Airport Authority of India (AAI) is renovating Surat International Airport to meet the enormous rise in passenger traffic at the airport. The renovation includes building a new terminal capable of handling up to 1200 domestic and 600 international passengers. This will make the airport’s annual passenger capacity 2.6 million. The terminal will have 20 check-in counters, five aerobridges, five conveyor belts, inline baggage handling system and car parking facilities... Read More
On Friday, Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, flagged off multiple direct flights connecting Surat to Bengaluru, Delhi, and Kolkata. AirAsia India expressed joy saying it is Bringing the sparkle to the city of Diamonds. The "City of Diamonds" generally refers to Surat, a city in Gujarat known for its thriving diamond industry, which accounts for a significant portion of India's diamond exports. AirAsia India will operate Airbus 320... Read More
Welcome back to our new edition of Airport updates, an attempt to facilitate information on various infra enhancements, facilities and services being made available to passengers at airports and other miscellaneous updates. Dussehra, Gandhi Jayanthi, and Indian Airforce Day (8th October) - are all celebrated across the Aviation Industry in positive spirits. This year IAF celebrated its 90th Anniversary. You can check our previous edition of airport updates by clicking... 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
Chandigarh airport is all set to have enhanced connectivity as the Summer schedule for the flights kicks off on March 29. With this new schedule, the city will now get direct connectivity with popular domestic destinations like Goa, Patna, Surat and Chennai thus increasing the ease for the flyers boarding their flights from Chandigarh. The number of flights which take off from Chandigarh have also been increased from 32 to... Read More
No-frills carrier IndiGo has crossed the daily flight mark of 100 in Kolkata airport. IndiGo airlines, owned by InterGlobe Aviation is the airline with the highest share in the country. With the recent addition to new flights, the airline has finally managed to break the 100 daily flights mark in Kolkata airport. Notably, IndiGo started three new flights last weekend, which has pushed the total count of IndiGo flights in... Read More
According to an internal document of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), the dues for four major domestic airlines — AirAsia India, IndiGo, SpiceJet, and Go First — have doubled between January 2020 and October 2021. On the other hand, Air India remains the domestic airline with the highest debt to the AAI. According to the records, Air India owes the AAI Rs 2,362.36 crore as of October 31, 2021,... Read More
India’s premier airline IndiGo has announced non-stop flights from Guwahati connecting Aizawl, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi. The lowest all-inclusive one-way fare starts at Rs. 2,892 to Aizawl. IndiGo flight from Guwahati to Kolkata As per the latest schedule, there are three non-stop flights operating between Indigo and Kolkata on October 6, 2020. IndiGo flight 6E 6248 would depart from Guwahati at 7.50 am and would arrive at Kolkata at... Read More
Star Air, the regional airline that prides itself on Connecting Real India, has signed a lease for two more Embraer E175 passenger jets with Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the largest Regional Aircraft Lessor in the world, in December 2022. These two aircraft are in addition to the two Embraer E175 jet orders signed at the Farnborough International Airshow, UK, in August 2022. Overall, Star Air is adding a total of... Read More
SpiceJet has recently announced many new domestic routes under UDAN and increased frequency in routes under high demand. We have also covered how SpiceJet strengthened the domestic connectivity with Hyderabad a few days back. Similarly, the airline has enhanced the connectivity between Ahmedabad and Jaipur with daily direct flights recently. Let us check the details of the same. SpiceJet Jaipur Ahmedabad Flight Schedule: Sector Flt No Frequency Dept Time Arrv... Read More
The Elbit defence contractor’s StarLiner drone received certification from the Israel Transportation Ministry to operate over civilian airspace. Through the step, Israel became the first country in the world to do so. Israel’s Civil Aviation Authority provided the approval after six years of evaluation period, which ended in December. However, the company announced the regulatory change only last week. “We are proud to issue the Type Certificate to the Hermes... Read More
Go First, formerly known as GoAir, provided a 20% discount for fully-vaccinated travellers on Tuesday. Travellers on GoAir domestic flights will now take advantage of the GOVACCI scheme to get a discount. According to the airlines, the offer is only valid for travellers who are doubly vaccinated at the time of ordering domestic flight tickets and are based in India. Passengers must show their vaccination status on the Aarogya Setu... Read More
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