Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is witnessing a string of enhancements in its amenities, the latest being the addition of app-based cab services for passengers. The travellers arriving at Trivandrum airport can now grab a taxi from domestic and international terminals. The passengers can book for the service via the mobile app or approach the dedicated prepaid taxi counters at both terminals to book taxis. The app-based cab service has been a... Read More
Kerala Stands Against Central Government’s Effort to Privatize Trivandrum Airport Through Adani Group
The matter of privatization of Trivandrum airport takes another turn when Kerala Chief Minister (CM) Pinarayi Vijayan said in the assembly that he would continue to defend Central Government’s move to hand over the airport to private parties. CM added that he would raise the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the NITI Ayog meeting on 15 June 2019. “The airport rightfully belongs to Kerala, and it is not... Read More
Months after the takeover of Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, Adani Group is set to revamp the airport with new buildings and connect the airport via water. As a plan to make Trivandrum airport world-class, the Group is proceeding with a proposal to acquire a state-of-the-art building close to the airport. According to various sources, the deal is nearing its closure and is all set to get inked. The building is presently... Read More
The TRV International Airport Ltd (TIAL), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, has announced the opening of a new lounge facility. Dubbed as ‘The Bird’, the lounge is located on level 1 near gate number 5 of the international terminal. According to Trivandrum airport authorities, the new lounge facility will elevate the comfort level of the passengers, providing superior experiences and seamless access. It covers an area of 276 sq.m. and comprise 68 seats.... Read More
Kerala CM Directs the Health Department to Take Measures to Reduce the High Cost of RT-PCR in Airports
With increasing complaints from passengers about airport testing facilities charging exorbitant pricing for Rapid RT-PCR test, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has directed the Department of Health and Family Welfare of the state to take necessary measures to keep the testing charges affordable for passengers. The direction was issued during the COVID-19 review meeting held on Friday. The complaints about testing facilities overpricing RT-PCR tests have come up from various... Read More
Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) is the third busiest airport in India, according to the latest statistics released by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The airport stood at the third position in the country in terms of international traffic in December 2021, a feat it has been enjoying for more than a year. According to AAI’s data on international passenger traffic, Cochin airport recorded 3,01,338 passengers. Delhi Indira Gandhi... Read More
The Calicut International Airport’s Advisory Committee has requested the Ministry of Civil Aviation to pace up the process to resume wide-body aircraft operations, suspended since the Air India Express flight accident held at the airport on August 7, 2020. The accident had nothing to do with the airport’s infrastructure, according to committee head M.P. Abdussamad Samadani, Member of Parliament. Samadani, who represents the Malappuram Lok Sabha constituency of Kerala, also... Read More
The Adani Group officially announced today to undertake the operations of the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport and is going to work on its management and development. The Adani group made the announcement through a tweet describing how privileged they were to welcome and serve the passengers to ‘God’s Own Country.' The group posted two tweets in English and Malayalam stating that it was pleased to share that Thiruvananthapuram was now a... Read More
The tickets of Air India Express from Kannur to Abu Dhabi on 9 December 2018 were sold in a span of one hour, making it one of the fastest flight ticket sales reported in Kerala. The ticket sales reportedly started at 12.40pm on Tuesday, 13 November 2018 after an announcement on Air India Express’s Facebook page and got sold by 1.35pm of the day. The return tickets from Abu Dhabi... Read More
The Government will privatise 20-25 airports in the second phase, Airports Authority of India (AAI) Chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra said. These 25 airports will be significant airports that have annual passenger traffic between 1 and 1.5 million. AAI will decide the names of the 25 airports and will suggest them to the Ministry of Civil Aviation. “They will take the final call,” Guruprasad Mohapatra said. Last year, the Government decided... Read More
More carriers will begin services from Kannur International Airport (KIAL) this month, reports a Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi. According to the article, airlines such as GoAir, Air India and Jet Airways have scheduled flights from Kannur Airport to new destinations. IndiGo is all set to begin its services from January 25. GoAir will start services to Mumbai from Kannur Airport from January 10 at 11 pm, which reaches Mumbai at 1... Read More
Besides Air India, the airlines GoAir, IndiGo and SpiceJet are expected to start services to and from the Kannur International Airport Ltd (KIAL) in January, announces KIAL. At a press conference, KIAL Managing Director V. Thulasidas said that the airlines are waiting to receive the clearance from the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for commencing the services. Once the permission is obtained, GoAir will begin the operation on December... Read More
Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is soon to get a dedicated terminal for private jets and charter flights. The terminal, which is now commissioned for development, is expected to be operational by January 2020. The jet terminal is a part of the Phase III expansion project that is currently on progress at the airport.The Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), led by GMR Group, and the Airports Authority of India... Read More
India’s full-service carrier Vistara has started direct flight between Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and Kerala’s Trivandrum International Airport. Vistara’s flight UK 897 departs from Delhi at 7 am and arrives at 10.20 am in Trivandrum. The return flight UK 898 departs from Trivandrum airport at 11 am and reaches Delhi at 2.20 pm. Vistara’s Delhi-Trivandrum flight will enable passengers to take connection flights via Delhi to various other destinations... Read More
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