About the author: Ria is a lead news writer at Aviation Scoop. She writes from dawn to dusk, reads in the evenings, and draws at some ungodly hours. She loathes human interaction and finds solace in the sweet, musky smell of old books, and rain.

February 28th, 2022 3:55 PM 0 COMMENTS

Cochin Airport Turns Power-Positive With New 12 MWp Solar Power Plant

Cochin International Airport Limited, the operator of the world’s first fully solar-powered airport, is all set to commission a new solar power plant in Kerala’s Payyannur in Kannur. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan would inaugurate the new solar power plant of 12MWp at Payyannur on March 6. With the installation of the new power plant, the cumulative installed capacity of solar plants of the Cochin International Airport Limited will rise... Read More

February 27th, 2022 2:24 PM 0 COMMENTS

Russia Bans British Airways From Using Its Airports and Airspace

In a move to punish London for imposing a ban on the Russian airline Aeroflot, Russia has banned UK’s British Airways from landing at its airports or crossing its airspace. The ban took effect from yesterday. “A restriction was introduced on the use of Russian airspace for flights of aircraft owned, leased or operated by an organisation linked to or registered in the UK,” Rosaviatsiya, the Russian agency responsible for... Read More

February 26th, 2022 9:25 PM 0 COMMENTS

SpiceJet Launches Six Flights to Bangkok, IndiGo Announces Services From Kadapa to Five South Indian Cities

India’s budget carrier SpiceJet has announced new international flights to Bangkok. According to a statement released by the airline, the operations will commence from March 10 in a phased manner. The newly launched SpiceJet Bangkok flights will enhance the air connectivity between India and Thailand. SpiceJet will operate daily direct flights connecting Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai with Bangkok. “We are delighted to launch new flights connecting Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata... 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

February 26th, 2022 6:29 PM 0 COMMENTS

Delay in Delivery of Boeing 777X Irks Emirates, May Cancel the Order if Delivery Extends Beyond 2023

The Gulf carrier Emirates may cancel the order for Boeing 777X passenger aircraft if they are not delivered at least by 2023, airline’s President Tim Clark reportedly told an aviation publication. Boeing 777X passenger aircraft was initially announced for delivery in April 2020 and is beyond the schedule for two years. “Honestly, if it goes beyond 2023, and it goes on for another year, we probably cancel the program. What... Read More

February 26th, 2022 5:58 PM 0 COMMENTS

Kuwait Airways Announces Services to 17 Destinations Across the World

Kuwait Airways, the national carrier of the State of Kuwait, has announced 17 new routes for this summer, taking its network to a total of 57 destinations. “Kuwait Airways is pleased to announce the operation of 17 new destinations to link Kuwait to the world, which comes within the framework of the airline’s preparations for the summer season that will witness a remarkable recovery in the movement of travel around... Read More

February 25th, 2022 10:48 PM 0 COMMENTS

UP Government to Buy Additional 7.9 Hectares of Land for Noida Airport

The Uttar Pradesh government will purchase 7.9 hectares of land from the villagers to construct a boundary wall circling the upcoming Noida International Airport. Jewar district’s sub-divisional magistrate is in charge of buying the land for the purpose by March 31, 2022. The state government intends to pay twice the amount of circle rate for the land. The land will be 56 scattered plots instead of a whole land. According... Read More

February 25th, 2022 10:31 PM 0 COMMENTS

Russia-Ukraine War: Airlines From Across the World Cease Flight Operations

Airlines find it challenging to deal with the conflict in Europe as Ukraine closed its airspace, fuel prices increased, and the carriers are asked to take caution to deal with Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. With Russia declaring operation in the dawn, several airlines have ceased their operations, even the civil flights. The region in the southwest of Ukraine, Moldova, is the latest to stop the flight operations over the... Read More

February 25th, 2022 10:13 PM 0 COMMENTS

Defence Ministry to Lease Land to Pune Airport for Expanding Its Cargo Terminal

The Ministry of Defence has issued consent to lease 2.5 acres of defence land to Pune International airport to construct a cargo terminal. It has also granted permission to commence the work at the airport located in Lohegaon. In return for the lease, the Ministry of Defence will charge one rupee per year, according to the Minister of Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. He revealed the decision in a letter... Read More

February 25th, 2022 6:59 PM 0 COMMENTS

Bagdogra Airport to Remain Shut for Runway Maintenance From April 11-26

The operations at Bagdogra airport will remain closed from April 11 to 26 for runway maintenance works, announced the Airports Authority of India (AAI). AAI released the official notification on its official Twitter handle. There are rising concerns from the state government and other travel bodies, including the tourism industry, about the closure as it can heavily impact flight operations. It is peak tourism season for the Darjeeling district, where... Read More

February 25th, 2022 4:02 PM 0 COMMENTS

Passengers Get Prepaid, App-Based Cab Service at Trivandrum Airport

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

February 24th, 2022 10:57 PM 0 COMMENTS

Vistara Will Increase Its Workforce to 5000, Will Expand Its Fleet Size

As Vistara focuses on growing capacity utilisation, expanding fleet, and improving overall services, the full-service carrier plans to dramatically increase its workforce size to a total of 5,000 people by the end of this year. The airline currently employs roughly 4,000 people. The airline industry is seeing a surge in traffic figures after being severely hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, especially the third wave, which heavily impacted air traffic that... Read More

February 24th, 2022 7:21 PM 0 COMMENTS

Ukraine Closes Down Airports, Warns Airlines of Airspace Danger

Due to the conflict with Russia, the Ukrainian government is closing airports in eastern Ukraine from midnight to 7 am. As the Russian aviation authorities attempt to gain control of the airspace, Ukrainian aviation authorities have deemed some airspace in the east to be ‘dangerous.’ The declaration came after Russia placed a ban on civilian aviation travel in the airspace over eastern Ukraine. The statement, made late Wednesday night, creates... Read More

February 24th, 2022 5:46 PM 0 COMMENTS

Akasa Air to Hire 300-350 Cabin Crew Members and Pilots by March 2023

Akasa Air, the latest arrival into India’s aviation market, is hoping to hire around 300 cabin crew members and pilots by March 2023, according to its investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. The remuneration for pilots is roughly 80% higher than that of its competitor SpiceJet. By March 2023, Jhunjhunwala’s airline plans to add 300-350 cabin staff members and pilots. SpiceJet and Akasa Air will both use Boeing 737s in their fleets. While... Read More

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