January 25th, 2022 5:37 PM 0 COMMENTS

Calicut Airport Demands Ministry to Resume the Operations of Wide-Bodied Aircraft

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

January 25th, 2022 4:51 PM 0 COMMENTS

Massive Snowstorm Shuts Down Istanbul Airport

Turkish authorities shut down Istanbul airport, Europe’s busiest airport, as the region gets hit with a rare snowstorm causing blackouts and traffic havoc. The flights from Istanbul airport will remain suspended until January 25. “Due to adverse conditions, all flights at Istanbul Airport have been temporarily stopped for flight safety,” the airport mentioned in a statement released on its official Twitter handle. The airport extended its suspension twice that services... Read More

January 25th, 2022 1:21 PM 0 COMMENTS

Bengaluru International Airport Witnesses a 18.9% Growth in the Passenger Traffic in CY 2021

The Bengaluru International Airport has witnessed an 18.9% escalation in its passenger traffic year-on-year basis to 16.07 million in the calendar year 2021. The airport operator informed that this upsurge comes on the back of double-digit growth in the domestic passenger volume. The domestic passenger traffic has seen a growth in light of the increased speed of vaccination and ease of travel restrictions imposed by the states due to the... Read More

January 24th, 2022 7:01 PM 0 COMMENTS

Pune Airport to Get New Terminal Building, Parking Space for 200 Cars

According to the airport officials, the new terminal building of Pune airport has completed 65%. The work was slated to complete by September 2022. The current work progress would make the new Pune airport terminal building operational by January 2023. “The work of the new terminal building is in full swing, and by September this year, the work will be completed. After that, passenger amenities and other in-house work will... Read More

January 24th, 2022 6:11 PM 0 COMMENTS

DGCA Imposes Rs 20 Lakhs Fine on Kolkata Airport for Serious Lapses in Runway Maintenance

India's aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has imposed a fine of Rs 20 lakh on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata, for not adhering to the safety norms of runway maintenance. DGCA was conducting an audit of the airport for the past few months, which revealed some severe slip-ups in Kolkata airport. The authority blames the airport for being 'negligent' in maintaining the runway in... Read More

January 23rd, 2022 11:10 AM 0 COMMENTS

IndiGo to Provide Passenger Services From Kadapa Airport in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh government will enter into a new tie-up with IndiGo airlines to resume air travel from Kadapa airport. IndiGo is replacing Trujet, which provided the services earlier under the UDAN scheme of the central government. IndiGo may operate four flights per week from Kadapa airport for one year. The state’s cabinet cancelled the existing Selected Airline Operator Agreement with Trujet as it stopped the flights once the three-year viability... Read More

January 21st, 2022 3:14 PM 0 COMMENTS

Andhra Pradesh to Construct New Airports Under the ‘One District – One Airport’ Concept

Andhra Pradesh plans to expand its aviation infrastructure under the ‘One District – One Airport’ concept. The state’s Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed the Infrastructure and Investments Department to construct seven new airports under the proposed concept. The airports will have an identical infrastructure and handle wide-bodied aircraft, including Boeing aircraft. Andhra Pradesh has 13 districts in total and has commenced building another 12 districts. Currently, the... 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 18th, 2022 9:38 PM 0 COMMENTS

Abu Dhabi Airport Attack: UAE Launched Investigation, Promises to Respond to Attacks

In a fatal terrorist attack held at Abu Dhabi’s new International Airport on Monday, one Pakistani and two Indian nationals were killed, and six others were injured. Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement has taken responsibility for the suspected drone-based attack on the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The drones targeted three fuel-carrying tanks at the new Abu Dhabi Airport. Three oil tankers caught fire and exploded, and a fire broke out at... Read More

January 18th, 2022 6:24 PM 0 COMMENTS

Travelling to Ahmedabad Airport, Know This

Ahmedabad Airport via Twitter has announced that the airport will be closed for runway re-carpeting every day for nine hours from January 17, 2022, to May 31, 2022. The work would go on around nine hours every day from 9 AM to 6 PM. "Runway maintenance is to ensure aircraft safety and increase runway life. Runway maintenance closures are mandatory procedures in line with international safety standards. Therefore, all the... Read More

January 18th, 2022 1:26 PM 0 COMMENTS

Akasa Air on Course to Fly in the Summer of 2022

India’s upcoming and most awaited airline Akasa Air seems to be on track for its first flight this summer. From being in the preliminary stages of setting up the airline to finding high-profile investors, signing an aircraft deal with Boeing and deciding upon the airline’s branding, CEO of Akasa Air, Vinay Dube has really brought the airline into fruition. Things have been going well as far as the airline is... 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 15th, 2022 5:12 PM 0 COMMENTS

Hong Kong Airport Bans Passengers From 150 Countries to Prevent Omicron Spread

Hong Kong International Airport has announced that it will ban passengers from more than 150 countries and territories to control Omicron spread. The ban from 150 countries, which Hong Kong deems ‘high-risk’, will last for a month from January 16 to February 16. Besides, the people staying in any of these 150 countries in the last 21 days cannot enter Hong Kong even for transit purposes during this period. According... Read More

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