The Indian government is planning to privatise 13 of the airports under the Airports Authority of India (AAI) by the end of March 31, 2021. Sanjeev Kumar, AAI Chairman, told ET in an interview that the airports' body has sent the aviation ministry a list of 13 airports that have will be bid out on public-private partnership (PPP). "The model to be followed for bidding would be the per-passenger revenue... Read More
In recent developments, SpiceJet has announced the addition of Kushinagar International Airport, Uttar Pradesh, in its domestic stops. The airline will begin travel from the latest destination to Delhi from next month, with starting fare set to be Rs 3662. SpiceJet will also begin its flights from Kushinagar to two other metros – Mumbai and Kolkata from December 18th, 2021. Boeing 737 and Q400 are the two aircraft that will... Read More
In an attempt to connect Buddhist pilgrimage sites around the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Kushinagar International Airport on Wednesday and will also launch various development projects during his visit to Uttar Pradesh as polls are awaited. The celebration of the Abhidhamma Day at Mahaparinirvana Temple in Kushinagar will also see the participation of the Prime Minister as informed by the PMO before which he will also attend... Read More
As TATAs take over the financially struggling AIR India, the airline is expected to expand its domestic and international operations in the foreseeable future. This has resulted in GMR run Delhi airport expecting a 25% surge in the next three years. The Indira Gandhi National Airport is already a hub for AIR India, Vistara which also has TATAs majority interest, and Indigo Airlines and is also the country’s largest aerodrome.... Read More
As Tata Sons won the bid to acquire Air India from the government closing in on a deal of $2.4 Billion, the industry foresees a wide range of changes taking place in the near future. It was told by the GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHAL) that the acquisition of Air India by Tata will improve the financial situations for the airlines and also the services and the operations. This... Read More
COPA Airlines, Panama’s national flag carrier is going to initiate the flights from ‘The Hub of Americas’ to San Francisco International Airport. COPA Airlines is going to start non-stop flights between San Francisco to Panama City Tocumen International Airport (PTY) from October 16th, 2021 as informed by the San Francisco Airport in a statement released by them last week. COPA Airlines will be using one of its 13 Boeing 737... 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 Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) will be offering free round trip tickets to customers in India. The airport body has further signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government-owned airline Air India. Under the deal, passengers who are travelling through the airline can avail of a 15% to 20% discount on anything they purchase from the Cochin Duty-Free shop at the international departure terminal. CIAL Will Also Be... Read More
The Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, located in Delhi, India is going to make history soon. As per reports, the airport’s fourth runway might become operational from October 2021. This will make the IGI airport India’s first with four operational runways. There are no other airports in the country which have four active runways at the moment. According to an Economic Times report, Delhi’s new runway that is about to... Read More
India’s largest airline, IndiGo updated on its website that flights services from Delhi’s T2 terminal will resume from July 22, 2021. The interesting thing is while IndiGo has updated it, there’s no word from the Delhi Airport itself. According to a TNN report, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) hasn’t revealed any official date for the resumption of the T2 terminal, but if IndiGo’s statement were to be believed, the... Read More
The Indian government and the DGCA announced that the international commercial passenger flights would remain suspended till April 30, 2021. Exactly a year ago on March 23, the government suspended the international commercial passenger flights to contain the COVID-19 virus from spreading in India. Everyone expected the government to begin regular international flights in the coming weeks, but the rising COVID-19 cases mean the government had no other option other... Read More
Ericsson and TDC NET 5G Innovation Hub in Denmark partnered together to unleash ‘Spot’, a robot powered by 5G to check the perimeter-fencing. As the technology develops, multiple more use cases of 5G will spring up. This was just a basic test that both the parties did to check how the robot performed. ‘Spot’ is a robot that was previously used for completing tasks within the institute. It ran with... Read More
Qatar Airways, one of the largest global air carriers, has started trialling the IATA Travel Pass. In doing so, Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the middle-east to test the IATA Travel Pass. For the unaware, IATA Travel Pass is a digital application developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It is a ‘Digital Passport’ mobile application that has multiple features and uses. Passengers of the airline... Read More
While addressing a press conference at the Kushabhau Thakre Parisar, BJP’s state office in Chattisgarh, Hardeep Singh Puri confirmed that Bilaspur airport would get to see domestic flights from March 1, 2021. These flights will be conducted under the regional connectivity scheme, ‘UDAN’ of the government. It is worth noting that Bilaspur airport got upgraded from the ‘2C’ category to the ‘3C’ category just a few days back. The ‘3C’... Read More
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