The central government has expansive infrastructure development plans for West Bengal, including a second airport for Kolkata, according to Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. The minister claimed that the Mamata Banerjee administration has not yet offered land for the second airport. According to Scindia, he has been requesting a meeting with the chief minister of Kolkata for six months to discuss building a second airport as the Netaji Subhas Chandra... Read More
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
Flying out of Kolkata airport may become more expensive soon. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has suggested increasing the airport’s aeronautical rates until March 31, 2026. According to the AERA report, AAI plans to raise aeronautical rates by increasing the landing fee, aircraft parking fee, aerobridge charges, and user development fee. While user development fee is paid directly by passengers, an increase in other fees will be borne by... Read More
In the wake of the rising Omicron concern, the West Bengal government has decided to temporarily pause all direct flights from the United Kingdom to Kolkata, effective from January 3. The government made the decision in response to an alarming increase in Omicron cases around the world. From January 3, 2022, all travellers arriving in West Bengal from non-at-risk countries will be required to undertake COVID-19 testing at their own... 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
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