July 15th, 2019 11:58 AM 0 COMMENTS

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Hyderabad Begins Trials for Facial Recognition Under Digi Yatra Initiative

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad has started trials for Facial Recognition (FR) for the entry of passengers into the airport since the start of this month. the Airport will be resorting to the use of the latest technology to provide an expedited entry process to the aerodrome. These trials are being conducted by the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport under the Digi Yatra programme which has also been initiated... Read More

July 6th, 2019 6:29 PM 0 COMMENTS

Bengaluru Airport Commences the Use of Full-Body Scanners

Following the government’s mandatory order to install full-body scanners at 84 airports in India, Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) established the system, and the trial run began on 1 July 2019. “Based on specifications issued by the BCAS, BIAL is using body scanners with Millimetre Wave (illumination) technology. This technology ensures that the scanners are safe for pregnant women and people with pacemakers,” a spokesperson for Bengaluru International Airport Limited... Read More

July 1st, 2019 1:36 PM 0 COMMENTS

Cochin Airport Registers a Profit of INR 167 Crore Despite the Flood This Year

The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has announced a net profit of INR 166.92 crore in the financial year 2018-19, a 7% rise from the previous year. The turnover of the year was INR 650.34 crore, 17.52% increase from last year. The turnover in the previous year (2017-18) was INR 553. 41 crores and the net profit was INR 155.99 crore. The Cochin airport remained closed for 15 days due... Read More

June 26th, 2019 9:05 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airport Tariffs to Get Revised, Delhi Tariffs Likely to Go Up

The user charges and the airline charges at airports will be revised for five years, says Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA). “The authority is still in the process of reviewing the tariff estimates submitted by Delhi and Mumbai airport operators. This will take around five months,” Financial Express quoted Sudhir Raheja, a member of AERA. For reviewing the charges, two airports – Delhi Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport and Mumbai... Read More

June 25th, 2019 12:25 PM 0 COMMENTS

Kannur Airport Remains Underutilized, Needs More International Flights: Report

Only 20% of the inbuilt facilities of Kannur International Airport are used, says a report by The Hindu. The airport is yet to open its gates to foreign airlines and has less number of domestic carriers operating from it. “Opening the doors to foreign carriers would have resulted in 40% use of the state-of-the-art facilities. One flight of a foreign airline would make the difference,” the report quoted the Managing... Read More

June 24th, 2019 9:42 PM 0 COMMENTS

Çelebi Aviation Invests INR 354 Crores to Deploy Taxibots in India

The airport ground-handling service provider Çelebi Aviation has announced that it plans to invest INR 354 crores in deploying taxibots across Indian airports. Currently, Çelebi Aviation has a seven-year agreement with Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) for the deployment of taxibots at Delhi airport. It has already deployed two taxibots in the airport and plans to deploy three more soon. Delhi airport is the first to use taxibots in airports... Read More

June 19th, 2019 6:16 PM 0 COMMENTS

Çelebi Aviation Introduces Taxibots at Delhi Airport

In another green initiative for Indian airports, the ground handling service provider Çelebi Aviation is introducing ‘Taxibots’ at key airports. The Taxibots reduce fuel consumption by 85% and Foreign Object Damage by 50%, according to a statement released by Çelebi Aviation. For those who are new to the term ‘Taxibots’, these are pilot-controlled, semi-automatic robotic machines that are used to bring flights from the parking bay to runway with engines... Read More

June 7th, 2019 4:31 PM 0 COMMENTS

Delhi’s New ATC Tower to Begin Operation From June 15

Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport is inaugurating the new state-of-the-art air traffic control (ATC) tower on June 15. The transition from the two-decade-old ATC tower to this new 103-meter tall tower will start from the said date. The transition will occur in multiple phases. All flights will be handled from the new facility from September 15. Currently, the final site acceptance test is underway for the new tower. The... Read More

June 5th, 2019 9:21 PM 0 COMMENTS

Kannur Airport Seeks Flybus Services to Connect Mysuru, Kodagu to Airport

Kannur International Airport authorities have requested Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation for Flybus service from Mysuru, Virajpet and Madikeri to the Kannur airport. The bus connectivity will help the flyers from Mysuru and Kodagu regions. MD of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation Shivayogi Kalasad confirmed the request from Kannur International airport to The Hindu and also said that it had given a positive response to the initiative. However, the authorities... Read More

May 29th, 2019 8:30 PM 0 COMMENTS

Delhi Airport to Become the First to Use Taxibot for Commercial Operations in the Global Aviation Industry

Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) plans to deploy taxibot, a semi-robotic aircraft tractor capable of towing an aircraft from a terminal gate to the take-off point and return to the gate after launching.  This will reduce the fuel consumption of the plane, besides improving apron usage and reducing the emission of harmful gases. DIAL's Chief Executive Officer Videh Kumar Jaipuriar expressed his excitement in launching an advanced solution that is... Read More

May 28th, 2019 3:44 PM 0 COMMENTS

Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport Turns 11

Bengaluru International Airport, popularly known as Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) completed 11 years of its operations. It started the services in May 2008 with Air India’s AI 609 flight landed at the airport. It witnessed a count of 33.3 million passengers transited through it in 2018-19, which is 23.8% growth compared to the previous year. The authorities estimate passenger count to rise to 65 million per annum by 2024-25. It... Read More

May 21st, 2019 6:29 PM 0 COMMENTS

Passenger Service Fees of Delhi Airport Increased to Rs. 77 per Ticket

With Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) revising the service charges, flying out from Delhi airport becomes an expensive affair for the passengers. According to an order issued -- dated 19th November 2018 -- the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) will levy Rs. 77 for each ticket purchased using Indian currency, and USD 1.93 per ticket issued against a foreign currency. The revision will come into effect from 1st December 2018.... Read More

May 15th, 2019 2:49 PM 0 COMMENTS

Kempegowda International Airport to Roll Out Paperless Biometric Self-Boarding by Q3 2019

Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru will hopefully be the first airport in the country to roll out face detection technology to replace manual check-in practice. The airport has completed the trial run at the end of March and is now in the process of developing the hardware. The Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) is hoping to do a phased rollout of the new system from the third quarter of... Read More

January 29th, 2019 11:37 PM 0 COMMENTS

Cial to Establish Intra-State Connectivity With Kochi, Kozhikode, Kannur and Thiruvananthapuram

There is no doubt that the government is pushing for more and more intra-state air connectivity as more and more airports start service. On the same lines, Cochin international airport limited, (Cial) is also exploring possibility to introduce new flights between Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur and Kozhikode. Going by the words of Cial official, the low-cost carrier, IndiGo has already confirmed a flight which it would operate from Kannur to Thiruvananthapuram... Read More