According to the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has returned to pre-COVID-19 passenger levels due to high traffic numbers recorded in the current fiscal year (FY) 2023 until October 26. As per BIAL, passenger traffic volumes increased by more than 102% in domestic travel and by about 85% in international travel in October 2022 when compared to October 2019. "Until the last week of October, the... Read More
JSW Group's Jindal Vijayanagar Airport in Torangallu, on Sunday, opened its doors to Alliance Air's new flight operations to Hyderabad and Bengaluru, under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS). The Hyderabad flight was flagged-off by Chief Guest Sri. E Tukaram, MLA, Sandur, Guest of Honour Sri. Pavan Kumar Malapati, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Ballari, Smt Usha Padhee, IAS, Ex-Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Sri. PK Murugan, President, JSW Steel Vijayanagar... Read More
Rourkela Airport: SAIL and AAI Have Signed an Agreement to Facilitate Commercial Operations Under the RCS UDAN Scheme
Yesterday in New Delhi, the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and the Airport Authority of India (AAI) signed an Operation and Management (O & M) agreement to facilitate commercial operations from Rourkela, Odisha. SAIL and AAI Sign MOU SAIL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2018 to use its own airport for commercial flight operations under the RCS UDAN scheme. SAIL has now signed an O&M contract with... Read More
Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi emerged as the world's 10th busiest airport in October, improving its ranking from the pre-pandemic period. In its report, aviation analytics firm OAG stated that the Delhi airport has improved from 14th place in October 2019, prior to the pandemic. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was the busiest in the world in October 2022. The OAG rankings are based on scheduled airline capacity in... Read More
India has always desired to become a major aviation hub. Now that domestic airlines and airports are cooperating, this ideal is slowly but surely coming true. A hub airport serves as a connecting point for air travellers to reach their destination. An individual travelling on Emirates from India might arrive in Dubai (a hub) and then board another Emirates flight to London. Similar to this, an Indian traveller flying from... Read More
[caption id="attachment_65754" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Credits: MoCA Social Handle[/caption] The last time we provided an update about Hollongi Greenfield Airport was in August. The Airport was supposed to commence commercial operations but couldn't due to technical issues. But now, Arunachal Pradesh is set to make its mark in the Indian Civil Aviation space. Read to know why the beginning of this Airport is essential to the North Eastern Region. Arunachal Pradesh:... Read More
Welcome back to our new edition of Airport updates, an attempt to facilitate information on various infra enhancements, facilities and services being made available to passengers at airports and other miscellaneous updates. Dussehra, Gandhi Jayanthi, and Indian Airforce Day (8th October) - are all celebrated across the Aviation Industry in positive spirits. This year IAF celebrated its 90th Anniversary. You can check our previous edition of airport updates by clicking... Read More
Airport Updates: Chandigarh International Airport Renamed After Bhagat Singh, Best Tourist Friendly Airport Award and More
[caption id="attachment_61666" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Source: AAI, Chennai Airport[/caption] Welcome back to our new edition of Airport updates, through which we try to cover various infra enhancements, facilities and services being made available at Airports to passengers and other miscellaneous updates. You can check our previous edition of Airport updates by clicking here. This new edition is power packed with many updates, which happened since our last story, and we can't wait... Read More
Discover the Art of the Airport: A Unique Experience for Passengers Travelling via Hamad International Airport
Discover Qatar, the World’s Best Airport - Hamad International Airport (HIA) and Qatar Museums have debuted a one-of-kind collaboration for passengers travelling via the airport. The ‘Discover the Art of the Airport’, is a unique walking tour through an immersive experience where guests can view impressive sculptures and art installations by leading artists from around the world. Under the patronage of Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani,... Read More
Qatar Airways, World's Best Airline, is upping efforts to enhance its passenger experience at Airports. The Airline today unveiled a new Frequent Flyer Lounge and also provided an update about its passenger experience enhancement at London Heathrow Terminal 4. Read to know the finer details. New Frequent Flyer Lounge in Terminal 4: The new Frequent Flyer Lounge, the first of its kind outside of its home, is exclusively for Qatar... Read More
[caption id="attachment_59285" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Source: airport.kr[/caption] At the Airports Council International (ACI) Customer Experience Global Summit today, ACI World announced the launch of the new highest level of its Airport Customer Experience Accreditation program, Level 5, with the Republic of Korea’s Incheon Airport as the first airport in the world to achieve this top level of accreditation. First and only World's Airport CX accreditation in the Airport Industry: ACI World's... Read More
We already discussed the importance of services, facilities at Aiports and the experience passengers get through Airports. Airport infra, services, and facilities help create a first impression of the region or country to the guests. On similar thoughts, Qatar Duty Free (QDF) launches the finest toy shop in the world, Hamleys, to bring magic to Hamad International Airport (HIA). QDF is delighted to invite families and youngsters to step into... Read More
AAI has taken up the task of upgrading Tuticorin Airport to cater the rising passenger traffic and demand for better services and connections. The up-gradation and development include the extension of the Runway for the operation of A321 type of aircraft, construction of a new apron, new terminal building, technical Block cum control tower and new fire station at cost of Rs 381 crores. Tuticorin Airport New Terminal Building: Spread... Read More
Airport Updates: Food Courts at Raipur and Calicut Airport, Artisan Craft Store at Jaipur Airport and More
[caption id="attachment_57512" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Source: AAI Official Twitter[/caption] We are back again with our new edition of Airport updates. Through this story, we try to cover various infra enhancements, facilities and services being made available at Airports to passengers. Get ready to read a lot about food courts and shopping facilities in this story. 1. Inauguration of Food Court at Raipur Airport A new food court, 'Goldbyte', was inaugurated recently at... Read More
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