The practice of changing the names of the cities and roads is not entirely new in India. This time, it is for airports. Several airports in India are likely to get new names soon. Union Minister Dr Bhagwat Karad has said that a related proposal was sent to the central government seeking a new moniker for as many as 13 airports in India. A PTI report, which first published the... Read More
Here's some vital information for those considering a trip to the Andamans and Nicobar Islands. From March 1 to May 31, 2022, the Port Blair airport, also known as Veer Savarkar International Airport, will be closed for four days each week. The Civil Aviation Department of the Andaman and Nicobar administration has issued a notification regarding the closure. The runway is being upgraded and re-carpeted during the period of closure.... Read More
The TRV International Airport Ltd (TIAL), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, has announced the opening of a new lounge facility. Dubbed as ‘The Bird’, the lounge is located on level 1 near gate number 5 of the international terminal. According to Trivandrum airport authorities, the new lounge facility will elevate the comfort level of the passengers, providing superior experiences and seamless access. It covers an area of 276 sq.m. and comprise 68 seats.... Read More
Tribunal Refrains Mumbai Airport Authorities From Removing Jet Airways’ Assets From Airport Premises
In an interim relief to Jet Airways, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has ordered Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) to not remove the airline’s assets from Mumbai airport premises, including its hangar. The tribunal has also directed the airport authorities not to deny Jet Airways’ representatives from accessing its assets at the airport. In the order, the tribunal noted that although Jet Airways has stopped its operations, its former... Read More
In a presentation given to the officials of Yamuna Express Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA), the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has proposed to build a 72km long high-speed metro line connecting two airports, the upcoming Noida airport in Jewar and Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI airport). The proposed metro line between Delhi IGI airport and Jewar Noida airport will be constructed in two phases and 13 stations between the... Read More
Meghalaya High Court has asked India’s aviation regulatory authorities, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Airports Authority of India (AAI), to file affidavits indicating the possibility of expanding the Shillong Airport (a.k.a. Umroi airport) to accommodate long-haul flights and larger aircraft. Expanding the existing airport will significantly boost the state’s tourism, especially by reducing the time it takes for the tourist to reach the hill state. “Both... Read More
The Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru witnessed a two-fold increase in the rose shipments ahead of Valentine’s Day this year. According to a report, Bengaluru airport facilitated the export of approximately 5.15 lakh kilograms of roses to nearly 25 international and domestic destinations this year. In 2021, the airport reported 2.7 lakh kilograms of shipment. The domestic shipments too have witnessed an impressive rise. The domestic shipment of roses showed... Read More
In a reply given in Lok Sabha, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia assured that there is no plan to shorten the length of the tabletop runway of Calicut International Airport to expand the Runway End Safety Area (RESA), to resume the operations of wide-bodied aircraft at the airport. Minister was answering the queries raised by M. K. Raghavan, an MP from Calicut, who is also the co-Chairman of the Calicut... Read More
Airports Council International (ACI) World has chosen seven airports in India to include under its Voice of the Customer Recognition initiative, the Ministry of Civil Aviation announced. The ones that received the recognition are the airports at Chennai, Kolkata, Goa, Pune, Patna, Bhubaneswar and Chandigarh. The Voice of the Customer Recognition initiative is to celebrate the efforts of the airports that demonstrated significant efforts in gathering passenger feedback through the... Read More
In a written reply given at Lok Sabha, the Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia said that the government has provided approval for setting up 21 greenfield airports across India. The permissions are provided according to the norms listed under Greenfield Airports Policy, 2008. The 21 greenfield airports that received in-principle approvals include Mopa in Goa; Datia in Madhya Pradesh; four airports in Karnataka at Kalaburagi, Bijapur, Hassan and... Read More
The night landing is not available at about 23 operational airports in India. Some of the most important airports are on the list, including the recently opened Kushinagar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh. The airport, which caters to tourists visiting the Buddhist tourism circuit, opened in October 2021. Salem in Tamil Nadu, Shimla, Kullu, and Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, and Kalaburagi in Karnataka are among the leading airports lacking night... Read More
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) took over security aspects at Surat airport. According to sources, over 360 armed troops have been inducted to provide counter-terrorist cover at the airport. Surat is the 65th passenger airport under the control of the central force's Aviation Security Group (ASG), which is part of the Union Home Ministry. On Wednesday, State Minister of Home Harsh Sanghvi, State BJP president C R Patil, City... Read More
The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the operator of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI Airport), announced that the arrival terminal at T1 has been expanded and is now operational. According to a PTI report, the work was carried out as part of expansion plans, and once the entire extension work is completed, the airport’s overall terminal capacity and airside capacity will expand to 100 million and 140 million, respectively.... Read More
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
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