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

December 26th, 2018 9:20 PM 0 COMMENTS

Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru All Set for a Revamp by the Second Half of 2019

Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), Bengaluru is all set to witness some significant developments in 2019, reveals a report submitted by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture.  According to the report, the airport’s second runway and a terminal newly being constructed will become operational by the end of September 2019. The airport will also add 20-30 parking slots to its existing 85 aircraft parking slots. “Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International... Read More

December 17th, 2018 7:59 PM 0 COMMENTS

Gulf Airlines Awaits Permission From DGCA to Operate Two Daily Flights to Kannur International Airport

Gulf Airlines may operate two daily flights to Kannur International Airport, says a report published by Arabian Business. According to the report, the airline has applied for permission to the Indian aviation authority the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and is awaiting its approval. On similar ground, few Indian airlines may also receive permission to operate to various airports in the Middle East. In an exclusive interview provided to... Read More

December 15th, 2018 7:03 PM 0 COMMENTS

Kannur International Airport (KIAL) Charts Out Flight Schedule for December 2018

Out of all the happenings and events in the aviation industry this year, the inauguration of Kannur International airport is surely a big landmark for India. This city in Kerala, which is strategically placed as a tourist destination attracts people from all of the country and even from beyond the borders, making it an equally attractive linking point for airlines. That is why shortly after the Kannur airport was operational,... Read More

December 5th, 2018 7:43 AM 2 COMMENTS

Flights from Delhi to Kannur from Hindon Air Force Station, Delhi NCR from mid-February 2019

The flights under the government subsidised Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) UDAN-II to places such as Pithoragarh, Jaisalmer, Gorakhpur, Allahabad and Kannur will fly from Hindon Air Force Station in Delhi NCR from the mid-February 2019, according to a report published by Times of India. Currently, Airports Authority of India (AAI) is constructing a public terminal at Hindon Air Force Station to handle the operations. The construction will end by mid-February... Read More

September 16th, 2018 4:35 AM 0 COMMENTS

Special Team to Compile Holistic Infrastructure Restoration Plan for Cial, Kial Gets Armed with CISF

Despite the revival of Kochi airport after the massive flood crisis in Kerala, the airport authorities remain persistent at the task of restoring the airport to its previous state. The Kochi International Airport resumed operations on August 29 after two weeks of shut down. As per the officials, even though the airport is back in service, the restoration work is pending. Kochi International Airport has also hired several experts to... Read More

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