According to a release issued by Bengaluru International Airport Authority Limited (BIAL), Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, has emerged as the preferred transfer hub for South India. Bengaluru airport is the third busiest airport in India. BLR Airport delivered services to 74 domestic destinations in the calendar year 2021 (CY 2021), the highest number of destinations since the airport’s inception. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Bengaluru airport served 54 routes. It is... Read More
Passengers at Chennai airport will now get a glimpse of the state’s culture as the interiors of the new integrated terminal is decorated in sync with traditions of music, classical dance forms and other art. The Airports Authority of India has started the interior works of the terminal, such as ceiling, panelling and painting the structures between international and domestic terminals. The floor and ceiling designs of the terminal will... Read More
The apron and taxiway extension work at Rourkela airport is getting delayed raising apprehensions about whether the facility will be ready for operations before Men’s Hockey World Cup, scheduled to be held from January 13-29 2023, at Odisha. A tender of an estimated value of Rs 5.69 crore was awarded to Ranchi-based RK Mishra and Co in June 2021 to construct a new apron and taxiway at Rourkela airport. Since... Read More
Kerala CM Directs the Health Department to Take Measures to Reduce the High Cost of RT-PCR in Airports
With increasing complaints from passengers about airport testing facilities charging exorbitant pricing for Rapid RT-PCR test, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has directed the Department of Health and Family Welfare of the state to take necessary measures to keep the testing charges affordable for passengers. The direction was issued during the COVID-19 review meeting held on Friday. The complaints about testing facilities overpricing RT-PCR tests have come up from various... Read More
The Kerala State Haj Committee has asked for the revival of the Calicut International Airport as a Haj pilgrimage embarkation site. On Thursday, C. Mohammed Faizy, the committee's chairman, told the media that the Malabar region accounted for more than 80% of applicants for the Haj trip each year. Given this, naming the Cochin International Airport as the embarkation site, where just 20% of pilgrims rely, is an injustice. In... Read More
Evening flights to and from Srinagar airport in Jammu and Kashmir will be suspended for two months for Polymer Modified Emulsion Work on the runway on the runway, according to authorities from the Airport Authority of India. “We are commencing the Polymer Modified Emulsion work on the entire runway during the months of February and March. This is necessary to strengthen the runway for the operation of flight and also... Read More
Surat airport has shut down one of the two taxiways and its adjoining aprons for maintenance. According to the airport authorities, the taxiways will remain shut for 45 days, but it will not affect flight operations. The ongoing maintenance work will help in improving the efficiency of the taxiways, according to an unnamed official at Surat airport. “The work will add to the existing infrastructure in multiple ways,” TOI quoted... Read More
Nepal will soon get a second airport. The new airport will be named Gautam Buddha International Airport, which will commence operations on May 26, 2022, on the birth date of Lord Buddha. It is located in the Bhairahawa region of Western Nepal, and the construction is under progress. Currently, Nepal has only one airport Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). “All international flights can take off and land at the Gautam Buddha... Read More
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has identified eight airports to promote Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) activities for aircraft and aviation equipment. The eight airports are Chandigarh, Delhi, Begumpet (Hyderabad), Juhu (Mumbai), Bhopal, Tirupati, Chennai and Kolkata. According to a report titled ‘Status of Aviation Connectivity in the Country’ tabled in Parliament by the Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture, AAI has developed a business-friendly proposal for MRO... Read More
The government will soon construct 16 new airports in five central Indian states. Addressing the virtually conducted PM-Gati Shakti Conference for the Central Zone, Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia said that 16 new airports will come up in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa; Chhattisgarh’s Ambikapur, Bilaspur and Jagdalpur; nine airports will be built in Uttar Pradesh; one in Rajasthan; and two in Maharashtra. Minister urged the need for seamless coordination... Read More
In what can be termed a considerable feat, Jammu airport’s 8000ft long runway was made operational on Friday. IndiGo flight 6E-137 became the first aircraft to take off the new runway. Indian Air Force celebrated its opening by a water cannon salute, in the presence of Jammu airport director Sanjeev Kumar Garg, Air Commodore GS Bhullar, AOC 23rd Wing IAF, officials from Airports Authority of India, Military Engineering Service, Airlines,... Read More
Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) is the third busiest airport in India, according to the latest statistics released by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The airport stood at the third position in the country in terms of international traffic in December 2021, a feat it has been enjoying for more than a year. According to AAI’s data on international passenger traffic, Cochin airport recorded 3,01,338 passengers. Delhi Indira Gandhi... Read More
The Tamil Nadu government is expediting the process for constructing the next greenfield airport in the state. According to reports, the government is said to have identified four plots at Parandur, Sriperumbudur, Mamallapuram and Tirupur. The selection of land is primarily based on factors like the availability of land and the flexibility to construct the required runways. “It is not easy to finalise a site soon. We should consider the... Read More
Passenger Traffic at Tiruchi Airport Reached 80-90% of the Pre-COVID Days by December 2021, Says Airport Official
The Tiruchi international airport handled over 3.3 lakh international passengers and more than 1.5 lakh domestic passengers during 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, says the airport’s officiating airport director J. Unnikrishnan. It had operated more than 1,000 flights to one destination, Singapore, in 2021, which is a milestone that no other airport can claim. Unnikrishnan was addressing the gathering at Tiruchi airport after unfurling the national flag on Republic Day... Read More
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