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

February 21st, 2022 6:32 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airport Lounges to Grow as Airports and Air Travellers Increase

According to a statement released by The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Frost and Sullivan research, the airport lounges in India will increase to 70-90 by 2025, to 150-160 by 2030 and 193 by 2040. The Ministry has quoted FICCI data for the estimates. The Ministry expects eight, 16 and 31 cities in India to have more than two airports by 2025, 2030 and 2040, respectively. Passenger numbers are likely... Read More

February 20th, 2022 5:14 PM 0 COMMENTS

AAI Commences the Work of Ayodhya Airport, First Phase to Be Completed in Two Years

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has commenced the construction of the Maryada Purshottam Shri Ram Airport in Ayodhya. Vishal Infrastructure, a builder based in; Bengaluru, which won the bid for constructing Ayodhya airport has started the work under the supervision of AAI. Rajeev Kulshreshtha, besides three other officials, from Airport Authority of India has taken charge as the project-in-charge of the airport. Lalji, Ayodhya airport director, and two assistant... Read More

February 18th, 2022 7:50 PM 0 COMMENTS

13 Airports in India May Soon Get New Names

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

February 15th, 2022 8:36 PM 0 COMMENTS

Kempegowda International Airport Reports Two-Fold Rise in Rose Shipments

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

January 27th, 2022 6:39 PM 0 COMMENTS

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

January 19th, 2022 4:29 PM 0 COMMENTS

Major Mid-Air Collision Involving IndiGo Flights Averted at Kempegowda International Airport

An incident of a mid-air collision involving two IndiGo domestic passenger planes was averted recently at Kempegowda International airport, Bengaluru. The incident that happened at 8.45 am on January 7 was not reported as per the norms, and hence, was not recorded in the aviation logbooks or with India’s aviation regulatory authority, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The cause of the incident is said to be improper communication... Read More

January 15th, 2022 5:14 PM 0 COMMENTS

Two India-Bound Emirates Flights Nearly Collide at Dubai Airport Runway, Probes Ordered

In a bizarre incident, two India-bound Emirates flights at Dubai airport that were scheduled for the take-off in a gap of five minutes entered a near-collision situation. After rejecting the take-off immediately, the air traffic controller managed to avert the accident, saving hundreds of lives on board. The flights involved in the incident were Emirates EK-524 from Dubai-Hyderabad and Emirates EK-568 from Dubai-Bengaluru. Both flights are jets. A person aware... Read More

January 8th, 2022 3:47 PM 0 COMMENTS

Hyderabad Airport May Stop Omicron Sequencing

While the country is fretting upon the new COVID-19 variant Omicron and is strengthening the Rapid RT-PCR testing across the airports, Hyderabad airport may stop testing international passengers arriving at the airport for the Omicron variant. According to Dr G Srinivas Rao, the Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, the Omicron variant is already present in the population, and categorising it separately would be futile because the spread could... Read More

December 30th, 2021 6:11 PM 0 COMMENTS

Tamil Nadu Government Invites Bids for a Feasibility Study of Hosur Airport

The proposal to establish Hosur airport is finally gaining momentum, with Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) floating tender inviting consultants to conduct a feasibility study for establishing Hosur airport. Tender is available for download on www.tntenders.gov.in and www.tidco.com. The consultants have to make a payment of Rs 15,000 and download the proposal document from websites. The proposal document will be available for download until January 28, 2022. The consultants can submit the... Read More

December 15th, 2021 9:40 PM 0 COMMENTS

Delhi Airport Adds 19 New Aircraft Stands at Terminal 1

Nineteen new aircraft stands are added at Terminal 1 of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI airport). The stands, constructed as part of an expansion project, are operational after receiving approval from the aviation regulator authority, The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The new stands can handle Code C planes such as A320 and B737, having wingspan measuring between 24 meters to 36 meters. Delhi IGI airport already had... Read More

November 23rd, 2021 6:01 PM 0 COMMENTS

Uttar Pradesh Becomes the First State With Five International Airports

Uttar Pradesh has become the only state in India to have five international airports, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating Noida International Airport on 25 November. The state had two international airports – Lucknow and Varanasi – until 2012. PM inaugurated Kushinagar airport in October 2021, making it the third international airport in the state. The Jewar Airport is set to become India’s largest airport and among the biggest in... Read More

October 18th, 2021 7:22 PM 0 COMMENTS

Leela Palace Announces New Hotel in Bengaluru

The grand opening of Leela Bhartiya Palace has been announced by the Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. Spreading across almost 125 acres, the addition of this hotel makes it their second in Bengaluru. Situated in the immaculate surroundings of Bhartiya city, the design of the hotel radiates modern luxury and sophistication. With just a 30-minute drive from the international airport, the hotel has comfortable access to MG Road and Outer... Read More

March 10th, 2021 3:49 PM 0 COMMENTS

Varanasi Airport Implements Digi-Yatra Airport Entry

Varanasi airport is the first to implement the government initiative Digi-Yatra, a facial recognition system for airport entry. Digi-Yatra intends to make the airport entry paperless and hassle-free, making the process faster than before. Three more government-run airports at Pune, Kolkata, and Vijayawada, will implement the system soon. How to Check-in Using Digi-Yatra: Under Digi-Yatra, the passenger has to register on Digi-Yatra portal using a valid ID proof document such... Read More

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