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Domestic passenger traffic in January this year was recorded at 77.34 lakh, according to DGCA data. In picture - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai.(HT File Photo)

India's domestic air traffic falls 37% to 78 lakh passengers in Feb: Report

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 07:35 PM IST
Similarly, 1.23 crore people travelled on local routes in February 2020 as against 78 lakh passenger in February this year.
The embassy release further informed that it is issuing visas of all categories to enter Russia. (Representative Image)(ANI)
The embassy release further informed that it is issuing visas of all categories to enter Russia. (Representative Image)(ANI)

Russia restores international air traffic on reciprocal basis with other nations

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 05:28 PM IST
The flight between New Delhi and Moscow is expected to be operated twice a week.
The passenger load factor (PLF) of major scheduled commercial airlines was 66-77% in November.(AP File Photo)
The passenger load factor (PLF) of major scheduled commercial airlines was 66-77% in November.(AP File Photo)

Air traffic grew 20% in November

Mint, New Delhi | By Rhik Kundu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 06:20 AM IST
Centre allowed airlines to sell seats up to 70% of an aircraft’s capacity on domestic flights during November, which was subsequently increased to 80% in early December, thus boosting travel.
Explaining the hike, an official from IGI airport said the 21% raise in domestic traffic was primarily because Delhi has better domestic connectivity to other parts of the country(HT Archive)
Explaining the hike, an official from IGI airport said the 21% raise in domestic traffic was primarily because Delhi has better domestic connectivity to other parts of the country(HT Archive)

Air traffic up at IGI by 21%, says DIAL data

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 08:36 AM IST
Air traffic movement in the country was suspended on March 25 this year to contain the spread of Covid-19. After two months of complete lockdown, the government resumed flight operations in May.
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

‘Soaring higher’: Aviation minister says domestic flight operations picking up

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Puri added that the footfall at airports stood at 2,40,657 with total number of flyers at 1,20,388.
The ministry has fixed the maximum and minimum cap for airfares. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
The ministry has fixed the maximum and minimum cap for airfares. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Domestic travel: Flight schedule would be made available for each airline after DGCA draws up plan

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 04:45 PM IST
No passenger staying in a containment zone or who tested Covid-19 positive or have not been permitted to fly should not travel or else that person would be penalised, it added.
AOT, which operates six airports including the country’s largest international hub, Suvarnabhumi Airport, saw nearly 900,000 flights and 141.8 million passengers in the year ended September 2019, booking profits of 25 billion baht ($773 million).(Unsplash)
AOT, which operates six airports including the country’s largest international hub, Suvarnabhumi Airport, saw nearly 900,000 flights and 141.8 million passengers in the year ended September 2019, booking profits of 25 billion baht ($773 million).(Unsplash)

Airports of Thailand expect passengers to decline by more than 50%

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Airports of Thailand (AOT) expects the number of passengers to drop to 66.58 million and the number of flights to decline by 44.9% to 493,800 for its fiscal year ending in September.
In its report titled ‘COVID-19 &  the State of Indian Aviation Industry,’ the aviation consultancy forecast domestic traffic to decline to around 80-90 million this fiscal from an estimated 140 million in FY2020.(Unsplash)
In its report titled ‘COVID-19 &  the State of Indian Aviation Industry,’ the aviation consultancy forecast domestic traffic to decline to around 80-90 million this fiscal from an estimated 140 million in FY2020.(Unsplash)

India’s domestic air traffic to fall to 90 mn this fiscal year

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 08:33 AM IST
Domestic air traffic is expected to drop to 80-90 million passengers in the current fiscal and delivery of more than 200 planes to Indian carriers are likely to be deferred by up to two years, according to a report.
Domestic and international flights have been suspended till April 15 amid nationwide lockdown to curb spreading of coronavirus infections.(ANI file photo)
Domestic and international flights have been suspended till April 15 amid nationwide lockdown to curb spreading of coronavirus infections.(ANI file photo)

India’s domestic air traffic to fall to 90 mn this fiscal: Report

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 05:45 PM IST
In its report titled ‘COVID-19 &  the State of Indian Aviation Industry,’ the aviation consultancy forecast domestic traffic to decline to around 80-90 million this fiscal from an estimated 140 million in FY2020.
A survey of more than 6,000 respondents in July and August showed that, on average, one in five travellers in the United States, France, Britain and Germany had cut air travel by at least one flight in the past year because of climate concerns.(Unsplash)
A survey of more than 6,000 respondents in July and August showed that, on average, one in five travellers in the United States, France, Britain and Germany had cut air travel by at least one flight in the past year because of climate concerns.(Unsplash)

Flight shaming hits air travel as ‘Greta effect’ takes off

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 12:34 PM IST
The survey predicted environmental concerns would keep denting air traffic, as activists such as Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg lead the way and turn people off planes.
The Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA), which is in the early stages of construction, will handle more passengers than the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) by 2031-32(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA), which is in the early stages of construction, will handle more passengers than the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) by 2031-32(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

‘61.74-million fliers to use new airport every year by 2031-32’

Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 02:28 AM IST
Construction of the new airport crossed a crucial landmark last week, when L&T Construction bagged the contract to build the new facility, which is expected to come up at an investment over Rs16,700 crore.
During January to July 2019 period, IndiGo carried 56.93 lakh passengers, with a 47.8% market share, while SpiceJet flew 18.48 lakh passengers, with a 15.5% market share.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
During January to July 2019 period, IndiGo carried 56.93 lakh passengers, with a 47.8% market share, while SpiceJet flew 18.48 lakh passengers, with a 15.5% market share.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Domestic air traffic growth falls to five-year low in January-July 2019

New Delhi | By Rhik Kundu
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 10:17 PM IST
During the January to July 2018 period domestic air traffic grew by 21.79% as compared to the same period of the previous year, data from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) showed, while annual domestic traffic growth during the January to July 2017 period stood at 17.18%.
The issue was then discussed on seniormost levels in Mumbai and a proposal for a new system was sent to AAI’s headquarters in Delhi.(HT image)
The issue was then discussed on seniormost levels in Mumbai and a proposal for a new system was sent to AAI’s headquarters in Delhi.(HT image)

Arriving soon: A new system to help Mumbai airport fly past its capacity

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 01:38 AM IST
The Mumbai Air Traffic Controller (ATC) currently uses a 15-year-old air system, which is unable to bear the load of growing air traffic.
Built around 14 years ago, the Tiware dam in Chiplun taluka of Ratnagiri district, some 230km from Pune, has a storage capacity of 2 million cubic metre. It developed a breach late Tuesday night after heavy rains, district collector Sunil Chavan said. (Anil Phalke/HT photo)
Built around 14 years ago, the Tiware dam in Chiplun taluka of Ratnagiri district, some 230km from Pune, has a storage capacity of 2 million cubic metre. It developed a breach late Tuesday night after heavy rains, district collector Sunil Chavan said. (Anil Phalke/HT photo)

9 dead, 14 missing as dam collapses in Maharashtra

Hindustan Times, Chiplun (Ratnagiri district) | By Shrinivas Deshpande
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 12:27 AM IST
Officials of the civil administration and police and volunteers are involved in search and rescue operations. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been rushed to the spot.
Solar fares are eruptions of high-energy radiation from the sun’s surface and can cause radio and magnetic disturbances on the earth.(AP)
Solar fares are eruptions of high-energy radiation from the sun’s surface and can cause radio and magnetic disturbances on the earth.(AP)

TIFR scientists find increase in electric current in sun’s magnetic regions

Hindustan Times | By Snehal Fernandes
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 07:23 PM IST
Findings to help protect satellites based in earth’s outer environment
From 5.30pm on Sunday evening, at least 30 flights have used the route, a senior Mumbai ATC official said.(HT Photo)
From 5.30pm on Sunday evening, at least 30 flights have used the route, a senior Mumbai ATC official said.(HT Photo)

Fewer delays at Mumbai airport as Pakistan partially reopens airspace for flights

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 08:38 AM IST
With Pakistan reopening the Karachi-Ahmedabad air route on Sunday evening, air traffic officials in Mumbai said they expect a 10%-12% drop in the excessive air traffic over Mumbai, as these flights will now fly over Ahmedabad.
The worldwide grounding of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max is months away from returning to service, the head of the International Air Transport Association said.(Reuters File Photo)
The worldwide grounding of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max is months away from returning to service, the head of the International Air Transport Association said.(Reuters File Photo)

Boeing 737 MAX likely to be grounded for months, association says

Bloomberg | By Anurag Kotoky
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 03:58 PM IST
Airlines, regulators and Boeing will meet in five to seven weeks to try and set a common timeline on when the Max could return to service and how trust could be restored, CEO De Juniac said.
The Alaska air carrier involved in two deadly floatplane crashes in a week has voluntarily suspended operations.(AP)
The Alaska air carrier involved in two deadly floatplane crashes in a week has voluntarily suspended operations.(AP)

Six Russian bombers, fighters intercepted off Alaska coast: US military

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 08:02 AM IST
A second group of two Tu-95 bombers and two Su-35 fighters were also intercepted by a pair of F-22 fighters, it said.
On Saturday, Fani crossed over into West Bengal and moved northeast toward Bangladesh, weakening from a “severe cyclonic storm” to a “cyclonic storm”. At least a dozen people were confirmed killed in Bangladesh.
On Saturday, Fani crossed over into West Bengal and moved northeast toward Bangladesh, weakening from a “severe cyclonic storm” to a “cyclonic storm”. At least a dozen people were confirmed killed in Bangladesh.

Fani leaves trail of devastation; India, Bangladesh count losses

Hindustan Times, Puri/Bhubaneswar/New Delhi | By Debabrata Mohanty and Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Eight people were killed in the storm on Friday and the death toll increased to 16 on Saturday, and the authorities said the number could go up.
People walk underneath damaged electric cabling in Cyclone Fani passes in the Puri district of Odisha, India, on Saturday, May 4, 2019.(Bloomberg file photo)
People walk underneath damaged electric cabling in Cyclone Fani passes in the Puri district of Odisha, India, on Saturday, May 4, 2019.(Bloomberg file photo)

A day after cyclone Fani, Odisha begins restoration

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 11:30 PM IST
Personnel of the national and local disaster response teams worked round-the-clock with members of civil society organisations and ordinary people as the battered state limped back to normalcy.
With the flight operations coming down, passengers are also forced to shell out around ₹5,000 -10,000 for other metros.(AFP FILE PHOTO)
With the flight operations coming down, passengers are also forced to shell out around ₹5,000 -10,000 for other metros.(AFP FILE PHOTO)

Jet’s departure brings down air traffic in city

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 06:38 AM IST
A senior Airports Authority of India (AAI) official said, “The air traffic is as low as 650-700 flight movements in 24 hours.” The airport witnessed passenger traffic of 48. 49 million during financial year 2017-18.
In a letter to Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Chennai and Muscat airports, ATCOs said fatigue wing to burdened schedule is leading has disrupted their schedule.(REUTERS)
In a letter to Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Chennai and Muscat airports, ATCOs said fatigue wing to burdened schedule is leading has disrupted their schedule.(REUTERS)

Fatigued ATCOs seek help from other airports to manage traffic

Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2019 04:10 AM IST
In a letter to Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Chennai and Muscat airports, ATCOs said fatigue wing to burdened schedule is leading has disrupted their schedule.
The dip is a result of India joining the global ban on the Boeing 737 MAX following a crash of this aircraft type, along with other operational factors including shortage of pilots. Indian airlines have grounded 14% of its total fleet of 648 aircraft.(Picture for representation)
The dip is a result of India joining the global ban on the Boeing 737 MAX following a crash of this aircraft type, along with other operational factors including shortage of pilots. Indian airlines have grounded 14% of its total fleet of 648 aircraft.(Picture for representation)

Traffic at Mumbai airport down by 15% as airlines ground their planes

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2019 04:24 AM IST
Air traffic at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has dropped by around 15% with over 92 aircraft (of Air India, Alliance Air, Air India Express, Jet Airways, IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir and Air Asia-India) not flying.
Thousands of air travellers stranded worldwide heaved a sigh of relief as Pakistan announced that its airspace will be fully re-opened by Friday, as the aviation authorities allowed some flights to operate Thursday.(AFP Photo)
Thousands of air travellers stranded worldwide heaved a sigh of relief as Pakistan announced that its airspace will be fully re-opened by Friday, as the aviation authorities allowed some flights to operate Thursday.(AFP Photo)

Pak’s airspace closure leaves thousands of passengers stranded worldwide

Islamabad/London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 09:18 PM IST
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Thursday temporarily restored Pakistani airspace for commercial aviation, allowing some flights to depart.
Several airlines issued statements about the cancelling of operations.(HT Photo/Representative image)
Several airlines issued statements about the cancelling of operations.(HT Photo/Representative image)

Flight operations resume at 8 airports across north India

Srinagar/New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2019 03:40 PM IST
Airports at Srinagar, Jammu, Leh, Pathankot, Amritsar, Shimla, Kangra, Kullu Manali, Pithoragarh were among those closed, officials said.
Currently, the AAI, the parent body of air traffic control (ATC) service, provides licences to ATCOs.(HT File (Representational Image))
Currently, the AAI, the parent body of air traffic control (ATC) service, provides licences to ATCOs.(HT File (Representational Image))

DGCA, not AAI, to issue permits to air traffic controllers?

Hindustan Times | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 01:00 AM IST
The DGCA will form a committee of ‘seconded inspectors’ — employees of Airports Authority of India (AAI) — who will issue permits to ATCOs and conduct safety checks related to surveillance, navigation, etc, stated the draft.
The flight, 9W-117 with 343 passengers on board, landed in Ahmedabad just after 1 pm. Later it took off from Ahmedabad for Mumbai, a Jet official said.(File photo)
The flight, 9W-117 with 343 passengers on board, landed in Ahmedabad just after 1 pm. Later it took off from Ahmedabad for Mumbai, a Jet official said.(File photo)

Jet Airways London-Mumbai flight diverted to Ahmedabad due to congestion after rain

Indo Asian News Service, Mumbai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 03:02 PM IST
A Mumbai International Airport Ltd spokesperson said despite spells of rains, all operations at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport were normal.
AAI said in its media release that as part of the deal, Harris Corporation will, among others, upgrade network operations, enhance security, and improve the performance, reliability and quality of the country’s air traffic management communications network.(REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO/HT FILE)
AAI said in its media release that as part of the deal, Harris Corporation will, among others, upgrade network operations, enhance security, and improve the performance, reliability and quality of the country’s air traffic management communications network.(REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO/HT FILE)

Airports Authority of India inks 945 cr deal with US firm to secure data, manage air traffic

Hindustan Times | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 12:22 PM IST
Officials said the new system will play a key role in deployment of remote towers for managing air traffic services at airports
Although SAGA was installed last year, it became fully operational in January 2018.(HT File)
Although SAGA was installed last year, it became fully operational in January 2018.(HT File)

New software to improve ground operations at Mumbai airport in real time

Hindustan Times | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 12:01 AM IST

Smaller airports to handle traffic from big ones during emergencies, says AAI

Hindustan Times | By Neha LM Tripathi
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2018 10:02 AM IST
The guidelines for airport directors, effective from Tuesday, were issued for the time when aircraft are unable to land at their destination airport.
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