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A healthcare worker collects swab samples from passengers at a Covid-19 testing centre at the Pune International Airport, on Saturday.(HT PHOTO)

271 passengers tested in 3 days at airport, only nine Covid-19 +ve

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 05:07 PM IST
On the first day, 130 flight passengers did not have a negative RT-PCR report with them and so, they were tested
International travellers arriving in Punjab to be tested by RAT kits at airport(Twitter/JKviews)
International travellers arriving in Punjab to be tested by RAT kits at airport(Twitter/JKviews)

Covid-19 guidelines: International travellers arriving in Punjab to be tested by RAT kits at airport

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 06:29 PM IST
Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu has announced that all international travellers arriving in the Indian state will be tested by RAT kits at the airport if they fail to submit a negative Covid-19 test report
Return of airport looks: Check out Kangana, Ranveer, Deepika and others style game here(Twitter/ANI/risroysalyan/DeepikaPFC/bollywood_b)
Return of airport looks: Check out Kangana, Ranveer, Deepika and others style game here(Twitter/ANI/risroysalyan/DeepikaPFC/bollywood_b)

Return of airport looks: Kangana Ranaut’s ethnic game, Ranveer Singh’s wacky fashion and Deepika Padukone’s neon ensemble sets paparazzi on frenzy

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 01:37 PM IST
As travel ban lifts amid COVID-19, Bollywood celebrities are back to nailing the airport looks be it Deepika Padukone in neon green ensemble, Kangana Ranaut in six yards of elegance, Vaani Kapoor’s chic vibes in simple shirt and boots or Ranveer Singh’s bizarre outfits
Tourists welcome in Cuba after months of COVID-19 lockdown(Twitter/RMuu2ehm6Jbn9Z4/Cuba_Explorer)
Tourists welcome in Cuba after months of COVID-19 lockdown(Twitter/RMuu2ehm6Jbn9Z4/Cuba_Explorer)

Good news for travel enthusiasts as Cuba finally welcomes tourists after months of COVID-19 lockdown

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 03:26 PM IST
Did you have Cuba on your travel bucket list? Well, here’s some good news for you as the country finally rolls out its red carpet for tourists post the COVID-19 lockdown
A lone passenger stands at Chandigarh International Airport, which has incurred huge losses as flights were curtailed during the Covid-19 outbreak.(HT photo)
A lone passenger stands at Chandigarh International Airport, which has incurred huge losses as flights were curtailed during the Covid-19 outbreak.(HT photo)

Chandigarh Airport incurs 40 crore loss in 4 months, 90% drop in footfall

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 11:52 PM IST
Ajay Bhardwaj, chief executive officer (CEO) of the airport, says losses of Rs 8.5 crore incurred every month, only 1,000 passenger footfall being recorded
Illegal structures near the Air Force station have not been demolished as yet.(HT Photo)
Illegal structures near the Air Force station have not been demolished as yet.(HT Photo)

Illegal structures near airport: No demolition drive planned till Covid-19 situation normalises

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 10:51 PM IST
About 83 structures within a 100-metre radius of the boundary wall of the Air Force Station in Pabhat village of Zirakpur and close to the international airport have to be razed
Actor Shefali Jariwala feels we have to be ‘even more careful’ in the Unlock phase of Covid-19 pandemic.
Actor Shefali Jariwala feels we have to be ‘even more careful’ in the Unlock phase of Covid-19 pandemic.

Shefali Jariwala on taking a flight post operations resumed:The sentiments at the airport were low, depressing

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 08:57 PM IST
Actor Shefali Jariwala reveals her experience of taking a domestic flight when they resumed, during the Covid-19 pandemic. Says that in everyday life, it’s time to be ‘aatmnirbhar’.
Actor Donal Bisht rose to fame as Sharanya in the TV show Ek Deewaana Tha.
Actor Donal Bisht rose to fame as Sharanya in the TV show Ek Deewaana Tha.

Donal Bisht on her Mumbai to Delhi flight experience: The airport looked like the set of a sci-fi film

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, Newdelhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 02:05 PM IST
Television actor Donal Bisht went back home to Delhi recently. While she plans to return to Mumbai next month, she might take sometime before getting back to work.
Dana Nicole Jondahl in different roles in her video that’s gone viral.(Facebook/Dana Nicole Jondahl)
Dana Nicole Jondahl in different roles in her video that’s gone viral.(Facebook/Dana Nicole Jondahl)

Her birthday travel plans got cancelled, so she brought the airport and plane home. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 01:39 PM IST
Missing going for vacations? Take a cue from this woman and bring the vacation home to you.
Passengers may also have to quarantine upon reaching their destination depending on the norms decided by the states. (HT Photo)
Passengers may also have to quarantine upon reaching their destination depending on the norms decided by the states. (HT Photo)

In new flight rules, airfare fixed by govt, only one check-in bag allowed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 08:28 PM IST
Elderly, pregnant women, and people with health issues are advised to avoid travel. Passengers staying in the containment zone will not be allowed to travel.
People not travelling together are seated next to each other, many of them toward the rear of the small plane, while several rows of seats toward the front remain empty.(Unsplash)
People not travelling together are seated next to each other, many of them toward the rear of the small plane, while several rows of seats toward the front remain empty.(Unsplash)

Ghostly airports but easy security checks: Air travel in the time of the virus

Rapid City, United States | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 12:26 PM IST
Ghostly airports, countless flight cancellations, shops and restaurants closed: the coronavirus has played havoc with air travel in the United States.
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.
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Mohali: Finally, GMADA to begin constructing Kharar-Mullanpur road from April 15

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2020 11:02 PM IST
Work on this road is slated to begin from April 15
The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday allocated ₹500 crore for the construction of an airport in Ayodhya(REUTERS)
The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday allocated ₹500 crore for the construction of an airport in Ayodhya(REUTERS)

Rs 500 crore outlay for airport at Ayodhya

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajesh Kumar Singh
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 07:49 AM IST
An additional 85 crore has been earmarked for the development of tourism infrastructure and 10 crore for the renovation of the Tulsi Smarak Bhawan, a museum that houses a collection of rare paintings, ivory articles, photographs and antiquities depicting the life of Lord Rama.
Birthday girl Deepika Padukone at Mumbai airport as she leaves for Lucknow with husband Ranveer Singh.
Birthday girl Deepika Padukone at Mumbai airport as she leaves for Lucknow with husband Ranveer Singh.

Deepika Padukone’s birthday celebrations begin at airport as she feeds cake to Ranveer Singh, watch video

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 04:10 AM IST
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh were spotted at Mumbai airport, flying off to Lucknow as they gear up to celebrate her birthday with acid attack survivors who run a cafe in the Uttar Pradesh town.
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HT Image

Centre gives nod for airport in Mandi

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2019 11:26 PM IST
Thakur said the upcoming airport will be constructed in a joint venture with Airport Authority of India (AAI) for which the authority will prepare a detailed project report (DPR) in a week while the state government will fast track the land acquisition process.
Aditi Rao Hydari will be seen next in the Bollywood film The Girl On The Train.
Aditi Rao Hydari will be seen next in the Bollywood film The Girl On The Train.

Aditi Rao Hydari: Whatever effort and energy I have, I’d put that into my acting and not airport looks

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 08:26 PM IST
Actor Aditi Rao Hydari says her focus has always been on her craft and not her public appearances.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday launched fighter jets from four civilian airports in the country’s east.(AP (Representational image))
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday launched fighter jets from four civilian airports in the country’s east.(AP (Representational image))

IAF operates Sukhoi-30s from four civilian airports in Northeast

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 09:33 AM IST
The air force will operate its Sukhoi-30 fighters from Dimapur, Imphal, Guwahati and Kolkata in the first leg of the exercise from October 16 to 19.
As of now, of the 100 operational airports, 61 are covered by the CISF while the rest are covered by local police.(HT Photo)
As of now, of the 100 operational airports, 61 are covered by the CISF while the rest are covered by local police.(HT Photo)

Money collected from big airports to help expand CISF security cover

New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2019 01:01 AM IST
As of now, of the 100 operational airports, 61 are covered by the CISF while the rest are covered by the local police, which, say security experts, is not ideal.
Air India has also agreed to pay daily for the fuel it is taking for operations.(HT image)
Air India has also agreed to pay daily for the fuel it is taking for operations.(HT image)

Fuel supply to Air India at six airports restored

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 12:48 AM IST
Last month, IndianOil along with Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum had stopped supplies to the state-run carrier in Pune, Vizag, Cochin, Patna, Ranchi and Mohali, citing mounting dues.
Sources say, the oil companies threaten to stop fuel supply at Hyderabad and Raipur from first week of September.((Alamy Stock Photo))
Sources say, the oil companies threaten to stop fuel supply at Hyderabad and Raipur from first week of September.((Alamy Stock Photo))

Oil firms threaten to stop fuel supply to AI at 2 more airports

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 11:20 AM IST
Hyderabad and Raipur will on September 2 join the airports in Ranchi, Mohali, Patna, Viisakhapatnam, Pune and Cochin where Air India flights will be denied refuelling facilities by the oil companies, officials said.
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.
Inaugurated in 2017, Shirdi International Airport is one of the newest tier - 2 city airports to be granted greater connectivity under Centre’s UDAN-RCS scheme.(HT PHOTO)
Inaugurated in 2017, Shirdi International Airport is one of the newest tier - 2 city airports to be granted greater connectivity under Centre’s UDAN-RCS scheme.(HT PHOTO)

Take off: Are airports in smaller cities changing the real estate market?

Hindustan Times | By Shweta Kushe
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2019 07:00 PM IST
The government’s UDAN scheme is connecting India’s towns with the world, and in the process altering the real-estate markets of these regions. But, analysts say, celebrate this real-estate spike with caution.
Planes stand parked at Cochin International Airport as all operations were suspended following waterlogging in the runway area.(PTI Photo)
Planes stand parked at Cochin International Airport as all operations were suspended following waterlogging in the runway area.(PTI Photo)

Kerala rains: Kochi International airport suspends operations till Sunday

Kochi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 12:37 PM IST
The operations were suspended as there was a rise in water level in Periyar river and a canal adjacent to the airport due to heavy rains.
Major airports of the country have been asked to carry runway friction test at least once in a week and most of them have been asked to do the test once in two weeks.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Major airports of the country have been asked to carry runway friction test at least once in a week and most of them have been asked to do the test once in two weeks.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Major airports asked to carry runway friction test every week

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2019 10:02 PM IST
The move has come following series of cases where plane skidded off the runway and in one of the case, SpiceJet plane got stuck at the main airport of the runway for four days, affecting the travel plans of many.
All airports having annual aircraft movements of 50,000 or more will have to follow this, which means at least ten airports in the country such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Ahmadabad will have to follow the order.(HT PHOTO.)
All airports having annual aircraft movements of 50,000 or more will have to follow this, which means at least ten airports in the country such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Ahmadabad will have to follow the order.(HT PHOTO.)

DGCA asks airlines, airports to pay special attention to elderly, first timers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2019 07:29 PM IST
The aviation watchdog has said that air transportation is steadily becoming a major activity either for business or leisure.
CISF personnel stand guard at a metro station in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
CISF personnel stand guard at a metro station in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Security in Delhi beefed up; expect long queues at Metro stations, airport

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 11:48 PM IST
Officers said the cover is likely to remain in force till Independence Day on August 15.
Flyers who often have a hard time tackling congestion on National Highway (NH) 8 to reach the Delhi airport on time, might soon get some respite.(Mohd Zakir/ HT photo)
Flyers who often have a hard time tackling congestion on National Highway (NH) 8 to reach the Delhi airport on time, might soon get some respite.(Mohd Zakir/ HT photo)

Dedicated cargo corridor to airport, elevated road to tackle congestion

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 09:59 PM IST
The airport operator Monday said a dedicated elevated corridor will be constructed to keep away vehicles carrying airport cargo from regular traffic.
Video shows him crawling over bags, trying to avoid being pulled through a large screening machine that resembles a darkened cave above the conveyor belt.(Screengrab)
Video shows him crawling over bags, trying to avoid being pulled through a large screening machine that resembles a darkened cave above the conveyor belt.(Screengrab)

Toddler climbs on airport conveyor belt, spins on wild ride in scary video

UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 10:46 PM IST
One camera recorded Lorenzo disappearing feet-first through a rubber curtain, beyond the reach of his mother and an airport worker
A SpiceJet aircraft affected air traffic for four days after it overshot the runway while landing in Mumbai.(Reuters file)
A SpiceJet aircraft affected air traffic for four days after it overshot the runway while landing in Mumbai.(Reuters file)

Six major airports told to deploy disabled aircraft removal kits

New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2019 11:56 PM IST
The direction comes after a SpiceJet aircraft overshot the runway while landing at the Mumbai airport and could not be removed for four days.s
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