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Shilpam Ratan, manager, ATC, Delhi airport(ANI Photo)

All-women team takes charge of traffic control operations at Delhi's IGI airport

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 03:09 PM IST
  • AAI tweeted video with along with a post that read, “AAI derives its strength from its women workforce. Maintaining individuality, these invincible women go beyond & above their call of duty to serve the nation.
The Trivandrum airport will remain closed due to Cyclone Burevi.(www.trivandrumairport.com/)
The Trivandrum airport will remain closed due to Cyclone Burevi.(www.trivandrumairport.com/)

SC to hear Kerala's plea against leasing of Trivandrum airport to Adani

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 09:05 AM IST
The plea was filed in the Supreme Court after the Kerala high court dismissed the state government's plea over the issue last year. It said that this a dispute between Centre and state and can be decided only by the Supreme Court under Article 131 of the Constitution.
Drone technology is moving way faster than the regulations so we have decided that we need to start a parallel activity. (ANI Photo)
Drone technology is moving way faster than the regulations so we have decided that we need to start a parallel activity. (ANI Photo)

Govt may allow private air traffic controllers to manage drones

PTI | , Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 10:54 PM IST
The AAI cannot handle drones because they would be flying at 5 feet to take care of crops to about 1,000 feet in the airspace.
India resumed scheduled domestic flights on May 25, 2020, after suspending them for a period of two months.(PTI file photo)
India resumed scheduled domestic flights on May 25, 2020, after suspending them for a period of two months.(PTI file photo)

Aircraft movements, passenger traffic predicted to reach pre-Covid levels

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2021 06:21 PM IST
Indian carriers added 44 aircraft in April-November period last year despite the coronavirus-induced crisis.
The Adani group clinched the six airports — Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru — in a global competitive bid by offering the highest revenue share to the government.(MINT_PRINT)
The Adani group clinched the six airports — Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru — in a global competitive bid by offering the highest revenue share to the government.(MINT_PRINT)

Panel ignored advice on bidder: Officials

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:26 AM IST
The Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, 2018 gave “in-principle” approval for leasing out six airports of the state-run Airports Authority of India through the public private partnership appraisal committee.
Pantnagar airport is one side of the agriculture university and the new greenfield airport is likely to be developed on the other side.(HT File Photo)
Pantnagar airport is one side of the agriculture university and the new greenfield airport is likely to be developed on the other side.(HT File Photo)

Uttarakhand govt, Centre told to reply to PIL against land transfer for new airport

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 12:11 PM IST
Pantnagar already has an airport and flights operate from there to Delhi and Dehradun.
With the Jagan Mohan Reddy government dumping the Amaravati capital city project and deciding to go in for the three- capital plan, the farmers of Gannavaram airport region are left in the lurch. (Photo @YSRCParty)
With the Jagan Mohan Reddy government dumping the Amaravati capital city project and deciding to go in for the three- capital plan, the farmers of Gannavaram airport region are left in the lurch. (Photo @YSRCParty)

Andhra CM’s 3-capital plan creates troubles for Vijayawada airport expansion

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 10:53 PM IST
Hundreds of farmers, who had given away around 1229 acres of land to the state government in 2016 under land pooling scheme (LPS) for the expansion of the airport by the Airport Authority of India, are now refusing to move out unless the government pays them a huge compensation.
The aircraft could not land on the designated runway at the Kozhikode airport.(HT PHOTO)
The aircraft could not land on the designated runway at the Kozhikode airport.(HT PHOTO)

Runway issue at Kozhikode airport was resolved, says AAI chairman

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 03:50 PM IST
Airport Authority of India chairman Arvind Singh said the aircraft crashed after it tried to land on a different runway instead of the designated one.
Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials said that two flights were diverted and a flight was cancelled due to the inclement weather condition.(HT photo/ Shankar Narayan)
Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials said that two flights were diverted and a flight was cancelled due to the inclement weather condition.(HT photo/ Shankar Narayan)

Cyclone Nisarga: Two flights diverted and one cancelled due to bad weather in Pune

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 01:57 PM IST
Cyclone Nisarga that made landfall at Alibag in Maharashtra’s Raigad district which accompanied by heavy rains and high wind speed.
Medical workers in PPE suits seen at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, West Bengal.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Medical workers in PPE suits seen at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, West Bengal.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Airport Authority of India issues guidelines for domestic air travel, ministry says not final

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 11:27 AM IST
The civil aviation ministry has categorically stated this will not be the final standard operating procedure (SOP) on domestic air travel.
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Punjab budget: Chandigarh airport to get air cargo facility

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON FEB 29, 2020 01:18 AM IST
While presenting the 2020-21 budget, Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal said the air cargo facility will give a fillip to the industry and provide exporters better access to international and domestic markets
The state-run Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) had participated in the bid till the last minute but Adani Enterprises quoted the highest and won the bid in February last year.(Trivandrum Airport)
The state-run Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) had participated in the bid till the last minute but Adani Enterprises quoted the highest and won the bid in February last year.(Trivandrum Airport)

Kerala challenges move to lease Trivandrum airport to Adani Enterprises

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 11:18 PM IST
Kerala has insisted that the state government had offered to match Adani’s bid and run the airport, insisting that it deserved preferential consideration since it had the experience to run airports.
A file photo of IndiGo Airlines aircraft(Reuters File Photo)
A file photo of IndiGo Airlines aircraft(Reuters File Photo)

IndiGo asked to compensate passengers who found cockroach on Pune-Delhi flight

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 10:34 AM IST
Skand Asim Bajpai and Surabhi Rajiv Bharadwaj, both residents of Kothrud, had filed a complaint with the consumer forum against the airline and the airport authority, following their experience on December 31, 2018.
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AAI revises upgrade plan for Kangra airport, proposes 3km runway

Hindustan Times, DHARAMSHALA | By Naresh K Thakur, Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2019 11:09 PM IST
The existing airstrip at Gaggal Airport is 1370m long
Mega wall painting activity on the outside walls at Chennai Airport on Saturday.(ANI)
Mega wall painting activity on the outside walls at Chennai Airport on Saturday.(ANI)

Airports Authority of India organizes mega wall painting at Chennai Airport as part of Swachhta Abhiyan

Chennai | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2019 10:16 AM IST
AAI on Saturday organised a ‘Mega Wall Painting’ activity as part of ‘Swachhta Abhiyan’ in which artists and students painted walls at Chennai Airport.
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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.
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Jaipur-based firm to conduct soil testing for Halwara airport

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Aneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2019 10:55 PM IST
As per a senior official of the Airport Authority of India (AAI), the company, Millennium Consulting and Technocrats Private Limited, which placed the lowest bid in the tendering process initiated in October, will assess the existing soil conditions for the proposed structure of the international civil aviation terminal.
Fog and inclement weather affects visibility and hits operations at Chandigarh International Airport every winter, especially during the peak season in December and January.
Fog and inclement weather affects visibility and hits operations at Chandigarh International Airport every winter, especially during the peak season in December and January.

Brace for grounding of flights at Chandigarh airport this winter too

By Hillary Victor, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2019 11:01 PM IST
Awaiting defence ministry’s permission, work on installing advance instrument landing system stalled
Tailwind and wet runway with inadequate braking action were reported to be the reasons behind the incident, it said. All passengers and crew are safe, and they were deplaned, it said(HT Photo)
Tailwind and wet runway with inadequate braking action were reported to be the reasons behind the incident, it said. All passengers and crew are safe, and they were deplaned, it said(HT Photo)

Plane skids off Mangalore taxiway

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent and agencies
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 10:47 PM IST
All passengers and crew on board the Dubai-Mangalore flight are safe, the airport and the airlines said in separate statements.
The deadline was set by deputy chief minister Keshav Maurya during a meeting with PWD and UP State Bridge Corporation officials. Kukrail Flyover was inaugurated by union minister Rajnath Singh on March 7.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
The deadline was set by deputy chief minister Keshav Maurya during a meeting with PWD and UP State Bridge Corporation officials. Kukrail Flyover was inaugurated by union minister Rajnath Singh on March 7.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

UP Govt sets deadline, city to have 10 more flyovers, overbridges by March 2021

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Anupam Srivastava
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 08:01 AM IST
Gehlot said despite some delay by Airport Authority of India (AAI) in giving permission for the Rs 134-crore, four-lane, 1.1-km-long elevated Shaheed Path-airport corridor, it will be completed by the deadline (March 2021).
Goa’s Dabolim International Airport was closed temporarily for a few hours on Saturday after a fire caused by a drop tank of MiG 29K which got detached during take off.(ANI)
Goa’s Dabolim International Airport was closed temporarily for a few hours on Saturday after a fire caused by a drop tank of MiG 29K which got detached during take off.(ANI)

Goa airport reopens after fire, MiG-29K dropped fuel tank during take off

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 03:59 PM IST
The external fuel tank is attached to the fighter aircraft to allow it to fly a longer distance.
Vineet Gulati, member (air navigation services) said that at present the new tower is being tested for its efficiency and to check the navigation systems installed in it.(HT Photo)
Vineet Gulati, member (air navigation services) said that at present the new tower is being tested for its efficiency and to check the navigation systems installed in it.(HT Photo)

New ATC tower at IGI airport, Delhi to start operations by month-end

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 06:35 AM IST
Officers said the new set up will also help the controllers divide the air space into nine sectors.
12 detained for mid-air protest on IndiGo flight headed for Madurai
12 detained for mid-air protest on IndiGo flight headed for Madurai

12 detained for mid-air protest on IndiGo flight headed for Madurai

Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2019 08:18 AM IST
Twelve men who staged the protest inside the airborne plane were detained by Madurai police after the flight, 6E 7195, landed on Saturday.
An Air France flight AF-253 from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Paris and an Etihad Airways flight EY-290 from Abu Dhabi to Kathmandu were passing through Mumbai airspace due to Pakistani airspace closure.(Reuters/Representative Image)
An Air France flight AF-253 from Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) to Paris and an Etihad Airways flight EY-290 from Abu Dhabi to Kathmandu were passing through Mumbai airspace due to Pakistani airspace closure.(Reuters/Representative Image)

Mid-air collision between international flights averted over Mumbai

Mumbai | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 09:04 PM IST
An official from the Airport Authority of India said the incident was a result of the closure of Pakistan’s airspace from February 27.
Passengers jostling to reschedule their tickets after GoAir, Jet Airways and IndiGo cancelled nine flights at the Chandigarh international Airport on Wednesday.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Passengers jostling to reschedule their tickets after GoAir, Jet Airways and IndiGo cancelled nine flights at the Chandigarh international Airport on Wednesday.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

Chaos prevails at Chandigarh Airport as airlines arbitrarily cancel 9 flights

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 12:02 AM IST
Hundreds of passengers harried as airlines cancel flights amid security concerns due to Indo-Pak tension.
A file photo of Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad. Operating regional flights from the Hindon airbase is expected to decongest the Delhi airport.(HT File)
A file photo of Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad. Operating regional flights from the Hindon airbase is expected to decongest the Delhi airport.(HT File)

Ghaziabad’s Hindon airbase to be ready for regional flights by February 15

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 12:51 PM IST
District magistrate Ritu Maheshwari on Wednesday carried out a detailed inspection of the terminal facilities at the Hindon airbase and reviewed all civil works being carried out by Uttar Pradesh agencies.
New Delhi, India – March 03: CISF security personnel during the security check at IGI Airport T3 in New Delhi. HT Photo/ Ravi Choudhary(HT File Photo)
New Delhi, India – March 03: CISF security personnel during the security check at IGI Airport T3 in New Delhi. HT Photo/ Ravi Choudhary(HT File Photo)

Authentication kiosks for Digi Yatra at city centres proposed

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2018 11:13 PM IST
A passenger who has created the Digi Yatra ID has to undergo a one-time facial verification at the departure airport during his/her first travel. On successful verification, facial biometric will be captured and stored in the Digi Yatra ID profile of the passenger.
An IndiGo Airlines Airbus A320 aircraft takes off in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, October 19, 2017.(REUTERS File Photo)
An IndiGo Airlines Airbus A320 aircraft takes off in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, October 19, 2017.(REUTERS File Photo)

26 cases of mid-air miss reported over Indian airspace till June this year

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 06:31 PM IST
The number of such incidents was 28 last year and 32 in 2016, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha
The reptile was identified as Viper, a species considered to be very poisonous.(Shutterstock Photo)
The reptile was identified as Viper, a species considered to be very poisonous.(Shutterstock Photo)

Poisonous snake creates panic at VIP lounge of Puducherry airport

Press Trust of India, Puducherry | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 12:58 PM IST
Top officials including Airport Authority of India chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra in the middle of a meeting on Saturday spotted the 6-feet long reptile moving beneath a couch and immediately rushed out of the lounge.
Flight G8 101, which reported heavy engine vibration, made an emergency landing at around 8.57 am and all the passengers were safe, said an Airport Authority of India release.(HT/Photo for representation)
Flight G8 101, which reported heavy engine vibration, made an emergency landing at around 8.57 am and all the passengers were safe, said an Airport Authority of India release.(HT/Photo for representation)

Kolkata-Port Blair flight with 167 passengers on board returns after technical snag

Indo Asian News Service, Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2018 10:24 PM IST
A Port Blair-bound Go Air flight returned to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata on Thursday soon after taking off after a technical snag was detected.
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