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Adani Group became the country’s largest airport operator after taking a controlling stake in MIAL (Mumbai International Airport Ltd) earlier this year.(Reuters)

Adani Group gets three months to take over airports

Livemint | By Rhik Kundu, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2021 04:57 AM IST
The group had asked AAI for a six-month extension till December 2021, citing force majeure.
There are 28 hypersensitive airports in the country, including the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. (HT FILE)
There are 28 hypersensitive airports in the country, including the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. (HT FILE)

A year on, aviation ministry to install body scanners at airports

By Neha Tripathi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 04:28 AM IST
Covid, lockdown delayed plan to get scanners with more security and a touchless experience by March 2020
The aviation ministry has held a round of meetings with airline executives on transport logistics.(REUTERS)
The aviation ministry has held a round of meetings with airline executives on transport logistics.(REUTERS)

Airport operators told to draft SOPs for Covid-19 vaccine transport

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 03:56 AM IST
The SOPs will be drafted in coordination with the ministry of health and the department of pharmaceuticals, which will be spearheading the formation of a multi-mode cold chain that will ensure the refrigerated production, transport, storage and distribution of the vaccines .
Gautam Adani speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office. Representational image.(REUTERS)
Gautam Adani speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office. Representational image.(REUTERS)

Adani Group set to begin airport operations in 3 new cities, including Ahmedabad

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 05:14 PM IST
The decision has been made after the company was asked by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to take over the three airports before November this year.
The work on the modernisation of the Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport was taken up last year to cater to the rising passenger traffic .(PTI)
The work on the modernisation of the Jay Prakash Narayan International Airport was taken up last year to cater to the rising passenger traffic .(PTI)

Patna airport will be able to handle 8 million passengers annually by March 2023

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 10:58 AM IST
The Airports Authority of India issued a statement saying the terminal building is being extended to decongest and for creating new infrastructure
A traveller in PPE coveralls at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport in Kolkata, West Bengal.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
A traveller in PPE coveralls at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport in Kolkata, West Bengal.(Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Flying amid Covid-19? Check AAI’s statewise guidelines for air passengers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 04:00 PM IST
Covid-19 test is not required for incoming passengers in Delhi. Thermal screening will be done for all passengers upon arrival.
Airports Authority of India withdrew a cash and carry notice to SpiceJet after the airline sought more time to pay its dues for using airports that it manages.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Airports Authority of India withdrew a cash and carry notice to SpiceJet after the airline sought more time to pay its dues for using airports that it manages.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

AAI allows SpiceJet to keep flying despite pending dues after carrier posts huge loss

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 12:54 AM IST
On Wednesday, the AAI had written to SpiceJet saying that since the airline had failed to pay its pending charges it was implementing a cash and carry policy for the carrier.
On April 22, the civil aviation ministry wing of the Bhawan was sealed for three days after an employee of the ministry tested positive for the disease.(File photo)
On April 22, the civil aviation ministry wing of the Bhawan was sealed for three days after an employee of the ministry tested positive for the disease.(File photo)

After officials test Covid-19 +ve, airports’ body AAI shuts office till June 4

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 07:28 PM IST
The offices is situated in the Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan in the Jor Bagh area.
team of ground staff seen briefed at the departure of T3 Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi on Sunday.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
team of ground staff seen briefed at the departure of T3 Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi on Sunday.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

Worried but work comes first: Flight attendants as domestic air travel resumes

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 07:56 AM IST
Domestic flight operations resumed across the country from today except in Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal after two months of suspension due to coronavirus-induced lockdown.
All passengers, except those below the age of 14, have been asked to install the Aarogya Setu app.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
All passengers, except those below the age of 14, have been asked to install the Aarogya Setu app.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

AAI announces SOPs for flights: What is allowed at airports, what isn’t

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 11:12 AM IST
Passengers have been advised to reach airport two hours before the scheduled time of departure of their flights.
Strict social distancing norms are likely to also be introduced inside planes, though officials and experts are yet to determine how that will be possible.(AP)
Strict social distancing norms are likely to also be introduced inside planes, though officials and experts are yet to determine how that will be possible.(AP)

Social distancing, curbs to mark flight and train travel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 01:47 AM IST
One such SOP, released by the Airports Authority of India recently, suggests that flights are likely to resume at close to a third of their usual capacity, and airport terminals will open with only a few outlets for food and beverages.
India women’s kho kho captain Nasreen Shaikh.(File)
India women’s kho kho captain Nasreen Shaikh.(File)

India women’s kho kho captain gets help after SOS call, others still face hardship

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Khurram Habib
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 11:58 AM IST
Nasreen Shaikh, who captained India to a gold medal at the South Asian Games, is currently the breadwinner for her large family as her father, a hawker selling steel utensils in weekly bazaars can’t earn anything.
At airports with more than one terminal, initially only one terminal shall be used and larger terminals can be scaled down to reduce cleaning area, considering limited availability of material resources, the SOP stated.(Bloomberg)
At airports with more than one terminal, initially only one terminal shall be used and larger terminals can be scaled down to reduce cleaning area, considering limited availability of material resources, the SOP stated.(Bloomberg)

Airport guidelines to bring more checks, reduce rush

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 02:13 AM IST
Flight operations are likely to be scaled up in a gradual manner towards their previous level, according to the government’s plan. Airline operations are likely begin in Tier-I cities first, the statement added.
Adani Enterprises Ltd has won the bid to manage and operate the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport for 50 years.
Adani Enterprises Ltd has won the bid to manage and operate the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport for 50 years.

Kerala moves Supreme Court against airport handover to Adani

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 12:01 AM IST
The petition in the Supreme Court follows a December 2019 ruling by the Kerala high court which dismissed a plea by the Kerala government on grounds that the case involved a dispute between the Centre and the state which only the Supreme Court is empowered to hear under Article 131 of the Constitution.
According to Mumbai airport sources, full emergency was declared until the Neo aircraft could land safely at main runway 27.(Reuters File Photo)
According to Mumbai airport sources, full emergency was declared until the Neo aircraft could land safely at main runway 27.(Reuters File Photo)

IndiGo flight’s engine stalls mid-air, makes emergency landing in Mumbai

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 12:42 PM IST
A senior Mumbai airport official said, “At around 1.17 am, the pilot declared PAN-PAN (international standard urgency signal) and requested the Mumbai Air Traffic Control (ATC) to return to Mumbai as it’s engine 1 had stalled”.
A general view of Ayodhya.(REUTERS)
A general view of Ayodhya.(REUTERS)

UP and Centre in discussion to establish airport in Ayodhya: Govt

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2019 09:26 AM IST
On the topic of turning Gorakhpur airport into an international airport, Puri said that the UP government is unable to give 60 acres of extra land, which the AAI asked for, as it is a “forest land”.
Arvind Singh, a 1988-batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre, on Wednesday took charge as the chairman of the Airports Authority of India(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Arvind Singh, a 1988-batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre, on Wednesday took charge as the chairman of the Airports Authority of India(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Senior IAS officer Arvind Singh takes over as AAI chairman

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2019 06:47 AM IST
Arvind Singh also worked as chairman and managing director of Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited and Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited.
The entrance to the civil terminal near Hindon Air Base near Sikandarpur in Ghaziabad.(HT File)
The entrance to the civil terminal near Hindon Air Base near Sikandarpur in Ghaziabad.(HT File)

Flights to Hubli to take off from Hindon civil terminal on Wednesday

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 12:56 PM IST
The route between Hindon and Hubli in Karnataka will be catered to by a 50-seater aircraft operated by private airline Star Air.
The civil terminal at Hindon has come up at a cost of Rs 60 crore and the runway of the Hindon airbase will be used for operating flights.(HT Photo)
The civil terminal at Hindon has come up at a cost of Rs 60 crore and the runway of the Hindon airbase will be used for operating flights.(HT Photo)

Hindon-Pithoragarh flights from Oct 11, services to Shimla likely in December

Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | By Peeyush Khandelwal, Ghaziabad
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 01:45 PM IST
Officials from the Ghaziabad district administration said that the first flights from the Hindon civil air terminal will be to Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand, and flights to other destinations — Hubli and Shimla — will start soon,
Flights may be delayed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) for five months — from November 1 to March 28 — as the main runway will be shut from Monday to Saturday, between 9.30am and 5.30pm.(HT Photo)
Flights may be delayed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) for five months — from November 1 to March 28 — as the main runway will be shut from Monday to Saturday, between 9.30am and 5.30pm.(HT Photo)

Main runway of Mumbai airport closed from Nov to Mar for 8 hours, 6 days a week

Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 03:26 AM IST
While the Mumbai airport handles around 1,000 aircraft movements every day, the main runway handles around 50 flights every hour. During the closure of the runway (09-27), the secondary runway will be operational, with flights being rescheduled, merged or airlines operating fewer flights during the period.
An airport official said the drill is conducted once a year and involves the Central Industrial Security Force, fire department, Airports Authority of India, local police and airport security officials.(HT image)
An airport official said the drill is conducted once a year and involves the Central Industrial Security Force, fire department, Airports Authority of India, local police and airport security officials.(HT image)

Safety drill delays flights, hassles fliers at Mumbai airport

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 12:57 AM IST
The bomb threat evacuation drill is an annual exercise carried out by the airport’s security, during which the domestic terminal is evacuated.
During the meeting, the extension of Lohegaon Airport as planned by the Airports Authority of India was discussed.(HT image)
During the meeting, the extension of Lohegaon Airport as planned by the Airports Authority of India was discussed.(HT image)

Divisional commissioner asks PMC to expedite land acquisition for Lohegaon airport expansion

Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 09:54 PM IST
Private land owners are ready to handover their land, but there are differences over the compensation and the TDR model.
Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar is one of the airports that were declared plastic free in phase-I.(HT File photo)
Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar is one of the airports that were declared plastic free in phase-I.(HT File photo)

Half of Indian airports are ‘single-use’ plastic free now

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 10:11 AM IST
Various steps have been undertaken by Airport Authority of India to eliminate the single-use plastic items at passenger terminals. These steps include banning of single-use plastic items like straws, plastic cutleries and plastic plates
File photo of Jammu airport(HT Photo)
File photo of Jammu airport(HT Photo)

Govt to spend Rs1,000 cr on three J&K airports

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 07:58 AM IST
The Airports Authority of India, which expanded and modified the terminal of Jammu airport in September 2017, has now started work on extending the runway at the airport and sought more land from state government for a new terminal.
An AAI spokesperson said they are aware of impersonators trying to deceive people with promises of jobs.(Representative image)
An AAI spokesperson said they are aware of impersonators trying to deceive people with promises of jobs.(Representative image)

4 pose as AAI officials, dupe Mumbai job aspirant of Rs 51,000

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Jayprakash S Naidu
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2019 04:21 PM IST
According to Powai Police, the wife of the 38-year-old assistant manager in an insurance company received a text message about a position for ground staff in Airports Authority of India on July 10.
A slot is a date and time at which an airline’s aircraft is permitted to depart or arrive at an airport. A senior official from the civil aviation department confirmed the extension of the deadline.(HT image)
A slot is a date and time at which an airline’s aircraft is permitted to depart or arrive at an airport. A senior official from the civil aviation department confirmed the extension of the deadline.(HT image)

IndiGo, SpiceJet, Vistara retain Jet’s slots till December 31

Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 04:30 AM IST
After Jet Airways suspended operations in April, the airlines were allocated the vacant slots first up to June 30. This was later extended up to September.
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.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla addresses a convention of the Kota Karamchari Sahkari Samiti Limited on Sunday, July 22, 2019.(HT Photo)
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla addresses a convention of the Kota Karamchari Sahkari Samiti Limited on Sunday, July 22, 2019.(HT Photo)

Airports Authority of India team in Kota next month for city airport survey

Hindustan Times, Kota | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2019 02:17 PM IST
Om Birla, who is MP from Kota, told reporters that there has been a demand for an airport in Kota for a long time.
Given the fact that water is a basic necessity, the aviation industry has a duty to provide potable drinking water to all travellers free of cost inside the airport.(HT File)
Given the fact that water is a basic necessity, the aviation industry has a duty to provide potable drinking water to all travellers free of cost inside the airport.(HT File)

Need drinking water at airports, at normal cost

UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 01:25 PM IST
Considering that it is airport security that prevents passengers from bringing bottled water, it is the responsibility of the Airports Authority of India to ensure availability of safe drinking water to all passengers, free of cost.
Airindia Authorities struggle to remove Spice jet aircraft,Which over short the main runway while landing at Mumbai Airport in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)
Airindia Authorities struggle to remove Spice jet aircraft,Which over short the main runway while landing at Mumbai Airport in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)

Bombay HC asks civil aviation ministry to ensure passengers’ safety

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2019 01:41 AM IST
The court noted that it had taken around three days to remove the SpiceJet aircraft as the only Disabled Aircraft Retrieval Kit (DARK) required for the operation was in Mangaluru to clear an Air India Express plane, which had also overshot the runway.
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