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Up, Up and Away: Traffic increased at almost all airports in India last fiscal

At 18.9%, the highest growth came from Pune, but there were no changes in the positions amongst the top 10.

A Vistara passenger aircraft taxis on the tarmac at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. (Reuters file photo)
Published on Apr 20, 2024 11:01 AM IST

What should you do if you have a Vistara flight scheduled?

Vistara had a dismal 51% flights on time on April 01, 2024 and over 60 flights were cancelled

Vistara in a statement said that it is facing operational issues with crew availability being one of it and hence has decided to curtail its schedule (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 03:35 PM IST

Traffic congestion at Mumbai Airport improved, claims aviation ministry

After many complaints the civil aviation ministry directed the Airport operator; Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) and the Airport Authority of India (AAI) on January 2 to mitigate congestion by restricting the movements of non-scheduled flights

An analysis conducted by AAI pointed to excessive slot allocation and poor slot adherence as a major contributor to the traffic congestion witnessed. (Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 08:58 AM IST

Flights from Adampur to Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Goa to start soon

BJP national spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill said they held a meeting with Union civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on January 16 along with Jalandhar BJP president Sushil Sharma regarding the start of flight operations from Adampur airport.

Responding to the demand raised by Jalandhar leadership of the BJP regarding Adampur civil airport, the ministry of civil aviation said the routes connecting Adampur to several cities have been awarded to selected airlines operators. (HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 31, 2024 10:01 PM IST
By, Jalandhar

Uttar Pradesh to have 5 more airports, Ayodhya-Ahmedabad flight services start

Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh, Aligarh, Moradabad, Chitrakoot and Shravasti to have new airports, taking the total number of airports in the state to 19.

Uttar Pradesh to have 5 more airports, Ayodhya-Ahmedabad flight services start (Vijayanand Gupta/ HT Photo)
Published on Jan 12, 2024 09:56 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi/ Lucknow

Want to become a drone pilot? Now you need just a government ID, address proof

Any citizen can now apply to become a drone pilot with government-issued identity and address proof.

According to the government, the new rules are aiming to further liberalise, promote and facilitate drone operations across the country and make India a global drone hub by 2030.(Getty Images via AFP)
Published on Oct 05, 2023 09:40 PM IST

Construction of new civil enclave at Darbhanga airport will begin in 2024: MoCA

The land transfer process was completed at a cost of Rs.342 crore in two instalments in February this year. Presently, the air services are functional at Darbhanga airport from a makeshift civil enclave

 (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 05:50 PM IST
ByBishnu Kumar Jha

Govt proposes draft aircraft bill to simplify regulations

The Draft Aircraft Bill, 2023 has been issued by the ministry for public consultations for a period of 30 days.

The draft bill aims to remove redundancies in the aircraft law of 1934. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 05:50 AM IST

Darbhanga emerges as top airport under UDAN scheme

Since its launch two-and-a-half years ago, the airport has seen a total of 6,81,945 arrivals while the number of departing passengers stood at 7,06,931 till March 31, 2023, according to the data.

The Darbhanga is run by Indian Air Force. (HT archive)
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 08:58 PM IST
ByBishnu K Jha, Darbhanga

Civil aviation ministry launches ‘UDAN 5.0’ aimed at further remote connectivity

The ministry on Friday initiated the process of inviting bids from airlines for various routes under this fifth round of bidding.

The ministry also mentioned that airlines would be required to commence operations within four months of the award of the route. (Representational Image)(AFP File Photo)
Published on Apr 22, 2023 01:58 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Paytm's Vijay Sharma won't mind paying for this app

DigiYatra: The Ministry of Civil Aviation launched the DigiYatra service to make air travel contactless and hassle-free for flyers.

Mr. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Paytm Founder
Published on Apr 21, 2023 06:10 PM IST

Green flag for new airport at Sabarimala; PM Modi says ‘great news for tourism’

The Kottayam Greenfield Airport project will be developed on a 2,250-acre land with an investment of approximately Rs. 4,000 crores.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Tuesday to share the civil aviation ministry's announcement.
Published on Apr 18, 2023 02:32 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Petitions against metro lines disposed of by HC

Bombay High Court has dismissed two writ petitions against Metro 4 and Metro 2B filed by Indo Nippon Chemical Company and Shree Yashwant Housing Society respectively. The court ruled in favour of MMRDA and the government, finding no error in the land acquisition proceedings and the implementation of the metro project. The Shree Yashwant Society case delayed the project by 46 months and escalated the cost by INR12m ($161,000). MMRDA also received a green signal for another court case against Metro 2B, where the NOC issued for construction of the metro rail lines near Juhu Airport was challenged.

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Updated on Apr 13, 2023 12:46 AM IST
By, Mumbai

PM Modi to inaugurate Chennai airport's new terminal building. See pics

The building is set to cater to the growing air traffic in the state of Tamil Nadu.

PM Modi will inaugurate the new state-of-the-art integrated terminal building at Chennai Airport on April 8.
Published on Apr 06, 2023 09:28 PM IST

Air India pilot forgery case: Delhi HC asks authorities to explain offences

Appearing for Kathpalia, his counsel told the court that in accordance with Ashoo Surendranath Tewari vs. Deputy Superintendent of Police, EOW [Economic Offences Wing], CBI [Central Bureau of Investigation] and Anr (2020), once his client (Kathpalia) has been exonerated in the departmental proceedings, no criminal case could be fastened against him.

On January 19, 2017, the Air India pilot flew a Delhi-Bengaluru flight without going through the mandatory breathalyser test (Representative Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2023 03:06 PM IST

Passenger raises privacy concern over Digi Yatra app; Minister Scindia says…

In the Digi Yatra process, there is no central storage of passengers' Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) said on Thursday.

Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia responded to Digi Yatra passengers' encryption query.
Published on Mar 16, 2023 05:46 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

This tech will eliminate need to take out electronics from bags in airport scan

Air travellers may soon not be required to take out electronic devices from hand baggage at airports for scanning. Presently, the scanners used at airports provide a two-dimensional view of the objects inside a hand baggage. However, it requires passengers to remove the devices.

Representative Image(Photo by Josh Sorenson on Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 21, 2022 07:38 PM IST
PTI | By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Turbulence probe picks up with focus on weather

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB), which investigates aircraft accidents and is a division of the ministry of civil aviation, has taken over the probe into Sunday's mishap.

On Sunday, the Mumbai-Durgapur SpiceJet flight encountered severe turbulence during its descent phase. (File Photo)
Updated on May 04, 2022 04:23 AM IST
ByNeha Tripathi

Agartala to be connected with Dhaka, Chittagong through flights: Tripura CM

Services along the Agartala-Dhaka and Agartala-Chittagong international routes are expected to begin within the next six months and the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) will soon float tenders inviting expression of interest from private airlines wishing to operate along the routes

Agartala to be connected with Dhaka, Chittagong through flights: Tripura CM (File Photo / REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 20, 2022 03:34 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Agartala

Flying to Delhi? Here are some fresh guidelines you need to know

The civil aviation ministry has issued new rules for air travellers in the wake of a fresh surge in daily Covid-19 cases, including those due to the Omicron variant.

Representative image
Updated on Dec 24, 2021 09:25 AM IST
By | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi

Civil Aviation Day: Social and economic benefits of the global flight network

According to the United Nations, the International Civil Aviation Day serves the purpose of highlighting the importance of international civil aviation organisations in air travel across the globe.

The civil aviation ministry has for the fourth time this year revised the domestic airfares, following which the prices have been increased by nine to 12 per cent. 
Published on Dec 07, 2021 11:02 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Aviation ministry allows airlines to serve food in all domestic flights

Along with food services, the ministry has also permitted the resumption of magazines and other reading materials to the passengers, according to the order.

The ban on serving foods in flights that fly for less than two hours was implemented in April this year,(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Nov 16, 2021 11:07 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

No in-flight meals in journeys less than 2 hrs from today: All you need to know

The meals will be made available in flights flying for more than two hours as long as the airlines use disposable cutlery and serve only pre-packed food, the ministry said.

As domestic flights resumed on May 25 last year, the MoCA had allowed in-flight meals under certain conditions. (Shutterstock Image )
Published on Apr 15, 2021 07:40 AM IST
By | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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