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A passenger speaks with health workers before taking a Covid-19 test upon her arrival from London at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)

Passengers from Heathrow stuck at Amritsar airport for over 12 hours due to Covid-19 testing

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 04:09 PM IST
India has suspended all passenger flights from the UK till December 31 after the emergence of a mutated variant of coronavirus there, joining several countries that have imposed a similar flight ban.
A healthcare worker collects swab samples from passengers at a Covid-19 testing centre at the Pune International Airport, on Saturday.(HT PHOTO)
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
The gold was hidden behind the exhalation valve of a N-95 mask that the passenger was wearing.(https://twitter.com/ccphqrskochi/status/1310942274239553544?s=08)
The gold was hidden behind the exhalation valve of a N-95 mask that the passenger was wearing.(https://twitter.com/ccphqrskochi/status/1310942274239553544?s=08)

Passenger from UAE held in Kerala for smuggling gold in mask

Hindustan Timdes, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 05:08 PM IST
The passenger was about to exit the airport when an officer stopped him after noticing that the mask he was wearing was sagging at one side and he was frequently adjusting it.
Abu Dhabi makes wearing of Covid-19 tracking device compulsory for international passengers(Twitter/Ash_Stewart_/etihad)
Abu Dhabi makes wearing of Covid-19 tracking device compulsory for international passengers(Twitter/Ash_Stewart_/etihad)

Abu Dhabi makes wearing of Covid-19 tracking device compulsory for passengers at airport and during quarantine

Dubai | By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 04:57 PM IST
Amid increase of coronavirus cases in UAE, Abu Dhabi airport will now fit passengers with a medically approved wristband or Covid-19 tracking device which will be removed after the 14-days of home quarantine
Once passengers show their approved e-exemption pass after arriving at the airport, they can complete formalities quickly.
Once passengers show their approved e-exemption pass after arriving at the airport, they can complete formalities quickly.

Dedicated channel for exempted international passengers at Delhi airport

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 03:21 AM IST
Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport announced last Friday that it has developed Air Suvidha—a portal wherein passengers can apply for an exemption from mandatory institutional quarantine.
While the persons who tested positive for Covid-19 has been sent to an isolation centre, 22 other passengers in the coach were sent to an institutional quarantine facility.(Representative image//HT PHOTO)
While the persons who tested positive for Covid-19 has been sent to an isolation centre, 22 other passengers in the coach were sent to an institutional quarantine facility.(Representative image//HT PHOTO)

Panic sweeps Dehradun-bound train after passenger learns he is Covid-19+

Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 05:53 PM IST
The person got a message on his phone midway into the journey that he had tested positive for Covid-19.
On Monday, a total of 428 domestic flights carrying 30,550 passengers operated while on Tuesday, 445 flights ferried 62,641 people.(PTI)
On Monday, a total of 428 domestic flights carrying 30,550 passengers operated while on Tuesday, 445 flights ferried 62,641 people.(PTI)

494 domestic flights ferried 38,078 passengers in India on Thursday: Govt

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2020 04:12 PM IST
Domestic flight operations resumed in the country on Monday after a gap of two months of suspension due to the coronavirus lockdown. International passenger flights continue to remain suspended.
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.
As understanding as we are of the airline’s policies, many of us have been surprised to find the opposite is not true.(Unsplash)
As understanding as we are of the airline’s policies, many of us have been surprised to find the opposite is not true.(Unsplash)

The Taste with Vir: Pity the poor passenger

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 09:05 AM IST
By refusing to refund money to passengers, airlines have betrayed public trust and lost the moral right to a tax payer-funded bail out.
The four passengers were asked to quarantine themselves till April 1.(HT Photo)
The four passengers were asked to quarantine themselves till April 1.(HT Photo)

Coronavirus: Railways de-board 4 passengers with ‘home quarantine’ stamps near Mumbai

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2020 05:34 PM IST
The four were screened at the international airport on arrival from Germany and advised 14 days of home quarantine in Mumbai till April 1.
This board at a parking lot in Sector 22, Chandigarh, does not list the provision for 10-minute free parking. The facility is available for any commuter entering the lot to pick or drop passengers.(Ht Photo)
This board at a parking lot in Sector 22, Chandigarh, does not list the provision for 10-minute free parking. The facility is available for any commuter entering the lot to pick or drop passengers.(Ht Photo)

Option to drop passengers without paying not displayed at Chandigarh parking lots

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 01:09 AM IST
Display boards have little to no mention of the mandatory 10-minute parking without charges that the MC House cleared last year
HT Image
HT Image

Coronavirus alarm: 104 passengers travelling with Hoshiarpur father, son screened

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Mandeep Kaur Narula, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2020 10:56 PM IST
10 crew members of Air India’s Delhi-Amritsar flight also screened; none show symptoms of Covid, says civil surgeon
(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Passengers to be screened at Sahnewal airport

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amarpal Singh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 06:52 AM IST
The Sahnewal Airport caters to flights between Delhi and Ludhiana on every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, allowing international passengers landing at Delhi to take connecting flights to Ludhiana.
Passengers lined up outside the closed ticket counter at the Mohali railway station in the wee hours of Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)
Passengers lined up outside the closed ticket counter at the Mohali railway station in the wee hours of Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)

When passengers got a free train ride from Mohali to Ferozepur

Rachna Verma, Chandigarh | By Rachna Verma, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 12:54 AM IST
Railway official present on train allows frenzied travellers to board it without ticket as the counter was closed
Passengers of a Noapara-bound train in the North-South line of the Kolkata Metro were evacuated at Chandni Chowk station after smoke was seen billowing out from one of the coaches on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Passengers of a Noapara-bound train in the North-South line of the Kolkata Metro were evacuated at Chandni Chowk station after smoke was seen billowing out from one of the coaches on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Smoke in Kolkata Metro coach, passengers evacuated

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2020 04:19 PM IST
Passengers raised an alarm after seeing smoke coming out from the air-conditioned metro rake when it stopped at the station in the central part of the city around 1.35 pm, Metro officials said.
Aviation regulator DGCA asked airports and airlines on Friday that in order to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus infection, passengers arriving in flights from Japan and South Korea must be screened once they step out of the aerobridge.(PTI)
Aviation regulator DGCA asked airports and airlines on Friday that in order to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus infection, passengers arriving in flights from Japan and South Korea must be screened once they step out of the aerobridge.(PTI)

DGCA extends screening of passengers arriving from Japan, South Korea amid coronavirus outbreak

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 06:22 PM IST
Till date, only passengers arriving from four countries -- Thailand, Singapore, China and Hong Kong -- were being screened for possible exposure to the respiratory virus at 21 identified airports in India.
Police personnel during the rescue operation after vehicles got stuck due to slippery roads following the snowfall in Kufri, 14km from Shimla, on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Police personnel during the rescue operation after vehicles got stuck due to slippery roads following the snowfall in Kufri, 14km from Shimla, on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Snow blocks Hindustan-Tibet road; 300 stranded passengers rescued from Kufri

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Navneet Rathore, Shimla
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 11:21 PM IST
State meteorological department director Manmohan Singh says the latest spell of snow and rain is due to a fresh western disturbance. The weather will clear up from Wednesday
The national carrier Air India celebrated the 71st Republic Day by distributing 30,000 Indian flags(Mint)
The national carrier Air India celebrated the 71st Republic Day by distributing 30,000 Indian flags(Mint)

Air India distributes 30,000 national flags among its passengers

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 04:47 PM IST
71st Republic Day: The airlines also put up a big hoarding at the historic Lal Chowk in the heart of Srinagar to congratulate the people on Republic Day.
Delta Air Lines was Friday fined $50,000 by the US Department of Transportation(REUTERS)
Delta Air Lines was Friday fined $50,000 by the US Department of Transportation(REUTERS)

Delta airlines fined $50,000 for discriminating against Muslim passengers

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 04:58 PM IST
In one incident on July 26, 2016, a Muslim couple were removed from Delta Flight 229 at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris after a passenger told a flight attendant their behavior made her “very uncomfortable and nervous”.
HT Image
HT Image

1984 Riot: Sikh passengers dragged out of trains and killed, police arrested none: SIT

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 10:56 PM IST
The report said the incidents had happened on November 1 and 2, 1984, at five railway stations of Delhi — Nangloi, Kishanganj, Dayabasti, Shahdara and Tuglakabad
The Tejas Express India’s First semi-high speed, fully airconditioned train was flagged off by Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu from CST for Goa in May 2017.(Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ Hindustan Times)
The Tejas Express India’s First semi-high speed, fully airconditioned train was flagged off by Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu from CST for Goa in May 2017.(Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ Hindustan Times)

Passengers claim stale food served on Tejas; contractor fined Rs 1 lakh

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 11:44 AM IST
On Saturday, when passengers were served dinner on the train after it crossed Chiplun railway station in Maharashtra, they complained that the food was stale.
A Mahindra Scorpio taxi jumped a red light signal near the old Chandigarh airport and hit an auto rickshaw, killing the driver and injuring eight passengers, including four children.(HT PHOTO)
A Mahindra Scorpio taxi jumped a red light signal near the old Chandigarh airport and hit an auto rickshaw, killing the driver and injuring eight passengers, including four children.(HT PHOTO)

Auto driver killed, eight passengers injured in collision with SUV in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 01:03 AM IST
The accident took place near the old Chandigarh airport
The train was stopped at RK Ashram metro station on the Blue Line metro. Image used for representational purpose only.(Sunil Saxena /HT File Photo)
The train was stopped at RK Ashram metro station on the Blue Line metro. Image used for representational purpose only.(Sunil Saxena /HT File Photo)

Passengers evacuated from Delhi metro train after complaints of burning smell

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2019 06:02 PM IST
The train was stopped at RK Ashram metro station on the Blue Line metro.
Traffic was thrown out of gear in Delhi as roads remained water-logged till Friday morning.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Traffic was thrown out of gear in Delhi as roads remained water-logged till Friday morning.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Delhi airport inundated, passengers wade through ankle-deep water inside terminals

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 02:03 AM IST
Most passengers said the airport premises remained flooded till early Friday. As many as 50 flights were delayed or diverted because of the rain. Airport officials said flight operations were shut between 7.56pm and 8.20pm.
The passenger rushes to get on the train but somehow slips.(Twitter/@RailMinIndia)
The passenger rushes to get on the train but somehow slips.(Twitter/@RailMinIndia)

Passenger falls while boarding moving train in Ahmedabad. Watch RPF staff save him

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 06:29 PM IST
Alert RPF staff noticed the passenger and rushed to save him.
Two Air India flights suffered severe turbulence within this week due to bad weather, leading to passenger inconvenience and fear(Photo: ANI)
Two Air India flights suffered severe turbulence within this week due to bad weather, leading to passenger inconvenience and fear(Photo: ANI)

Two Air India flights battle thunderstorm, passengers bruised

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 07:40 AM IST
As the pictures of minorly injured crew have been circulated on Twitter, Dhananjay Kumar- Air India spokesperson confirmed that turbulence suffered by the Delhi-Vijaywada flight will be investigated in the coming week.
“Damn I never even considered this. Visionary,” says an Instagram user.(Instagram/@passengershaming)
“Damn I never even considered this. Visionary,” says an Instagram user.(Instagram/@passengershaming)

Genius or rude? Pic of passenger lying below plane seats divides Internet

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 04:08 PM IST
While some cannot believe the passenger pulled off a move like this, a few others are pretty impressed.
The Delhi-bound flight of Indigo airlines with passengers on board was delayed by more than seven hours at Mumbai airport.(Reuters Photo)
The Delhi-bound flight of Indigo airlines with passengers on board was delayed by more than seven hours at Mumbai airport.(Reuters Photo)

IndiGo Delhi flight with passengers stranded on runway for 7 hours

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 11:35 AM IST
Flight 6E-6097 was scheduled to leave Mumbai at 3:15 pm and reach Delhi at 5.30 pm. The plane finally departed at 9:55 pm.
An IndiGo flight suffered a bird hit while taxiing at the Ranchi airport and was forced to abort take off.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
An IndiGo flight suffered a bird hit while taxiing at the Ranchi airport and was forced to abort take off.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Delhi-bound IndiGo flight suffers bird hit in Ranchi, passengers safe

Hindustan Times, ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2019 06:28 PM IST
All 144 passengers were safe and were accommodated in another flight to Delhi.
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