Airlines/Aviation

Rules for in-flight mobile phone services notified

People will soon be able to make calls and access internet through their phones during air travel and ship voyage within the Indian territory as the government has notified rules for providing such services.

Kerala CM appeals to Centre not to lease out Thiruvananthapuram airport under PPP mode

The feasibility study of a new airport proposed to be built at Erumeli near Sabarimala Temple was going on, the chief minister said and requested the Centre's support for the project as well.

Kannur International Airport opens in Kerala! Cheer for Malayalis in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Delhi; 10 facts

Kannur International Airport opens! In a big cheer for the people of Kerala, the state got its fourth airport today. Now, flying to Kannur from Hindon will be as affordable as Rs 3,119!

Be greeted with a Namaste! Delhi’s IGI Airport officials get trained in addressing passengers

With the help of IndiGo airlines, a workshop was organised where ‘behavioural’ and communication skills were conferred to the officials. Known as the 'behavioural high fives' programme, it was att

Making Delhi’s IGI Airport emergency ready! Special training for cargo, CISF workers, airline staff

The training will be conducted by the NDMA officials along with DRDO and AAI. Officials, CISF, cargo workers, airlines staff and firefighters will be trained at the airport to handle CBRN emergency si

Soon fly from Delhi to Kerala in just Rs 3119! Modi government’s affordable UDAN option for god’s own country

This is part of Modi government's UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagarik) scheme that aims to provide regional connectivity. A civilian terminal is coming up at the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Hindon airbase, wh

From Delhi Metro Airport Express Line to IGI airport T3 – carrying luggage made easy; here’s how

Delhi's IGI airport has started porter and indoor buggy services from Airport Express Line's Terminal 3 station. The service is introduced in a bid to help air passengers carrying a large number of ba

Delhi flyers note this good news! From February 2019, you can catch a flight from Hindon airbase

The development work for Hindon civil enclave will be completed by mid-February in 2019. The first set of flights awarded for Hindon under the government’s subsidised regional connectivity scheme (

Drone flying becomes reality from today: Here’s all you need to know

From today, individuals and companies can fly drones in the country. However, there are some rules and regulations that people need to keep in mind while operating remotely piloted aircraft system. As

Jharkhand’s Bokaro steel city becomes first among small airports to get mobile air traffic control system

The air-traffic mobile towers have been purchased from MSM Martin Company Slovakia, Slovak Republic. The first eight which have been acquired, will be used in Bilaspur, Ambikapur, Jagdalpur, Jeypore,

Domestic carriers may need Rs 350 billion capital in 3-4 years: Report

Domestic carriers, which are grappling with high jet fuel cost and falling rupee coupled with cut-throat competition, are estimated to require a massive capital infusion of around Rs 350 billion over

New tech-based scanners at airports: Soon, you won’t have to take out laptops for security checks

Recently, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) gave its nod for a pilot project on this 3D-based computed tomography scanner at Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad airports. The scanner, based on a ne

AAI to pick 51% stake in Dholera International Airport

Construction of the much-awaited Dholera International Airport (DIAC) is likely to begin early next year with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) approving a decision earlier this month to take a 51

Passengers, take note! AAI cancels Air Odisha’s UDAN licence for 7 airports; here’s why

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has cancelled the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) licence of low-cost carrier Air Odisha for seven airports for its irregular flight services, an official said on F

Why flight services to Maoist-hit Bastar region have been discontinued 5 months after launch

In June, the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh which has been battling Maoist insurgency for a very long time was added to the country's aviation map. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the first fli

Delhi’s IGI airport sets new record! Handles 1 million metric tonnes of cargo in a year

Delhi airport handled the highest ever monthly cargo tonnage in the month of October. Setting a record, for the first time, it handled over ‘one million metric tonnes’ (1 mmt) of cargo in one yea

Air Pocket: October domestic air passenger traffic growth slowest in 15 months

According to the data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday, a total of 11.84 million passengers preferred to use air transport during last month.

Flyers from Varanasi Airport to be among first who can board flights via facial recognition technology!

Under Digi Yatra, which is a Civil Aviation Ministry initiative launched to promote paperless, hassle-free and speedy airport entry, a facial recognition system will be introduced at four government-r

Soon, India’s international airports to have special kiosks to assist emigrants

Special kiosks will be set up at the departure points at all international airports in the country to assist emigrants who want to clear their last minute problems including about their employers abro

When will Meghalaya’s Umroi airport be operationalised? State HC asks AAI

The Meghalaya High Court has asked the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to submit a report to indicate the date of the full-fledged operationalisation of the Umroi Airport.

Now pay more to fly from Delhi’s IGI Airport! Charges raised seven times; details here

At present, Rs 10 is paid by each domestic flyer for departing from the IGI airport. On the other hand, an international traveller has to pay an amount of Rs 45 as user development fee (UDF).

Delhi Airport charges raised seven times – What consumers need to know

Delhi airport charges have been increased seven times to a flat Rs 77 for each departing domestic and international passenger, starting next month.

Real-time flight status, chatbots and flight schedules! Modi government launches AirSewa 2.0 for passengers

The upgraded version, AirSewa 2.0 web portal as well as the mobile app, has been launched by the Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Commerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu along with Minister of State fo

Baggage check-in in 45 seconds flat! Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport makes this dream a reality

Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport has introduced a new automated system that allows passengers to complete baggage check-in in just 45 seconds!

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