AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA

  • No scheduled flights for 8 airports lead to loss worth Rs 82 crore in 3 years November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Eight non-metro airports modernised using public money have no scheduled flights operating there, leading them to incur a total loss of about Rs 82 crore in the last three years. As government pushes for air connectivity in remote areas, official figures show that these eight airports have jointly incurred...
  • Air India privatisation not now, says government; AAI, Pawan Hans to be listed on stock market November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Monday said that Airport Authority of India and Pawan Hans will be listed on the stock market but ruled out the privatisation of Air India as of now. But it can't be ruled out in future and there have been suggestions from...
  • DGCA panel suggests steps to avoid flight diversion due to fog April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to check fog-related diversions from IGI Airport, a DGCA panel has recommended several steps like upgrading of neighbouring alternative airports, meteorological facilities and runway radar coverage. It has recommended that airports near Delhi like Jaipur, Lucknow and Amritsar, should be upgraded to Category-IIIB level of Instrument...
  • Election Commission lodges FIR for Godhra posters April 2, 2014

    The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday removed objectionable posters on Godhra riots in the outer premises of the Patna airport and lodged FIR in the matter. "The case has been lodged because the posters were of objectionable nature. It could have been intended to harm the communal harmony," Additional Chief Electoral...
  • Airport users to get facility to pay charges from air March 14, 2014

    In a move to attract more chartered flights into India, the civil aviation ministry plans to introduce a new system which will enable the aircraft operators to pay the user charges even before landing, said a top official. Aimed at making tourists, private and business operators, flying clubs and others using...
  • India to build 200 low cost airports March 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: India plans to build 200 low cost airports in the next 20 years to connect tier-II and tier-III cities, said a civil aviation ministry official. This will be one of the focus areas of India Aviation 2014, the country's largest civil aviation exhibition and conference beginning from Wednesday. The...
  • Airports Authority to develop 7 airports in Uttar Pradesh February 24, 2014

    Seven airports in Uttar Pradesh, the home state of Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh, will be developed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) under an agreement it signed with the state government on Monday. As part of the government's intent to provide air connectivity to regional or remote centres, the...
  • 75th national Table Tennis championship begins today at Pataliputra Sports Complex January 7, 2014

    Top paddlers of the country, includingSharath Kamal, Soumyajit Ghosh, K. Shamini, Mouma Das, NehaAgrawal will be seen in action in Patna in the 75th SeniorNational and InterState Table Tennis Championship at thePataliputra Sports Complex in Patna from Tuesday. About 600 players from 32 states and Union Territories(UTs), besides two institutional teams...
  • AAI plans to install fullbody scanners at 2 airports in India December 1, 2013

    Mumbai: The national airports operator Airports Authority of India (AAI) will soon install millimeterwave technologybased fullbody scanners at two nonmetro airports on a trial basis, sources have said. So far, none of the 125 AAIrun and five privatelyoperated airports have such a crucial security equipment. "We have received two fullbody scanners...
  • Privatisation of six major airports likely ahead of Lok Sabha polls October 22, 2013

    New Delhi: India's major airports are likely to privatised ahead of Lok Sabha polla in 2014. The Civil Aviation Ministry is hopeful of privatising the airports in Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow and Guwahati. The ministry has already initiated prebid consultations with prospective bidders. Meanwhile, airports in the race for...
  • New radar to be commissioned at Kochi airport Friday September 12, 2013

    Kochi: A new state-of-the-art radar system installed at the International Airport here by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will be dedicated to the nation by Minister of State for Civil Aviation K C Venugopal Friday. The use of the Radar, costing Rs 16 crore, will aid the air traffic controllers...
  • Air India to lease turboprop aircraft for nonmetro cities June 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Air India would shortly issue tenders to lease turboprop aircraft to enhance connectivity to nonmetro cities across the country, airline sources said on Thursday. A group of officials of the national carrier is on the verge of completing a feasibility study on how many such airplanes would be...
  • Civil airports in Jaisalmer and Bikaner soon: AAI June 4, 2013

    Jaipur: The Airport Authority of India is going to operationalise civil airports in Jaisalmer and Bikaner this year, AAI Chairman VP Agrawal said on Tuesday. Till date, both cities only have air force stations for flight operations. The AAI will also initiate survey of unused but potential airstrips and runways...
  • Space crunch to hit parking of helicopters at Mumbai airports April 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Space crunch may hit parking of helicopters and small airplanes at the two airports in Mumbai, with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) planning to implement stringent guidelines to decongest the aerodromes and their runways. Lack of parking space is more acute at the main Chhatrapati Shivaji International (CSI)...
  • AAI to develop 20 airports in next five years March 28, 2013

    Tiruchirapalli: Airport Authority of India (AAI) is considering developing 20 airports in the next five years, according to a senior official. "Subject to cooperation from the respective state governments and access to suitable sites free of cost, AAI is hopeful of developing 20 airports in the next five years," GK...
  • Suspended AAI officer attends Chennai meet September 25, 2012

    Chennai: Though he was supposedly suspended by Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh for irregularities in awarding contracts, a top official of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is believed to have attended a prebid meeting at the airport here on Friday, drawing flak from unionists in the airport. According to...
  • Govt suspends 6 AAI officials for irregularities September 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Monday ordered suspension of six senior Airport Authority of India officers for irregularities in awarding airports ground handling contracts. Sources said that major penalty proceedings have been also initiated against the officials. A CBI inquiry has found these officers involved in committing irregularities...
  • AAI refuses to allow KFA lessors to take back aircraft August 5, 2012

    Mumbai: Airport Authority of India (AAI) has refused to allow the lessors to take back about half a dozen aircraft rented out to Kingfisher Airline, sources said. The lessors want the aircraft back as Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) has defaulted on rentals. "AAI has said no...to Kingfisher lessors to allow them to...
  • Chennai airport relaxes '5 minute dropoff' rule April 25, 2012

    Chennai: The Chennai airport administration has called for a partial rollback of the 'exitwithin5minutesorpayup' rule that was introduced along with the new parking system at the airport on April 1. This relaxation of the entryexit time to 10 minutes, especially during peak hours, has come after the AAI was flooded with...
  • Lack of guarantee may ground Kingfisher flights March 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Airport Authority of India (AAI) has said that they will have to ground Kingfisher Airlines if the company does not give a guarantee, sources said. They also said that the Kingfisher Airlines is in the process of providing an inter corporate guarantee for 256 crores of airport dues...
  • DIAL justifies seeking hike in airport charges February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Tuesday justified seeking an eighttime hike in airport charges, saying it would not affect the airlines much and would help the Airports Authority of India (AAI) gain more revenue. "If the proposed hike of 774 per cent by DIAL is approved by Airports...
  • Airport Authority says Air India owes Rs 1,200 cr January 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Staterun Air India owes the Airports Authority of India (AAI) 12 billion rupees while debtladen private carrier Kingfisher Airlines owes 2.35 billion rupees, AAI Chairman VP Agrawal said. "The sector is under a lot of stress, and we can't take a unilateral decision on one airline. Grounding flights (of Kingfisher)...
  • AAI staffers promoted, then demoted in 10 months December 7, 2011

    Mumbai: Though it may sound hilarious, but it's true. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) that promoted some hundred odd employees from its Mumbai division in September 2010 with a salary hike has now revoked all the promotions and hikes. The withdrawal order (copy available with MiD DAY) that was issued...
  • No airport development fee for Delhi, Mumbai: SC April 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Passengers travelling out of Delhi and Mumbai airports would no longer have to pay Airport Development Fee (ADF) with the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashing the levy which has yielded about Rupees 2,500 crore in two years. Hearing an appeal against the Delhi High Court's order which had upheld...
  • Plan to decongest Mumbai airport hits roadblock January 12, 2011

    Mumbai: Plans by Airports Authority of India to decongest the busy Mumbai airport by moving all helicopter operations to the nearby Juhu airport have hit a roadblock. With helicopter operations as well as fixed wing operations moving here, serious questions are being raised about this airport's ability to cope with increased...
  • Compensate '88 air crash victims: Guj HC October 14, 2009

    Ahmedabad: Twentyone years after an Indian Airlines air crash in which 131 persons were killed, the Gujarat High Court on Wednesday ordered that a compensation of Rs 6 crore be paid to the families of 34 victims who had approached the court for higher quantum. The verdict was given by a...
  • Praful Patel says AAI to become a company August 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Airports Authority of India, would be turned into a company by amending laws to enable the body raise funds from market for carrying out modernisation of a large number of major airports across the country, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said on Tuesday. "We are looking at corporatising the...
  • Watch: User fee to be charged from flyers July 10, 2009

    The AAI plans to charge development fee at 35 airports across India. ...
  • Ill and flying? Keep these tips in mind October 29, 2008

    A 22yearold HIV+ girl died at the Kolkata airport on Tuesday after airport authorities refused to take her on board a plane bound for Mizoram, her home state. So what should a criticallyill patient do if he/she has to fly? Following is the inflight procedure for criticallyill patients: Air India is...
  • Caught in redtape, HIV+ girl dies at airport | Fly safe October 29, 2008

    Kolkata: A 22yearold HIV+ girl from Mizoram died at the Kolkata airport on Tuesday when she was not allowed to board a plane to Aizawal. The airports authority had declared her unfit to fly. Lalnun Mawii was terminally ill and wanted to spend her last days at home. She was undergoing...