AIRPORTS

  • Gujarat government permits liquor service at Vadodara, Bhuj airports Yesterday

    Vadodara: In a bid to boost tourism, Gujarat government has started to issue liquor permit to visitors at Vadodara and Bhuj airports thus making the process of getting the permit smooth in the 'dry' state. A large number of visitors, including foreigners, arrive at Vadodara airport and getting liquor permit...
  • Irish Sikh poll candidate forced to remove turban in Dubai 2 days ago

    London: Northern Ireland's first-ever Sikh candidate contesting the UK general election has complained that he was allegedly forced to remove his turban by police at Dubai airport. Amandeep Singh Bhogal, a Conservative party prospective parliamentary candidate for the May 7 polls, was on his way back to Belfast when he was...
  • Nepal earthquake: Tribhuvan International Airport bans landing of big aircraft 3 days ago

    Kathmandu: Nepalese authorities on Sunday banned landings of large aircraft bringing aid to millions of people in the quake-hit country after more than three cracks appeared on the five-decade-old-runway at the the main airport. The decision means aircraft weighing more than 196 tonnes will not be permitted to land at...
  • Relief goods for Nepal quake victims held up at customs: UN 4 days ago

    Kathmandu: Some of the relief material for survivors of Nepal's devastating earthquake was being held up at the country's only international airport because of customs bottlenecks, the United Nations said on Saturday, as the death toll from the disaster passed 6,600. Nepal exempted tarpaulins and tents from import taxes on Friday,...
  • Indira Gandhi International adjudged world's best airport 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The capital's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has been adjudged the world's best airport for the year 2014, under the category of handling 25 to 40 million passengers per annum, officials said on Saturday. Airports Council International (ACI) presented the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award to IGIA at a...
  • Chaos, baggage delay add to passengers' woes at Nepal airport 5 days ago

    Kathmandu: Nepalese passengers and rescue workers from around the world continued to face difficulties on Friday with inordinate delays in baggage reclamation compounding the problems at the airport, which has practically become a shelter for the needy and foreign backpackers. Uniformed humanitarian workers were seen scurrying around the premises of the...
  • GoAir plane hit by bird at Kolkata airport 6 days ago

    Kolkata: A GoAir Kolkata-Guwahati flight, with about 164 passengers onboard, was hit by a bird during take-off at the NSC Bose International airport on Thursday. A senior airport official said, the Guwahati-bound aircraft was proceeding from the taxi bay to the runway when a small bird hit the engine. As the...
  • Nepal earthquake: Tribhovan International Airport choked as it operates at limit of its capacity 6 days ago

    Tribhovan International Airport in Kathmandu is among the many challenges for relief and rescue mission in earthquake-hit Nepal. The landing strip at the airport is taking in several times its average load. As a result many aircraft carrying relief cargo are being turned back or made to wait for 30...
  • Hundreds queue up outside Kathmandu Airport in hope to reach home April 27, 2015

    Hundreds of Indian nationals are getting restless at the Kathmandu Airport as they are unable to get a flight back home. People allege that they have been waiting since two days to get a flight back home. They further accuse the officials of being biased and sending only a selected...
  • Kathmandu airport closed, flights return to Delhi April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Several flights of Indian carriers, carrying friends and family members of the people stranded in the quake-struck Kathmandu, could not land at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Sunday after the air traffic control (ATC) staff at Nepal's only international airport were evacuated in the wake of the aftershocks. A...
  • Nepal quake: Flights to Kathmandu put on hold April 25, 2015

    New Delhi: A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, causing massive damage in the capital Kathmandu with strong tremors felt across several states of India too. The authorities have closed the Kathmandu airport due to the quake. All flight operations in and out of Kathmandu have been suspended...
  • Offering a chair or a cup of tea is a courtesy, not a privilege: Ashok Gajapathi Raju April 24, 2015

    Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju defends ministry's decision to not to cut privileges and protocols of VIP passengers and MPs at various airports. ...
  • SpiceJet looks to step up international services from Kochi April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: No-frills airline SpiceJet on Wednesday said it plans to scale up its international operations from Kochi with some new flights to the Gulf region and is also looking to connect Maldivian capital Male to other domestic destinations via the coastal city. The Gurgaon-based carrier is also evaluating prospects of...
  • Solar plane lands in east China ahead of most ambitious leg April 22, 2015

    Beijing: Solar Impulse 2 landed late on Tuesday in the Chinese city of Nanjing, finishing the sixth stage of its landmark 12-leg quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun. With pilot Bertrand Piccard at the controls, the pioneering single-seater aircraft touched down at 11:31 pm (1531 GMT), after...
  • Goats, llama and shepherdess help clear plants at Oregon airport April 21, 2015

    As planes took off and landed behind a fence one unusually warm April day at Portland International airport, a herd of goats lay basking in the sun, taking a nap break from their 24-hour job of chowing down on invasive plants. Soon afterwards though, the 40 Spanish and Kiko breed goats...
  • Government rules out cut in privileges for MPs, VIP protocol at all airports in India April 21, 2015

    The Centre has said that there is no proposal to cut privileges and protocols of VIP passengers and Members of Parliaments at various airports. Speaking in Parliament, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said the VIP protocol is to be followed by all concerned, including private airports and airlines. ...
  • No proposal to cut privileges of MPs, VIPs at airports: Government April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Monday said there is no proposal to cut privileges and protocols of VIP passengers and MPs at various airports. Giving this information in the Lok Sabha, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said some of the facilities being provided to the VIPs and Members of Parliament include...
  • Delhi airport immigration officer accused of sexually harassing a woman arrested April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Days after a Bengaluru woman filed a complaint against him of sexually assaulting her, Delhi airport senior immigration officer Vinod Kumar has been arrested. Vinod had been suspended by authorities for allegedly repeatedly harassing harassing a young woman passenger from Bengaluru at the Delhi Airport. After prima facie merit...
  • Peruvian national was arrested at Delhi Airport with cocaine worth Rs 6.5 crores April 15, 2015

    Delhi: A Peruvian national was arrested at the Delhi Airport on Wednesday with 1300 grams of pure cocaine worth Rs 6.5 crores. The drugs were concealed in the cavities of the accused's bag and were elaborately wrapped with 4 layers of plastic and silver foil to avoid detection during the...
  • Jet Airways plane experiences a technical problem while landing at Khajuraho airport April 13, 2015

    Khajuraho: There was a miraculous escape for 59 passengers and eight crew members of a Jet Airways flight at the Khajuraho airport on Monday in Madhya Pradesh when one tyre of the plane malfunctioned while landing. The cause behind the collapse of the landing gear is being investigated and the...
  • Glad that my name is removed from frisking exemption list, says Robert Vadra April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: "I am glad that this formality is going to be removed," said Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra on Saturday reacting to a report that he could be dropped from the list of people exempted from frisking and security checks at airports if Government approves an aviation...
  • Delhi Police to record woman's statement allegedly harassed by IGI airport immigration officer April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police will record the statement of female passenger who was allegedly harassed by an immigration officer at the Indira Gandhi International airport. The Delhi Police will send a team to Bengaluru this week to record her statement. An FIR was registered against the immigration officer for sexual...
  • Watch: Inside Air India flight in Yemen evacuating stranded Indians April 7, 2015

    In the first visuals from the Sana'a airport, a part of the premises is seen damaged due to the air strikes. Indian Airforce has been conducting evacuation operations from this airport. But many Indians still remain stuck in isolated pockets. ...
  • In pics: Rescued Indians wait at Sana'a airport for their return back home April 3, 2015

    Saudi Arabia has been conducting air strikes in Yemen against Houthi rebels. Over 3000 Indians still believed to be stranded in Yemen. Most of the Indians living in Yemen comprise nurses, hospital staff, university professors, professionals, white collar workers, IT professionals and managerial and clerical staff in the private sector....
  • Robbers decamp with goods worth Rs 25 crore from Delhi's Kalindi Kunj April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major robbery case, a gang decamped with goods worth around Rs 25 crore along with a truck from Delhi's Kalindi Kunj area. The daring heist took at around 1 am on April 1. The truck carrying Samsung's Electronic goods was stopped by the robbers who broke...
  • SpiceJet makes part payment of dues to AAI April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Budget carrier SpiceJet has made a part payment of its dues to the state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) and also signed an agreement with aircraft leasing firm BBAM to settle out of court the dispute over Boeing rentals. "SpiceJet has paid a part payment of Rs 25...
  • Dubai-Mumbai Jet Airways flight makes safe landing after a bird hit at Mumbai airport March 31, 2015

    Mumbai: A Dubai-Mumbai Jet Airways flight on Tuesday made safe landing after a bird hit. The incident took place around 6:30 PM at the Mumbai airport when a bird hit the aircraft. Meanwhile, another SpiceJet flight also suspected have been hit by a bird. Five flights have been diverted and four...
  • Delhi Police registers FIR against airport official for harassment of a woman March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered by the Delhi Police against airport official under sections 354 A, 354D and 506 for harassment of a woman. A homemaker in Bengaluru has alleged that she was verbally sexually harassed by an immigration officer at the Delhi airport on March...
  • Mumbai: Man held for jumping out from aircraft's emergency exit door March 29, 2015

    Mumbai: A man for has been arrested for opening the emergency exit door of a Chandigarh-Mumbai flight and jumping off at the aircraft's wing while it had landed at the parking bay of Mumbai airport, police said on Sunday. "We have arrested Akash Jain (27) on Saturday for endangering the life...
  • Woman passenger files police complaint against Delhi immigration official for sexual harassment March 28, 2015

    Bengaluru: A woman passenger has filed a police complaint against Delhi immigration official on Saturday for sexual harassment. Earlier, a senior immigration officer Vinod Kumar had been suspended by authorities for allegedly harassing a woman passenger. After prima facie merit was found in the allegations against him, the Ministry of...