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  • Airports put on high alert after email threatens terror attack on Air India flights 18 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A high alert has been sounded in the Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Kochi airports following threat of a possible terror attack on Air India flights. Sources say that two Air India flights will be targeted by suicide bombers. Friday night flight from Ahmedabad to Mumbai and Saturday's early morning...
  • Several UK flights cancelled as Hurricane Gonzalo strikes 3 days ago

    London: Several flights were cancelled at Britain's biggest airport Heathrow as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo struck the country bringing gale force winds and heavy rains. Heathrow Airport said 10 per cent of flights with the 20 biggest carriers into and out of London were cancelled. Indian airlines such as...
  • Delhi Metro to run till 8 pm on Diwali 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In view of Diwali festivities, the last Delhi Metro train will operate at 8 PM from all its stations on Thursday including the Airport Express line. "On account of Diwali festival, the last Metro train service on October 23 (Thursday), will start at 8 PM from terminal stations...
  • Mumbai: 22 injured as SIA flight hit by turbulence 5 days ago

    Mumbai: In a close shave, a packed super jumbo aircraft of Singapore Airlines with over 430 people on board was hit by sudden turbulence during descent, leaving eight passengers and 14 crew members injured. The Singapore-Mumbai plane, an A380 double-deck, had 408 passengers and 25 crew on board. The injured...
  • DA case convict Jayalalithaa arrives in Chennai to a hero's welcome after 21 days in jail 6 days ago

    Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa arrived in Chennai on Saturday evening after spending 21 days in a Bangalore prison following her conviction in the disproportionate assets case to a hero's welcome. The special flight carrying Jayalalithaa landed at Chennai airport and when she came out,...
  • More places will be connected to Vizag airport, says Civil Aviation Minister 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A day after flight operations resumed from the cyclone-affected Vishakhapatnam airport, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday said that the coastal city in Andhra Pradesh would be connected with more places. "Yesterday itself Hyderabad and Delhi were connected (from Vishakhapatnam). Today more areas are getting...
  • Radar trouble affects operations at Kolkata airport 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Flight operations were affected at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport as the Air Traffic Control (ATC) faced problems in the automatic radar system due to failure of BSNL link from a number of destinations. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) Regional Executive Director S Bhaduri said that...
  • Measures to screen Ebola cases put in place across India 1 week ago

    New Delhi: No cases of the deadly virus, Ebola, have been reported in India so far. But several measures have already been put in place to screen Ebola cases in the country to ensure safety. Screening mechanisms are up at airports especially to screen passengers from affected countries. 22,000 passengers have...
  • Cyclone Hudhud hit Vizag airport to resume partial services today 1 week ago

    Visakhapatnam: Moving towards greater normalcy, cyclone-devastated city airport would resume operations on Friday with partial resumption of flights and restoration of power supply gathered pace in coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh wrecked by Sunday's natural calamity. Power supply had been partially restored in Visakhapatnam district and mobile communication services significantly improved,...
  • Cyclone Hudhud hit Vizag airport to resume operations from Friday October 16, 2014

    Vizag: Vizag airport will resume operations from Friday, after sustaining extensive damages in the wake of cyclone Hudhud. The decision to resume operation was taken by the Director General of Civil Aviation, the Bureau Civil Aviation Security in consultation with various airlines. Air India will restart its operations on Friday, with...
  • Andhra Pradesh government to supply essential commodities free in cyclone zone October 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that essential commodities will be distributed free at all the fair price shops in the cyclone-affected districts. The Chief Minister travelled through Visakhapatnam rural, Vizianagram and Srikakulam districts, an official release said. The release quoted Advisor (Communications) to AP government Parakala...
  • Watch: Destruction caused by Cyclone Hudhud at Visakhapatnam airport October 14, 2014

    CNN-IBN has accessed exclusive of the destruction at the Visakhapatnam airport after Cyclone Hudhud. The visuals show major sections of the airport damaged with structures collapsed, the roof caved in and rubble on the tarmac. ...
  • Indianapolis airport debuts customer service robot; travellers say 'he's a nice guy' October 12, 2014

    Indianapolis: A new customer service robot has started roaming around the passenger terminal of Indianapolis International Airport. The robot was rolled out Thursday, with a staffer guiding it remotely around the baggage claim area greeting travelers and looking for anyone who needed assistance. The robot looks like a miniature Segway, but...
  • Nine airports to have e-visa facility this month October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a move to boost tourism, nine airports equipped with e-visa facilities will be operational for 13 countries including USA and South Korea and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to launch it this month. In order to give a major boost to tourism...
  • Ebola scare: US adds extra level of airport screening October 9, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama calls it a "belt and suspenders" approach - an extra level of screening at five major US airports to try to catch any travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries who may be carrying the disease. About 150 travelers a day will have their temperatures checked using no-touch thermometers, and...
  • Ensure Ebola detection equipment at airports are working: HC to Centre October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to file an 'action taken report' on October 14 with regard to providing equipment at Nagpur and Pune airports to screen passengers arriving from African countries to detect possible Ebola virus infection. The direction was given by a bench headed...
  • Delhi: South African convicted for trying to export contraband October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A South African national, arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport last year while trying to export over 17 kg of contraband substance, has been convicted by a Delhi court. Michael Shibambo was held guilty under provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act after 17.5...
  • Telangana: Three workers of oil mill die after inhaling poisonous gas October 5, 2014

    Hyderabad: Three workers died on Saturday after inhaling poisonous gas at an oil mill in Gaganpahad area, police said. The workers, who had entered the cooling unit of the mill to clean up the oil sludge, fell unconscious after inhaling the gas accumulated inside, RGI Airport Police Station's Inspector T...
  • Aviation Minister contradicts Air India, says dummy stun-grenade on plane; probe on October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for Air India, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday disclosed that a dummy stun-grenade was found on board an Air India jumbo plane when it landed at Jeddah in the early hours. The stun grenade, which had no explosive in it, was found on...
  • 'Explosive' on Air India VVIP aircraft was plastic wrapper October 4, 2014

    Mumbai/New Delhi: A suspected explosive device onboard a stand-by Air India VVIP aircraft has turned out to be a plastic wrapper, an airline official said in New Delhi on Saturday. After a thorough screening of the aircraft, the object "was found to be a plastic wrapper", the official said. The Jeddah Airport...
  • 36 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 yet to be identified October 4, 2014

    The Hague: The Dutch security ministry said that 36 victims of the total of 298 passengers and crew members on board the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine are yet to be identified. Among the 11 identified victims this week, eight people were Dutch nationals, Xinhua reported. At the request...
  • In the middle of the street, on top a cliff, and right on the beach: 10 of the most dangerously located airports in the world October 3, 2014

    Fasten your seat belts; we're going to land at the most dangerous runways in the world. If you take a survey, pilot around the world agree that take off and landing are the most challenging tasks when it comes to flying an aircraft. Imagine trying to land an airplane in...
  • Airports will soon look cleaner: Civil Aviation Secretary October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Airports across the country will soon witness a visible difference on the cleanliness front, Union Civil Aviation Secretary V Somasundaran on Thursday said. Briefing reporters after administering the 'Swachh Bharat' pledge at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, Somasundaran said stress on cleanliness has been laid on places frequented by the...
  • Civil Aviation Minister inspects facilities at Chennai airport September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: After receiving complaints of lack of cleanliness at Chennai airport, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju has carried out an inspection of the key infrastructural facilities there. "Accompanied by his Minister of State, GM Siddeshwara, Raju yesterday inspected the key infrastructural facilities at Chennai airport, where the chairman of...
  • Centre relooking UPA's airport privatisation plan September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: With airlines complaining of high airport charges in the country, the government is having a relook at the process of privatisation of six major airports started by the previous UPA dispensation. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju has suggested fresh broad-based consultations between the Centre and states and with...
  • Vistara takes delivery of first Airbus A-320 aircraft in Delhi September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a step closer to getting its flying licence, Tata-SIA joint venture Vistara took delivery of its first Airbus A-320 aircraft that landed at the IGI Airport on Thursday, as the airline planned to go ahead with its operational launch next month. The launch of Vistara has been delayed...
  • Pakistan: PIA airhostess arrested in Italy for carrying drugs September 25, 2014

    Lahore: In yet another scandal involving PIA staff, an airhostess with the state-run airlines has been arrested in Italy after illegal drugs were recovered from her luggage at the Milan airport. The Pakistan International Airlines's flight-733 Lahore-Milan-Paris left for its destination from the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore on Tuesday. On...
  • Delhi airport extends support to Kashmir flood victims September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In its ongoing efforts to provide assistance to the flood hit victims of Jammu and Kashmir, the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi has dispatched the first lot of six high power, sophisticated de-watering pumps to the state. According to the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the...
  • Air India asked to give compensation to man who lost baggage September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India has been asked by a consumer forum to pay compensation to a man, who lost his baggage at airport, saying the airline caused "extreme mental agony" due to its "deficiency in action and gross negligence". The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by CK Chaturvedi,...
  • Kerala: Gold worth Rs 35 lakh seized from passenger September 21, 2014

    Kozhikode: About 1.27 kg of gold worth approximately Rs 35 lakh was seized on Sunday by Customs officials from a passenger who arrived at nearby Karipur international airport. The man had arrived here from Sharjah on an Air India Express flight. The gold was found concealed in a loudspeaker in his...