AIRPORTS

  • In pics: Chaos at IGI airport in Delhi, passengers stranded due to dense fog 3 days ago

    There is a major chaos at the Indira Gandhi International Airport due to dense fog. Most of the flights have been cancelled and many are delayed. Hundreds of passengers are stranded. Besides, food outlets are over-crowded and no proper arrangements have been made to impart information to the passengers, adding...
  • MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's plane fails to take off, police push it off the runway 5 days ago

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh policemen were on Monday employed to push Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's plane as it failed to take off from Chhindwara airport. Officers were pushing the plane off the runway to make room for Congress MP Kamal Nath's plane which was due to land. Kamal Nath's plane hovered...
  • Angry SpiceJet passengers lose their cool December 18, 2014

    Angry SpiceJet passengers lose their cool after waiting since 4 AM on Wednesday. All SpiceJet flights remained grounded for the first half of the day. "It is very irritating. They are not giving us any alternative," said a passenger. ...
  • Indian arrested in Malaysia for allegedly carrying drugs worth USD 288,155 December 15, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: An Indian has been arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport for allegedly carrying 5.34 kg of illegal drugs worth USD 288,155. The man's identity was not disclosed. The 27-year-old, who arrived here from Chennai by a Malaysia Airlines flight, landed in Customs Department's net upon his arrival at the...
  • London airspace closed due to computer failure December 12, 2014

    London: London airspace has been closed due to a computer failure, UK air traffic controllers said on Friday. The news was announced in a brief message on flight safety body Eurocontrol's website. UK air traffic controllers, called NATS, confirmed that a "technical problem" at its Swanwick control centre in Hampshire will...
  • Delhi: Loader at IGI Airport arrested on charges of molesting a woman December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A loader at Indira Gandhi International Airport has been arrested on charges of molesting a woman, who was on her way back from Dubai. The incident happened on late Thursday night. More details are awaited. ...
  • Not that funny: Doctor's joke about a bomb in his luggage at the airport costs him $90,000 December 2, 2014

    Miami: A doctor thought it might be funny to crack a joke about a bomb in his luggage. Instead, he partly forced the evacuation of Miami International airport, and earned an almost $90,000 fine. Manuel Alvarado, 60, will pay out $89,172 for his "momentary lapse of reason in making these...
  • Ariana Grande blows kisses to fans at JFK Airport November 30, 2014

    New York: Singer Ariana Grande was spotted blowing kisses at her fans as she sashayed through the JFK Airport here. The 21-year-old star was spotted strolling through the airport on Friday in a white crop top as she made her way to perform for the Victoria's Secret show, reports mirror.co.uk. Grande completed...
  • 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...
  • Smoke detected from Air India flight at Kolkata airport, all 133 passengers safe November 29, 2014

    Kolkata: An Air India fight had a closed shave when smoke was detected from the wheels at the Kolkata airport on Saturday. The rear tyres of a Dibrugarh-Kolkata Air India flight deflated when the aircraft was taxying after landing at NSC Bose International Airport. All the 133 passengers were safe and had...
  • After Congress, Telangana BJP objects to renaming of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport November 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Aviation Ministry's decision to rename the domestic terminal at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport after former CM NT Rama Rao has triggered a row and it is not just the Congress that is up in arms. The Telangana state BJP is also upset with the decision and plans...
  • Congress creates uproar in Rajya Sabha over naming of Hyderabad airport November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress members on Thursday forced two brief adjournments in Rajya Sabha over the naming of Hyderabad domestic airport, contending that Rajiv Gandhi's name has been removed and should be restored. When the House met for the day, V Hanumantha Rao (Congress) raised the issue of a section of the...
  • New system to check suspicious passengers at airport from Thursday November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: An electronic system for alerting authorities about suspicious travellers will be launched on Thursday at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The new electronic Indian Customs Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) has been developed by the National Informatics Centre with the help of the Directorate General of Systems under...
  • Row over naming Hyderabad Airport DomesticTerminal after NTR, Telangana government says consent not taken November 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Civil Aviation Ministry had last week issued an order naming of the domestic terminal at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad after the Telugu matinee idol, TDP founder and former AP chief minister N T Ramarao. Since then opposition party Congress has been opposing the move. The...
  • Wrong to say Rajiv Gandhi's name removed from Hyderabad airport: Aviation Minister November 26, 2014

    The Congress MPs created an uproar in the Rajya Sabha over renaming the Rajiv Gandhi airport in Hyderabad. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju said, "It is wrong to say that Rajiv Gandhi's name has been removed. His name continues in Hyderabad international airport and NTR's name has been added...
  • Naked man falls through women's bathroom ceiling at Boston airport, runs out and bites elderly man November 23, 2014

    Boston: A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport on Saturday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man while he was still in the buff and bleeding, before being arrested, state police said. Cameron Shenk, 26, of Boston, was charged...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Passenger with live bullet held at airport November 22, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A 26-year-old man, who was carrying a live bullet in his baggage, has been taken into custody at the international airport when he was about to board a flight to Dammam. The bullet was seized from the hand bag of Siva, a native of Kovilpatti in Tamil Nadu, police...
  • Domestic terminal at Hyderabad airport named after TDP founder NT Rama Rao November 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Union Civil Aviation Ministry on Friday issued an order naming the domestic terminal at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad, after NT Rama Rao, the founder of the Telugu Desam Party, the ruling party of Andhra Pradesh. A senior official of the GMR Group, which manages the airport,...
  • Ebola patient in India: Are we Ebola-ready? November 19, 2014

    As an Indian national returning from Liberia has been quarantined at a special facility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. CNN-IBN asks whether we are Ebola-ready and discusses it with Senior Consultant Dr. MS Jha at Primus Hospital. ...
  • Status check: Are airports Ebola-ready? November 19, 2014

    As an Indian national returning from Liberia has been quarantined at a special facility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. CNN-IBN does a status check at three airports in Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai to see what arrangements the Indian government has made for Ebola. ...
  • Need to be careful about the spread of ebola in India: Doctors November 19, 2014

    Since, ebola virus can continue to stay for 90 days, the patient should be isolated for 90 days. According to government officials, a three member team has been constituted to inspect all airports to identify the gaps. It will include officials from the ministries of Health, Civil Aviation and Immigration....
  • We should be extremely careful about Ebola: Doctors November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Dr SP Bayotra chairman of medicine at the reputed Ganga Ram hospital in New Delhi spoke to CNN-IBN about Ebola. "The patient has been diagnosed but it's new in our country. No chances should be taken. He should be quarantined till he is cleared as the virus can...
  • Plane on training sortie crashes in Indore, two injured November 19, 2014

    Indore: An aircraft of Madhya Pradesh Flying Club on training sortie crashed at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport on Wednesday in which two persons were seriously injured, police said. "The aircraft on training sortie crashed near the boundary wall of the airport," Superintendent of Police (SP), East area, Abid Khan said. The two...
  • Man tests positive for Ebola, kept in isolation in Delhi November 18, 2014

    News Delhi: India has quarantined a man who was cured of Ebola in Liberia but continued to show traces of the virus in samples of his semen after arriving in the country, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry said in a statement that the Indian national tested negative for...
  • PM Modi's plane made to wait at Myanmar airport for 92 minutes November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Air India One plane was made to wait at the Nay Pyi Taw Airport in Myanmar last week for 92 minutes due to delay in refuelling it before it flew to Brisbane in Australia. The flight, scheduled to depart at 9:30 PM on Thursday, left...
  • Atithi Devo Bhava! Foreign tourists to be welcomed with garlands at airports November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: With a view to prevent fleecing of foreign tourists and creating a safe and secure environment for them, Tourism Ministry is set to roll out red carpet at airports to receive guests with garlands in a true 'Atithi Deva Bhavo' style. A comprehensive plan is being worked out...
  • 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...
  • Buffalo on runway: Is a major mishap waiting to happen? November 7, 2014

    A Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane hit a buffalo on the runway a few seconds before the take-off at the Surat airport. CNN-IBN asks whether a major mishap is waiting to happen. ...
  • SpiceJet complains of stray animals at Surat airport, suspends services for indefinite period November 7, 2014

    Surat: A day after a Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane hit a stray animal on the runway a few seconds before the take-off, the airlines have complained of stray animals as a recurring problem at the Surat airport. Owing to the repeated obstructions, the airline has decided to suspend its services at...
  • SpiceJet flight hits animal before take-off at Surat airport November 6, 2014

    Surat: A Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane, with about 140 passengers onboard, hit a stray animal on the runway a few seconds before the take-off at the Surat airport on Thursday. "A Surat-to-Delhi SpiceJet aircraft, Flight number SG 622, carrying around 140 passengers excluding crew members today hit a stray animal on...