DELHI AIRPORT

  • Angry SpiceJet passengers lose their cool Yesterday

    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. ...
  • Delhi Metro to sell travel tokens to all lines from Airport station September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Monday started operating an exclusive token counter at the Airport Metro station of the Airport Express Line to sell tokens and smart cards for journey from New Delhi station to all other metro lines. "Airport Express Line passengers who...
  • Security breach at Delhi airport, drunk passenger crosses emergency doors, runs on the runway September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bizarre incident of security breach at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, a drunk passenger started running on the runway on Saturday morning. The passenger a British national was drinking alcohol while waiting for his connecting flight at the T3 lounge. He pressed...
  • Centre says India Ebolafree; 112 passengers who arrived from Liberia declared safe August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The government clarified that none of the 112 passengers who returned from Liberia on Tuesday have Ebola. All of them were screened and found to be healthy except for one passenger who had fever and sore throat. That passenger has been isolated in the quarantine cum isolation facility...
  • Mishap avoided at Bagdogra airport as Indigo and Air India flight avoid collision July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A mishap was avoided at Bagdogra airport in West Bengal on Friday between Indigo flight and Air India flight. The incident took place at around 1 PM. An Indigo flight came close to a descending Air India plane over Bagdogra, raising the spectre of a collision and giving scare...
  • Three planes damaged, 21 flights diverted due to bad weather in Delhi May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Three planes were damaged and 21 flights diverted due to the sudden rain and storm that lashed the national capital here Friday evening, officials said. Airport sources said that three planes, which were parked at the T3 (terminal 3) of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, were damaged. These belonged...
  • Landing of airbus A380: As it happened May 30, 2014

    Singapore Airlines will fly the A380 daily from both Mumbai and Delhi. Approval for the aircraft's operations were given in January. ...
  • First commercial super jumbo A380 flight to land in Delhi today May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Singapore Airlines will become the first airline to start commercial operations of the world's largest passenger aircraft Airbus 380 in India on Friday. The airline will fly the A380 daily from Mumbai and Delhi. It is scheduled to land in Delhi after 8 pm on Friday evening. The...
  • Watch: The grand preparations at Delhi airport to welcome Modi May 17, 2014

    India's Prime Ministertobe Narendra Modi will be landing in Delhi shortly for a victory lap. Modiled BJP won a clear majority on Friday in the Lok Sabha elections, which the party attributed to the leader's popularity and mass appeal. ...
  • Modi sees conspiracy behind stopping of chopper twice at Delhi Airport April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial Narendra Modi said there was a conspiracy behind the stopping of his chopper twice. Modi who was on a campaign trail in Madhya Pradesh claimed that there was a conspiracy to delay his campaign and he has asked the Election Commission to look...
  • Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad in world top 100 airports, Singapore best March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Three airports in India - Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad - have made it to the list of top 100 airports in the world. According to Skytrax World airport awards, the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) at Delhi run by the GMR group is at 59th place in the...
  • DGCA penalises 3 private airlines for not using trained pilots in fog January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Three private airlines Indigo, GoAir and Jet Airways have been penalised by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for not using pilots trained to land in foggy conditions especially in Delhi. The DGCA has also withdrawn six landing slots allotted to the three airlines. Ahead of the winter...
  • Dense fog hits flight operations at Delhi airport January 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Flight operations came to a standstill on Sunday night after dense fog enveloped the IGI Airport leading to delay in schedule of around 40 flights. Around 150 domestic and international flights at the Indira Gandhi International Airport had been affected earlier in the day due to fog, causing inconvenience...
  • Mumbai airport's main runway to be shut for 8 hours till May 2014 October 28, 2013

    Mumbai: The main runway at the Mumbai airport will be shut for 8 hours a day starting from October 28 till May 2014 in order to build two rapid exit taxiways. All airlines have been told to reschedule their flights. A secondary runway has been planned but implementation proving difficult....
  • Man with prosthetic leg asked to strip for security check at Delhi airport October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Months after a woman was allegedly asked to remove her prosthetic leg at an airport, another passenger with a prosthetic leg recounts his humiliation at Delhi's IGI Airport. He was forced to strip for a security check. This comes two months after the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security...
  • Nearmiss between Go Air and IAF plane at Delhi airport October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: A near collision between a Go Air aircraft and an Indian Air Force plane was avoided at last moment at the IGI airport on Wednesday. At 2 o'clock, Go Air flight 336 from Delhi to Mumbai was given go ahead by the ATC to depart. But at the...
  • Asaram supporters protest at Delhi airport, Jantar Mantar September 1, 2013

    Hundreds of supporters of Asaram Bapu on Sunday raised slogans outside the Delhi airport and staged a protest march at Jantar Mantar as the spiritual leader made a brief stopover at the city airport before flying onwards to Jodhpur under arrest. "A few of the protestors who tried to break the...
  • Man with gold biscuits worth Rs 18 lakh arrested at Delhi airport August 12, 2013

    A man has been arrested by custom officials at airport in New Delhi for allegedly trying to smuggle in gold biscuits worth about Rs 18 lakh, officials said on Monday. Acting on an intelligence input, the accused was intercepted on Sunday after his arrival from Dubai New Delhi."On detailed examination of...
  • Airport Metro link: CAG says DMRC gave undue advantage to DIAL August 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The CAG has pulled up Delhi Metro Rail Corporation for relaxing payment conditions for Rs 448 crore owed by Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) in lieu of construction work carried out on Airport Metro Line. In its report, the auditor said that when the Airport Metro link was...
  • DMRC begins preparations to operate Airport Express line June 29, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after Reliance Infra refused to operate the Delhi Airport Metro line beyond June 30, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Saturday said it has started all the necessary arrangements required to take over operations of the 22.7 kilometer long express link. "DMRC has started all necessary...
  • Snapshot: Heavy rains cause waterlogging at IGI airport June 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Incessant heavy rains on Sunday led to waterlogging at IGI airport in New Delhi, causing inconvenience to passengers who waded through knee deep water while the baggage handling system was left crippled. The monsoon arrived in Delhi on Sunday a fortnight ahead of schedule, with national capital recording around...
  • Delhi airport flooded, passengers wade through knee deep water June 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Incessant heavy rains on Sunday led to waterlogging at IGI airport in New Delhi, causing inconvenience to passengers who waded through knee deep water while the baggage handling system was left crippled. The monsoon arrived in Delhi on Sundaya fortnight ahead of schedule, with national capital recording around 36.6...
  • Airport Metro introduces 30trip card reducing fare by around 33 pc May 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Airport Express Metro on Friday launched a new 30trip monthly pass for commuters which will reduce the fare by around 33 per cent compared to the single journey fare. The new 30trip monthly passes would cost between Rs 400 and Rs 2,000 for 30 trips, depending upon...
  • Delhi: Take off shoes, belts for airport security check? April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Flying out of Delhi? You may soon be asked to take off your shoes and belts, and jewellery, if you are wearing any, at the security check counters of the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) is in the process of putting in...
  • Jet carrying Rajnath, Sushma makes emergency landing April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: A private jet to Karnataka carrying Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley made an emergency landing at New Delhi airport nine minutes after taking off on Monday morning. The leaders were on their way to campaign for the May 5 Assembly elections...
  • Delhi: Computer glitch hits IGI airport operations March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: A glitch in the computerized check-in, baggage handling and plane's docking system of the terminal 3 of the IGI airport here today delayed the schedule of around 21 domestic and international flights, causing inconvenience to the passengers. The airport's IT system, installed and maintained by the airport operator Delhi...
  • Delhi: Radar screens at IGI airport ATC go blank February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Radar screens at the Air Traffic Control tower at the IGI Airport in the national capital went blank on Friday following power failure caused by accidental switching off of a miniature circuit breaker (MCB) by a worker carrying out an electrical job in ATC, hitting flight operations. Screens of...
  • Delhi: Radar failure at IGIA, several flights delayed February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: A radar failure at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in the capital led to the radar screens going blank leading to delay in several flights. The scheduling of the flights will have to be done manually till the error is rectified. The airport saw similar radar failures in...
  • Delhi Airport Metro slows down, fares go up by 50 pc January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Reliance Infrastructureled Delhi Airport Metro Express has increased fares on the highspeed corridor at a time when the train speed has been drastically reduced to 50 km per hour. The 50 per cent fare hike came into effect on Wednesday just a day after commercial operations on the...
  • Airport Metro Express undergoes safety test January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) on Tuesday began a twoday mandatory safety inspection of the highspeed Airport Metro Express Corridor. The 23km corridor connecting the city's business centre of Connaught Place with Terminal3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport was shut down temporarily in July last...