Airport Authority Of India

  • Election Commission lodges FIR for Godhra posters 02-04-2014 10:49 PM

    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...
  • Airport users to get facility to pay charges from air 14-03-2014 05:23 PM

    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...
  • India to build 200 low cost airports 10-03-2014 05:24 PM

    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 24-02-2014 08:47 PM

    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,...
  • 75th national Table Tennis championship begins today at Pataliputra Sports Complex 07-01-2014 09:09 AM

    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 Inter-State Table Tennis Championship at thePataliputra Sports Complex in Patna from Tuesday. About 600 players from 32 states and Union Territories(UTs), besides two institutional...
  • AAI plans to install full-body scanners at 2 airports in India 01-12-2013 11:45 AM

    Mumbai: The national airports operator Airports Authority of India (AAI) will soon install millimeter-wave technology-based full-body scanners at two non-metro airports on a trial basis, sources have said. So far, none of the 125 AAI-run and five privately-operated airports have such a crucial security equipment. "We have received two full-body...
  • Privatisation of six major airports likely ahead of Lok Sabha polls 22-10-2013 07:41 AM

    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 pre-bid consultations with prospective bidders. Meanwhile, airports in the race for...
  • New radar to be commissioned at Kochi airport Friday 12-09-2013 11:28 PM

    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...
  • Air India to lease turboprop aircraft for non-metro cities 20-06-2013 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: Air India would shortly issue tenders to lease turboprop aircraft to enhance connectivity to non-metro 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 04-06-2013 11:13 PM

    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 17-04-2013 01:43 PM

    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 staffers promoted, then demoted in 10 months 07-12-2011 12:47 PM

    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...
  • No airport development fee for Delhi, Mumbai: SC 26-04-2011 04:30 PM

    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...
  • Plan to decongest Mumbai airport hits roadblock 12-01-2011 11:29 AM

    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...
  • Watch: User fee to be charged from flyers 10-07-2009 01:58 AM

    The AAI plans to charge development fee at 35 airports across India. ...
  • Ill and flying? Keep these tips in mind 29-10-2008 10:31 PM

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  • One killed in freak 'air accident' in Mumbai 13-06-2008 04:09 PM

    Leeds: South African allrounder Albie Morkel was on Tuesday ruled out of the second Test against England at Headingley because of an ankle injury. Morkel was unlikely to have played unless there was an injury to one of the first choice players. Batsman Faf du Plessis will be on standby,...
  • Coming soon: Neighbourhood airports | What it means 25-04-2008 08:10 AM

    Kolkata: Fighting to keep himself in shape ahead of the IPL, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly will lead Bengal's challenge in the upcoming domestic one-dayers for the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The state selectors picked up a 16-member squad on Saturday and with regular Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary doing national duty...
  • CISF not to handle baggage X-ray's at airports 04-04-2008 10:53 PM

    Melbourne: Taking potshots at the Indian cricketers for objecting to the Decision Review System (DRS), Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland has said that some awful decisions against them could convince the visitors to use the controversial technology. Before the ongoing Test series against Australia, there were calls for...
  • AAI strike: Flights not hit, but rubbish piles up at airports 13-03-2008 03:25 PM

    Durban: Australia shone with bat and ball to beat South Africa by three wickets to claim a 2-1 series victory after the third one-day international (ODI) at Kingsmead on Friday. The visiting bowlers, led by paceman Mitchell Johnson with two for 37 and spinner Xavier Doherty with two for 33,...
  • Airport employees' go-slow stir fails to take off 12-03-2008 01:02 PM

    Mumbai: Veteran batsman Rahul Dravid and pacer Ishant Sharma, who were the top Test performers for India on the recent tours to England and the West Indies, will receive BCCI awards at the function scheduled to be held in Chennai in December. Dravid scored 1,285 runs from 15 Tests at...
  • Airport Union goes on strike, IAF on alert | Why? 11-03-2008 08:18 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistani opener Taufiq Umar said he had achieved a burning desire to score the Test double hundred which set his team on course for a big win in the first of three Tests against Sri Lanka on Thursday. The 31-year-old left-handed batsman notched a patient 236 to guide...
  • Bangalore's new airport may be delayed 11-03-2008 04:49 PM

    London: Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt maintained his innocence as three days of intense questioning in the spot-fixing trial came to an end on Wednesday. Prosecutor Aftab Jafferjee said Butt had been caught and was well at it during Wednesday's session at London's Southwark Crown Court, but Butt stood his...
  • Don't shut old airports for new: Govt 05-03-2008 04:05 PM

    Karachi: The names of Dean Jones, Dermot Reeves and Aaqib Javed are already doing the rounds, but the Pakistan team is not likely to have a full-time coach when it takes on Sri lanka in the upcoming series in the UAE. Former Pakistan captain Intikhab Alam has hinted that the...