Airport

  • Civil Aviation Minister gives 2 week time to spruce up Chennai airport, warns action 20 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Taking a grim view of complaints regarding poor upkeep of newly-modernised Chennai airport, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday warned of action against officials showing laxity in work and gave them two weeks to spruce up the airport. At a meeting here to review the situation, Raju...
  • Israel airport safe, says minister Yisrael Katz 2 days ago

    Jerusalem: Israel's Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said that the country's airport is safe for landings and take-offs, despite the fact that a rocket fired from Gaza had landed near the airport. The minister's remarks came after major US, European and Canadian airlines cancelled their flights to and from Ben Gurion International...
  • US suspends flights to Israel following security concerns 2 days ago

    US suspended all its airlines to Israel following security concerns, after reports of a rocket attack near the Airport at Tel Aviv. Israel on Tuesday stepped up its assault on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, raising the Palestinian death toll to 604 in the 15-day conflict that has also left 29...
  • Three foreign advisers killed in suicide attack near Kabul airport 3 days ago

    Kabul: A Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself on Tuesday outside Kabul International Airport, killing three foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter, police said. The nationalities of the foreign advisers were not immediately clear. The explosion comes days after one of the most audacious militant attacks in a year on the airport, which...
  • AI flight to Kuala Lumpur delayed, commotion at Mumbai airport 4 days ago

    Mumbai: There were reports of commotion at the Mumbai International airport on Sunday after the take-off of an Air India Express flight to Kuala Lumpur was delayed. The flight was scheduled to take-off around 12 noon. Air India said that there was a technical glitch. ...
  • Relatives of passengers on downed Malaysian plane MH17 berate officials 1 week ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Dazed and disbelieving, relatives of passengers aboard the Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine gathered at the Kuala Lumpur airport early on Friday, demanding information about what happened and getting little response. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 295 people on board was to have landed in Kuala Lumpur at...
  • Airport Metro fares slashed; New Delhi station to Airport in 19 minutes 1 week ago

    New Delhi: After operating the Airport Express Metro Line for the past one year, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Thursday decided to reduce passenger fares by up to 40 per cent from July 24. As per the revised structure, minimum fare on the corridor will now be Rs 20 instead...
  • First flight from Bhopal carrying Haj pilgrims on September 17 July 17, 2014

    The first flight from Bhopal to Saudi Arabia for Haj pilgrims will take off from here on September 17. "A total of five flights will take off from Bhopal's Raja Bhoj airport to Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage during  September 17-21. A total of 1200 pilgrims will fly from here...
  • Terrorist attack on Kabul airport, gunfire, explosions heard July 17, 2014

    Kabul: A militant attack is underway at Kabul airport on Thursday as explosions and gunfire rang out. The interior ministry said a group of insurgents had opened fire with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades after seizing a building under construction at the airport. The attack began around 4:30 am (0000 GMT)...
  • Mumbai-bound Air India flight lands safely after bird strike July 14, 2014

    Newark: An India-bound flight out of New Jersey was forced to return to the airport because of an engine fire sparked by a bird strike. A spokeswoman for the agency that operates Newark Liberty International Airport says no one on board Air India Flight 144 was injured. Port Authority of New York...
  • Heavy fighting breaks out near Libya's Tripoli airport, seven dead July 13, 2014

    Tripoli: Heavy fighting broke out between rival militias vying for control of Libya's main airport on Sunday, killing at least seven people and forcing a halt of all flights in the worst fighting in the capital for six months. Explosions and anti-aircraft gunfire were heard from early morning on the airport...
  • Duty free allowance of cigarettes, cigars at airports halved July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In another step against smoking, the government has reduced by 50 per cent duty free allowance of cigarettes to 100 sticks and 25 cigars in airports. The decision comes barely a day after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed 'sin tax' and announced increase in excise duty on...
  • AI Express passengers stranded at Mumbai airport for want of pilots July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 69 passengers of a Doha-bound Air India Express flight from Mumbai were stranded because of non-availability of pilots to operate the aircraft, a passenger said. Air India Express flight IX 243 was scheduled to take off for Doha at 3.55 pm on Saturday. However, it was...
  • Plea to name Kochi airport after Adi Sankara July 12, 2014

    Kochi: Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP)urged Prime minister Narendra Modi to name the International airport at nearby Nedumbassery after Adi Sankaram on Saturday. The parishad, a socio cultural organisation of the RSS, has sent a memorandum in this regard to the Prime Minister making the request, it said in a press release. The...
  • Mumbai rains: Newly-constructed international airport waterlogged July 12, 2014

    Mumbai: The annual monsoon misery has begun in Mumbai. Not just the city roads, waterlogging was seen at Mumbai's newly constructed international airport. Water entered the baggage screening area of the airport on Friday morning. Air India said that had it rained more, passengers' baggage could have been damaged. Water-logging has...
  • Incessant rain leads to water logging at Mumbai airport July 11, 2014

    Incessant rain for the past two days has led to water logging in several parts of Mumbai. Water logging was seen at Mumbai's newly constructed international airport. Water entered the baggage screening area of the airport in the morning. The rains have exposed the facilities at the newly constructed airport. ...
  • Mishap avoided at Bagdogra airport as Indigo and Air India flight avoid collision July 12, 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...
  • Air India to formally join Star Alliance group today July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India will be formally inducted as the 27th member of the Star Alliance on Friday. The ceremony will be held at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport where Air India is set to unveil a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and an Airbus A-320. Top officials of several major global...
  • Budget 2014: New airports in smaller cities, towns July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: New airports will be developed in smaller cities and towns to encourage air travel in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced on Thursday. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) will build the airports through public private partnership (PPP) process, the minister told the Lok Sabha while presenting the...
  • Watch: Scary near miss as Russian plane about to land almost collides with a A340 crossing the runway at a Barcelona airport July 8, 2014

    An Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A340 that was crossing a runway narrowly missed colliding with a Boeing 767 belonging to Russian fleet UTair as it was about to land, averting a catastrophic disaster. The video was ploaded by the YouTube channel Barcelona-El Prat In'tl and has since gone viral. The incident happened at...
  • Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones for better security July 8, 2014

    Washington: Passengers at some overseas airports that offer US-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats. The Transportation Security Administration says it is adding the requirement that...
  • Hyderabad will need of two more airports in future: KCR July 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad will require at least two more airports in the near future as the city's population is expected to touch three crore with the development of the Information Technology Investment Region, according to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. "Hyderabad's population in 2014 is 94 lakh. We are soon to...
  • Malaysia to deploy more assets to locate MH370 July 6, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia will deploy more assets for the deep-sea search in the southern Indian Ocean to aid the Australia-led efforts in locating Flight MH370 went missing nearly four months ago. Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that the Royal Malaysian Navy vessel, KD Mutiara, which has the capability of the multi-beam...
  • SpiceJet flight escapes rocket attack in Kabul airport July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: About 100 people on board a SpiceJet flight from Kabul to Delhi escaped a rocket attack by militants at the airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday. The attack, aimed at the military airbase at the Kabul airport, was launched when the Boeing 737 was getting ready for takeoff....
  • Air India flight services between Delhi and Kanpur suspended July 4, 2014

    Air India flight services between Delhi and Kanpur have been suspended for two weeks for maintenance work, airline officials said. "I received an email from the Delhi head office intimating that due to some technical reasons Air India flight services between Delhi and Kanpur have been suspended for two weeks after...
  • Phones, shoes to face scrutiny as airport security tightened: US July 4, 2014

    Washington: Airlines with direct flights to the United States have been told to tighten screening of mobile phones and shoes in response to intelligence reports of increased threats from Al Qaeda-affiliated militant groups, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The officials singled out smartphones including i Phones made by Apple Inc and...
  • Iraq crisis: Indian nurses will be flown from Erbil to Kochi in a special aircraft July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: All the 46 Indian nurses released by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants will be flown directly from Erbil in Kurdistan to Kochi in a special aircraft, sources said. The nurses are expected to reach Kochi at around 7 am on Saturday. Sources have told...
  • US warns of terror attack at Uganda airport July 4, 2014

    Kampala: The US has warned its citizens in Uganda of a possible terror attack at the country's Entebbe International Airport in capital Kampala. The US embassy in Uganda, in a statement on its website Thursday, said it received information from the Uganda police force that there was a specific threat to...
  • Home ministry keen to take over security of Indian airports July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry is keen that it should be the nodal agency to look after the crucial issue of security of airports in the country instead of the Civil Aviation Ministry. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday was given a presentation on the matter and he is believed to...
  • Mock counter-terrorism drill at Hyderabad airport June 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: Personnel from various agencies on Thursday carried out a mock counter-terrorism drill at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad on Thursday morning. Security and operations teams of GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL), RGIA police, CISF, State Fire Services and Disaster Management and other agencies took part in the...