AIRPORT

  • Serious security lapses detected at Mumbai airport by CISF January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Serious security lapses have been detected at Mumbai airport ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit. As part of a security drill, it was found that Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel managed to enter inside the airport with fake e-tickets. The second busiest airport in the country sees thousands...
  • Government considering privatisation of four airports, says Ashok Gajapathi Raju January 20, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Tuesday said that the ministry was considering privatisation of four airports in the country, including the Ahmedabad Airport. "We are thinking of privatising four airports in India. Ahmedabad airport is among these four. There is immense scope of development in this sector....
  • Ukraine: Rebels blow up part of Donetsk airport, many wounded January 20, 2015

    Kiev: Pro-Russian rebels blew up part of a ceiling at the battered Donetsk airport in war-torn eastern Ukraine, causing a section of it to collapse and wounding many soldiers, an adviser to the president said. Further details of the incident were unclear, but the airport has been hit by heavy...
  • Dense fog engulfs Delhi; road, air traffic disrupted January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Dense fog engulfed several parts of the national capital on Sunday resulted in the hampering of transport networks. Seven international flights and three domestic flights have been delayed while six domestic flights have been cancelled. Visibility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport has dropped to zero. Major flight...
  • Air India pilot assaults flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport January 17, 2015

    Chennai: An Air India pilot assaulted a flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport. The pilot pushed the engineer while they were inside the cockpit as the latter went inside to get his diary signed. The incident led to the delay of the flight AI 143 from Delhi-Chennai-Paris by an hour...
  • Terror message found scribbled on Mumbai airport wall for the second time, probe underway January 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Another terror message has been found scribbled in the washroom of Mumbai Airport Terminal 1A warning an attack by Islamic State. The message warned of an attack by IS on January 26, the day India celebrates as Republic Day. The message was spotted by a house cleaning staff in the...
  • Terror threat at Mumbai airport, CISF probes Islamic State's message scribbled on a wall January 7, 2015

    Mumbai: The Central Industrial Security Force on Wednesday is probing threat by Islamic State scribbled on a wall of the Terminal 2 of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. It warned of an attack by IS on January 10. The note written by a pen on men's washroom wall read, "ATTECK BY...
  • Less number of flight diversions at IGIA this winter January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Flight diversions at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has come down by over one-thirds this winter so far as against the same period a year ago despite longer low visibility periods owing to a better management of flight operations. The flight cancellations too declined by 53 per...
  • Etihad passengers complain of 12-hour wait on tarmac January 5, 2015

    San Fransico: Hundreds of air travelers landed in San Francisco, safe but irritated after a 28-hour overseas flight they say included 12 hours on a tarmac in the Middle East without food or accurate flight information. Tempers grew short on Etihad Airways Flight 183 when fog in the city of Abu...
  • Alert issued for another Kandahar-style hijacking of Air India flight going to Kabul January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau on Sunday issued an alert for the Air India flight going to Kabul in Afghanistan. The alert warned of another Kandahar-style hijacking possible while adding that all the passengers and crew need to be scanned properly. Following the alert security checks have been increased and the...
  • Ahmedabad airport gears up for Vibrant Gujarat meet next week January 2, 2015

    The Ahmedabad airport is gearing up for a massive air traffic during the forthcoming Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas and Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit events. ...
  • Jet Airways plane makes emergency landing in Kathmandu December 29, 2014

    Kathmandu: A Jet Airways aircraft from Mumbai with 125 passengers and six crew members on board made an emergency landing at Kathmandu airport following a bird hit that caused a minor fire in one of its engines. The plane, however, made a safe landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, the...
  • Delhi: 78 trains late, 20 rescheduled due to dense fog, temperature drops to 2 degree celsius December 29, 2014

    Delhi: Delhi recorded the season's coldest day on Sunday with the temperature dropping down to 2 degrees making the capital colder than Shimla which is at 3.8 degrees. It was also one of the foggiest days of the season. A thick layer of fog enveloped the capital, playing spoilsport for...
  • In pics: Chaos at IGI airport in Delhi, passengers stranded due to dense fog December 24, 2014

    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 December 22, 2014

    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...