Airports

  • India's first double-decker flyover opens in Mumbai 18-04-2014 04:50 PM

    Mumbai: India's first double-decker flyover was opened for public use in this west coast megapolis and the country's commercial capital on Friday. The project - Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR) - will provide a critical east-west suburban link in the city and has slashed travel time from the earlier 90 minutes...
  • Jet Airways to temporary shift operations to Sharjah 15-04-2014 06:05 PM

    New Delhi: Jet Airways on Tuesday said that it will shift its Dubai-based operations to Sharjah due to the closure of runway at Dubai airport from May 1 to July 20, 2014. "Jet Airways will operate some of its flights with a revised timing during this period to and from...
  • Kochi: Over Rs 50 lakh worth gold seized from air passengers 08-04-2014 07:06 PM

    Gold weighing 1.7397 kg totally and valued at Rs 50.93 lakh was seized and three passengers, including a Singapore citizen, were arrested by customs officials at the airport in Kochi on Tuesday for allegedly attempting to smuggle the precious metal in different forms. While two of the passengers arrived from...
  • Brazil army occupies shantytowns ahead of Football World Cup 05-04-2014 09:21 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: The Brazilian Armed Forces occupied a massive compound of slums north of Rio de Janeiro early on Saturday without firing a shot, securing a focal point of violent crime two months ahead of the Football World Cup. Wresting control of the area from drug gangs was a...
  • Passenger attempts suicide inside plane at Hyderabad airport 05-04-2014 07:56 PM

    A passenger allegedly attempted suicide inside a plane at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Shamshabad area in Hyderabad, police said on Saturday. The passenger identified as Mohd Imtiyaz slit his throat using a blade in the washroom of the flight which arrived from Dubai at the airport in...
  • 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...
  • Modi sees conspiracy behind stopping of chopper twice at Delhi Airport 01-04-2014 05:26 PM

    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...
  • Customs seizes gold from passenger's rectum at Goa airport 01-04-2014 02:39 PM

    Panaji: The customs department arrested a passenger from Chennai on Tuesday, for allegedly trying to smuggle gold into the country by hiding it in his rectum. The person, whose identity has not been disclosed, was arrested at the newly built Goa airport terminal, after he arrived on an Air India...
  • Airlines can no longer refuse to fly differently-abled passengers 29-03-2014 08:57 AM

    New Delhi: Giving a sigh of relief to the differently-abled people, no airlines can refuse any person with disabilities to fly in the aircraft. The ruling comes after the government framed stricter guidelines to aide air travel of such passengers. Airport operators will now have to make special arrangements for...
  • Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad in world top 100 airports, Singapore best 27-03-2014 03:57 PM

    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...
  • Scary footage of a train flying off the track and climbing halfway up an escalator after it failed to stop at the end line 27-03-2014 12:43 PM

    A Chicago Transit Authority train got derailed and climbed halfway up an escalator, after it failed to stop at the end of the line, flying off the tracks. 32 people were reportedly injured. The grainy video has a frightening moment when the commuters scramble to get out of the way...
  • Chandigarh: Haryana Governor's aircraft crashlands, no casualties 27-03-2014 12:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Haryana Governor, Jagannath Pahadia, had a narrow escape on Thursday when his aircraft allegedly crashlanded at the Chandigarh airport. The mishap happened on the runway as the aircraft carrying Pahadia was about to take off from the Chandigarh technical airport. Pahadia has been taken to a hospital...
  • Timeline: How Malaysia's Flight MH370 went missing 17-03-2014 01:50 PM

    Here is a timeline of events in the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner which vanished from radar screens on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Saturday, March 8: (all times are local Malaysian, eight hours ahead of GMT) 00:41 - Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 departs from Kuala...
  • Delhi-bound Air India flight grounded in Paris over a spoiler snag 16-03-2014 03:30 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi-bound Air India flight was grounded in Paris following a spoiler snag. 236 passengers were on board Air India's flight AI 142 which had to be grounded just when it was to take off from Paris CDG Airport on Saturday night as the aircraft's spoilers - speed...
  • 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...
  • FIR against Kejriwal, AAP members for causing disruptions at Mumbai airport 13-03-2014 04:56 PM

    Mumbai: An FIR has been registered against AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and his party members by the Mumbai Police for the chaos that ensued upon his visit to the city. The FIR has been filed at the airport police station under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code for disobedience...
  • Blackout at Mumbai Airport, passengers call it a security lapse 13-03-2014 09:05 AM

    Mumbai: Mumbai's domestic airport faced a 15-minute black out on Wednesday after the Tata Power lines reportedly snapped around 2 pm during the day. An alternate power supply was arranged by Reliance along with a power back up but the power went off around 8 pm on Wednesday evening for...
  • 5-day Hyderabad air show to start on Wednesday 11-03-2014 05:42 PM

    Mumbai: The fourth edition of the Hyderabad international air show will kick off on Wednesday, which is likely to see signing of some big ticket deals by the domestic aviation players. The show, with the theme 'Enhancing Air Connectivity' is being jointly organised by the aviation ministry and industry body...
  • 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...
  • With 189 passengers onboard, Dubai-bound Air India flight makes emergency landing 08-03-2014 11:29 PM

    A Dubai-bound Air India Express flight with 189 passengers onboard on Saturday made an emergency landing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport after it was diverted here due to technical issue. A spokesperson of the airline said all the passengers were safe and another aircraft was arranged to fly them...
  • Plane catches fire while landing in Nepal; no casualties 08-03-2014 03:24 PM

    An Indian jetliner with 170 people on board caught fire while landing in Nepal's capital on Saturday, but there were no casualties reported. The right wheels of the Airbus 320 operated by budget airline Indigo caught fire during the landing and passengers were quickly evacuated through emergency doors, said Rishikesh...
  • Agra airport to get a new terminal after government approval 04-03-2014 01:27 PM

    The Uttar Pradesh government's nod for acquiring around 50 acresof land for constructing a new terminal at Agra's Kheria Airport, which is part of an Indian Air Force base, has raised hopes of majorly boosting the Taj city's tourism industry. The state government has sanctioned Rs 60 crores for the...
  • CISF survey finds long security checks trouble maximum air fliers 03-03-2014 08:56 PM

    Extended waiting time for security checks troubles maximum number of air fliers in the country, a countrywide survey conducted by CISF has found. The exhaustive 'passenger feedback survey' was undertaken for the first time by 3.44-lakh departing air passengers across 54 of the total 59 civilian airports of the country...
  • 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,...
  • Dense fog disrupts flight schedule in Delhi 24-02-2014 11:25 AM

    Operations at the IGI Airport in New Delhi virtually came to a standstill on Monday after the visibility dropped due to dense fog, disrupting the schedule of over 50 domestic and international flights A Jet Airways flight from Dammam to Delhi was diverted to Jaipur due to poor visibility at...
  • Damage reported in United Airlines' plane, grounded at Mumbai airport 21-02-2014 04:49 PM

    A Boeing 777 aircraft of American carrier United Airlines was grounded at Mumbai airport on Thursday night after engineers found that its right engine cover was badly damaged, official sources said on Friday. The aircraft, operating flight UA-48 from Newark to Mumbai, arrived around 2200 hours on Thursday and the...
  • After bomb threat, Hyderabad international airport on high alert 21-02-2014 03:36 PM

    The Hyderabad international airport was on Friday put on high alert after an anonymous letter threatening that explosives will be used and transported through a flight was received at the facility. Sources said the Chief Airport Security Officer (CASO) of the sprawling complex received the letter which threatened that "explosives"...
  • CCL team Kerala Strikers deplaned at Kochi airport for misbehaviour 21-02-2014 03:15 PM

    Kochi: Celebrity Cricket League team Kerala Strikers was offloaded from a plane at the Kochi airport for allegedly behaving badly with the airline crew. The 30-member team was on its way to Hyderabad for a match. Some of the team members allegedly misbehaved with the air-hostess following which she complained....
  • Hyderabad airport put on red alert after threat letter 21-02-2014 12:39 PM

    New Delhi: The Hyderabad international airport was on Friday put on high alert after an anonymous letter threatening that explosives will be used and transported through a flight was received at the facility. Sources said the Chief Airport Security Officer (CASO) of the sprawling complex received the letter which threatened...
  • Mumbai International Airport Terminal 2 opened for public 12-02-2014 01:28 PM

    The much-awaited Terminal 2 of the Mumbai international airport and the Sahar elevated road corridor was opened for the public on Wednesday. The 2.2 km Sahar elevated road that connects Western Express Highway (WEH) with the new Terminal 2 of the International Airport was inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj...