Airports

  • Ebola scare: Health Ministry conducts screening at all airports in India 11 hours 50 minutes ago

    New Delhi: According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), as many as 531 passengers are being tracked at airports across India for Ebola. But no positive cases have been detected so far. The Health Ministry is conducting screenings at all airports. Till August 21, there had been 1350 deaths and 2473...
  • Unstamped handbags? No need to go back to security check points, board aircraft after manual checks now 15 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a relief for passengers at the airports, a proposal by the Civil Aviation Ministry states that in case a handbag does not have a security stamp, security officials can manually check bags at the boarding gates and allow the passengers to board the flights. The move aims at...
  • Declare Vadodara, Surat terminals as international airports: Gujarat government Yesterday

    Vadodara: Gujarat government wants flight terminals at Vadodara and Surat to be declared as international airports. State Finance and Civil Aviation Minister Saurabhbhai Patel called on Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in Delhi and put forth the demand for declaring Vadodara and Surat flight terminals as international airports, and...
  • CISF revamps security at airports, starts tactical profiling of passengers 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Central Security Industrial Force (CISF) is revamping the security protocols at all the airports by starting passenger profiling along with the drill of frisking passengers. The central paramilitary has issued directions to all its Airport Security Groups to start an intelligent profiling of air travellers in order...
  • Half of MH17 crash victims identified: Report 5 days ago

    The Hague: Half of the number of victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash have been identified, the Dutch national forensic investigation team has stated through a private forum for relatives. On July 17, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Boeing 777 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, went down...
  • Woman constable who shot herself at Bhopal airport shifted to AIIMS August 11, 2014

    A CISF constable, who had shot herself at Bhopal airport after being allegedly scolded by her senior for reporting late on duty, has been shifted to AIIMS in New Delhi as her condition has deteriorated. Constable Ritu Kumari (25) was shifted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) by an...
  • Watch: GMR-IGI Airport Awards 2014 August 10, 2014

    In its 3rd edition the Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport in partnership with GMR awards to recognise the best business partners from the airport community. This year's theme was 'Together We Shine'....
  • 29 cases of security breach at major airports since 2011: Centre July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: There have been 29 cases of security breach at major airports from 2011 till last month, though the number has been on the decline, Lok Sabha was informed on Wedneday. This year till June, two cases of security lapses have been reported from the Delhi airport, Minister of State...
  • Civil Aviation Minister gives 2 week time to spruce up Chennai airport, warns action July 24, 2014

    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 July 23, 2014

    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 July 23, 2014

    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 July 22, 2014

    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 July 20, 2014

    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 July 18, 2014

    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 July 17, 2014

    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...