INDIAN AIRPORTS

  • 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...
  • Improve facilities for air travellers: DGCA May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Air travellers can soon expect some improvement in facilities at major Indian airports, with aviation regulator DGCA bringing in a new rule fixing norms to mitigate passenger inconveniences, including creation of an effective mechanism to address grievances. Free provision of automated buggies to transport senior citizens, expectant mothers and...
  • Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country April 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGI) has been rated as the best airport in India, the fifth best regional airport in Asia and the eighth best airport in the 510 million passengers per annum capacity category. The ratings were given at the recently concluded SkytraxWorld Airport Awards held...
  • Aero dynamics: Nation wants multiple airports March 30, 2008

    Mumbai Airport has been voted the best airport and also the safest in the State of the Airports Poll conducted by CNNIBN and research group AC Nielsen. The poll also asked the respondents many other questions related to airports and came up with some startling findings. The findings of the poll were...
  • Flying high: Mumbai emerges as best airport March 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Mumbai has emerged as the best airport among the 6 metro airports polled in an exclusive CNNIBN and AC Nielsen State of Indian Airports survey. CNNIBN and AC Nielsen conducted an exclusive nationwide poll to find how "aero dynamic" are our airports. Terminals across the country competed for the...
  • Report card on airports out, score: average March 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Only 44 per cent air passengers rate the overall experience in Indian airports as good and the rest term it as just okay, says a poll conducted by CNNIBN and research group AC Nielsen. Mumbai Airport was voted best overall airport and also the safest in the State of...
  • Moderisation of Delhi airport still a long wait March 29, 2008

    New Delhi: The Delhi airport is faring well on the passenger satisfaction index so far. But how is the ambitious modernisation process coming along? The traffic snarls greet you as you approach the terminal. However, with the passenger traffic soaring at a 26 per cent per annum, jostling your way through...
  • Jetsetting India wants more airports March 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Flying, the great Indian middle class dream, is now becoming a reality with airports across the country getting a facelift and the Aviation Ministry seeing a requirement for 500 terminals in the future. However, air travel in India leaves much to be desired according to a lot of...
  • Chat today: Chaos at Indian Airports March 29, 2008

    Are Indian airports ready to handle growing global traffic? For cities growing at an extremely fast pace, is one airport sufficient? As controversy dogs the new Hyderabad and Bangalore airports, Karma Paljor will answer questions on the state of the Indian airports. ...
  • Amritsar airport a 'boon' for passengers March 28, 2008

    Amritsar (Punjab): The Raja Sansi International Airport in Amritsar has seen unprecedented growth touching 54 per cent two years back. It is also the only airport in the country where international passengers outnumber domestic ones in the ratio five to one. The road to Raja Sansi International Airport maybe chaotic, yet the...
  • Is Mumbai's new airport only a visual treat? March 27, 2008

    Mumbai: Everyone is singing praises of Mumbai's new airport's look. With an average 25.2 million passengers and 520, 000 tonnes of cargo in 2007 alone, it is by far the busiest airport in the country. And that is why it is getting a much needed facelift. Swanky interiors, additional checkin counters, better...
  • IBNLive Chat: India can't be airport hub for S Asia March 27, 2008

    As controversy brews over the new Hyderabad and Bangalore airports, the big debate is whether one airport is enough for cities growing at a fast pace. CNNIBN aviation correspondent Karma Paljor interacted with IBNLive.com readers and answered their questions in an online chat. Durga: Does the newly constructed Hyderabad International Airport...
  • 'Security checks at Hyd airport will take only 3 mins' March 27, 2008

    Hyderabad: Hyderbads GMR airport is up and running but not without its fair share of glitches. The first is easy and cheap connectivity. There are a few options for getting to Shamshabad you can take a taxi, GMR's radio taxis or GMR's aeroexpress buses. The cheapest option is, of course, the...
  • More Hyderabad blues for new airport March 26, 2008

    Hyderabad: Controversies just don't seem to end for the city's new airport. The international ground handlers of the airport Bobba Menezes and IASATS are now accusing the airport developer GMR of breaching the contract. According to the original agreement between the three parties, GMR cannot outsource ground handling...
  • Cochin airport a huge hit among passengers March 25, 2008

    Cochin (Kerala): While the rest of the country debates over the efficiency of our airports, the Cochin International Airport is setting a benchmark of its own. One of the lowest cost airports to be ever built, not only has it been a success model but is also turning out to...
  • PILs demand old B'lore airport remain open March 25, 2008

    New Delhi: The problems surrounding Bangalore's new airport do not end for now many people are demanding that the old HAL airport be permitted to remain open as the city requires two airports. "Definitely Bangalore city needs two airports because it is there in every place. Mumbai and Delhi already have...
  • Bangalore's new airport opening further delayed March 24, 2008

    Bangalore: It is slick, it is contemporary and boasts of worldclass amenities. The new Bengaluru International Airport is Bangalores behemoth. First conceived in 1999, it has taken nearly nine years in the making and yet BIAL is far from being complete. Meant to commence operations from March 30, BIAL failed to...
  • Terror email threatens to blow up Indian airports December 17, 2007

    New Delhi: An email threatening to blow up Indian airports in January has been received at a call centre of the national carrier Air India in neighbouring Gurgaon, airline sources said on Monday. The call centre received the email on Saturday which threatened explosions at the airports on January 12, they...