International Airport

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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"...
  • 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...
  • Bomb scare at Delhi airport's domestic terminal 11-02-2014 07:13 PM

    Security personnel at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Tuesday went into a tizzy after a bomb threat call was received by an airline at its airport office. An anonymous caller rang up the airline Spicejet at around 1730 hours and told the staff that there was...
  • Operations to start from Mumbai's T2 terminal on Feb 12 10-02-2014 10:55 PM

    Mumbai Airport on Monday said it is all geared up to commence international flight operations from the recently inaugurated T2 (Terminal 2) at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport from Wednesday. The transition of all international flights from the existing terminal to the T2 will begin with the arrival of the...
  • New Mumbai International airport terminal to open on Wednesday 10-02-2014 05:27 PM

    A month after it was inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Terminal 2 of Chhhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) in Mumbai will commence operations from Wednesday, an official said on Monday. The first incoming flight to T-2 will be an Air India Singapore-Mumbai service on Wednesday afternoon, while the...
  • E-mail threat to blow up Bangalore International Airport 28-01-2014 06:52 PM

    Bangalore: An anonymous e-mail threatening to blow up the Kempegowda International Airport Limited (KIAL) here prompted authorities to step up security. "We have received a bomb threat here yesterday," KIAL said in a statement in Bangalore. An FIR has been lodged with Bangalore Police, it said adding all airlines and...
  • Hyderabad: Over 1 kg gold seized from three air passengers 14-01-2014 01:32 PM

    Hyderabad: Over one kg of gold was seized on Tuesday and three passengers were detained by the customs officials at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Shamshabad. On suspicion, the Air Intelligence Wing of Customs intercepted a male passenger, who landed from Bangkok, and during checking found 333 grams...
  • Peacock-themed Mumbai airport a treat for art lovers 10-01-2014 08:15 PM

    Mumbai: Built at a cost of Rs 5500 crore, Mumbai airport's long-awaited swanky new terminal is a haven for art lovers. The four-floor marvel that puts the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on the world map has laid great focus on design and art. "If a person was to be blindfolded...
  • Manmohan Singh inaugurates new Terminal 2 at Mumbai airport 10-01-2014 06:14 PM

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday inaugurated Terminal-2 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. "Mumbai terminal will establish new global benchmarks. I compliment Mumbai International Airport Ltd. for building a state- of-the-art airport," Singh said. The new terminal has been built by GVK-led consortium and the cost of...
  • Mumbai airport's new terminal with hi-tech facilities to be inaugurated today 10-01-2014 09:48 AM

    Mumbai: Mumbai, the financial capital, can now boast of an airport at par with the best in the world. From gardens and fountains to multi-level car parks, the Terminal-2 at GVK Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport has much to show off. The state-of-the-art T2 is an integrated four-level terminal spread over...
  • Sneak peek: Mumbai airport's new Terminal-2 09-01-2014 02:19 PM

    The state-of-the-art T2 is an integrated four-level terminal spread over 4.39 lakh sq metres. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is due to inaugurate the new Mumbai airport T2 terminal on Friday. ...
  • US: Icy storm slams Southwest, over 1000 flights cancelled 07-12-2013 08:44 AM

    Dallas: Freezing rain and stinging winds slammed the Southwest on Friday, covering highways in frost and closing schools and businesses, as millions of residents hunkered down for icy conditions expected to last through the weekend. In California, four people died of hypothermia in the San Francisco Bay Area. Despite warm...
  • 11 Chinese detained at Kolkata airport for illegally carrying sandalwood 05-12-2013 01:48 PM

    Kolkata:Eleven Chinese nationals have been held at Kolkata airport on Thursday for illegally carrying 270 kg of sandalwood. The Chinese nationals were detained at the NSC Bose International Airport with the cargo worth about Rs 2.7 lakh. But customs officials say the price of sandalwood is many times over in...
  • DIAL asked to pay Rs 81 lakh to the families of 2 killed employees 19-11-2013 05:41 PM

    The Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd (DIAL) has been asked by a tribunal to pay Rs 81 lakh compensation to the families of two of its employees who died on duty when their fire tender overturned while performing a time-test drill. The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) ruled that the...
  • US: Firing at Los Angeles airport, gunman reported shot 01-11-2013 10:59 PM

    Los Angeles: The Los Angeles International Airport said on Friday that police were responding to an incident at the airport, and California media reported that a gunman with a high-powered rifle was shot at by law enforcement agencies. The airport said on social media that there was "an incident underway...
  • Minneapolis: 9-year-old boy sneaks aboard flight, flies to Las Vegas 07-10-2013 11:57 AM

    A 9-year-old boy passed through security at the Minneapolis/St Paul International Airport and flew on a Delta Air Lines plane to Las Vegas without a boarding pass, authorities said on Sunday. It was not immediately clear why the child sneaked onto the flight on Thursday, but his action raised questions...
  • Haj flight from Bhopal with 237 pilgrims departs for Mecca 27-09-2013 03:19 PM

    Bhopal: The first Haj flight this year with 237 pilgrims on board from Bhopal left for the holy city of Mecca from Raja Bhoj International Airport in Bhopal. A total of total 237 Haj pilgrims including 120 males and 117 females left for Mecca last night but the main attraction...
  • Goa: Church backs agitation against new international airport 21-09-2013 04:03 PM

    The Church is backing an agitation against the state's proposed second international airport in north Goa, a senior priest leading the protest against the project said Saturday. The new facility will come up in Mopa, a village 40 km from the capital. Fr. Eremito Rebello and other members of his...
  • 12 gold bars seized from two Sri Lankan passengers 18-09-2013 07:32 PM

    Panaji: Two Sri Lankan passengers were arrested with 12 gold bars valued at Rs 3.60 crore from the Goa International Airport Wednesday, police said. The smuggling was detected by Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) officials of the Commissionerate of Customs and Central Excise at the airport, officials said. The gold bars,...
  • Bangalore: Narrow escape for over 100 passengers as Indigo flight hits runway lights 13-09-2013 11:39 AM

    Over 100 people on board an Indigo flight from Delhi had a miraculous escape when the aircraft landed at Bengaluru International Airport amidst heavy rain and hit the runway lights, deflating its tyres. "All 110 passengers and six crew members on board are safe with no injuries reported. They have...