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  • MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout August 23, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies. The bodies and ashes of 20 victims from the...
  • Declare Vadodara, Surat terminals as international airports: Gujarat government August 21, 2014

    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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Malaysia to deploy more assets to locate MH370 July 6, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia will deploy more assets for the deep-sea search in the southern Indian Ocean to aid the Australia-led efforts in locating Flight MH370 went missing nearly four months ago. Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that the Royal Malaysian Navy vessel, KD Mutiara, which has the capability of the multi-beam...
  • Peshawar: 1 dead, 2 injured in firing at passenger plane just before landing June 25, 2014

    Peshawar: One woman passenger was killed and two fight stewards injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a passenger plane landing at Peshawar's Bacha Khan airport. The PIA flight PK756, with 196 passengers on board from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia to Peshawar, was fired upon for two minutes before landing...
  • Royal Bhutan Airlines flight makes emergency landing after windshield crack June 15, 2014

    Kolkata: A Royal Bhutan Airlines flight from Paro to Mumbai was forced to make an emergency landing at the NSC Bose International Airport on Sunday after the windshield of the aircraft cracked during the journey. The captain of the flight sought permission of the ATC for emergency landing as the aircraft...
  • Kerala: Gold worth about Rs 36 lakh seized from three passengers June 12, 2014

    Kozhikode: About 1.092 kg of gold valued at approximately Rs 36 lakh has been seized from three passengers who arrived in different flights at nearby Karipur International Airport, customs officials said. They said that 234 grams of gold was seized from a woman passenger who arrived by a Dubai-Calicut Emirates flight...
  • Pakistan: Terrorists flee after attacking Karachi Airport Security Forces camp June 10, 2014

    Karachi: A group of terrorists launched yet another daring attack at Pakistan's Karachi airport on Tuesday and fled after a fierce gunbattle with security forces. The attackers targeted the Airport Security Forces (ASF) camp in Karachi. While Pakistani Interior Minister claimed that five people had been killed in the latest attack,...
  • Pakistani Taliban attacks Karachi airport, 30 dead June 9, 2014

    Karachi: After a 13-hour intense gun battle, the brazen attack on Karachi international airport by Taliban militants disguised as security forces ended today, leaving 30 people dead, including all the 10 terrorists who were planning for a lengthy siege of the key facility. The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility...
  • Do these Google Maps satellite images actually show a plane blown up to pieces at Karachi Airport? June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan's Jinnah International Airport on Sunday was attacked by Taliban militants and at least 27 people were killed in a night-long battle. While the Pakistan authorities state that no planes were damaged during the attack, Google Maps satellite images show an airplane in the parking bay blown to...
  • Indian airports now amongst world's best service providers June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) and Mumbai's Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) have found place in the top five of the best service quality providers in the world. While IGIA has been adjudged as the second best in the 25-40 million passengers per annum (MPPA) category in the world...
  • Watch: Delhi passengers cheer the first A380 flight in India May 31, 2014

    The first commercial flight of A380 landed at the Delhi Airport on Friday evening. The Singapore Airlines flight was given a rousing welcome at the airport with a water cannon salute and a ribbon cutting ceremony at the arrival gates, with excited passengers among the audience. The airline will fly...
  • Get clearances, go ahead: Kerala CM on Aranmula airport project May 30, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The proposed Rs 2,000-crore KGS Aranmula international airport project in Kerala can go ahead if its promoters get the required environment clearance, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Friday. The proposed project suffered a huge setback on Wednesday when a tribunal cancelled its environment clearance. "The state government is not...
  • Ukraine separatists down army helicopter, 14 killed May 29, 2014

    Donetsk: Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian army helicopter on Thursday, killing 14 soldiers including a general, as government forces pressed ahead with an offensive to crush rebellions in the east swiftly following the election of a new president. After weeks of accusations from Kiev of Russian involvement in the uprising,...
  • Bangalore airport toll hike: Taxi strike to hit passengers hard May 8, 2014

    Bangalore: If you are flying to Bangalore on Friday, be ready to face the heat of taxi strike. You may not get any vehicle from the Kempe Gowda International Airport (KGIA) in the outskirts of Bangalore to reach your destination in the city. Even if you have your own vehicle,...
  • India's first double-decker flyover opens in Mumbai April 18, 2014

    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 to...
  • Brazil army occupies shantytowns ahead of Football World Cup April 5, 2014

    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 priority...
  • Passenger attempts suicide inside plane at Hyderabad airport April 5, 2014

    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 Hyderabad,...
  • Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad in world top 100 airports, Singapore best March 27, 2014

    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 March 27, 2014

    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 March 17, 2014

    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 Lumpur...
  • Delhi-bound Air India flight grounded in Paris over a spoiler snag March 16, 2014

    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 March 8, 2014

    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 to...
  • Plane catches fire while landing in Nepal; no casualties March 8, 2014

    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 Sharma,...
  • After bomb threat, Hyderabad international airport on high alert February 21, 2014

    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 February 12, 2014

    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 February 11, 2014

    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 a...
  • Operations to start from Mumbai's T2 terminal on Feb 12 February 10, 2014

    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 Air...
  • New Mumbai International airport terminal to open on Wednesday February 10, 2014

    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 first...