KOLKATA AIRPORT

  • Smoke detected from Air India flight at Kolkata airport, all 133 passengers safe November 29, 2014

    Kolkata: An Air India fight had a closed shave when smoke was detected from the wheels at the Kolkata airport on Saturday. The rear tyres of a Dibrugarh-Kolkata Air India flight deflated when the aircraft was taxying after landing at NSC Bose International Airport. All the 133 passengers were safe and had...
  • Tatas in race for Chennai, Kolkata airport projects September 25, 2013

    Tata Sons is set to make another big splash in aviation after its recent foray with Singapore Airlines and Air Asia. CNBC TV 18 learns that Tata Group is likely to bid for 100% stake in two airport projects, i.e they are planning to bid for the governments stake in...
  • Kolkata: Questions raised on infrastructure of new airport terminal March 28, 2013

    Kolkata: It has not been a smooth takeoff for the new airport terminal in Kolkata. A part of the building crumbled days after it was inaugurated, putting a huge question mark on the quality of construction. With two incidents of glass panes cracking and falling, the structure raises some serious...
  • Kolkata airport's new terminal hailed as symbol of change January 21, 2013

    Kolkata: The wait is finally over. Kolkata has gotten its brand new stateoftheart integrated airport terminal. With 128 checkin counters, plush VIP lounge and inline baggage handling facilities, Terminal 2 can accommodate more than 7,000 passengers per hour. Finance Minister Amit Mitra put it quite aptly, "The changing environment of West...
  • FTN: Do the disabled continue to be discriminated against? February 21, 2012

    Jeeja Ghosh, a woman suffering from cerebral palsy, was allegedly asked to deplane a SpiceJet flight at the Kolkata airport. ...
  • Deplaned Jeeja wants public apology from SpiceJet February 20, 2012

    Kolkata: 42yearold Jeeja Ghosh, a woman suffering from cerebral palsy, was allegedly asked to deplane a SpiceJet flight at the Kolkata airport on Monday. A report in the national daily 'The Indian Express' said that the pilot mistook the passenger for a mentally challenged patient. Ghosh, who teaches at Kolkata's Indian...
  • Woman in burqa puts flight, airport on alert May 5, 2010

    Kolkata: The Kolkata airport was put on high alert for a while after two passengers on a Spice Jet flight were heard "talking about hijacking" on Wednesday. Flight SG 208, which was flying to Dhaka from Delhi via Kolkata, made "priority landing" at the N S C Bose International Airport after...
  • AI staff held on molestation charges at Kolkata airport March 2, 2010

    Kolkata: Two Air India ground staff were arrested here at the airport on charges of misbehaving with a family and molestation attempt on a 9yearold girl. Air India has suspended both the accused Ahmed Reza and B Sanaysi. The family took a Frankfurt Lufthansa flight LH 751 at around 2.00 am...
  • Swine flu patient runs away to catch US flight August 6, 2009

    Ranchi: A 22yearold student, diagnosed as Jharkhand's first swine flu patient, has escaped from his home in steel city Jamshedpur to catch a flight to the US where he is studying, an official said on Thursday. Gopal Kumar was confirmed to be suffering from swine flu and confined to his flat...
  • Heavy fog over Kolkata, flights delayed or cancelled December 16, 2008

    Kolkata: Heavy fog over the city has delayed all flights taking off from Kolkata's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose airport as well as those scheduled to land there. The early morning fog has reduced visibility to under 100 metres and as a precaution to avert disasters, the authorities have rescheduled the landings...
  • Turned away from flight, HIV+ girl dies at airport October 29, 2008

    New Delhi: An HIV positive young woman died at the Kolkata Airport after airport officials refused to let her fly home. The 22yearold HIVpositive girl was desperately trying to reach home to see her parents, before time ran out for her. She arrived at the airport on Monday morning on a wheel...
  • AI pilots go on strike after scuffle with CISF personnel September 23, 2008

    Kolkata: Air India pilots strike work in Kolkata after security personnel allegedly beat up a senior pilot. They say they won't operate from Kolkata till they are assured of security. President ICPA, Captain R Khiangte said, "We are not striking work, we are not reporting for work right now because of...
  • Lookahead Wipes: Big stories from across India May 22, 2008

    New Delhi: The Parliamentary Committee on Civil Aviation is meeting officials of the Planning Commission and the Civil Aviation Ministry over the delay in clearing the expansion of the Kolkata and Chennai airports. Bypolls in the Lok Sabha seats of Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh, Thane in Maharashtra and Tura in...