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  • Explained | How the AERA bill will impact the government's airport privatisation plan Jul 30, 2021 11:23 AM IST

    Explained | How the AERA bill will impact the government's airport privatisation plan

    In a bid to expedite its assets monetisation plan and speed up development of smaller airports in the country, the Lok Sabha passed the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (AERA bill) on July 29.

  • Once-impossible aviation feat: Bengaluru set to overtake Mumbai in domestic air traffic Jun 16, 2021 01:41 PM IST

    Once-impossible aviation feat: Bengaluru set to overtake Mumbai in domestic air traffic

    Two parallel runways mean Bengaluru could increase air traffic movement to over 60 per hour compared to around 45 in Mumbai. This could translate into over 2,000 additional seats per hour. The final result could be Bengaluru overtaking Mumbai.

  • Airports in Gujarat and Goa suspend operations as Cyclone Tauktae approaches May 17, 2021 02:48 PM IST

    Airports in Gujarat and Goa suspend operations as Cyclone Tauktae approaches

    Operations of airports at Surat, Barodara, Lakswadeep, Bhavnagar, Port Bandar, Dui, Jamnagar, and Bhuj have been temporarily suspended.

  • Government's target of 100 new airports is fast turning into a pipe dream May 08, 2021 07:59 AM IST

    Government's target of 100 new airports is fast turning into a pipe dream

    It takes anywhere between a year and three to get an airport going. So, now is the chance to get these airports operational and improve the aviation infrastructure, for 2024 is when India holds the next general election.

  • COVID-19 | Government comes out with guidelines for vaccinating of aviation personnel May 06, 2021 06:33 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Government comes out with guidelines for vaccinating of aviation personnel

    The Ministry of Civil Aviation, in a notification, has asked airport operators to tie-up with State governments or private service providers such as hospitals to set up COVID-19 vaccination centres.

  • Despite pandemic, 2021 would be good for Tier II airports, say industry experts Apr 13, 2021 01:05 PM IST

    Despite pandemic, 2021 would be good for Tier II airports, say industry experts

    Aviation consulting firm Caladrius Aero’s Managing Partners Rohit Tomar and Ram Shankar explain why this is a good time to develop airports in smaller cities and towns. The key, however, would be operations efficiency and debt management.

  • Udan Upshot: 36 of 108 airports to have single airline operator Apr 02, 2021 02:02 PM IST

    Udan Upshot: 36 of 108 airports to have single airline operator

    Alliance Air, a unit of Air India, leads the charge of keeping previously underserved routes on the aviation map. IndiGo, SpiceJet and Truejet too will enjoy monopoly in some airports.

  • Explained | How the AERA bill will impact the government's airport privatisation plan Mar 30, 2021 09:49 PM IST

    Explained | How the AERA bill will impact the government's airport privatisation plan

    In a bid to expedite its asset monetisation plan and for faster development of smaller airports in the country, the Central government on March 24 introduced the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

  • DGCA approves 18,843 flights per week for summer schedule Mar 30, 2021 06:43 PM IST

    DGCA approves 18,843 flights per week for summer schedule

    The aviation regulator has also asked all airports to increase their surveillance and to ensure COVID-19 protocols are being adhered to as it believes the compliance at some airports is not satisfactory.

  • Summer schedule of airlines: Despite COVID restrictions, more airports to get busy Mar 30, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    Summer schedule of airlines: Despite COVID restrictions, more airports to get busy

    Sunday marked the beginning of the Northern Summer Schedule 2021 -- the longer of the two IATA schedules. In India, 108 airports will become active if all operations start as planned. Puducherry, Nanded and Bhatinda lose connectivity this season.

  • Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri says government expects to get financial bids for Air India in 64 days Mar 26, 2021 03:46 PM IST

    Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri says government expects to get financial bids for Air India in 64 days

    While there have been several attempts by the government in the past, this time there is no choice but to privatize or close down the airline as it is running in losses. The national carrier has run up a debt of around Rs 60,000 crore, he told the India Economic Conclave

  • Govt introduces bill to amend definition of 'major airport' in Lok Sabha Mar 24, 2021 05:59 PM IST

    Govt introduces bill to amend definition of 'major airport' in Lok Sabha

    Government has decided to club or pair profitable and non-profitable airports, which could be offered in public-private partnership mode as a package to the prospective bidder.

  • Govt to sell remaining stake in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad airports Mar 14, 2021 11:15 AM IST

    Govt to sell remaining stake in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad airports

    Sale of Airport Authority of India's (AAI) remaining stake in the four airports as also 13 more airports have been identified for privatisation in 2021-22 fiscal, two people aware of deliberations at Empowered Committee of Secretaries last month said.

  • Airports in tier-2, 3 cities continue to outpace bigger peers in passenger traffic Feb 26, 2021 07:26 PM IST

    Airports in tier-2, 3 cities continue to outpace bigger peers in passenger traffic

    In January, 14 airports in tier 2 and 3 cities, including in Nasik, Jharsguda, Tirupati and Gorapkhpur saw higher passenger traffic than a year ago.

  • With 14 operational airports soon, UP is set to become India’s highest flying state Feb 26, 2021 12:19 PM IST

    With 14 operational airports soon, UP is set to become India’s highest flying state

    The top 20 urban areas by population would have an airfield within two hours driving distance, an unparalleled feat achieved by the Yogi government

  • GMR Hyderabad and Dubai Airports sign MoU to bring 'HYDXB-VAXCOR', a vaccine air freight corridor Jan 04, 2021 05:36 PM IST

    GMR Hyderabad and Dubai Airports sign MoU to bring 'HYDXB-VAXCOR', a vaccine air freight corridor

    According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GMR Hyderabad Pradeep Panicker, "HYDXB-VAXCOR" is being offered for global distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.

  • Coronavirus impact | Airports struggle with heavy influx of bio-waste due to passenger PPE kits, plastic wraps: Report Dec 04, 2020 02:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | Airports struggle with heavy influx of bio-waste due to passenger PPE kits, plastic wraps: Report

    This is a new challenge as bio-waste handled by these airports pre-COVID was ‘zero’

  • Exclusive | PM Modi’s mega infra push: 50 large projects identified, govt expects massive employment generation Nov 05, 2020 10:19 AM IST

    Exclusive | PM Modi’s mega infra push: 50 large projects identified, govt expects massive employment generation

    Instead of a separate urban employment programme, the government believes that its limited resources, due to the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, are better spent on infrastructure outlay.

  • Gold smuggling: More than 11,000 kg gold worth Rs 3,122 crore seized over five years across Indian airports Oct 27, 2020 04:12 PM IST

    Gold smuggling: More than 11,000 kg gold worth Rs 3,122 crore seized over five years across Indian airports

    Three of the top 10 airports in India listed by the government, in a reply to the parliament, where maximum quantity of gold seized over the last three years are to be from Kerala.

  • Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport gets virtual information desk Aug 22, 2020 03:33 PM IST

    Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport gets virtual information desk

    To activate these desks, passengers will only need to stand in front of the desk which will activate the sensors and begin the session

  • MakeMyTrip partners with Meru to offer sanitised cab services at major airports Jun 10, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    MakeMyTrip partners with Meru to offer sanitised cab services at major airports

    Some of the safety procedures include ozone sanitisation inside the cab, Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) sanitization of the cab's exteriors, temperature check of the driver-partner at the designated sanitisation hubs at the airports.

  • 24x7 Customs clearance facility extended until June 30 Jun 03, 2020 07:15 PM IST

    24x7 Customs clearance facility extended until June 30

    CBIC had earlier said 24x7 Customs clearance facility will be available at all sea ports and airports till May 2020.

  • Modi Govt 2.0 | A tumultuous year for India May 26, 2020 01:12 PM IST

    Modi Govt 2.0 | A tumultuous year for India

    For the past 12 months the BJP-led NDA government’s actions have been bold, and have seen strong and polarising reactions. Its response to the Coronavirus crisis has left a lot to be desired

  • Coronavirus impact | Shops at airports in India to sell PPE kits: Report May 13, 2020 11:39 AM IST

    Coronavirus impact | Shops at airports in India to sell PPE kits: Report

    These PPE shops at the airports will be operational from June and AAI will make sure that products are available with affordable pricing.

  • In pics | Top 10 airports in the world; 4 Indian airports named in the list of world's 100 best airports May 12, 2020 04:06 PM IST

    In pics | Top 10 airports in the world; 4 Indian airports named in the list of world's 100 best airports

    Here are the world’s top 10 airports of 2020 on the basis of airport customers’ review

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