Bengaluru airport launches Digi Yatra

August 2019

The Kempegowda international airport at Bengaluru has successfully launched the ambitious Digi Yatra programme – a fully biometric-based self-boarding solution for passengers. The airport has partnered with Vistara to launch One-ID, a biometric platform technology […]

Parliament passes AERA Amendment Bill, 2019

August 2019

The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India [AERA] Amendment Bill, 2019, was passed by Parliament on August 2, 2019, allowing AERA to bid out new airports at a predetermined tariff structure. With this, the threshold […]

Siddhi Construction wins LoA for Surat airport

June 2019

AAI has issued the long-pending letter of award (LoA) for the extension of the terminal building at Surat airport to Siddhi Constructions. The company had qualified as the lower bidder in February 2019; however, the […]

AAI signs technical assistance agreement with Boeing

June 2019

AAI has announced the signing of a technical assistance agreement with Boeing for the development of a comprehensive roadmap for the modernisation of air traffic services in the country. The air traffic services comprise communication, […]

SpiceJet inks code-share partnership with Emirates

May 2019

SpiceJet has inked an initial pact with Gulf-based Emirates for entering into a code-share partnership to provide wider connectivity to its passengers on the latter’s network across the US, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. […]

Jet Airways suspends operations

May 2019

Jet Airways announced the suspension of its entire operations from April 17, 2019, after lenders refused to provide emergency funds, ending at least temporarily the airline’s run. Weighed down by a mountain of debt and […]

AERA hikes UDF at Bengaluru airport

May 2019

The user development fee (UDF) levied on passengers at the Kempegowda international airport has been hiked by 120 per cent from Rs 139 to Rs 306 for domestic departures and from Rs 558 to Rs […]

Four firms evince interest in beleaguered Jet Airways

April 2019

As many as four firms – Etihad Airways PJSC, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, TPG Capital and Indigo Partners – have submitted expressions of interest (EoIs) for picking up equity stake in cash-strapped Jet Airways. […]

Vistara set to commence international operations

April 2019

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has given its consent to Vistara Airlines’ proposal to launch international operations. The airline had planned to commence operations in 2018 after meeting the requirement of 20 aircraft and the […]

GMR receives LoA for Nagpur international airport

April 2019

GMR Airports Limited has received the letter of award (LoA) from MIHAN [Multimodal International Hub Airport at Nagpur] India Limited for the development, operation and management of the Nagpur international airport on a public-private partnership […]

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