Expansion planned at Vijayawada airport

April 2016

AAI has drawn up a master plan for the construction of a new integrated terminal building complex at Vijayawada airport, Andhra Pradesh, by 2021. Meanwhile, the existing runway has been extended from 1,745 metres to […]

Bengaluru airport begins Phase II expansion work

April 2016

The second phase of expansion work at the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, has commenced and is estimated to cost Rs 40 billion. This expansion includes the construction of a second terminal (T2) and a parallel […]

Self-check-in kiosks installed at Mumbai airport

April 2016

Mumbai International Airport Limited has introduced a facility that allows passengers to print their own check-in baggage tags and boarding passes from common use self-check-in service kiosks at Terminal 2 of the Chhatrapati Shivaji International […]

MoCA to develop 25 regional airports

April 2016

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has announced plans to develop 25 regional airports in 2016-17 to improve regional connectivity. Of these, 15 airstrips are owned by the state governments and 10 by the Airports […]

Delhi airport launches DIAL Cargo application

March 2016

A new technology, Document Exchange Kiosks, will soon be operational at the international terminal (T3) of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). The technology will enable passengers to flash their ticket’s barcode at a kiosk […]

IndiGo receives first A320neo after delay

March 2016

IndiGo has received the first of the 430 A320neo aircraft it had ordered on March 11, 2016. The airline will induct 24 aircraft by March 2017. The first of these aircraft was slated for delivery […]

Kannur airport trial landing conducted

March 2016

Trial landing at the Kannur International Airport, Kerala was conducted on February 29, 2016. The airport is expected to become fully operational by September 2016. Built at an estimated cost of Rs 18.92 billion, it […]

Plans to levy cess on air tickets scrapped

March 2016

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has dropped the proposal to levy a 2 per cent cess on air tickets to fund the regional connectivity scheme (RCS). The cess had been included in the draft […]

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