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Govt hopes new civil aviation policy will encourage regional connectivity

Govt hopes new civil aviation policy will encourage regional connectivity

The government on Thursday hoped that the new civil aviation policy will ensure better viability gap funding which will result in improved connectivity of smaller airports by airlines operators and benefit the passengers.

Govt mulls converting unused airports into SEZs

Govt mulls converting unused airports into SEZs

The government is looking at converting some unused airports into special economic zones where aircraft leasing companies can park their planes and showcase them to potential customers, a senior official said .

Belgian transport minister steps down over airport security lapses: Official

Belgian transport minister steps down over airport security lapses: Official

Two Islamic State attackers blew themselves up in the departure hall at Brussels airport on March 22 in a first wave of coordinated attacks that also hit a Brussels metro station.

No specialised CISF security cover at 27 important airports in India due to lack of funds

No specialised CISF security cover at 27 important airports in India due to lack of funds

With the terror attack on Brussels' Zaventem airport bringing to the fore fresh concerns over airport security, a report by security agencies says India has not accorded specialised CISF security cover to over two dozen of its such sensitive facilities for the last five years owing to lack of funds.

Jaipur, Lucknow airports win 'Best Airport in the World' awards

Jaipur, Lucknow airports win 'Best Airport in the World' awards

Airports in Jaipur and Lucknow which are managed by the Airports Authority of India, have won the first and second place of the 2015 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards in the category of 2 to 5 million passengers per annum.

India plans to invest $120 bn in airport infrastructure: President

India is planning to invest over $120 billion in the development of airport infrastructure and aviation navigation services over the next decade with the civil aviation sector poised for fast growth, said President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday.

India needs $1 trillion for new roads, ports, airports: Nitin Gadkari

India needs $1 trillion for new roads, ports, airports: Nitin Gadkari

Gadkari said his ministry is working on a target of 30 km of new roads per day by March 31 besides working towards achieving an ambitious target of 100 km a day.

MIT engineers develop new aircraft queueing model

The researchers claim that the aircraft queueing model predicts how long a plane will wait before takeoff, given weather conditions, runway traffic, and incoming and outgoing flight schedules.

International airports across India on alert to check gold smuggling

International airports across India on alert to check gold smuggling

Internationals airports across the country have been put on alert to check gold smuggling which might rise because of forthcoming festivals like Diwali and marriage season.

Robert Vadra may lose ‘no-frisk’ privilege at airports

Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, may lose 'no frisk' status at airports, with the home ministry informing the civil aviation ministry that it doesn't consider the threat perception on him grave enough to warrant his inclusion on the 'no-frisk' list.

Greece approves deal for German firm to run 14 regional airports

The Greek government on Tuesday approved a 1.23 billion euro ($1.36 billion) deal for Germany’s Fraport-Slentel consortium to run 14 regional airports, publishing the decision in its official gazette.

UK airport shops face boarding card revolt in tax row

Britain's government urged shops at airports to lower the prices of tax-free items Wednesday as a campaign for passengers to refuse to show their boarding cards over the issue gathered pace.

Terror alert in West Bengal ahead of Independence Day

  The West Bengal government has sounded an alert at airports, railway stations and other vital installations and buildings following intelligence inputs that terrorist groups were trying to create disturbance before Independence Day, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's office said on Monday.

State-run AAI plans to explore international markets

Of the 125 AAI-managed airports, 18 also cater to international traffic, 78 are domestic, seven customs airports and 26 civil enclaves at defence airfields.

Two airliners fly within 100 feet of drone above New York

Two airplanes flying near one of America's busiest airports each came within 100 feet of a drone on Friday, according to audio from each flight's radio calls.

Airport selloff shouldn't lead to steep hike in user fees: IATA

"My suggestion is that the government should carry out a rigorous cost-benefit analysis before taking a decision on these four Airports Authority-run airports in Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Jaipur," International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General and Chief Executive Tony Tyler told a group of reporters here.

GMR in race for 5 airports in Philippines worth $2.4-bn

GMR-Megawide is in race to acquire operations of five airports worth USD 2.4 billion in Philippines under PPP model.

Maharashtra govt to upgrade airports at Shirdi, Solapur

Maharashtra government plans to upgrade airports in Solapur, the religious town of Shirdi and Amravati as part of its efforts to encourage air connectivity.

Airports at Shirdi, Solapur to be upgraded

Maharashtra government plans to upgrade airports in Solapur, the religious town of Shirdi and Amravati as part of its efforts to encourage air connectivity.

Alert in airports across India for MERS respiratory disease

An alert has been sounded at all airports to screen passengers especially from Middle East and South Korea, for Middle East Corona Virus (MERS-Cov), a kind of deadly respiratory disease.