AAI team in Prakasam, Nellore to study airport feasibility

A team of officials from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is on a visit to Prakasam and Nellore districts of Andha Pradesh to assess the feasibility for establishing airports there, State Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana said here on Friday.

Rules against racial profiling in US won't apply at airports, borders

The new rules against racial profiling by law enforcement agencies, to be imposed in the US, will not apply to the functioning of immigration agents at airports or borders, media reported Saturday.

E-Visa facility to be implemented at eight airports: Jaitley

 The e-Visa facility will be implemented at eight major airports of the country but will not be extended to the airports where security concerns are involved, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

New system to check suspicious passengers at airport from Thursday

Stepping up its measures to check smuggling, a new electronic system will be in place from Thursday to keep a track on suspicious passengers.

Airports should adhere to standard protocols to counter Ebola: Nadda

 Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Wednesday directed the civil aviation regulator to ensure that all the isolation and quarantine facilities set up at airports adhere to standard guidelines and protocols.

Airports should adhere to standard protocols to counter Ebola

 Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda Wednesday directed the civil aviation regulator to ensure that all the isolation and quarantine facilities set up at airports adhere to standard guidelines and protocols.

DNA: Stray animals on runway put passengers' life at risk

A recent incident of Spicejet hitting a buffalo on the Surat runway, made the Minister of Civil Aviation, Ashok Gajapathi Raju, direct the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to conduct an inquiry into the matter and asking the regulators to ensure that such accidents do not recur. But the constant intrusion of stray animals into the run way has raised serious concern for both the animals and passengers on board.

'Active monitoring' for travelers from West Africa to US: CDC

People entering the United States from the Ebola-hit nations of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone will undergo "active monitoring" for signs of the deadly virus for 21 days, health authorities said today.

Pakistan sets up Ebola screening facility at airport

 Pakistan has set up a special counter at the international airport in the capital Islamabad to screen passengers for the deadly Ebola virus, media reported today.

Stepped up Ebola screening starts at 4 US airports

Officials at airports in four American cities are scheduled to start taking the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries as part of a stepped up Ebola screening programme.

Britain to conduct Ebola screening among travelers

 Britain will conduct enhanced screening for Ebola among people traveling from countries affected by the disease, Downing Street announced Thursday.

Tougher screening at US airports for people from Ebola areas

 Travellers from dangerous Ebola-hit countries in Africa would face a tougher screening process at the five busiest US airports, federal authorities today said here.

Ensure Ebola detection equipment at airports are working: HC to Centre

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to file an 'action taken report' on October 14 with regard to providing equipment at Nagpur and Pune airports to screen passengers arriving from African countries to detect possible Ebola virus infection.

Ensure Ebola detection equipment at airports are working: Bombay HC to Centre

The Bombay High Court Tuesday asked the Centre to file an 'action taken report' on October 14 with regard to providing equipment at Nagpur and Pune airports to screen passengers arriving from African countries to detect possible Ebola virus infection.

Airports will soon look cleaner: Civil Aviation Secretary

New Delhi: Airports across the country will soon witness a visible difference on the cleanliness front, Union Civil Aviation Secretary V Somasundaran today said.

Airports across the country begin cleanliness drive

 Airports across the country have begun a cleanliness drive as part of the government's 'Clean India' campaign, with Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today saying this campaign should be continued and not taken as tokenism.

Ebola: Bombay HC asks Centre to keep scanners at Pune, Nagpur airports

Unhappy with the Centre's stand that it does not have 'thermal image scanners' to be installed at Pune and Nagpur airports to detect Ebola virus in people coming from African countries, the Bombay High Court on Thursday directed that such equipment be provided there immediately.

Provide Ebola detection facilities at Pune, Nagpur airports: HC

The Bombay High Court today directed Maharashtra Government to provide medical screening facilities at Pune and Nagpur airports to detect Ebola virus among passengers arriving from affected countries, on the lines of existing amenities at Mumbai and Delhi airports.

Over 1,000 Indians being tracked for Ebola

A total of 1,011 Indians, who have returned from Ebola-affected areas, are being tracked for the virus, the heath ministry Sunday said.

SC notice to Centre on PIL for precautions against Ebola

 The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre on a PIL seeking immediate steps for proper screening of international flyers coming to India from Ebola virus-affected countries to prevent the deadly virus from spreading.