The capital`s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has been adjudged the world`s best airport for the year 2014, under the category of handling 25 to 40 million passengers per annum, officials said on Saturday.
No frills carrier SpiceJet on Monday cut down its base fare for its evening flights to Kathmandu to Re 1 for two days starting today, and announced that it will mount two more special planes to aid evacuation of travellers stranded in earthquake-devastated Nepal.
Following the earthquake in Nepal, state-run Air India and budget carriers SpiceJet and IndiGo have decided to operate additional flights and carry relief material to the quake-hit country free of cost.
A Kolkata-New Delhi Spicejet flight was delayed by about 90 minutes this evening after an MP3 player found inside the handbag of a woman passenger caused a bombscare just before takeoff, airport officials said.
At least 71 pilots were grounded this year for various reasons, including being found tipsy, with about half of them belonging to no-frill carriers SpiceJet and IndiGo, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
A day after a Delhi-bound SpiceJet flight with around 140 passengers on board, hit a buffalo on the run-way, airport authorities began mending fences and walls on Friday, to prevent any more incursions by stray animals, officials said.
A Delhi-bound Spicejet plane with 146 people on board hit a buffalo while proceeding for take- off here last night but no one was injured in the incident, though the aircraft was damaged and the airline suspended operations to this Gujarat town indefinitely.