Lone Member of Lok Sabha from Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, has drawn the attention of the Union Minister of Civil Aviation, PA Gajapathi Raju, towards Dimapur airport which has been equipped and authorised for night landing with the Instrument Landing System (ILS) facility but has not been utilised.
China has approved the construction of a new airport in Beijing for USD 13.1 billion in addition to the existing two to reduce the congestion and to enable the capital to handle 72 million passengers each year.
Gujarat Government is planning to construct and develop an airport at Dholavira in Kutch district, one of the two largest Harappan sites in the country and also a "paradise" for bird-watchers, to connect it to the national circuit for promoting tourism.
Aiming to evolve into a world-class airport with the state-of-the-art technologies and amenities, major improvements are under way in the city`s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (NSCB) International Airport that handles 11 million passengers annually.
Air India passengers bound to New York and London had a harrowing time at the city airport after the airline had to cancel the NY flight due to technical snag and duty time curbs on crew and the other flight because of a mock drill at the airport.