Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Saturday expressed surprise at Governor JP Rajkhowa's letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to reconsider the decision to build a green field airport at Hollongi in the state in view of its "high cost".
Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today hinted that Robert Vadra's exemption from being frisked at domestic airports could soon be withdrawn as he described the hue and cry over his no-frisking status a "non-issue".
The modernisation of the city airport, which has been hit by a delay, is set to take off finally with the Airport Authority of India deciding to shortlist a global consultancy firm for the Rs 2,300 crore works to be completed in three years.
Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) is all set to become the first airport in the country that will operate on solar power, a CIAL official said on Thursday. Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate CIAL's green initiative -- a 12MWp solar power project set up on the premises of the airport on August 18, airport managing director VJ Kurien told reporters in Kochi.
A siren-blaring ambulance carrying the harvested heart and lungs of a brain-dead young man breezed through otherwise choked roads and reached the airport in no time, all thanks to traffic being halted in Kerala`s commercial capital on Tuesday.
China has sacked two officials and closed down a provincial airport following a recent incident in which a passenger managed to smuggle a lighter, gasoline and knife into a plane and attempted to set a fire on board a flight.