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Relief for domestic air passengers as airport charges slashed

Relief for domestic air passengers as airport charges slashed

Domestic air passengers will have to pay less at the airports, particularly the non-major ones, from the next month as the aviation regulator has brought down certain charges to the level of last December.

No hand baggage tagging at 6 more airports from June 1

No hand baggage tagging at 6 more airports from June 1

The practice of tagging and stamping hand baggage of domestic passengers has been done away with in six more airports of the country from June 1.

200 airports to be brought under regional air connectivity: Sinha

"Under the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) regional air connectivity scheme, 33 airports have been already included since its launch last year in addition to 75 taking the total to 108. We intend to take the number to 200," Sinha said.

Govt sets out to 'refine' UDAN framework

Govt sets out to 'refine' UDAN framework

The government is looking to "refine" the present norms for regional air connectivity scheme as it prepares for the second round of bidding in three months, according to a senior official.

No stamping, tagging of passenger hand baggage at 6 more airports from today

No stamping, tagging of passenger hand baggage at 6 more airports from today

Fliers can now carry hand baggage without security stamping of tags at six more airports, with the authorities starting a trial run of the project from Monday.

Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad airports on high alert following threats of hijack attempt

Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad airports on high alert following threats of hijack attempt

Security has been stepped up at Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad airports following threats of an hijack attempt.

Stamping of hand baggage to continue for those flying abroad

Stamping of hand baggage to continue for those flying abroad

The hand baggage of passengers flying out of the country will continue to be stamped at all the seven airports where this practice will end tomorrow for domestic travellers, officials said here Friday.

Government decides air routes under UDAN scheme

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Aam aadmi's UDAN scheme: 5 airlines win bids to fly 128 routes; fares capped at Rs 2,500 for one-hour flight

Aam aadmi's UDAN scheme: 5 airlines win bids to fly 128 routes; fares capped at Rs 2,500 for one-hour flight

Five airlines including an Air India subsidiary and Spicejet on Thursday won bids to operate on 128 routes connecting 70 airports of which 31 are unserved under the regional connectivity scheme where fares are capped at Rs 2,500 for one-hour flights.

 

Alert sounded at airports for rape accused UP minister Prajapati

Alert sounded at airports for rape accused UP minister Prajapati

A Letter of Cancellation (LC) will soon be opened against him and all airports have been alerted to prevent the 49-year-old Prajapati from fleeing the country, official sources said.

Airports across India alerted; militants could use camouflage to enter terminals

Airports across India alerted; militants could use camouflage to enter terminals

‎Elaborate security arrangements will be deployed at airports.

Exemption from baggage stamping at 7 airports from December 26

Exemption from baggage stamping at 7 airports from December 26

Mandated to provide security coverage at airports, CISF would not carry stamping of baggage at seven airports, including Patna, Lucknow and Jaipur, from coming Monday on trial basis to facilitate hassle-free travel to passengers, its Director General O P Singh said on Saturday.

Biometric security check may soon be reality at airports

Biometric security check may soon be reality at airports

Fliers may soon be able to use biometric details for security checks at airports as the government works on putting in place such systems after receiving 'good feedback' for a pilot project.

Delhi airport to restart stamping cabin bag tags as trial run ends

Delhi airport to restart stamping cabin bag tags as trial run ends

As the one-week trial comes to an end, Indira Gandhi International Airport will restart with stamping cabin bag tags from Friday. 

No security stamp on hand baggage at seven more airports

No security stamp on hand baggage at seven more airports

Encouraged by the success of its pilot project at seven major airports, the CISF has decided to replicate the temporary system of doing away with the security stamp on the hand baggage tag of fliers' at seven more airports in the country.

Now, no more stamping of cabin baggage tags at seven airports

Now, no more stamping of cabin baggage tags at seven airports

Starting Thursday seven airports have already done away with tags on hand baggage as a part of trials to scrap security stamping procedure.

No more 'tags' on hand baggage at seven airports from today

No more 'tags' on hand baggage at seven airports from today

The seven airports are in the four metro cities of Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata along with airports at Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.

Domonetisation: MHA alerts airports against cash transfer

Domonetisation: MHA alerts airports against cash transfer

The alert has been sent after it was found that several crores of rupees in demonetised banknotes were transported in a chartered jet from an airstrip in Hisar to Dimapur airport in Nagaland.

Airports in Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru on high alert following surgical strikes

Airports in Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru on high alert following surgical strikes

Civil airports in western states and important ones like those in Delhi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru have been put on a high alert as part of the heightened security arrangements following cross-LoC surgical strikes by the Indian army.

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.