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Morning Breaking: Red alert issued for all airports, airlines across India over security threat

A red alert was issued for all airports and airlines in the country by civil aviation security agency following intelligence inputs over security threat in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack and subsequent developments this week.

Mar 03, 2019, 08:14 AM IST

Red alert issued for all airports, airlines across India over security threat

The alert was issued by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).

Mar 02, 2019, 22:24 PM IST

Pakistan appeals for dialogue with India amid escalating tensions, says 'war is no solution, our message is peace'

Pakistani military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor appealed the Indian government for dialogue so that peace is restored between the two nations.

Feb 27, 2019, 14:46 PM IST

Now, all airports to make public announcements in local languages too

The latest move follows a directive from Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu.

Dec 26, 2018, 18:46 PM IST

Airports Authority of India terminates licences for ground handling services at airports

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to terminate the licences for ground handling services at various aerodromes as part of implementing the new rules for such activities, according to a senior official.

Feb 18, 2018, 12:27 PM IST

After incidents of flight delays, Jayant Sinha says ‘there’s no VIP culture at airports’

This comes days after Tourism Minister Alphons Kannanthanam was confronted by a passenger at the Imphal airport.

Nov 26, 2017, 13:49 PM IST

10 more airports to end stamping of hand baggage tags

Ten more airports in the country, including Pune and Ranchi, will soon do away with the practise of stamping domestic passengers' hand baggage tags, a new air travel regime that began at civil airports in April this year.

Sep 10, 2017, 17:51 PM IST

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.

Jun 19, 2017, 21:19 PM IST

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.

May 29, 2017, 21:56 PM IST

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.

May 08, 2017, 23:23 PM IST

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.

May 07, 2017, 15:40 PM IST

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.

Apr 24, 2017, 09:56 AM IST

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.

Apr 16, 2017, 12:03 PM IST

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.

Mar 31, 2017, 19:47 PM IST

Government decides air routes under UDAN scheme

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Mar 30, 2017, 23:54 PM IST

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.


Mar 30, 2017, 19:18 PM IST

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.

Mar 03, 2017, 22:01 PM IST

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

‎Elaborate security arrangements will be deployed at airports.

Jan 11, 2017, 14:53 PM IST

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.

Dec 24, 2016, 21:06 PM IST

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.

Dec 23, 2016, 14:33 PM IST