Kolkata Airport

Flight operations partially affected at Kolkata airport due to heavy rains

Flight operations were partially affected at Kolkata airport due to heavy rains. Vistara has also issued an alert in the wake of heavy rains in Kolkata. 

Sep 14, 2021, 12:44 PM IST

Mumbai-Kolkata flight with 113 passengers on board hits severe turbulence, 8 injured

The incident happened around 4 pm owing to bad weather when the flight was around 25 nautical miles from Kolkata, Pattabhi said. PTI quoted a Vistara spokesperson saying that the airline is saddened by the unfortunate experience its customers had, and is closely monitoring the health status of those injured. 

Jun 07, 2021, 20:52 PM IST

Tornado hits West Bengal districts ahead of Cyclone Yaas landfall, 2 killed, 80 houses damaged

Several houses and electricity poles were damaged and trees uprooted in Naihati and Halisahar of North 24 Paragans district due to the strong winds that hit the region earlier on Tuesday evening. Local police personnel were present at the site. 

May 25, 2021, 23:06 PM IST

Cyclone Yaas: Kolkata airport suspends flight operations on May 27 till 7:45 pm, 38 long-distance trains cancelled

According to the IMD, the depression over east central Bay of Bengal is very likely to move slowly north-north-westwards and intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm and reach the northwest Bay of Bengal near north Odisha and West Bengal coasts by May 26 morning. 

May 25, 2021, 22:48 PM IST

Spicejet plane carrying West Bengal DGP makes emergency landing at Kolkata airport

According to news agency PTI, there were 69 people on the Bagdogra-bound plane SG- 275, including West Bengal's Director-General of Police Virendra and the state's security advisor Surajit Kar Purkayastha. All the passengers and crew members are safe.

Feb 01, 2021, 22:04 PM IST

West Bengal government issues revised lockdown dates; Kolkata airport to remain shut on these days

In the wake of rising coronavirus cases in West Bengal, The West Bengal government on Tuesday (august 4) issued has revised the lockdown dates in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in the state. The new dates are  5, 8, 20, 21, 27, 28 & 31 August 2020..

Aug 04, 2020, 14:51 PM IST

Flight operations at Kolkata Airport to remain suspended on lockdown days in August in West Bengal

The Kolkata Airport authorities on Thursday (July 30, 2020) said that all flight operations will remain suspended on lockdown days in West Bengal. Through its official Twitter handle, the Kolkata Airport informed that “flight operations at Kolkata Airport will remain suspended on following lockdown days as announced by West Bengal government: 5th, 8th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th & 31st August 2020.’’

Jul 30, 2020, 10:56 AM IST

Kolkata Airport suspends flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai, Ahmedabad from July 6 to July 19

As of Saturday morning, West Bengal has a total of 20,488 COVID-19 cases, out of which 6,200 are still active.

Jul 04, 2020, 16:34 PM IST

Kolkata allows 20 flights from May 28, Hyderabad 30; Vizag, Vijaywada to begin operations from May 26

The Maharashtra government on Sunday also announced that it will allow 25 passenger flights to take off from and as many to land in Mumbai starting May 25.

May 24, 2020, 20:51 PM IST

Cyclone Amphan leaves Kolkata Airport runway inundated

A day after Amphan, one of the most powerful cyclones in over a decade, hit the West Bengal and Odisha coasts, there have been reports of wide-spread devastation.

May 21, 2020, 14:59 PM IST

Kolkata airport closed, cargo flight operations suspended due to Cyclone Amphan

Cargo and evacuation flight operations at the Kolkata airport have been suspended till 5 am of Thursday due to the Cyclone Amphan. The cyclone is expected to make a landfall between West Bengal and Bangladesh coast this afternoon or evening.

May 20, 2020, 13:36 PM IST

Air Asia flight makes emergency landing after passenger threatens to blow up aircraft

AirAsia India operations coordinated with Kolkata Air traffic control (ATC) to initiate an immediate landing in Kolkata. The airlines added that all the guests were taken care of and were provided with an alternate arrangement of aircraft to Mumbai again.

Jan 12, 2020, 23:10 PM IST

CISF nabs man at Kolkata airport with gold biscuits worth Rs 8.2 lakh covered in horse excreta

In a major shocking incident, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) nabbed a man with gold biscuits worth Rs 8.2 lakh covered in horse excreta at the Kolkata airport on Friday. 

Nov 30, 2019, 06:19 AM IST

Airlines suspend flights, issue travel advisory due to Cyclone Bulbul

Major airlines including IndiGo, Spicejet, Air Asia suspended all flight operations to and from Kolkata after the IMD warning about the Cyclone Bulbul.

Nov 10, 2019, 11:45 AM IST

Cyclone Bulbul: West Bengal, Odisha to receive heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours; Naval ships standby for rescue operation

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that there will be heavy downpour with high-speed wind 70-80 kmph in the north coastal districts of Odisha. On the other hand, West Bengal government has also issued alert and announced that the Kolkata airport will remain closed from 6 pm on Saturday to 6 am on Sunday in view of the bad weather condition in the state. 

Nov 09, 2019, 16:47 PM IST

'Shocked and humiliated': Disability rights activists allege mistreatment at Kolkata airport

Jeeja, born with cerebral palsy, was denied entry without escorts by GoAir staff. She alleged that the staff behaved in the most insensitive manner while Kuhu alleged she was told by the CISF lady that "she will have to take off her pants as the lady never saw such callipers."  

Oct 21, 2019, 13:13 PM IST

Air India plane aborts takeoff in Kolkata after swarm of bees descend on cockpit window

Wanting to leave nothing to chance, the pilots contacted ATC and it was decided to return to the parking spot for remedial measures.

Sep 15, 2019, 16:58 PM IST

Traffic snarls, waterlogging in many parts as torrential rains lash Kolkata

The heavy downpour caused major waterlogging and has affected vehicular as well as pedestrian movement.

Aug 16, 2019, 17:57 PM IST

Flight operation resume at Kolkata Airport after heavy rains lash the city

The Regional Meteorological Centre Kolkata has predicted moderate thunderstorm with lightning and light to moderate rainfall very likely affect some parts of Hooghly districts during next 1-2 hours from 4pm IST on Friday.

Aug 16, 2019, 16:50 PM IST

DGCA sends notice to SpiceJet after its aircraft skids off runway

A Spice Jet aircraft from Pune veered off from the runway at the Kolkata Airport, because of wet tarmac and heavy rainfall on June 2. 

Jul 05, 2019, 06:38 AM IST