Shirdi International Airport starts commercial services

Today marked the launch of commercial services to the country’s newest airport – Shirdi International Airport. The airport at temple town of Shirdi saw its first commercial departure being flagged off by President Ramnath Kovind earlier today. The services are being operated by Alliance Air – subsidiary of National carrier Air India, which will operate…

A “New” Delhi airport in the making

Last week, GMR led consortium which runs the country’s biggest airport – Delhi international Airport, came up with a detailed plan for the expansion of the airport. This multi-phase plan looks like a culmination of last few years of planning and revisions which have been going on to add runway capacity, air traffic movement and…

New Delhi airport joins the 50 million passengers club

The Indira Gandhi International Airport, still popularly called IGI by many, crossed 50 million passengers in calendar year 2016. The airport handled 55.64 million passengers and was 12th worldwide by passengers in November. It is an achievement which makes the country proud. The growth at Delhi is primarily fueled by National Carrier Air India which…

Suggestion – Slot allocation at Civil Enclaves in India

Indian Aviation is unique but when this argument goes global, the aviation scene is compared with markets similar to India. More often than not, all fast growing markets get classified together – Indonesia, India, Kazakhstan and so on.  Cheap Fares, Congested Airports, booming passenger Numbers – the markets show similar trends. One of the reasons…

Airport Closures could hurt Airlines in India

AIRLINES MAY SEE DECREASE IN TRAFFIC AS FLIGHTS ARE CANCELLED OR RE-ROUTED If there is anything which can stop the worlds fast growing aviation market, it is infrastructure! The industry which could tide over effects of demonetization and could handle increased air fare without losing customers seems to be helpless when it comes to airport…

Mumbai Airport introduces India’s first Self Bag-Drop

Indian airports are traditionally slower to embrace Information Technology led solutions and hence Hindustan Times report in April 2016 about Jet Airways & Air India planning to automate check-in at T2 at Mumbai Airport was a pleasant surprise.  (Link: No More queues: Jet Airways, AI to automate check-in process) Last week market leader SITA and…