Mumbai Airport needs a balancing act – for passengers benefit

The suspension of Jet Airways threw up some interesting challenges in Indian aviation. While the suspension led to capacity crisis, increasing fares and a lot more on the commercial side, over a period of time I was keenly observing how airports handle the capacity at Terminals. Even before I joined aviation, with my masters in … Continue reading Mumbai Airport needs a balancing act – for passengers benefit

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Additional aircraft parking stands being commissioned at Hyderabad and Delhi

New Delhi and Hyderabad airports – both operated by GMR led consortium will see an increase in the aircraft parking stands. Hyderabad will see an increase of 9 stands (Stand No. 70 to 78) all of which are CODE C compatible. All the stands are remote stands and power-in and push-back type. This means that … Continue reading Additional aircraft parking stands being commissioned at Hyderabad and Delhi

Cochin airport to be closed from 20th Nov to 28th Mar

Cochin International Airport (IATA: COK, ICAO: VOCI) operated by Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), will be closed for operations between 0430 hours UTC and 1230 hours UTC from 20th November 2019 until 28th March 2020. This translates to closure from 1000 hours to 1800 hours local time, duration of 8 hours daily. The closure is … Continue reading Cochin airport to be closed from 20th Nov to 28th Mar

New Delhi airport to commission 12 stands, open new General Aviation terminal on 15th August

New Delhi airport – India’s largest by size and traffic and one of the top airports in the world by service quality is undergoing upgrades since 2017, which will run until 2021-22. As part of the upgrades, the airport is commissioning 12 remote stands near Terminal 2. These will be compatible for CODE C aircraft. … Continue reading New Delhi airport to commission 12 stands, open new General Aviation terminal on 15th August

Plaque is unveiled to mark inauguration of Civil Terminal at Hindon

The Prime Minister of India, Sh. Narendra Modi, unveiled the plaque to mark the inauguration of Civil Terminal at Hindon. The civil enclave at Hindon Air Force station was first announced by the then secretary of Civil Aviation Mr. R.N. Choubin August 2017 to accommodate the flights under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN (Ude … Continue reading Plaque is unveiled to mark inauguration of Civil Terminal at Hindon