Delhi, Mumbai top ranked airports in the world in service quality

Airports Council International (ACI) – the trade association of the world’s airports, today announced the winners of 2017 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards. Eleven airports from India were recognised in different categories. Delhi & Mumbai were declared joint winners in the Over 40 million passenger’s category which saw a tie at second place between Beijing and … Continue reading Delhi, Mumbai top ranked airports in the world in service quality

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Go Air shifts entire operations to T2 at Delhi effective 29th October

THE STALEMATE OVER T1D OPERATIONS IS YET UNRESOLVED SINCE THIS WOULD NOT COMPRISE THE 30% REDUCTION AS PLANNED The Mumbai head quartered low cost carrier Go Air has come to the rescue again to end the stalemate between airlines and Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) shifting its entire operations to Terminal 2 effective 29th October. … Continue reading Go Air shifts entire operations to T2 at Delhi effective 29th October

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 … Continue reading Shirdi International Airport starts commercial services

Bengaluru Airport completes Runway upgradation, Jet Airways set to increase flights

Bengaluru International Airport, which saw change in ownership recently, has concluded the runway upgradation work. The airport announced the increase in runway capacity to 38 Air Traffic Movements per hour as compared to 34 prior to the commissioning of two Rapid Exit Taxiways (RETs). The work which was carried on from January 2017 until August … Continue reading Bengaluru Airport completes Runway upgradation, Jet Airways set to increase flights

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 … Continue reading New Delhi airport joins the 50 million passengers club

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 … Continue reading Suggestion – Slot allocation at Civil Enclaves in India

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 … Continue reading Airport Closures could hurt Airlines in India

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 … Continue reading Mumbai Airport introduces India’s first Self Bag-Drop