India adds another airport; Kalaburagi to get operational today as Star Air launches flights

The Narendra Modi led government in India has been on a mission to connect towns and cities with an ambitious Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) named UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik). While the bids received enthusiastic response, when it came to start the routes – the airlines have had a forgettable record. With just 25% … Continue reading India adds another airport; Kalaburagi to get operational today as Star Air launches flights

Bengaluru likely to commission second runway on 5th December

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) which manages Air Traffic Control services at all but defense airports in the country has released an AIP (Aeronautical Information Publication) supplement with information on commissioning of South Runway 09R/27L with associated infrastructure at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. The AIP is effective 5th December. As the secondary runway gets … Continue reading Bengaluru likely to commission second runway on 5th December

Brace for delays, Mumbai main runway to be closed six days a week

The main runway 09/27 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (IATA:BOM, ICAO: VABB) will be closed six days of the week (Monday to Saturday) from 7th November 2019 until 28th March 2020. The closure will be from 0400 UTC to 1200 UTC, i.e. 0930hours to 1730 hours local time.The runway will remain open on … Continue reading Brace for delays, Mumbai main runway to be closed six days a week

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