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

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Interim International Departures terminal at Hyderabad from 23rd October

The GMR Hyderabad International Airport will commence operations from its Interim International Departures terminal (IIDT) effective 23rd of October. The airport which has been growing at breakneck speed, thanks to availability of slots at Hyderabad and unavailability of slots at other major airports, is hoping to reduce congestion of the check-in area at its existing … Continue reading Interim International Departures terminal at Hyderabad from 23rd October

Is it time to look beyond trading of ASK for RDG & merge UDAN & RDG in long term?

Last few weeks have seen the media report the possibility of a tweak in the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) to allow trading of Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs) between airlines to satisfy the mandatory requirement of Category II and Category IIA routes as defined in the Route Dispersal Guidelines (RDG). The permission to trade had been “inadvertently” left out from the new policy and something … Continue reading Is it time to look beyond trading of ASK for RDG & merge UDAN & RDG in long term?

Air India inducts its 27th Dreamliner and 125th Boeing aircraft

National carrier Air India took delivery of its 27th and last B787-8 Dreamliner today. This happens to be the 125th Boeing aircraft delivered to Air India. The Dreamliner era for Air India started in September 2012 when VT-ANH and VT-AND joined the Air India fleet. Configured in 18 Business class and 238 economy class seats, … Continue reading Air India inducts its 27th Dreamliner and 125th Boeing aircraft