Category Articles: Aviation

Domestic Airlines passengers to be allowed to carry only one hand bag

January 22, 2022
Domestic Airlines passengers to be allowed to carry only one hand bag

Gandhinagar: Domestic air passengers will be allowed to carry only one hand baggage, as per the latest circular of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). The decision has been taken to resolve the issues of increased clearance time, delays and congestion at the Pre-embarkation security check (PESC), as the passengers have been recently found carrying multiple hand bags due to departure of tag system. A senior Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) official stated in a letter to BCAS that...Read More

52 flights rescheduled as Ahmedabad airport starts runway maintenance

January 17, 2022
52 flights rescheduled as Ahmedabad airport starts runway maintenance

Ahmedabad: Around 52 flights arriving and departing at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport have been rescheduled due to the runway resurfacing work. The runway resurfacing work that started today on January 17 will run from 9 am to 6 pm daily till 31st May 2022 except Sundays and public holidays. Around 52 flights have been rescheduled and 30 flights have been canceled. The additional check-in counters and baggage drop-in counters have been deployed at the airport. To a...Read More

Gujarat govt cuts VAT on ATF by 20 per cent

January 04, 2022
Gujarat govt cuts VAT on ATF by 20 per cent

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has taken a decision to cut Value Added Tax on Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) in Gujarat by twenty per cent. A note released by the State government informed this. A note further added that five per cent cut on VAT on ATF was also done on December 13 in the State. With 20 per cent further cut, effective VAT on ATF in the State is now 5 per cent. The government in its note also said that this decision will give boost to tourism activities in ...Read More

Ahmedabad Helicopter Joyride Service ; Online Booking from today

January 01, 2022
Ahmedabad Helicopter Joyride Service ; Online Booking from today

Sabarmati: Government of Gujarat through Aerotrans Services, will be starting helicopter joyrides from the riverfront, from 1 January 2022. The inauguration for the joyrides would be done by Minister Purneshbhai Modi,Government of Gujarat from the riverfront helipad at 4pm on 1 January 2022. The joyrides would be offered on every Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings. Each joyride would be for 9 minutes, with 5 passengers and costing INR 2,360 per passenger per joyride. The joyrid...Read More

Three passengers held by Customs department at SVPI Airport

December 31, 2021
Three passengers held by Customs department at SVPI Airport

Ahmedabad: The customs department has held 3 passengers at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) Airport traveling to Sharjah with a total 3.90 lakh USD. The 3.90 lakh USD is equivalent to around 3 crore INR. One passenger named Rushabh Bhaveshbhai Moradiya was found suspicious after he entered the check-in area. The X-BIS image of his bag came out to be orange in the checking. Around 40,000 USD (equivalent to 29,74,000 INR) was found from his bag during the investigation. The inform...Read More

SVPI Airport to withdraw drop-off time limit of 10 minute 

December 25, 2021
SVPI Airport to withdraw drop-off time limit of 10 minute 

Ahmedabad: The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) Airport has decided to withdraw the drop-off time limit of 10 minutes. The airport authorities have decided that the waiting charges taken from the motorists who were unable to drop off passengers in 10 minutes and exit the departure area will be withdrawn from Saturday onwards. The parking tickets were given to the commercial and private vehicles entering the terminal at the airport till now. If the vehicle took longer than 10 m...Read More

Ventura AirConnect to launch flights from Surat to Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Amreli

December 23, 2021
Ventura AirConnect to launch flights from Surat to Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Amreli

Surat: Ventura AirConnect will start flights from Surat to Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Amreli from 1st January 2022. The Ventura AirConnect, airlines company based in Surat, will launch four new 9-seater flights on the routes of Surat to Ahmedabad, Surat to Rajkot, Surat to Bhavnagar, and Surat to Amreli under central government's UDAN scheme. The fares of the flights will be Rs 3000 per person. The airline operates non scheduled flights of Amreli and Bhavnagar from Surat at present...Read More

Hirasar Airport inauguration likely in August 2022

December 16, 2021
Hirasar Airport inauguration likely in August 2022

Rajkot: A new airport in Rajkot which is presently called Hirasar airport is likely to see the first operation of air services from 15 August 2022. Those involved in the project are working with 15th August 2022 as target date. The main terminal building however will not complete the construction phae by that date. The flights are likely to be operated initially from a temporary terminal building, it is learnt. So far 2100 meter runway out of total 3040 meter total length has been completed. It'...Read More

Gujarat govt cuts VAT on ATF by five per cent

December 13, 2021
Gujarat govt cuts VAT on ATF by five per cent

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat has taken a decision to cut the Value Added Tax (VAT) on Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) by five per cent. The new rate of ATF which is used for air transport services will be effective from midnight today (00.00 hours of December 14). The decision has been taken at the level of the Chief Minister, said a note adding that the decision is pro-people and it will boost the tourist activities. DeshGujarat Read More

SVPI airport suffered loss in pandemic year; Kandla and Porbandar earned profit

December 10, 2021
SVPI airport suffered loss in pandemic year; Kandla and Porbandar earned profit

Sabarmati: The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) Airport faced loss of Rs 109.89 crores last year due to the covid-19 pandemic, whereas the Kandla and Porbandar Airports managed to earn the profit, as per the details presented in the Winter Session of Lok Sabha. The SVPI Airport had earned profits of Rs 52.46 crores in 2018-19 and Rs 45.71 crore in 2019-20. Though the SVPI airport faced loss in the last financial year due to the flights suspended for over 2 months and lack of the...Read More

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