Category Articles: Aviation

Mandaviya asks SDCL and IWAI to commence Seaplane operation at Sabarmati and Statue of Unity route by October 2020

June 23, 2020
Mandaviya asks SDCL and IWAI to commence Seaplane operation at Sabarmati and Statue of Unity route by October 2020

New Delhi: Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Shipping (I/C), reviewed the seaplane projects on Indian water bodies today and directed Sagarmala Development Company Limited (SDCL) and Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) to join hands to commence the seaplane operation of the Sabarmati and Statue of Unity route by October, 2020. The Bathymetric and Hydrographic surveys of the seaplane routes to be undertaken by IWAI on behalf of Airport Authority of India will have to be done, latest...Read More

A Cobra snake captured from inside the landing gear of parked plane at SVPI airport

June 15, 2020
A Cobra snake captured from inside the landing gear of parked plane at SVPI airport

Ahmedabad: A Cobra snake that sneaked into a landing gear of parked True Jet aircraft was removed from the plane safely and trapped in a bottle by expert snake catchers. The operation to catch the snake went on for about an hour. Read More

Phase-3 flights to Ahmedabad airport under Vande Bharat Mission

June 05, 2020
Phase-3 flights to Ahmedabad airport under Vande Bharat Mission

Gandhinagar: Phase-3 of Vande Bharat Mission will bring some 16 flights to Sardar Patel airport in Gujarat. None of the flights is directly from foreign country. Each of 16 flights will come to Ahmedabad via Mumbai or Delhi. Flights to land in Ahmedabad under phase-3 of Vande Bharat Mission will arrive via Delhi and Mumbai from Kiev (June 16), Bishkek (June 16), Lagos (June 18), AUckland (June 19), Narita (June 21), Newark( June 22, June 23, June 25, June 27, June 30), Melbourne (June 22), ...Read More

1958 Gujaratis return to motherland in special flights under Vande Bharat Mission

May 27, 2020
1958 Gujaratis return to motherland in special flights under Vande Bharat Mission

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat today said, as many as 1958 Gujaratis returned to mother land under Vande Bharat Mission so far from 11 countries including UK, Kuwait, Philippines, Australia, France, Indonesia, Singapore and others. Special flights were operated during 12-17 May. The Government said, 1869 Gujaratis will return to motherland during 29 May to 9 June from UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, UK and USA. Vande Mataram Mission was launched on May 7 to facilitate return of Indians...Read More

43 flights to operate from SVPI airport in Gujarat on the first day of reopening on Monday

May 24, 2020

Gandhinagar: Tomorrow 43 flights will be operated from Sardar Patel International (SVPI) airport in Ahmedabad. Flights will also be operated from other airports in Gujarat such as Surat, Porbandar, Kandla, Bhavnagar, Vadodara and Bhuj, said State Civil Aviation minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama adding that the passengers leaving and arriving at SVPI airport will need to strictly follow the guidelines prescribed by the Government of India. According to a statement issued by the State government...Read More

Domestic passenger flights to start from next week

May 20, 2020
Domestic passenger flights to start from next week

New Delhi: Domestic passenger flights will recommence from Monday after a gap of two months. 'Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from Monday 25th May 2020,' Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said in a tweet on Wednesday. All airports and air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from May 25, he said in his missive. The Minister said Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) guidelines for passenger movement are also being separat...Read More

List of flights planned by MEA to Gujarat under Vande Bharat Mission

May 14, 2020

New Delhi: Presented here is a dynamic list released by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and it is bound to undergo changes based on operational, technical and other considerations. The list should not be considered as final and is only for the purpose of information. This list cannot be quoted for any legal claims. All visitors are advised to counter-check with Air India for confirmation of the flights, timings, dates, destinations and other details. Gujarat Sin...Read More

Indians start arriving at SVPI airport from locations abroad

May 12, 2020

Ahmedabad:Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport here for the first time saw such a scale of passenger traffic during over month long period of nationwide lockdown. Passengers arrived at SVPI airport from foreign locations in special flights operated by the Central government to bring back stranded Indians. After health screening, the passengers were given options of going to a 14-day quarantine in either Govt facility or in paid facility in hotels. Quarantine facilities for incoming pas...Read More

SpiceJet carries a record 505 tons of shrimp to Surat during the lockdown period

May 11, 2020
SpiceJet carries a record 505 tons of shrimp to Surat during the lockdown period

Gurugram: SpiceJet, the country’s biggest air cargo operator said it has transported 505 tons of fresh shrimp produce to Surat using its dedicated fleet of freighters and passenger aircraft and operating special cargo flights. SpiceJet had launched dedicated freighter flights on February 25 this year to ferry shrimp. The airline has transported 505 tons of shrimp to Surat during the lockdown phase till May 8, 2020 carrying 365 MT on Chennai-Surat route, 140 MT on Vishakhapatnam-Surat route ...Read More

1,000 Gujarati students stranded abroad to arrive at SVPI airport in Gujarat on 10 May

May 07, 2020
1,000 Gujarati students stranded abroad to arrive at SVPI airport in Gujarat on 10 May

Gandhinagar: As many as 1,000 students stranded in Washington DC, Kuwait, Dubai, Philippines etc places abroad are arriving at SVPI airport in Gujarat on 10 May. They will go through health screening on their arrival. A review of screening facilities to be arranged was done today at SVPI airport in presence of higher officials of the State and the district. These details were shared by the State government today. Read More

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