Category Articles: Aviation

SpiceJet announces dedicated freight service connecting Surat to boost shrimp farming

February 25, 2020
SpiceJet announces dedicated freight service connecting Surat to boost shrimp farming

Surat: SpiceJet, today announced the launch of dedicated freighter services from Chennai & Vishakhapatnam to Surat & Kolkata. The first flight is scheduled to take-off on February 25th from Chennai International Airport carrying a consignment of shrimp produce to Vishakhapatnam and Surat. SpiceXpress, the dedicated air cargo arm of SpiceJet, will deploy its Boeing 737 freighter on these routes with an approximate carrying capacity of 21 tonnes. With the launch of the new services, Spi...Read More

Go Air flight with 180 people on board suffers bird-hit during take off roll at Ahmedabad airport

February 18, 2020
Go Air flight with 180 people on board suffers bird-hit during take off roll at Ahmedabad airport

Ahmedabad: A Bengaluru bound flight of private airliner Go Air from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad with 180 people on board was bird hit and sustained damage in its engine during take off roll, Airport Director Manoj Gangal said. Flight number G8 802 was on take off roll when the bird hit occurred which caused a minor fire in its right engine. The fire fighters of the Airport quickly reached the aircraft and doused the fire. He said that the air...Read More

AAI, Adani Airports Ltd ink pacts for managing three airports including Ahmedabad

February 14, 2020
AAI, Adani Airports Ltd ink pacts for managing three airports including Ahmedabad

New Delhi: Airport Authority of India (AAI) today signed three concession agreements with the Adani Airports Ltd for operations, management and development of Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Mangaluru airports through Public Private Partnership (PPP). It is yet not clear when Adani Airports Ltd will take over the operations of these airports. There was speculation that takeover could be possible in the month of April this year. Adani Group on Friday inked agreements with the Airports Authority of...Read More

Experiment of using bear costumes to chase away Monkeys from SVPI Airport a success, to be implemented full fledged now: Gangal

February 08, 2020
Experiment of using bear costumes to chase away Monkeys from SVPI Airport a success, to be implemented full fledged now: Gangal

Ahmedabad:The unique 'experiment' of using human worn black bear costumes to chase away the often intruding troops of monkeys from the operational area of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International airport, the seventh busiest airport in the country, has proved to be successful, Airport Director Manoj Gangal today said. After successfully stalling the menace of monkey invasion during the around a week long experiment, the airport authority is going to implement it full fledged with ...Read More

Direct flight connecting Ahmeabad to Amritsar from February 10

February 07, 2020
Direct flight connecting Ahmeabad to Amritsar from February 10

Ahmedabad: SpiceJet is starting a direct flight between Ahmedabad and Amritsar from February 10 and it will operate on six days of a week except on Sunday. Spice Jet flight SG 2931 will leave Ahmedabad airport at 05:55 and reach Amritsar airport at 8.05 after a journey of 2 hours and 10 minutes. In return journey the flight will leave Amritsar at 8.25 am and reach Ahmedabad at 10.35 am. Sharing this information here on Friday, FlyAmritsar Initiative Convener (India) and Amritsar Vikas...Read More

Air Asia announces first direct route from Ahmedabad to Kuala Lumpur

February 04, 2020
Air Asia announces first direct route from Ahmedabad to Kuala Lumpur

Mumbai: Low cost carrier Air Asia today announced the launch of its first direct route from Ahmedabad to Kuala Lumpur. A related statement said, guests flying to Kuala Lumpur can now fly at fares as low as INR 3399. The ticket sales will go live on 04 Feb 2020. The travel dates commence on 29 Apr 2020. Speaking about this development, Rajkumar Paranthaman, Head of commercial, AirAsia said, “Aligned to our vision at AirAsia, ‘Now everyone can fly’, we aim at unveiling the unique offeri...Read More

Special Air India flight from Coronavirus hit Wuhan of China returns with 324 Indians

February 01, 2020
Special Air India flight from Coronavirus hit Wuhan of China returns with 324 Indians

New Delhi/Gandhinagar:The special flight of Air India returned from Coronavirus hit Wuhan of China to New Delhi this morning with a total of 324 passengers, all of whom were Indians living there. An official of the health department said that the Boeing 747 double deck jumbo aircraft of Air India landed at the Delhi Airport at 724 am this morning. The flight which had taken off from Delhi yesterday afternoon was also having a team of medics including 5 doctors of Ram Manohar ...Read More

Surat airport gets Domestic Cargo Terminal

January 29, 2020
Surat airport gets Domestic Cargo Terminal

Surat: A domestic air cargo terminal was inaugurated at Surat airport today. A 2800 sqm cargo terminal project includes 1400 sqm built up portion, 320 sqm office area, 2 strong rooms for precious goods, 1 cold storage for storage of perishable agro products, 34 staff members including security persons, 1 X-ray machine, 1 explosive trace detector, 36 CCTV cameras and 50,000 mt annual capacity. With this facility operational, flights that can load 25 tonnes of goods will be able to land at...Read More

Air India plane lying grounded at Vadodara airport as the cash-crunched airliner unable to pay tax dues

January 16, 2020
Air India plane lying grounded at Vadodara airport as the cash-crunched airliner unable to pay tax dues

Vadodara: An aircraft of the cash-crunched pubic sector airliner Air India has been lying grounded at Vadodara airport in Gujarat for over two weeks as it was unable to replace its faulty engine owing to tax dues related issues, official sources today said. The engine of the Air India Airbus which had landed here in the evening of December 31 as flight number AI819 (Delhi-Vadodara) had developed some technical snag, Airport Director Charan Singh today said. 'It is pa...Read More

Spicejet announces Ahmedabad – Aurangabad direct flight from February 15

January 15, 2020
Spicejet announces Ahmedabad – Aurangabad direct flight from February 15

Gurugram: SpiceJet  has announced the launch of Ahmedabad  - Auragabad direct flight and three other new flights on its domestic network with a special focus on enhancing connectivity between metros and non-metros.  The Ahmedabad-Aurangabad flight service will operate on all days except Sunday. Aurangabad, which SpiceJet added as its 53rd domestic destination last year, will be connected with Ahmedabad with a daily flight. The historic city of Aurangabad is a popular tourism hub and is als...Read More

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