Manila: The number of people killed by Typhoon Kammuri's pounding of the Philippines this week has hit 13, officials said Thursday, as authorities confirmed reports of storm related deaths. Kammuri's fierce winds toppled trees and flattened flimsy homes across a swathe of the nation's north on Tuesday, and forced a rare 12-hour shutdown of Manila's international airport. Authorities said on Wednesday one person had drowned while three died after being hit by trees and flying objects. Disaster officials did not offer details on how the other victims died, but local police reports indicated some may have drowned or been crushed by trees. Mark Timbal, spokesman for the national disaster agency, said no new bodies have been found but the death toll could rise as reports on the ground are verified. "There is the possibility of an increase in the number, but we are hoping against it," Timbal told AFP. Hundreds of thousands of people living in exposed or low-lying areas were evacuated from … [Read more...] about Typhoon Kammuri Death Toll Rises to 13 in Philippines, Manila Airport Shut for 12 Hours
The built but unused Berlin Brandenburg Airport, which had been considered a major disaster of a project and source of deep humiliation to Germany, will finally start operating on October 31, 2020, its operating company has confirmed. The airport was originally set to receive its first flight in 2012 but it never happened, and the gleaming airport has been untouched ever since. The Berlin Brandenburg International Airport has a new opening date. Picture: Tobias Schwarz/AFPSource:AFP The main terminal. Picture: Patrick Pleul/dpa via APSource:AP “The date is set,” Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg group chief executive Engelbert Luetke-Daldrup said on Friday. However, he added: “We still have 11 months of hard work ahead of us.” If the current plan goes ahead, a suite of airlines, including British low-cost carrier easyJet, will begin operations at the new airport on October 31, AFP reported. Another wave of airlines will follow in the first week of November. The … [Read more...] about Berlin finally going to open $10b ‘ghost airport’ after embarrassing nine-year delay
China has completed its new mega airport in Beijing after four years of construction, three months ahead of its planned grand opening. Measuring at 1.03 million square metres -- about the size of 144 football pitches -- the Beijing Daxing International Airport will be the world's largest airport terminal, according to Xinhua News.Here's a peak at the gargantuan structure. three months ahead of its planned grand opening. The eye-catching $11.5 billion (Rs 79,131 crore) facility will be inaugurated on September 30. The "modest" initial operational target is to accommodate 72 million passengers and two million tons of cargo annually by 2025. Photograph: ©Zaha Hadid Architects The construction for this structure began in 2014 and had more than 40,000 workers on site. The new Daxing airport is designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid and her Chinese partners. The airport resembles a massive shining starfish and billed as 'The Golden Phoenix'. Located … [Read more...] about A sneak peek at Beijing’s new mega airport
The news of Zurich Airport International AG getting the contract for developing the Jewar International Airport has given a new ray of hope to the adjoining real estate markets of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway. The scale and scope of the project is such that it can change the dynamics of the real estate market in the NCR region by shifting the focus of investors to Greater Noida and Noida from the current-favourite Gurgaon.The Jewar international airport will be India’s largest airport with six runways. To put things in perspective, the Indira Gandhi International Airport is currently the country’s largest airport with three runways. The Jewar airport aims to begin operations with two runways in its first phase which it hopes to complete by late 2023. The airport will later expand to six runways by the end of the fourth and last phase of the project that may take nearly 40 years to complete.The Jewar airport will be spread over … [Read more...] about Will Jewar Airport change the face of Noida, Greater Noida real estate market?
In an apparent effort to launch big-ticket infrastructure projects in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh after the abrogation of Article 370, the Centre has decided to build 11 new airports in Jammu and Kashmir and two in Ladakh. These airports will be developed under the Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik( UDAN)-Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) of the BJP-led government at the Centre. The bidding process for the development of these new airports started on December 3, 2019. In Jammu and Kashmir, the new airports will be built in Akhnoor, Udhampur, Chambh, Gurez, Fukche, Jhanghar, Miran Sahib, Poonch, Rajouri, Panjgam and Chusal. On the other hand, Ladakh is set to get new airports at Kargil and Thoise. Live TV On December 3, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) had invited the 4th round of bidding of its regional connectivity scheme for the selection of airline operators under the UDAN scheme. The interested firms can submit their proposals for the RCS routes through the e-bidding portal at AAI. It … [Read more...] about Centre plans to build 11 new airports in Jammu and Kashmir, 2 in Ladakh