Without Air India, the government stands to make significant savings. Assuming the practice of subsidised air travel continues, government servants and others will enjoy the option of the dynamic pricing that has become standard for private airlines now (managements of private airlines may be "losers" inasmuch as they will have to suffer MPs and their henchmen demanding free upgrades and other perks). … [Read more...] about If Air India ceases to exist, who will be the biggest gainer?
GUWAHATI: Airports Authority of India (AAI) and its cargo wing- AAICLAS will soon open its perishable cargo centre at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati which is being built by Assam Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC). A team of AAI, AAICLAS and AIDC and officials from state Government visited the site which is near its completion of the cargo centre on Saturday. The team was led by Sanjeev Jindal, Regional Executive Director, AAI; Ramesh Kumar, Airport Director, LGBI Airport. Airports Authority of India had leased 4050 SqM of land to M/S. AIDC for a period of seven years from 31.05.2017 for establishing Center for Perishable Cargo at Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati with a Capacity to Handle 10000MT of Perishable Cargo with a Nominal Licence Fees of Rs.1/per annum with No Royalty, vide Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India directives with approval of Cabinet. After the expiry of 7 Years period, the allotment will … [Read more...] about AAI and AAOCLAS to open perishable cargo centre in Guwahati airport
BENGALURU: Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru welcomed 33.65 million passengers during the calendar 2019, registering a 4.1% growth, compared to previous year’s 32.33 million. While international passenger traffic witnessed double-digit growth of 14 per cent, an upswing from 4.27 million in calendar 2018 to 4.87 million in calendar 2019, domestic traffic grew by 2.6 per cent, from 28.05 million in calendar 2018 to 28.78 million in calendar 2019. Last calendar year was a turbulent year for Indian aviation, mostly impacted by the closure of a large airline and supply-side challenges caused by the grounding of some aircraft types, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) said in a media release. These factors had a ripple effect as the air traffic movements (ATMs) at the airport were down by 0.1 per cent as against the double-digit CAGR witnessed in the previous five years (calendar 2014 to calendar 2018). The total ATMs during this period was 235,058 as compared … [Read more...] about Bengaluru international airport records double-digit growth with 34 million passengers last year
“Every time a wildland firefighting tragedy occurs, the international wildland firefighting community is affected and deeply saddened. The aircraft was a Lockheed C-130Q Hercules, which was contracted to the NSW Rural Fire Service, through the National Aerial Firefighting Centre (NAFC) from Coulson Aviation, also a valued and longstanding wildland firefighting responder in the U.S. We continue to offer assistance to Australia and those affected by this heartbreaking incident.” … [Read more...] about US firefighters mourn crew lost in Snowy Mountains air tanker crash
Wang remembered the day of SARS, a similar viral outbreak that hit China during late 2002 and early 2003, which also overlapped with the Spring Festival. Wang said the current outbreak seems to be better controlled due to the improvement of medical equipment and the government's enhanced experience of dealing with epidemics. … [Read more...] about Family reunion plans canceled around globe due to coronavirus