Sunday, 4 December, 2022

Topic: airport

Asked to cut ops, Emirates slams ill-equipped Heathrow for not choosing to ‘plan, invest’. Truce reached

Airports in Europe face holiday deluge, struggle with low resources after employee strikes, pandemic lay-offs.

China commences test flights at 1st ‘super-high plateau airport’ in Xinjiang region

The Taxkorgan airport is being built at a height of 3,250 m above sea level. Equipped with a 3,800-metre runway, the airport is designed to handle 1,60,000 passengers annually.

Private lab faces probe after over 100 flyers test Covid positive on Italy-Amritsar flights

173 passengers who returned from Italy tested positive on arrival Friday. Several passengers alleged their positive report was incorrect as they tested negative hours before boarding.

‘Adani’ tag removed from Mangaluru airport name after protests

Adani group had changed the name of the airport after it took over the handling operations, but an RTI reply revealed that there was no such provision in their agreement.

International travellers can now get tested at airports to avoid institutional quarantine

The health ministry's new guidelines state that if passengers arrive without RT-PCR negative reports or don't get tested, they will have to undergo mandatory quarantine.

Robots deployed to kill viruses at Heathrow Airport at night

Among other measures, the airport is installing UV technology to disinfect escalator handrails, and self-cleaning anti-viral wraps are being fitted to often-touched surfaces.

First flight takes off at 4.45 am as Delhi’s IGI airport reopens after 2-month lockdown

At IGI airport, visitors were seen wearing bodysuits, masks, gloves & face shields as they queued up on the first day of domestic travel.

American flies to Germany to meet girlfriend, is caught disguised as a janitor

The 20-year-old, who had disguised himself as an airport janitor to circumvent the screening process, was put on a US-bound flight.

The unruly Indian flier is about to get a crash course in airport civility thanks to Covid

As Delhi airport readies its plan to resume operations with social distancing norms in place, handling the unruly Indian passenger will be its biggest headache.

This Indian airport has made it to the world’s top 10 in 2019

AirHelp studied on-time performance, service quality, and food and shopping options to rank airlines and airports. It's final rankings include just 1 Indian airport in the top 10, and no Indian airlines.

On Camera


51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.