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All flights cancelled at Srinagar airport due to dense fog

Airports Authority of India (AAI) said all the scheduled flights were cancelled due to poor visibility at the airport. The visibility at the airport was around 600 metres only this morning but since there was no improvement in the situation, the air traffic was suspended for the day.

Centre agrees to include 3 Odisha airports under Udan scheme

The Vir Surendra Sai (VSS) Airport in Jharsuguda was earlier included under UDAN-3. Earlier this year, commercial flight service was initiated from Veer Surendra Sai Airport at Jharsuguda to six cities of the country under the third phase of UDAN scheme.

Noida Airport will complement IGI: Daniel Bircher, CEO, Zurich Airport Asia

The chief executive says Zurich Airport International is bullish on Uttar Pradesh as a investor and developer and is not ruling out a partnership with a strategic investor at a later stage. We consider four factors important — offering peak hour slots; Noida’s proximity to eastern, north-eastern areas of NCR as well as Uttar Pradesh, says Daniel Bircher.

Second runway commences operations at international airport in Bengaluru

The Bengaluru international airport is the first Greenfield airport in India to be built as a private-public partnership. Private promoters hold 74% (Fairfax 54% and Siemens Projects Ventures 20%) stake in BIAL, while the govt holds the remaining 26% (Karnataka State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited – 13%, Airports Authority of India – 13%).

UDAN 4.0: 30 airports, airstrips up for bidding in North East region

The fourth round of bidding under the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) or regional air connectivity scheme commenced on December 3. UDAN seeks to connect unserved and underserved airports as well as make flying more affordable.

Slowdown grounds business jets as the rich tighten purse strings

India Inc is looking to tighten its belt amid the economic slowdown as it gives up on jets.

India's air passenger traffic grows 3.6 per cent in Oct; pace slower than seen in 2018: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), a grouping of more than 280 airlines worldwide, on Thursday said growth in India lags the robust 2018 outcomes. Globally, Revenue Passenger Kilometre (RPK) rose to 3.4 per cent in October compared to the year-ago period. RPK is a measure of demand.

Mumbai-Bangalore Indigo flight returned to Mumbai, currently under inspection

"An IndiGo NEO A320 aircraft was operating Mumbai-Bangalore this morning. During the flight the pilot observed a caution message. Standard operating procedures were followed and the aircraft was returned to Mumbai as a precaution," an official release said.

IndiGo plane suffers high engine vibrations mid-air; returns to Mumbai

The aircraft, flying from Mumbai to Bengaluru, was involved in an air turnback due to high vibrations in one of its engines. The plane has been grounded at Mumbai.

IndiGo says PW engine issue is likely to have an impact on future capacity

On November 1, aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had asked IndiGo to replace all unmodified PW engines on its 97 A320neo family aircraft or face grounding of planes.

Air India starts compensating flyers for 49-hour delay

Air India starts compensating flyers for 49-hour delay

Air India has paid a compensation of €600( approx Rs 47,700) each to several passengers for the delay in its London to Mumbai flight on May 28.

AAI starts taking bids under Udan 4.0, focuses on northeastern states and J&K

AAI starts taking bids under Udan 4.0, focuses on northeastern states and J&K

The focus of this round would be mainly on connecting north-eastern states, hilly states, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and islands, a release said.

Modi considers easing foreign control rule to aid Air India sale

Modi considers easing foreign control rule to aid Air India sale

The govt may tweak "substantial ownership and effective control” clause that's keeping foreign suitors at bay.

Foreign trips may pinch fliers as airfares surge

Foreign trips may pinch fliers as airfares surge

Flights to US, Europe this holiday season may cost three times more on Jet’s exit. The India-London sector could see new flights, with Vistara and IndiGo possibly starting them next year, but other routes will have to wait. A Delhi-Paris ticket is priced at Rs 1,14,642 against Rs 40,020 in December last year, according to travel aggregator ixigo.

Yet another Pratt engine goes bust on IndiGo A320 neo

Yet another Pratt engine goes bust on IndiGo A320 neo

This engine adds to the long list of over 110 Pratt and Whitney engines that IndiGo needs to change on close to the 100 A 320/21 new engine option (Neo) aircraft it has in its fleet by January 31, 2020. Given the high rate of snags on a particular series of Pratt's engines for the Neo and as many as 13 inflight shutdowns IndiGo has faced in a year.

IndiGo stops pushing Airbus engines to limit after shutdowns

IndiGo stops pushing Airbus engines to limit after shutdowns

IndiGo has told its pilots to stop pushing engines on its new jets to the limit when the planes are climbing.

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