Delhi airport starts conducting trials of full-body scanner at Terminal 2

The Delhi airport started conducting trials of a full-body scanner, which detects objects on passengers without any pat-down search, at its Terminal 2 on Tuesday. “Full-body scanners can detect non-metal objects, which are hard to detect with the conventional door frame metal detector, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) said … Read more

London’s Heathrow airport forced to cut landing charges

London’s Heathrow airport will be forced to lower its landing charges over the next four years, the UK’s aviation regulator said, in a decision that will please airlines but deal a blow to the airport as the industry recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. The Civil Aviation Authority said on Tuesday that Heathrow’s landing fees will … Read more

JetBlue Partners with Blade for NYC-based Helicopter Airport Transfers

JetBlue has partnered with Blade for helicopter transfers between Manhattan and John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, the carrier announced Thursday. The travel times “to both JFK and EWR can take as little as five minutes from Manhattan’s Midtown heliports,” according to JetBlue. Mosaic-plus members will receive credits redeemable for complimentary … Read more

Tall trees, bird hits, short runway worrying for Patna airport: Experts

Pilots frequently encounter hazards like bird hits, a short runway and tall trees while operating at the Patna airport, where nearly 200 people on board a Delhi-bound aircraft recently had a close shave, as the plane caught fire soon after take-off, experts said. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation … Read more

Long queues at Lisbon airport to extend into summer

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People wait in queues at Faro airport amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Faro, Portugal, June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes/File Photo By Sergio Goncalves LISBON (Reuters) – Long lines of passengers forced to wait hours at Lisbon airport are unlikely to ease into the main summer tourist season despite plans … Read more

Assam will acquire land first, then send proposal to Centre for airport: CM

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday claimed that land acquisition has to be completed by the state government before sending a formal proposal to the Centre for developing a greenfield airport. He said that Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia’s letter stating that no proposal has been … Read more

Bengaluru airport introduces robots for enhanced passenger experience

Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) has introduced AI-driven, assistance robots to enhance passenger experience. Currently at the trial stage, 10 robots have been deployed at the airport to help guide passengers through the airport and answer basic queries, it said in a statement on Tuesday. The robot … Read more

Tata Projects wins bid to build Jewar Airport, beats SP Group and L&T

Tata Projects will build the national capital region’s new airport at Jewar, after outbidding the Shapoorji Pallonji Group and Larsen & Toubro for the contract. While the deal size has not been disclosed, sources pegged it at over Rs 6,000 crore. Tata Projects, the infrastructure and construction arm of … Read more

Delhi airport introduces RFID-enabled tag to track check-in luggage

The Delhi airport has introduced personalised baggage tag, enabled by radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, which will give passengers real-time information about when and on which belt is their check-in luggage arriving in the terminal, a statement said on Wednesday. The Delhi airport is the first Indian airport to introduce this facility, its … Read more

5 flights diverted, 70 delayed at Delhi airport due to thunderstorm

At least five flights were diverted and 70 delayed at the Delhi airport due to a thunderstorm that struck the national capital on Monday afternoon, officials said. Heavy rains, accompanied by strong winds, damaged several cars, brought traffic to a grinding halt, left trees uprooted and led to power outages … Read more