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AAI relaxes deadline for Patna airport till Oct 31


September 18th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) In a big relief to the Bihar government, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has allowed operations of large aircraft such as Airbus 320 and Boeing ... Read more...

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Large aircraft allowed from Patna till Aug 31


August 12th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 12 (IANS) Large aircraft such as Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 have been allowed to operate from Patna airport till Aug 31, officials said Sunday.The the Airports Authority ... Read more...

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No large aircraft from Patna from Aug 16


August 5th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, August 5 (IANS) Large aircraft such as Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 will not operate from Patna airport from Aug 16 after the runway length was re-notified, officials said Sunday.A ... Read more...

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Mock drill conducted at Agartala airport


May 18th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 18 (IANS) Agartala airport authorities Friday conducted a mock drill to test its preparedness for crises like crash, emergency landing and hijacking, officials said.Unaware about the exercise, passengers ... Read more...

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Kolkata airport’s new terminal operational by October


May 9th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) The new terminal of the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, which is being constructed under the modernization plan of the airport, is scheduled ... Read more...

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Kingfisher shuts shop in Lucknow: Airport officials


March 26th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 26 (IANS) Plagued by financial losses, Kingfisher Airlines has pulled out its flights from Lucknow to New Delhi and Mumbai, say airport officials.According to the airport officials, the ... Read more...

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Close shave at Kerala airport?


December 9th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 9 (IANS) Eyewitnesses said a major air tragedy was averted at the Thiruvananthapuram international airport runway Friday when one foreign airline took off just in time to avert ... Read more...

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At last! Decks cleared for international flights in Agra


October 9th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 9 (IANS) Tourism is set to boom this winter in the Taj city, with the union defence and civil aviation ministries green-signalling the landing of direct international flights ... Read more...

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Major plane accident averted in Chennai


September 24th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) over 300 passengers escaped a major air accident here Saturday when a flight cleared for take-off stood on the runway and another plane that was about ... Read more...

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Plane makes emergency landing after bird hit


August 20th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Minutes after take-off, an Air India plane made an emergency landing at Lucknow airport in Uttar Pradesh Saturday after suffering a bird hit, an official said. ... Read more...

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Tyre burst in Air India flight


August 14th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) An Air India flight from Delhi suffered a tyre burst during landing at the airport here in Uttar Pradesh Sunday, an official said. All the ... Read more...

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Flight makes emergency landing after passenger’s suicide bid


June 23rd, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 23 (IANS) A Delhi-bound SpiceJet flight made an emergency landing at Chaudhary Charan Singh airport here Thursday after a passenger allegedly consumed poison on board, police said.Sumit Rajak, ... Read more...

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Preity Zinta argues with airport official


April 15th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, co-owner of the Kings XI Punjab IPL team, was engaged in a tiff with Chandigarh airport officials Thursday when she was stopped ... Read more...

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No safety norms violated in Goa: Kingfisher Airlines


April 13th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Referring to news reports claiming that certain airlines had made "blind landings" in Goa, Kingfisher Airlines Wednesday said it had not violated any air safety norms ... Read more...

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Repairs restrict use of Goa airport runway (Lead)


April 12th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 12 (IANS) Maintenance work being carried out by naval authorities has forced Goa's Dabolim international airport to cut down both the length and hours of use of its ... Read more...

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Goa airport runway cut down for five hours a day


April 12th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 12 (IANS) Maintenance work being carried out by naval authorities has forced Goa's Dabolim international airport to cut down its runway length for five hours a day, an ... Read more...

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Flight enters ‘wrong taxiway’, passengers safe


April 6th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 6 (IANS) Panic gripped the Chaudhary Charan Singh Amausi Airport here Wednesday after a Kingfisher flight from Mumbai entered a "wrong taxiway" that was closed for repair work, ... Read more...

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Chandigarh airport handled record 130 flights for semifinal


March 31st, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) A record number of 130 flights, mostly chartered, arrived and flew back from the Chandigarh airport within a span of less than 24 hours for ... Read more...

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Chandigarh airport prepares for a busy Wednesday


March 29th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) With top leaders, business tycoons, Bollywood celebrities and other big-wigs flying in here in several chartered, personal and special planes for the most awaited ... Read more...

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Will Chandigarh airport beat fog with new landing devices?


January 13th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Jan 13 (IANS) Chandigarh airport, considered a gateway to Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, grounds to a halt for several days every year thanks to dense ... Read more...

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Now planes can operate from Chandigarh despite fog


January 11th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 11 (IANS) Aircraft will now be able to land and take off from Chandigarh in foggy and low visibility conditions as its military controlled airport has finally got the ... Read more...

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Air, rail, road traffic hit in Punjab, Haryana


January 6th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 6 (IANS) Thick fog hit hard air, train and road traffic across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh Thursday, with the Chandigarh airport shut due to poor visibility and trains running behind ... Read more...

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Fog, overcast skies in Punjab, Haryana


December 28th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 28 (IANS) Dense fog and overcast skies prevailed in most parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh Tuesday, disrupting rail, road and air traffic in the region. Besides, cold winds swept ... Read more...

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Chopper crashes at Chandigarh airport, DGCA to probe (Second Lead)


December 16th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 16 (IANS) A helicopter which was to fly a Punjab minister crashed at the airport here Thursday immediately after taking off, catching fire and injuring both the pilots. The Directorate ... Read more...

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Plane’s tyres burst in Chandigarh, trigger panic


December 14th, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) Two tyres of a Jet Airways plane burst with the loud noise after the passengers had disembarked at the airport here Tuesday evening, triggering panic, officials said."The ... Read more...

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Air India flight suffers tyre burst, passengers safe


November 15th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 15 (IANS) An Air India flight arriving here from Mumbai suffered a tyre burst during landing at the Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport here Monday, but all passengers on board ... Read more...

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Close shave for 250 as bird hits plane in Goa


November 11th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 11 (IANS) A chartered plane to Moscow with 250 passengers on board had a narrow escape early Thursday when it suffered a bird hit at the runway of Goa's Dabolim ... Read more...

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Flights diverted, repairs on at Goa runway (Lead)


October 27th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 27 (IANS) Three flights, including a chartered plane, were diverted from the Goa airport Wednesday due to an oil spill on the runway, an official said.A tanker carrying 6,000 litres ... Read more...

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Three flights diverted from Goa due to runway repairs


October 27th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 27 (IANS) Three flights, including a chartered airplane, were diverted from the Goa airport Wednesday due to oil spill on the runway, an official said.Dabolim airport director D. ... Read more...

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Air Arabia flight makes emergency landing at Kochi


October 26th, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Oct 26 (IANS) An Air Arabia flight made an emergency landing at the international airport here 15 minutes after it took off for Sharjah after a suspected bird-hit Tuesday, an official ... Read more...

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Varanasi-Mumbai Air India flight returns after snag


July 30th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, July 30 (IANS) A Mumbai-bound Air India flight Friday returned to Varanasi after it developed a technical snag shortly after take-off, an official said. "The plane returned merely 5-10 minutes after it ... Read more...

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Close shave for JetLite flight in Lucknow


July 29th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 29 (IANS) A New Delhi-bound JetLite flight with 140 passengers on board had a narrow escape here Thursday after a bird hit just as it was about to take-off, an ... Read more...

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Snake bites fireman inside Lucknow airport premises


July 26th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) A fireman was in a critical condition Monday after a snake bit him in the airport premises here, officials said, adding that frantic efforts were on to recover ... Read more...

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Smelly carton triggers scare at Kochi airport


July 25th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 25 (IANS) There was some chaos and scare at Kerala's Kochi Airport Sunday when cargo loaders detected a loosely packed carton containing chemicals with a foul smell emanating from it. The ... Read more...

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Close shave for GoAir flight in Indore


July 17th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Indore, July 17 (IANS) A New Delhi-bound GoAir flight with 140 passengers onboard had a close shave here Saturday after a bird hit soon after take off, an official said. "The GoAir ... Read more...

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