Daily Archives: March 20, 2008

New user fee for domestic fliers grounded at Rs 200

17 Mar, 2008, 0600 hrs IST, Nirbhay Kumar, TNNhttp://economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/News_By_Industry/Transportation/New_user_fee_for_domestic_fliers_grounded_at_Rs_200/articleshow/2872347.cms NEW DELHI: In a major relief to domestic passengers, the civil aviation ministry has told developers of the new international airports at Hyderabad and Bangalore to restrict user development fee (UDF) to Rs 200 instead of the initially-proposed amounts that were three times higher. However, the ministry is open to the …

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Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) will not follow a cross-subsidization tariff policy

18-Mar-2008 http://indiaaviation.aero/news/airline/8181/59/Bangalore-International-Airport-Ltd-(BIAL)-will-not-follow-a-cross-subsidization-tariff-policy According to Banglore HAL International Airport, the new Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) is likely to spare domestic passengers from the user development fee (UDF). In recent days GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd’s (GHIAL) made its decision to charge $25 (about Rs 1,000) as UDF on international passengers from the new airport at Shamshabad, which is scheduled to …

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A comment worthy of posting

One March 19th, I received this comment on one of my posts. It deserves posting on the blog. Thanks to the commenter. There is more than enough commerce in Bangalore to support another airport. Speeding up travel of people and products only improves an economy. The market place, consumers and producers, determine usage. Government can implement rules of conduct (procedures) …

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Aircraft parking requests flood HAL

Aircraft parking requests flood HALBy Rasheed Kappan, DH News Service, Bangalore: http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/Mar202008/state2008032058473.asp Bangalore’s HAL Airport will allot parking spaces for at least 40 to 50 business jets within a year. But amidst a sudden flood of parking requests from corporates across the country, Airport officials are worried about giving a firm long-term commitment. Reason: Unscheduled landings and take-offs of such …

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Doubts over air safety at Devanahalli airport

Doubts over air safety at Devanahalli airport V. Sridhar http://www.hindu.com/2008/03/20/stories/2008032057410600.htm Bangalore: For an airport that was to commence operations in March, now postponed to May, the Air Traffic Control (ATC) facility ought to have been up and running. Instead, on a mid-March morning, just six weeks away from the date of commissioning of the airport, chaos reigns at the ATC …

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