Daily Archives: May 12, 2008

Only BIAL for Bangalore

Govt decides, says just one airport in Bangalore ibnlive.com Published on Mon, May 12, 2008 at 21:11 in Nation section Bangalore: The city will have just one airport two weeks from Monday—the new one at Devanahalli, it has been decided. The old HAL airport will close down for all commercial flights as soon as the new BIAL airport is opened, …

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BIA to open month end, HAL to shut down

New Bangalore airport to open soon12 May 2008, 2024 hrs IST, PTIThe Times of India NEW DELHI: Amid indications that no civilian flights will be allowed at Bangalore’s HAL airport, government on Monday said the new international airport will open by the end of this month and operator’s licence will be issued to it in the next 2-3 days. This …

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Delhi airport proposes User Development Fee

The following news story on Sift/DNA, highlights the immediate need for the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA). The AERA bill has been languishing since early September 2007, when it was introduced in the Indian Parliament. Such disputes are increasing by the day, and excessive charges will spell the death knell of the Indian aviation industry, which is so dependent on …

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Emirates enhancing their Indian presence

To make Delhi double daily from July 1, 2008By Charmaine Fernz | Dubaihttp://www.travelbizmonitor.com Emirates is going all out in their expansion plans for India. Apart from announcing the launch of their six-weekly non-stop services to Kozhikode, starting July 1, 2008, the airline will also be ramping up their Delhi services. Talking to TravelBiz Monitor, Salem Obaidalla, Sr. Vice President – …

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Customs “commercialising” its airport operations

Taking a cue from other statutory bodies like the Airports Authority of India (AAI), and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the Indian Customs authorities have demanded payment for their services rendered at the private operated airports like Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) and Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA). Up till now, while AAI and CISF used to be paid for services …

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