Daily Archives: July 30, 2008

Bumpy landing for Bangalore’s airport dream

Leave three hours to get there… By Saritha RaiWednesday 30 July 2008 There were high hopes for Bangalore’s multimillion dollar air hub, which opened in May. But locating it in a near wilderness without a decent road was not a great start, says Saritha Rai. Raghu Shenoy, chief executive of a small Bangalore IT services firm, thinks nothing of jumping …

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India set to sign liberal aviation pact with EU

India set to sign liberal aviation pact with EU NEW DELHI: Indian airlines are set to get an improved access to European destinations. A liberal aviation pact between India and the European Union (EU) is on the cards, which will enable this as well as give EU carriers better access to India. In a way, the pact will work like …

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AAI to invest Rs 1808 Crore expanding Chennai airport

By TBM Staff | Chennai The development plans of Chennai Airport got the clearance of the Public Investment Board (PIB) today. It will now have to be approved by the Government (CCEA approval). The work is expected to begin by September 2008. Last year in April, the Government decided that the Chennai Airport would be developed by following international standards …

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BIAL’s handling of passengers irks aviation ministry

Sindhu Bhattacharya NEW DELHI: The Bangalore International Airport (BIAL) just keeps courting controversies. First, the issue of keeping the old HAL airport open resurfaced with the Karnataka chief minister raising the issue recently. And now, the ministry of civil aviation has expressed its displeasure over the new airport’s passenger handling capacity. In fact, the ministry has already asked the Airports …

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