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It’s official. Dubai replaces Heathrow as world’s busiest international airport

Dubai airport at dawn

Dubai International airport (IATA: DXB) has officially become the world’s busiest international airport dethroning long time leader London’s Heathrow airport. As the the year-end traffic report released by airport operator Dubai Airports, in 2014 Dubai handled 70,475,636 passengers up 6.1 from the 66,431,533 passengers recorded a year earlier. In December, which sees significant holiday traffic, the airport saw 6,498,573 passengers …

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Delta opens new arrivals lounge at London Heathrow airport terminal 3

Delta Air Lines arrival lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3.

Tthe world’s largest carrier, Delta Air Lines, recently announced it will commence flights to London Heathrow from Philadelphia, Seattle and Los Angeles. Yesterday Delta announced the opening of its new arrivals lounge at Heathrow airport. The lounge which is open to all BusinessElite passengers and SkyMiles Diamond and Platinum Medallion members is located in the arrivals hall of terminal 3. …

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Bangalore Kempegowda airport first in India to be IATA e-freight compliant

Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F freighter D-ALCC being loaded at Kempegowda airport, Bangalore. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Bangalore’s Kempegowda international airport has been rated an International Air Transport Association (IATA) e-freight compliant airport for cargo operations. The airport is the first in India to achieve the compliance with the operationalisation and implementation of the e-freight process. The e-freight initiative was facilitated by IATA, a global trade association comprising over 240 airlines around the world. As part of …

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BIAL to build second terminal and runway at KIA after it gets EC approval

The main passenger terminal building at Bangalore Airport.

The airport operators of the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) have been formally accorded the environment clearance (EC) for its second stage expansion, which will include construction of a new terminal and a new second runway to the south side of the airport. The approval was granted by the Ministry of environment, forests & climate change …

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Mysore Bangalore airport direct ‘FlyBus’ service now operational

On Wednesday, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) inaugurated its luxury ‘FlyBus’ service which will connect the city of Mysore direct to the Bengaluru / Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore. The service will be operated by a 40 seat luxury Volvo B9R twin-rear-axle bus, complete with a pantry, chemical toilets, 2+2 semi-sleeper seating with 70 channels of in-seat video. …

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Bangalore airport passenger and airline fees increased significantly

The main passenger terminal building at Bangalore Airport.

The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority has awarded Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL), the airport operator of the Kempegowda International Airport, at Bangalore a significant fee increase affecting both airlines as well as passengers, effective July 1, 2014. Departing passengers will see an increase of up to 31% in the User Development Fee (UDF). Five years on, with virtually no utilisation …

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Exclusive videos: Singapore Air’s A380 gets water cannon salute at Delhi

Yesterday, Singapore Airlines commenced the first scheduled commercial Airbus A380 service to India when it landed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi airport. The aircraft was welcomed by the traditional water cannon salute customary to every first flight to an airport. View our exclusive videos and photos. Exclusive video of Singapore Airlines first A380 landing at New Delhi airport Exclusive videos …

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Doha’s Hamad airport commences operations

Qatar Airways A320 Sharklet A7-AHX First Flight to arrive at Hamad Intl Airport at QR7450. NDIA.

Doha’s new Hamad International Airport (HIA) (also called NDIA – new Doha international airport) commenced soft-launch operations yesterday, when a special A320 flight QR7450 of national carrier Qatar Airways landed at the airport. The flight which greeted by the traditional water cannon salute by the airport’s ARFF team carried a team of dignitaries led by Qatar’s minister for transportation Mr. …

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India flights impacted as Dubai airport commences runway upgrade

Starting tomorrow, May 1, the world’s busiest international airport, Dubai international (DXB) will commence a comprehensive runway upgrade project which will last for 80 days. From tomorrow, till May 31, the southern will see upgrades of runway runway lighting and construction of additional taxiways and rapid exits. From May 31 till July 20, the northern runway which is nearing the …

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Jet Airways and Air India achieve good on-time performance at London Heathrow for 2013

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Both the Indian carriers operating to London Heathrow airport, Jet Airways and Air India, have impressive on-time performance, analysis of the British civil aviation authority punctuality records for the year 2013 reveal. Jet Airways was ranked eighth overall with an average delay of 9.72 minutes for the year, while national carrier Air India was at rank 26 with an average …

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Mumbai airport’s new terminal T2 commences international operations today

Following its inauguration in January, the new 4.4 million square feet integrated Terminal 2 (T2) at Mumabi’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), will commence international operations today. The transition of all international flights from the existing terminal to the new T2 will begin with the arrival of Air India’s flight from Singapore AI343 scheduled at 1300 hours. The first departing flight …

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High resolution aerial view of Mumbai airport new terminal T2. Can you spot the inconsistencies?

Above is a computer generated image (CGI) aerial view of the new terminal 2 at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), which was recently inaugurated. There are four or five inconsistencies on the air-side, reflecting a time when the CGI was made. Just for fun; can you spot them? Use the light-box image to enlarge the photo and then use …

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Images: Mumbai CSI airport’s new integrated Terminal 2

Mumbai CSIA Terminal 2 Facade

At long last, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) is getting its new integrated terminal, T2. In a few hours from now, the India Prime Minister ManMohan Singh will inaugurate the new luxurious terminal. Enjoy the pictures in the slider above or in the toggle box below. If you are planning to use the terminal right away, don’t get your …

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Delhi airport duty free launches Dewar’s Legacy Collection 1893 whisky

Dewar's Legacy Collection 1893 whisky

India’s largest duty free, Delhi Duty Free Services, located at Terminal 3, IGI Airport, New Delhi, has launched the limited-edition blended Scotch whisky – Dewar’s Legacy Collection 1893. The retailer, a joint venture company between DIAL (Delhi International Airport Limited) and Yalorvin Limited a subsidiary of Aer Rianta International cpt., will be the first duty free in India to sell …

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Emirates to commence A380 service to London Gatwick

Emirates_A380-800 A6-EDF arrives at London. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

The world’s largest Airbus A380 operator, Dubai-based Emirates airline, will become the first to operate the A380 superjumbo in to London’s Gatwick airport. The carrier who just took delivery of its 44th A380, will increase its seats by 36% when it replaces the existing Boeing 777-300ER on its EK09/EK10 flights between Dubai and London Gatwick, with the A380, from March …

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New Delhi is first airport terminal globally to register at UN as ‘Clean Development Mechanism’ project

Terminal 3 (T3) of Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), New Delhi, has become the first terminal in the world to have successfully registered with United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project for its emission reduction initiatives. T3 has adopted various energy efficient measures thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions of 16,413 tons of CO2 …

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India’s tallest Air Traffic Control tower, at Mumbai airport, inaugurated

By BA StaffMumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), inaugurated India’s tallest ATC tower with a height of 83.8 metre and built within an area of 2,800 square metres. The location and the height of the new ATC tower will enable the tower controllers to have unobstructed view of the entire operational area, which will help in optimizing air traffic separation …

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