Uttar Pradesh, AAI sign lease agreement for Ayodhya airport

NEW DELHI: The civil aviation department of the Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday signed a lease agreement with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) pertaining to about 318 acres to build an airport in Ayodhya. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the Ayodhya district administration will provide another 86 acres required for the construction of the […]

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Airports Authority of India to spend around Rs 25,000 crores for expansion and modification of existing terminals

NEW DELHI: The aviation sector in India has been affected due to severe disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The estimated losses incurred by airlines and airports in India in the financial year 2020-21 is approximately Rs.19,564 crore and Rs. 5,116 crore respectively. Due to the outbreak of COVID 19, scheduled domestic operations were suspended […]

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Airports Authority of India to assist in enhancing Bangladesh aviation infrastructure

NEW DELHI: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has agreed to assist the Bangladesh aviation regulator in enhancing its capacity in terms of infrastructure and skilled manpower, according to a statement on Monday. A high-level delegation of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) visited the AAI from March 7-11 to “explore possible cooperation avenues”, […]

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AAI issues tenders for construction of 1st phase of Dholera airport in Gujarat

NEW DELHI: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Thursday issued tenders for the construction of the first phase of an international airport at Dholera in Gujarat, entailing an investment of Rs 987 crore, according to an official statement. The new facility is being set up in greenfield city under the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) […]

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Chennai airport’s new terminal to be commissioned by 2022-end

NEW DELHI: The Chennai airport’s new integrated terminal, which would be constructed after demolishing existing terminals 2 and 3, would be commissioned by December 2022, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said on Wednesday. The new terminal will have a total area of 2,18,000 sqm and function as one large integrated terminal for international and […]

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India plans to develop 100 airports, waterdromes, heliports by 2024

NEW DELHI: Airports Authority of India (AAI) plans to develop at least 100 airports, waterdromes, and heliports by 2024 under the regional air connectivity scheme, said an official release. The fourth anniversary of the scheme — known as UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) — was commemorated on Wednesday.The scheme aims to provide affordable, economically […]

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AAI to invest Rs 650 crore to build greenfield airport in Arunachal Pradesh

ITANAGAR/ GUWAHATI: The state-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI) has undertaken a Rs 650 crore project to develop a greenfield airport at Hollongi, near Arunachal Pradesh’s capital Itanagar, officials said on Monday. The Hollongi airport, 15 kms from Itanagar, will be the third airport in Arunachal Pradesh and would be completed by November 2022. The […]

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Airports Authority of India launches Krishi-Udan Scheme for marketing of northeastern states farm produce

NEW DELHI: To facilitate the marketing of agricultural and farm products of the northeastern states outside the region, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has launched the ‘Krishi-Udan Scheme’, officials said on Wednesday. AAI’s Regional Executive Director (North East) Sanjeev Jindal said that it was one of his wishes that has come true after a […]

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Airports Authority of India to procure 198 body scanners for 63 airports

By Deepak Patel NEW DELHI: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to procure 198 body scanners for 63 airports and these will replace existing door frame metal detectors and hand-held scanners, besides pat-down searches of passengers to detect metallic objects, officials said. The process to procure the body scanners started earlier this year […]

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AAI to invest Rs 25,000 crore on infrastructure upgradation: Chairman Arvind Singh

NEW DELHI: The newly appointed chairman of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) Arvind Singh on Thursday revealed to have a major infrastructure upgradation plan for next five years involving a whopping investment of Rs 25,000 crore. “We need a huge amount of investment — several billions of dollars – to ensure holistic infrastructure upgradation […]

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