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Thursday , 13 June 2024

Tag Archives: Airport Authority

IGI is country’s busiest airport

For the second year running, the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport, Delhi has beaten Mumbai airport as the busiest airport in India. In 2010, IGI handled 11.6% more flights and 1.4% more passenger traffic than Mumbai. Mumbai airport has been facing a severe space crunch, and resultant constraints on its infrastructure. The situation is further worsened due to the cross ...

Europe may ban back-scatter airport scanners

Controversial back-scatter airport scanners, currently used widely in the US and Manchester, UK, could be withdrawn if serious health concerns about them are confirmed. The scanners, also known as ‘naked’ scanners, because of the naked images they produce of air travellers being checked for security purposes, are expensive at £80,000 a piece. They have been in use since 2009 when ...

Navi Mumbai Airport gets 150 hectares

The Maharashtra government has allocated 150 hectares of land for the construction of the Navi Mumbai airport to CIDCO, the nodal agency handling the new airport’s construction and development. Of the total 2,054 hectares required for the airport, currently CIDCO has in its possession 1,341 hectares. The land needed to be acquired for the project has now decreased to 563 ...

Lohegaon airport will be modernised

The posh administrative complex will be of ground plus two floors near the entrance of the airport terminal building. It will have a VIP lounge that will have direct and independent access to the terminal building. This is expected to reduce congestion at the time of arrival or departure of a VIP. The AAI offices, the Central Industrial Security Force ...