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India Aviation Industry Newsletter 24 August

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 24 August

AAI to study flooding in mini airport locations in rain-hit Telangana

As part of the plans to develop six mini airports in Telangana, the authorities have sought high flood level (HFL) particulars at the proposed locations. The six airports proposed are at Warangal, Adilabad, Jakranpally (Nizamabad), Bhadradri-Kothagudem, Basanth Nagar (Ramagundam) and Devarkadra (Mahbubnagar).

American Airlines To Launch Passenger Flights To Bengaluru

American Airlines announced the commencement of passenger flights from Seattle to Bengaluru from the winter of 2021.  Tim Isik, Director Cargo Sales Europe, Middle East and Africa said that the airline company is delighted to begin this journey and new flight operations. Till now Bangalore has been a major hub for American Airline’s cargo operations. It has appointed Air Logistics Group as its Cargo General Sales Agent for the Indian market ahead of the launch. India is a very important part of their worldwide network, with a high demand for both inbound and outbound cargo traffic such as pharmaceuticals, auto parts and fabrics.

DGCA to offer all services online by year-end

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will soon bring all the services it provides on a digital platform. It has engaged Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Price Waterhouse Coopers for the project that is being implemented in four phases and is expected to be completed by the year-end. The new e-governance platform would enable digital interactions between DGCA and various stakeholders for all the services and would provide efficient, effective and transparent services, which would bring about significant enhancement in the delivery of various services provided by us,” said a senior DGCA official.

French airport operator gets PCC nod to buy 49% of GMR

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) gave French airport operator Groupe ADP approval to acquire 49% of India-based GMR Airports Limited. The antitrust body on Thursday, August 20, said that ADP and GMR have no overlapping businesses in airport operations in the Philippines, as the former has “no active presence” in the country. The proposed transaction would involve a 24.99% indirect stake purchase in GMR, plus another 24.01% direct acquisition of the firm. Post-transaction, GMR Infrastructure Limited will retain control over the merged entity, keeping a 51% stake.

Virtual information desks at Bengaluru airport for contactless service

Bengaluru: Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru (KIAB) has set up trilingual virtual information desks for flyers at the terminal to get information on various contactless services. Positioned at four locations in the terminal, the virtual desks will add a new contactless dimension to passenger processing enabling a touch-free and a safe way to seek assistance without face to face human interaction, the virtual desks offer the facility in Kannada, English and Hindi languages

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