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India Aviation Industry Newsletter 24 September

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 24 September

Bengaluru the fastest-growing airport in the world

Bengaluru: With over 3.2 crore passengers passing through it in 2018, Kempegowda International Airport is the fastest-growing airport in the world, says the latest world traffic report published by Airports Council International (ACI). KIA has registered a 29% growth in passenger traffic as compared to the previous year.

Business providing fillip to Birsa Munda airport revenue’

Lower tax on aviation fuel and the Government’s impetus to enhance Birsa Munda Airport’s feasibility for industrial transportations has boosted air traffic as well as commercial revenue generated from Jharkhand’s largest airport.

GoAir most punctual airline for 12 months in a row: DGCA

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said budget carrier GoAir has emerged as the most punctual airline in August 2019. The airline created history by becoming the most punctual airline for 12 consecutive months. The data released by the aviation regulatory body showed that the budget carrier stood out of its competitors in being on-time.

Hyderabad airport to double its capacity after ministry approval

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) has secured clearance from an environment ministry agency to double the capacity of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad. The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has recommended the airport’s expansion project for environment clearance.

ILS to be operational at Odisha’s Jharsuguda Airport by December

Jharsuguda: Instrument Landing System (ILS) will become functional at the Veer Surendra Sai Airport in Odisha’s Jharsuguda by December, said airport’s director Sudesh Kumar Chouhan. Speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of an event at Sambalpur IIM last weekd. Chouhan further said that the number of parking stands at the airport will be increased to six from the existing two.

Six locations shortlisted for city’s second airport

the State government has now shortlisted six locations for Chennai city second airport. Highly-placed sources told The Hindu that Thiruporur, Vallathur, Thodur, Cheyyar, Maduramangalam and Mappedu are on the shortlist. In a few days, the State government is likely to hold talks with officials of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to see which site would be feasible to build the new airport. A field visit will also be conducted.

SpiceXpress Expands Air Cargo Capacity with 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter

SpiceXpress, SpiceJet’s cargo division, has taken delivery of its first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) as the India-based carrier expands its air cargo operation to better serve one of the world’s most populated regions and offer new route options. The standard-body freighter, which is the first 737-800BCF to be operated in South Asia, is on lease from NGF Alpha Limited, a division of Spectre Cargo Solutions. The 737-800BCF entered service last year and its order book has grown quickly to 120 orders and commitments. The program has ramped up production – with output set to more than double to 17 units in 2019 – to meet the customer demand.

Steady fall in volume of domestic air fliers in last four months: DGCA data

Amidst the reports of slowdown gripping various sectors, the number of domestic air-passengers has shown a steady decline in the last four months. Indian airlines carried 117.93 lakh passengers in August, down from 121.87 lakh passengers in May. The data released by the aviation regulator DGCA on Thursday showed that the number of domestic air-passengers in last few months saw some rise when compared with last year.

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