British Boxer Amir Khan posted a video on Twitter on September 18 where he was seen accusing American Airlines of unfair treatment by forcing him to leave and miss his scheduled flight. He added that he felt "disgusted" by the unfair treatment. However, American Airlines stated that Khan was only escorted out of the airplane because he violated Covid-19 guidelines and his mask was not "high enough".
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The Antonov An-26, a plane carrying 28 people that had gone missing has been found crashed into a sea cliff in Palana, Russia on July 6. Reportedly, the pilots were trying to land the plane in adverse weather conditions but failed to respond to a scheduled communication before vanishing from radar. So far, no bodies could be retracted. However, the search-and-rescue operation is underway.
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To boost connectivity in the North-Eastern region of India, two international airports will be constructed at Manipur and Agartala, said Union Minister Jitendra Singh. The minister asserted that connectivity is still an issue in the respected region. The facilities at Kohima and Itanagar will be functional by the end of the year. Besides, he confirmed that the unexplored North-Eastern region will finally… read-more
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According to a local commander, 17 people have died and several are left injured as a Philippine military aircraft carrying over 92 passengers has crashed in the southern Philippines on July 4. Almost 40 passengers have been rescued from the plane so far and the "rescue efforts are ongoing". The accident happened when the pilots missed the runway while trying to land the plane at Jolo airport.
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What could be called a gladsome development, a previously defunct WW-II airstrip in Assam has become operational. The airstrip, Rupsi Airport, has been redeveloped under the Centre's UDAN scheme that aims to improve regional air-connectivity across India. Interestingly, the airport was a a strategic WW-II airstrip that used to house warplanes. Notably, it witnessed the last commercial flight operation in 1983 before being closed.
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The Centre on May 6 issued guidelines for the rapid vaccination of aviation personnel. The order sought to create vaccination camps at airports to jab aviation staff prioritizing Air Traffic Controllers (ATC), cockpit, cabin crew and passenger-facing staff. Reportedly, the decision came after the aviation ministry requested the state governments to consider the airport and flight staff under the priority list for vaccination program.
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As many as 300 passengers at Assam's Silchar airport on April 21 escaped from the premises to avoid the mandatory RT-PCR test. Reportedly, the testing was scheduled at the Tikol model hospital near the airport for about 690 people landing at Silchar. However, "They literally ran away from the centre," said an airport official. Meanwhile, 189 passengers took the test and the police have been tracking the missing ones.
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The Customs Department at Mangaluru International Airport have arrested three people and confiscated 2.8 Kg of gold worth Rs 1.3 crore, on April 7. Accused Muhamad Ashraf had hidden gold under his feet, while Rajeesh had concealed gold under his large intestine, as four capsules in compound form. Reportedly, Muhamad Kalanad an another smuggler who was arrested by the security officials through the intelligence agency inputs.
The Bangalore airport cab drivers' demand for ‘One Airport, One Fare’ has surfaced again after the suicide of a 34-year-old Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation driver. Reportedly, the pandemic-stricken cab drivers have been facing the double flak of increased fuel prices and over 50% slashed footfall at the Kempegowda International Airport. The drivers claimed that due to high KSTDC fares, the passengers prefer cheaper options of… read-more
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The Andhra Pradesh government has renamed the Kurnool Airport, inaugurated at Orvakal on March 25, after freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. A native of Kurnool, the freedom fighter had protested against the British rule 100 years before the independence. Inaugurated by CM Jagan Mohan Reddy, the airport has a five-storeyed Air Traffic Control building and passengers lounge. Notably, the government had spent Rs 110 crore for the… read-more
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