Mumbai Airport

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Mumbai Airport Handles 1,30,374 Passengers In 24 Hours, Highest Since Pandemic

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) handled 1,30,374 passengers in 24 hours on September 17, making it the highest since the beginning of the pandemic. The growth in footfall is reportedly due to rising flight movements, newer destinations and an increase in airline’s capacity. Also, on September 17, CSMIA witnessed 839 total flight movements. Meanwhile, IndiGo, Air India and Emirates stand at the top three spots.… read-more

Tue, 20 Sep 2022 - 04:32 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: CSMIA, Maharashtra , Mumbai, Flight, Travel

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G-Diya

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Kerala Man & Family Fly To Europe With Aircraft He Made During Covid-19 Lockdown

Ashok Aliseril Thamarakshan, from Kerala, is currently traveling over Europe with his family aboard a home-built plane he built during Covid-19 lockdown. He spent roughly 18 months building the four-seater plane. The four-seater aircraft model "Sling TSI" has been named "G-Diya," after his younger daughter Diya. Mr. Thamarakshan, who has a pilot's license, has taken his family to Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic on the four-seater so… read-more

Thu, 28 Jul 2022 - 09:00 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Kerala, Family, Travel, Flight, Covid-19 Lockdown

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Passengers at Waiting area

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125 Passengers Of Flight From Italy-Amritsar Test COVID-19 Positive

At least 125 passengers of a chartered from Italy, tested COVID-19 positive, on January 6. Flight landed at Amritsar, at 1:30 pm from Milan. Of the total 179 passengers, 125 tested positive, as Italy is said to be high risk countries for COVID-19 and its new variant Omicron. Furthermore, all the positive patients will be sent for institutional quarantine in Amritsar. Notably, flight was operated by EuroAtlantic Airways. 

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 - 04:37 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Covid-19, Omicron Strain, Amritsar, Italy, Flight

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Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scinndia inaugurating IndiGo flight

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IndiGo's Guwahati-Pune Flight Gets Inaugurated By Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia

The daily flight of IndiGo between Guwahati and Pune was inaugurated by Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on December 16. Reportedly, the flight will depart at 10:40 PM from Guwahati airport and land at Pune airport at 2:15 AM. It will then depart from Pune airport at 2:50 AM and land at 6:05 AM at Guwahati airport. Besides, the company also operates flights from Assam's Silchar, Dibrugarh, and Jorhat. 

Thu, 16 Dec 2021 - 05:47 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: IndiGo, Guwahati, Pune, Flight, Inauguation

UK Flights.

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UK Suspends Flights From 6 African Countries; New Covid Variant

Owing to the emergence of a new COVID variant with more than 30 mutations, the UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid on November 26 announced a temporary suspension of flights from six African countries. The UK has also decided to put the six countries on the red list. The new variant has been named B.1.1.529. ''The variant includes a large number of spike protein mutation,'' said UK Health Security Agency. 

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 - 03:59 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: UK, COVID, NEW VARIANT, Flight, African Contries

Courtesy: ANI

Air India's flight.

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Bird Hits Air India's Plane; Delhi Airport-Authority Cancels Flight AIC 469

Delhi-bound Air India flight AIC 469 was canceled by the Swami Vivekanand Airport authority in MP's Raipur after a bird hit the plane during its take-off on September 14 at 10:05 AM. Reportedly, Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Renuka Singh was also a passenger among 179 others. The airport director Rakesh Ranjan Sahay said, ''Pieces of a bird's carcass was found... the personnel is further inspecting the aircraft.''

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 - 04:50 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Flight, Air India, Bird, Take-off, Swami Vivekanand Airport

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Kabul flight

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IAF Aircraft Carrying 168 Passengers From Kabul Reach Delhi

A special repatriation Indian Air Force flight from Kabul carrying 107 Indians, 2 Afghan senators, and 24 Afghan Sikhs landed in Delhi on the morning of August 22. Several evacuees were staying in Afghanistan's Gurudwara for days. They all will be moved to Bangla Sahib Gurdwara. "Everything that was built in the last 20 years is now finished. It's zero now," said Afghanistan's senator Narender Singh Khalsa.

Sun, 22 Aug 2021 - 01:52 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: IAF, Kabul, Afghan senators, Flight

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Rakesh-Dakshina onboard their wedding-plane.

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TN: Couple Books Entire Flight To Get Married Amid COVID Curbs

Amid the COVID-19 restrictions in Tamil Nadu, a Madurai-based couple's wedding has gone viral as they conducted their marriage ceremony onboard a passenger flight. The couple - Rakesh and Dakshina - had booked an entire two-hour Madurai to Bangalore flight that hosted 161 guests. Interestingly, they tied the knot exactly when their airplane flew past over the Meenakshi Amman temple in Madurai.

Mon, 24 May 2021 - 04:04 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Tamil Nadu, Madurai, Bangalore, Wedding, Flight

Courtesy: India .com

Representational photo: Ingenuity helicopter

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NASA Conducts Second Successful 'Ingenuity Helicopter' Flight On Mars

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter, on April 22, made its second successful flight on Mars, just two days after its first ascent into the thin Martian atmosphere. Reportedly, the helicopter spent 51.9 seconds in the air, 16 feet above the ground and accelerated seven feet sideways. The 1.8 kg heavy rotorcraft, in its first flight, reached a height of just 10 meters for 39.1 seconds.

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 - 03:48 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: NASA, Ingenuity Helicopter, Mars, Flight

Courtesy: NDTV