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Shahkar Abidi

  • SpiceJet trouble spills into airports

    On Tuesday morning, city businessman Brijendra Pandey was happy to reach the airport on time for his flight to Delhi and he duly secured his boarding pass too. “But on reaching the boarding area, I was stunned to see hundreds of agitated passengers. And I learned that not a single flight had left...

    Wednesday, 17 December 2014 - 6:10am
  • Actor Arjun Kapoor slams GoAir for 'bitter' experience, carrier refutes charges

    Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor and his companions reportedly had a bitter experience in a GoAir flight on Monday during their journey to Chandigarh for a promotional event. Kapoor alleged that the airline staff not only goofed up with the gate number printed on the boarding passes, but were also rude...

    Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - 7:10am
  • Now, fly to Hyderabad 13 minutes faster

    The travel time between Mumbai and Hyderabad is expected to get shorter by 13 minutes as air traffic navigation team is currently conducting a feasibility audit to cut short the distance by over 140 odd km. The new route is likely to be implemented within a month's time. The Delhi-Hyderabad,...

    Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 6:45am
  • While they descend in India, airline profits fly globally

    Higher altitude I Airlines are likely to post collectively $19.9 billion profit this year and $25 billion in the next as falling oil prices and economic recovery provide tailwind, says IATA

    Thursday, 11 December 2014 - 7:32am
  • Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation launches Konkan tour for budget travellers

    After failing miserably in boosting tourism with the expensive Mango package tours to Konkan, the state tourism department has now launched another package, this one for "budget" travellers. The development is expected to bring more footfalls to the region.

    Thursday, 11 December 2014 - 7:25am
  • Mumbai ATC wide open for terror attack, says Airports Authority of India

    While the Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) is concerned about the illegal structures around the city airport and has filed a PIL in the Bombay High Court, a security audit by Airports Authority of India (AAI) has found that the new ATC at Vile Parle is a sitting duck. The ATC tower is...

    Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - 7:20am
  • Airport insider caught trying to smuggle gold worth Rs 45 lakh

    A couple of days after a senior airport manager attached with GVK was held along with two others for attempting to smuggle gold bars worth Rs40 lakh, a technical supervisor working for an advertising space company attached with the airport was held on Sunday for indulging in a similar offence,...

    Monday, 8 December 2014 - 7:26am
  • Hasty passengers, reclining travellers most annoying while flying

    Do you rush towards the exit gate no sooner the aircraft halts (before the seat belt sign goes off), upon reaching your destination? Though you may want to reach either your meeting on time, or see your family at the earliest, this action has been ranked as one of the most irritating habits in a...

    Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 6:05am
  • Digital boarding passes to be a reality soon

    Passengers departing from Mumbai airport will soon be able to breeze through the pre-boarding process, with authorities planning to introduce the digital boarding card soon. A similar system is already in place at many airports across the US and Europe. This is in addition to the recent...

    Saturday, 29 November 2014 - 5:30am
  • Cargo exporters irked over MIAL's Rs 300 data entry charge

    The cargo exporters are showing disapproval against Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) move to charge Rs 300 per entry of data regarding export through their software system. The exporters claim that the new development is being forced upon them by MIAL and would make the trade difficult as...

    Friday, 28 November 2014 - 6:25am