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2008-10-01 21:00:17

By Manju V MUMBAI: Just when one thought that the Delhi airport had flown ahead of Mumbai to snatch the numero uno position as the busiest airport in India, comes the clincher. The tell-all statistics on air traffic, passenger traffic and cargo handling collected over the last five months clearly show that the commercial capital still enjoys the top slot among country's airports. While the rising aviation turbine fuel (ATF) prices did have an adverse impact on the city airport's domestic...

2008-08-17 21:00:38

NEW DELHI: The Centre has finally given the final go-ahead for modernizing Kolkata and Chennai airports by the state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI). The AAI will now begin work next month and complete the process in three years. The Union cabinet on Thursday approved the Rs 1,808-crore Chennai and Rs 1,943-crore Kolkata airport programmes. Aviation minister Praful Patel said: "AAI can develop these two airports as models and compete with private sector in developing world class...

2008-07-18 00:00:25

By Saurabh Sinha NEW DELHI: Closure of its airports in Hyderabad and Bangalore, coupled with slowdown in the aviation sector, has made the Airports Authority of India (AAI) jittery over revenue collection in financial 2008-09. In 2007-08, it collected Rs 4,000 crore and now the authority feels that even meeting this figure would be good enough in this turbulent year, when record oil prices have put a question mark on airlines' survival and pulled down growth rate of domestic passenger...

2008-06-24 02:29:58

By Saurabh Sinha NEW DELHI: The financial turbulence that airlines are experiencing these days due to soaring fuel cost, is pushing airport developers to think on lines of building low cost airports. GMR Group is looking at this model, where efficient greenfield airports could be built in smaller cities for anywhere between one- fifth to half the cost of the Rs 2,500-crore airport it has built in Hyderabad. Such airports would mean lower charges for airlines, helping their survival and...

2008-06-19 00:00:20

By Subhro Niyogi KOLKATA: India's largest construction company, firms from Canada and Turkey as well as an Italian-Thai joint venture have bid for the Rs 1,942 crore modernization project of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. All three international firms have Indian partners. While the Indian firms will have to meet the financial norms, the foreign partner will bring expertise to the table. Eleven companies had initially shown interest in the airport modernization...


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