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  • New rules for travellers arriving at city airport

    New rules for travellers arriving at city airport

    The airport authorities said that as per revised guidelines of West Bengal government, "only international passengers arriving by flights from UK to Kolkata Airport shall undergo 100% Covid test (90%RAT and 10% RT-PCR) on arrival. All other guidelines, however, remains the same, as per latest guidelines of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare."

    February 14, 2022
  • Kolkata Airport appeals against DGCA’s decision to impose fine

    Kolkata Airport appeals against DGCA’s decision to impose fine

    “The safety violations that have been flagged are not too serious in nature or something that indicates gross violations and poses a massive risk to flight safety. The concerns flagged by the DGCA have been noted and we have appealed against the decision. Presently, we cannot divulge much detail on the matter and are awaiting a response.”

    January 25, 2022
  • Mandatory Covid test for int’l passengers from ‘non at-risk’ countries

    Mandatory Covid test for int’l passengers from ‘non at-risk’ countries

    An airport official confirmed that from 3rd January 2022, all passengers coming from other ‘non at risk’ countries by international flights to West Bengal will have to mandatorily undergo a test on arrival at their cost.

    January 3, 2022
  • Kolkata airport Covid test cost slashed again for int’l flyers

    Kolkata airport Covid test cost slashed again for int’l flyers

    Airport authorities said that the normal RT-PCR test will now cost Rs 600 instead of Rs 700 and the rapid RT-PCR test will cost Rs 2,900 instead of Rs 3,600.

    December 9, 2021
  • Kolkata airport implements new code for runway safety

    Kolkata airport implements new code for runway safety

    The airport authorities said that erratic climatic change has been reported all over the world due to global warming and this GRF methodology will improve runway condition reporting of the airport.

    November 5, 2021
  • Dhaka-Kolkata flights resume, govt meeting on int’l services today

    Dhaka-Kolkata flights resume, govt meeting on int’l services today

    The Biman Bangladesh airlines shared that it resumed its flight services with India and would fly to cities Kolkata and Delhi. The airline further stated that in the Kolkata-Dhaka route, from 7 September, two flights will be available in a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays while from 8 September in the Dhaka-Delhi route, flights will be available on Sundays and Wednesdays.

    September 7, 2021
  • High-level meet to bolster civil aviation security at Kolkata airport

    High-level meet to bolster civil aviation security at Kolkata airport

    Sources in the Kolkata airport stated that one of the issues concerning civil aviation security that is yet to see a complete solution is the extension of the secondary runway to obtain the required Runway End Safety Area (RESA).

    August 26, 2021
  • Kolkata airport observes 75th Independence Day through ‘Pattachitra’

    Kolkata airport observes 75th Independence Day through ‘Pattachitra’

    To mark the 75 years of Indian Independence and to promote the local art and culture of Bengal, as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Pattachitra art display, rangoli, Kantha stitching display etc. have been put up at the terminal building.

    August 15, 2021
  • Huge consignment of Covishield reaches city

    Huge consignment of Covishield reaches city

    About 32 boxes reached Kolkata from Pune in an Air Asia flight and two more boxes arrived from Hyderabad on an IndiGo flight. The vaccines were handed over to the state health officials and were subsequently taken to the Baghbazar storage facility. Sources said the consignment comprised Covishield vaccines. More than 3 lakh doses of the vaccine came in from Pune.

    August 11, 2021
  • Large consignment of vaccines reach city airport

    Large consignment of vaccines reach city airport

    Following the arrival of fresh vaccine stock, the KMC said Covishield doses will be given on 9 August, but that all Covishield centres will again remain shut from 10 August until further notice. It cited the lack of vaccines from the government of India as the reason.

    August 9, 2021
  • Kolkata airport conducts mock security drill; focus on bomb threat

    Kolkata airport conducts mock security drill; focus on bomb threat

    An official said such mock exercises tend to emulate real-time threats in an airport that might pose danger to both passengers and aircraft.

    July 29, 2021
  • Kolkata airport to soon bid farewell to a vintage Dakota aircraft

    Kolkata airport to soon bid farewell to a vintage Dakota aircraft

    The Dakota DC-3 is a fixed-wing propeller-driven aircraft with the tail wheel-type landing gear. It was the workhorse of most of the airlines and certainly the widest used aircraft.

    July 5, 2021
  • London to Kolkata flights remain suspended

    London to Kolkata flights remain suspended

    Meanwhile, a Kolkata airport official said, the airport is clocking high footfall with several international flights.

    January 9, 2021
  • Kolkata airport to induct more e-vehicles to reduce carbon emission

    Kolkata airport to induct more e-vehicles to reduce carbon emission

    The AAI today signed a MoU with NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd (NVVN) for setting up solar plants and adoption of E-vehicles at all AAI airports

    November 6, 2020
  • Kolkata airport urges fliers to follow Covid-19 protocols inside terminal

    Kolkata airport urges fliers to follow Covid-19 protocols inside terminal

    The NSCBI airport Kolkata is witnessing a surge in footfall which the authorities termed as “promising”.

    November 4, 2020
  • First flight from B’desh under air bubble agreement lands in city

    First flight from B’desh under air bubble agreement lands in city

    Airport officials today announced that a flight from Dhaka operated by US Bangla airlines landed at the NSCBI airport at 11:10 pm with 37 passengers. The flight departed from Kolkata with 30 passengers. The officials highlighted that all safety measures were taken while more flights between Kolkata and Dhaka is expected to operate soon.

    October 29, 2020
  • More services from Bhutan; B’desh flight operations to restart: Kolkata airport

    More services from Bhutan; B’desh flight operations to restart: Kolkata airport

    The Kolkata airport which serves as one of the vital airports in the Eastern Region of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is expecting increase in flights from Paro airport in Bhutan to Kolkata.

    October 15, 2020