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Calcutta Airport
Calcutta  /  Published 19.09.20

Nothing to do with AI slot: Heathrow

Heathrow Airport had “nothing to do” with Air India’s direct evacuation flight from Calcutta to London not getting a slot there, the UK airport authorities have said in email to The ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 18.09.20

AI: London via Mumbai

Air India, which had promised a direct Calcutta-London evacuation flight, has decided to operate it as a hopping flight with a stopover in Mumbai till the Heathrow airport authorities allot a slot for...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.09.20

Snarl solution: widen 500m of Jessore Road

A 500-metre stretch of Jessore Road ahead of and after the Belghoria Expressway flyover will be widened to ease traffic flow in the airport area, an officer of the Bidhannagar commissionerate said on ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Dum Dum

Calcutta  /  Published 14.09.20

Five months on, food on board flights

“Having meals on board is part of the flying experience. Most passengers are having the meals,” an official of Vistara, a full service carrier, said. The airline has been operating four f...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.09.20

Rush and potholes trigger snarls

Vehicles crawled on Belghoria Expressway, Jessore Road and the airport’s slip road on Tuesday, a day after the total lockdown, because of a heavy rush and innumerable potholes on the roads. Veh...
By Snehal Sengupta in Dum Dum

Calcutta  /  Published 07.09.20

Airport scores first ton, post-lockdown

The city airport clocked 100 flights on Sunday, a record since services resumed after the Covid-induced closure in March. “One hundred domestic flights took off from the city and an equal numbe...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.09.20

Chaos as 6-city flights resume

Many passengers missed flights and many flights were delayed on Tuesday as chaos prevailed at the Calcutta airport on the first day of resumption of flights to and from six cities, including Delhi and...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.08.20

Airport: retiring rooms take off

There’s hardly any commercial activity at the city airport because of the pandemic but the revamped retiring rooms and dormitories in the terminal building are doing a roaring business. The num...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.08.20

Airlines want to resume evacuation flights

The state government will “consider” a request from airlines to allow international evacuation flights to Calcutta so that thousands of people stuck around the world could return home...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.08.20

Bengal: flight ban till Aug 31

The ban on flights to Calcutta from six cities with high Covid prevalence, including Delhi and Mumbai, will be extended till August 31, officials said. The ban was to expire on August 15. “I a...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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