Calcutta Airport
Calcutta  /  Published 06.07.20

On way to quarantine centres without a fuss

An evacuation flight from Dubai landed in Calcutta on Sunday evening with 174 people. Of the evacuees, 70 have opted for paid quarantine at hotels, said officials. Nine have been exempt from institut...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 03.07.20

Flight uncertainty in Calcutta

Fliers are spending anxious moments because no decision has yet been taken on the Bengal government’s request for suspension of domestic flights to Calcutta from cities with high Covid prevalenc...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 28.06.20

Landed, chased at airport, quarantined

This newspaper had written on Thursday about a fiasco over 143 fliers from Malaysia who refused to go to any paid quarantine centre after landing at the airport around 7pm on Tuesday and instead heade...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.06.20

Relieved to be back, finally

The first flight bringing back stranded Indians from the US to Calcutta landed at the city airport on Tuesday afternoon.Part of the Centre’s Vande Bharat mission, 195 people, including children, fle...
By Snehal Sengupta in

Calcutta  /  Published 07.06.20

Camera cuts airport queue

Domestic fliers arriving at the Calcutta airport now don’t have to stand in long queues to get their body temperature checked by hand-held devices or fill in a self-declaration form.Thermal and opti...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.05.20

Some habits die hard in airport

The city airport is up and running with a host of new features in keeping with the new normal of a Covid world. Some things haven’t changed, though.TubsThe roof still leaks and on Thursday, at least...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 28.05.20

Day 1 brings back couple in distress, reunites another

Domestic flight services resumed at Calcutta on Thursday. Close to 3,000 passengers travelled to and from the city on 22 flights.Airport officials said one of the 1,745 passengers who arrived in Calcu...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.05.20

Quarantine hub at Calcutta airport

A portion of the city airport’s old domestic terminal has been converted into a Covid-19 quarantine centre with around 400 beds.The beds have been placed in the erstwhile arrival area on the ground ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 25.05.20

Calcutta flights from Thursday

Domestic flights are resuming across the country on Monday but in Calcutta they have been deferred till Thursday following a request from the state government in view of Cyclone Amphan.Calcutta was to...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 20.05.20

Flights: 2 domestic, 1 international

Calcutta has got only one international flight in the next phase of the project to bring back Indians stuck abroad because of the lockdown, though hundreds of people from Bengal are stranded across th...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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