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Calcutta Airport
Calcutta  /  Published 06.06.20

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 26.05.20

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 24.05.20

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 19.05.20

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

Calcutta  /  Published 18.05.20

'Left-back' gripe as 1st flight lands

A flight from Dhaka landed at the Calcutta airport with 169 passengers on Monday afternoon, the first plane to touch down the city under the second phase of a project to bring back Indians stuck abroa...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.05.20

Stuck in Dubai, 500 count days...

The second phase of repatriation of Indians stuck abroad will see 30,000 Indians come back from 31 countries on 149 flights, the Centre has said. Bhubaneswar and Gaya have made it to the list of India...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.04.20

12 more flights to take UK citizens home

A dozen additional chartered flights will take off from several Indian cities, including Calcutta, to take home British nationals stranded amid the nationwide lockdown.The flights will leave between A...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.04.20

Garments for Bangladesh hit coronavirus block

Tonnes of garments, worth crores of rupees and meant for export to Bangladesh on the eve of Id, are lying in warehouses in and around the city as both countries are on lockdown forced by the coronavir...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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