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Calcutta Airport
Calcutta  /  Published 19.09.20

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 17.09.20

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 15.09.20

Five months on, food on board flights

The flight catering units at Calcutta airport have started preparing meals again after more than five months as airlines have resumed serving food on flights. The Oberoi group’s flight catering...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.09.20

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 08.09.20

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

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Calcutta  /  Published 02.09.20

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 15.08.20

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 13.08.20

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 11.08.20

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

Calcutta  /  Published 08.08.20

Chartered flights get Bengal govt nod

The state government will allow chartered flights to bring back stranded people from abroad from August 10, provided they test negative for Covid-19 within 96 hours before departure, officials said. ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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