Calcutta Airport
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

Calcutta  /  Published 01.08.20

Airlines' quarantine SOP plea to state

Airlines want the Bengal government to prepare a standard operating procedure (SOP) on which agency will ensure passengers arriving on evacuation flights from abroad go to a paid quarantine facil...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 26.07.20

Connection flyers stuck at airport

No passenger flight operated at Calcutta airport during Saturday’s complete lockdown but several passengers who had arrived from other cities on Friday night and had connecting flights in the mo...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 25.07.20

Lockdown; axe on flights

Flights will remain suspended at the Calcutta airport on Saturday and the other days Bengal will be under total lockdown, the Centre has decided following a communication from the state government tha...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 22.07.20

Lockdown: Airport seeks transport nod

The Calcutta airport authorities are planning to operate flights during the lockdown on July 23, 25 and 29 and have written to the state government to ensure public transport is available for passenge...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 16.07.20

Airport agencies seek rebate in licence fee

About 10 agencies at the Calcutta airport have sought rebates on the contract amount because the airport did not have any business for two months and even now there are barely any earnings. Retail st...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.07.20

Flight talks focus on quarantine agency

The Centre and the state government are discussing which agency should be responsible for ensuring evacuees from international destinations have booked quarantine facilities in Calcutta before boardin...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

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


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