Calcutta Airport
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

Calcutta  /  Published 28.06.20

Landed, chased at airport, quarantined

Several people who arrived in the city from Bangladesh on Saturday played cat and mouse with police at the airport terminal to avoid going to a quarantine facility. A US Bangla Airlines flight with 1...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.12.19

Airport plan to rein in VIP cars fails

The airport authorities’ plan to prevent VIP cars from being parked in front of the terminal for long durations has failed. Such vehicles, in fact, now rule the space.The airport authorities had dec...
By Sanjay Mandal in Dum Dum


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