Articles tagged under: SVPI airport

Sardar Patel International Airport gets flight information display system

October 04, 2017
Sardar Patel International Airport gets flight information display system

Ahmedabad:City's Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport has got Flight information display system (FIDS) in direction to attain 'silent airport' status. Silent airports are those where frequent announcements regarding flights are not made on microphone. Announcements instead are conveyed through number of screens that have been put everywhere across the terminal. According to the statement of the airport authority , new system will help in smooth movement of passenger across al...Read More

Major dailies publish Chennai airport flood photo as Ahmedabad flood, Smriti seeks explanation from PTI

July 28, 2017
Major dailies publish Chennai airport flood photo as Ahmedabad flood, Smriti seeks explanation from PTI

Ahmedabad: Union Information and Broadcasting minister Smriti Irani has sought explanation from India's premier news agency Press Trust of India(PTI) for circulating year 2015 Chennai flood photograph as Ahmedabad airport flood photograph. Year 2015 December Chennai airport flood photograph was widely circulated on social media throughout yesterday as Ahmedabad airport flood picture. The city of Ahmedabad had over 7 inch rain yesterday. The photograph was published by various online news...Read More

Despite heaviest downpour of the season, Airport operations in Ahmedabad normal

July 27, 2017
Despite heaviest downpour of the season, Airport operations in Ahmedabad normal

Ahmedabad: Despite heaviest downpour of the season in Ahmedabad and some water logging on the runway at the Sardar Vallabbhai Patel International Airport here, the flight operation was normal. Additionally the airport was also supporting the Indian defence forces flood relief works with landing and taking off of choppers and aircraft. Airport Director Manoj Gangal today informed this. He said that the airport being the part of the city has also seen the heavy ...Read More

6 flights delayed owing to detection of pothole like patches on runway at Ahmedabad airport

July 03, 2017
6 flights delayed owing to detection of pothole like patches on runway at Ahmedabad airport

Ahmedabad: Altogether 6 flights were today delayed owing to closure of a part of the runway after detection of pothole like patches on it at Saradar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport here, Airport Director Manoj Gangal said. 'We detected patches on a part of runway this morning and immediately restricted the area for maintenance. It remained so from 1000 am to 0142pm,' he said. 'The runway was not closed completely for operations and we handled in all 17 flight during the ...Read More

Potholes on runway: Flight operations at Ahmedabad Airport runway halted for two hours

July 03, 2017
Potholes on runway: Flight operations at Ahmedabad Airport runway halted for two hours

Ahmedabad: Flight operations at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International airport in Ahmedabad were suspended today for two hours during 11.30 am to 1.30 pm due to potholes that had occurred on the runway of the airport following heavy rains in the city. More details are awaited. 11 am indigo flight for ahmedabad has not left yet due to issues at the destination airport. Passengers are onboard for last 2.5 hrs. 😱— shilpi tewari (@shilpitewari) July 3, 2017 #TravelUpdate Due to...Read More

Troop of monkeys enter SVPI airport in Ahmedabad, 2 flights delayed

April 28, 2017
Troop of monkeys enter SVPI airport in Ahmedabad, 2 flights delayed

Ahmedabad: A troop of monkeys entered the operational area of Saradar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport here this morning causing delay in arrival and departure of at least two flights, Airport Director Manoj Ganjal said. 'The troop of monkeys was noticed by the air traffic control (ATC) team which keeps a round the clock vigil at around 0945am. Our security teams immediately swung in to action and chased away the monkeys in around 10 minutes time to make the operational area (read runw...Read More

Fire-crackers cause fire in grass near runway at Ahmedabad Airport, 10 flights minorly delayed

April 19, 2017
Fire-crackers cause fire in grass near runway at Ahmedabad Airport, 10 flights minorly delayed

Ahmedabad: Around 10 flights to and from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport here suffered minor delays owing a fire in the grass beside the runway, Airport Director A K Sharma today said. The fire, which most likely was triggered by a spark from the crackers burst to make the birds go away from the run way, spread quickly owing to the grass being highly dry owing to summer season accompanied by wind,' he said. 'The fire was noticed at around 1230 hrs this no...Read More

AAI initiates process to partially privatize the management of Ahmedabad airport

January 16, 2017
AAI initiates process to partially privatize the management of Ahmedabad airport

New Delhi: Airport Authority of India (AAI) Chairman and Gujarat cadre IAS Guruprasad Mohapatra today while speaking to media persons said AAI has initiated process to shift passenger terminal building management, including the airport operations control centre, apron area,ground handling services, car park, etc of Ahmedabad airport to a private operator in order to partially privatize the operation with relocation of workforce and equipment.He said AAI the bids are to be opened on March 8 this...Read More

Monkeys on runway forces SpiceJet flight to abort take-off

November 20, 2016
Monkeys on runway forces SpiceJet flight to abort take-off

Ahmedabad: A Chennai-bound Spicejet plane from here, with 189 passengers and crew onboard, had to abort take off today after some monkeys were spotted on the runway. The Boeing B737-800 aircraft, operating as flight no SG-501, had started taxiing at around 6.40 AM when alert air traffic controllers sighted monkeys on the live runway, sources said. They immediately informed the pilot of the plane and asked him to abort take off. As the aircraft was taxiing at a low speed, the pilot rejec...Read More

Screening for Zika virus starts at Ahmedabad airport

September 14, 2016
Screening for Zika virus starts at Ahmedabad airport

Ahmedabad:Authorities at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport here today started screening passengers for Zika virus, after receiving an advisory from the Centre, officials said. For carrying out the screening, which is aimed at ensuring that Zika virus does not enter India, airport authorities have roped in Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), which has deployed a doctor and an assistant at the airport, said A K Sharma, director of the airport. "Following an advisory from ...Read More

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