The feat is remarkable considering that Pune is the only airport among top airports (handling more than 5 million passengers per annum) operating only ‘Code C’ aircraft.
The ministry’s nod comes three months after the Ministry of Defence’s No-objection Certificate, which had given a much-needed push to the project that had been stuck for many years.
Passengers claimed that GoAir staffers at the airport “only made piecemeal announcements”. They kept assuring us that the flight will depart in an hour, a passenger claimed. The GoAir 283, which was scheduled to depart at 7.40 am on Sunday, departed at 3.30 pm.
They were asked to sell water and hot beverages at ‘economical prices’
A majority of passengers decided to cancel their tickets after waiting for several hours.
Already, airports in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai have gone silent.
The youth, identified as Ismail Musab Abdul Rawoof (34), was about to leave India for Dubai by (IX) Air India 211 flight for his onward journey to Syria.
At least 14 youths have been arrested early this year by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) as part of its probe on indoctrination of youths by the banned terror group.
District administration has proposed three sites.
The project, after construction of the four 11-floor buildings, came to a standstill after the Indian Air Force issued stop-construction notice to the SRA in 2012.
Airports Authority of India (AAI) officials said they were contemplating action against the national carrier.
The requirement of civil flights has gone up over the years.
Other than space crunch, the biggest problem at the Pune international airport is the threat of bird hits that shows no sign of decreasing.
Airport gears up to handle one flight every seven minutes, increased passenger traffic.
Airport with 2 runways would need 1,268 hectare land, acquisitions will begin from December.