Reportedly the Airport Authority of india (AAI) has started a year-long study to analyze air traffic, slot distribution and infrastructure at six major airports hyderabad, Bengaluru, delhi, mumbai, Chennai and kolkata in order to improve the mechanism of slot allotment, said its senior officials. A slot is a specific date and time at which an airline can arrive or depart at an airport. It is allocated by a committee that comprises officials from the respective airport, aviation ministry, AAI, airlines, aviation regular DGCA, etc.
A senior AAI official told “After one year, the results of this year-long study will be presented back to the DGCA and the ministry to take a call on how to improve slot allotment in the next year...We will take help of the central ATFM (air traffic flow management) in this year-long study”. The AAI owns and manages more than 100 airports across the country.
Recently, when Jet Airways temporarily shut down its operations on April 17, a tussle had erupted among the other airline companies in india to corner most of the Jet's vacated slots, especially the ones at congested airports of Bengaluru, delhi and mumbai. The fight for slots had erupted as there is no written mechanism in india to allocate slots if an airlinein this case it was Jet Airways temporarily shuts down its operations.
AirAsia India introducing additional flights from September 20, 2019 AirAsia India on August 20 announced its plans to expand network by introducing daily flights between New Delhi and Chennai, Tamilnadu. The launch fare for the booking is Rs 3,499. While the sale for booking is scheduled to go live on August 20, 2019, the inaugural flight between the two destinations is set to take off on September 20, 2019.
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