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United Aircraft Corporation bags $400m order from domestic airlines
To supply 18 of its latest An-148 series aircraft

British Airways announces change in schedule for Hyderabad flights
To make an early onward connectivity from London Heathrow Airport

Flight services across the country uninterrupted
Strike has little impact over airport operations

AAI asks State Government for Property Tax Waiver
Plans are on for seven new airports in the state

Two days Indian Airlines staff strike called off
Government agrees to employees demands

Kingfisher Airlines ties up with Andhra Bank
Passengers can get tickets from Bank ATM Counters

Air Deccan operates daily flights
Flights be operated daily between Hyderabad and Bhubaneswar

MoU signed with AAI on two Airports
Expansion of Vijayawada and Rajahmundry airports on cards

Entry of visitors banned at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
It will be in force till January 28

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Shamshabad Airport

Kingfisher Aircraft forced to abort flight
Airlines blames GMR security staff for clearing acid like substance

Shamshabad Airport Commercial operations to begin a minute past midnight on March 22
No User Development Fee for international passengers for 5 days

Sonia Gandhi on a whirl tour to Andhra Pradesh
To inaugurate Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Police impose Prohibitory orders at Shamshabad
Tight security arrangements at ahead of VIPs visit

TDP threats to cloud airport inaugural
Demands domestic airport be named after late NT Rama Rao

Notification for Begampet Airport closure released
Notification ahead of the strike by airport employees demanding retention

Parliamentary Committee against closure of Begampet Airport
GMR Group to 'opt for legal recourse' if commitment not honored

Shamshabad Airport trail run successful
Praful Patel says no commercial operations at Begumpet Airport in future

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Flight services across the country uninterrupted

Strike has little impact over airport operations

Hyderabad, March 12, 2008

By and large, the flight and airport services were unaffected across the country today despite an indefinite non-cooperation move called by the Airport Authority Employee's Union to protest the closure of Bangalore and Begumpet Airport. Operations in major airports remained normal with flights operating on schedule.

Meanwhile, the government has already deployed 479 Air Force personnel in 21 key airports. The protesters too did not inconvenience passengers. In Hyderabad, flight services were not disrupted but the striking employees were quick to point out that the key operations like ground maintenance, runway checking and fire fighting parameters have been compromised.

Speaking to media, the Joint Forum Co-convener, G Srinivas said that civil and electrical works need people in full strength to ensure timely action. Operation of crash fire tenders at the Begumpet Airport has been entrusted to personnel drawn from Hakimpet Air force Station. Situation at the new airport is not encouraging either. Srinivas said that the GMR got some people trained for a month in Malaysia for the CFTs. But skilled people are need for CFTs. The non executive cadre of the union pitched up a tent near the domestic terminal and took out a mock funeral procession carrying the effigy of Civil Aviation Minister Praful Kumar. Begumpet Airport Director RK Singla put up a brave face and said that normal services have not hindered. According to G Radhakrishna Rao, Assistant secretary of AAEA said that the two airports make a profit of Rs.558 crore a year. This apart, the income tax was paid to the government amounting to Rs.97 crore.

Andhra Pradesh on March 12, 2008

Flight services across the country uninterrupted
Strike has little impact over airport operations

TDP threats to cloud airport inaugural
Demands domestic airport be named after late NT Rama Rao

TDP President decides on Harikrishna for Rajya Sabha Seat
Chandrababu Naidu sought the opinion of party leaders

Krishna Madiga threatens to intensify agitation
Condition of ten disabled persons deteriorates, Rushed to hospital

ACB officials nabs MRO staffer
Accused removed from service following an inquiry

Prof. Timothy Ryan deliveres lecture on Globalization, World Trade and India / New Orleans
Prof Ryan gave a brief on the status of imports and export between India and New Orleans

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