July 1 (Notintown.net): Friday saw a lot of tourists stranded in Bali as the international airport was shut after a volcanic eruption resulted in ash and smoke in the sky, according to officials.
Nearly 450 flights were cancelled early morning at the Ngurah Rai airport after Mount Aging shot smoke and ash some 2000 metres (6500 feet) into the sky.
The shutters on the airport were brought down some early on Friday after a pilot flying overhead found volcanic ash at a height of 23,000 ft. Continue reading Mount Agung in Bali active again, airports shut
June 8 (TravelAndy): The government of India plans to build airports at several popular tourist spots in the country under a regional connectivity scheme.
According to reports, the government is looking at popular tourist destinations such as Agra, the city of Taj Mahal, Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, Hampi in Karnataka, Kaziranga in Assam and Colva beach in Goa. Continue reading Air connect for more Indian destinations
January 9 (TravelAndy): St. Helena, a remote island in the South Atlantic Ocean, will open its first airport in February.
Famed as Napoleon Bonaparte’s place of exile, St.Helena Island welcomed its first test flight on September 2015.
British Airways Comair will be the only airline set to operate flights to St. Helena from Johannesburg, The Guardian said. The airline is scheduled to operate a once-a-week flight to St Helena, every Saturday. Continue reading Flight to connect Napoleon’s exile island
October 20 (TravelAndy): The Himalayan state of Sikkim in India is set to get its first airport in December 2016.
The airport is being built at Pakyong, 35km from Gangtok, the state’s capital.
“Improving connectivity is the key to promoting tourism.” said India’s tourism minister Mahesh Sharma. Continue reading Sikkim to get airport in Dec 2016
A lot of people I know are uncomfortable about security check at airports.
It’s not really as complicated and tiresome as it seems, you know! If you keep a few things in mind, you can sail through security check pretty smoothly.
The thing to understand is the fact that these rules are in place for the safety of passengers, and you are one of them. So, before you become biased in thinking of how you may be discriminated against and how you are being treated like a criminal, think of this basic fact.
Here are some pointers that will help you sail smoothly through airport security. Continue reading How to glide through airport security check
Flying is costly and airfares usually form a major part of people’s travel budgets. However, if you are determined to travel more and travel cheap, there are ways in which you can spend less on flying. Here’s how to find cheap flights.
Be flexible with dates: This is the factor that usually makes the biggest difference.
I went to Canada in 2013 and had planned to arrive in Vancouver in July. But that was around the time the Calgary Stampede took place and airfares were ridiculously high. I checked June prices and they were nearly INR30,000 less. I bought the June tickets.