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Which was the first airlines to operate in India?

Last updated on: January 06, 2004 08:15 IST
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1. Which was the first airlines to operate in India?
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1. Which was the first airlines to operate in India?
a) Indian Airlines
b) Air-India
c) Tata Airlines

2. How many airplane hijackings have occurred in India since 1970?
a) 12
b) 5
c) 10

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The correct answer is 12.
The first hijacking occurred when in 1971 an Indian Airlines flight to Srinagar was forced to fly to Islamabad by a former associate of Jammu Kashmir Liberating Front chief Amanullah Khan. In 1993, the Indian Airlines Bangalore-Madras A-320 Airbus with 56 passengers, 7 crew was hijacked. The hijacker wanted Marathwada University to be renamed after Dr B R Ambedkar. The last and the most recent incident was the hijacking of the Indian Airlines flight from Kathmandu to New Delhi. The flight was taken to Afghanistan and four released had to be released to free the passengers.
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The first hijacking occurred when in 1971 an Indian Airlines flight to Srinagar was forced to fly to Islamabad by a former associate of Jammu Kashmir Liberating Front chief Amanullah Khan. In 1993, the Indian Airlines Bangalore-Madras A-320 Airbus with 56 passengers, 7 crew was hijacked. The hijacker wanted Marathwada University to be renamed after Dr B R Ambedkar. The last and the most recent incident was the hijacking of the Indian Airlines flight from Kathmandu to New Delhi. The flight was taken to Afghanistan and four released had to be released to free the passengers.

3. Where is India's first private airport coming up?
a) Jaipur
b) Bangalore
c) Hyderabad

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Wrong! The correct answer is Bangalore .
The first private airport in Bangalore has Siemens Project Ventures GmbH of Germany, Larsen & Toubro and Unique Zurich Airport along with the Karnataka State Industrial Investment and Development Corporation and the Airports Authority of India as investors. In the first phase the airport would cater to 4 million passengers including one million international passengers and handle about 100,000 tonnes of cargo a year. The existing Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd airport in Bangalore caters to 2.5 million passengers and 25,000 tonnes of cargo. Once the private airport is ready, the existing airport would be used by HAL for defense purposes.
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The first private airport in Bangalore has Siemens Project Ventures GmbH of Germany, Larsen & Toubro and Unique Zurich Airport along with the Karnataka State Industrial Investment and Development Corporation and the Airports Authority of India as investors. In the first phase the airport would cater to 4 million passengers including one million international passengers and handle about 100,000 tonnes of cargo a year. The existing Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd airport in Bangalore caters to 2.5 million passengers and 25,000 tonnes of cargo. Once the private airport is ready, the existing airport would be used by HAL for defense purposes.

Which airlines also owns and runs Alliance Air?
a) Deccan Airways
b) Indian Airlines
c) Jet Airways

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Wrong! The correct answer is Indian Airlines.
Alliance Air is a wholly owned unit of India's largest domestic carrier, Indian Airlines. For Alliance Air, Indian Airlines operates a fleet of 11 Boeing 737 jets and four ATR-42 planes. Alliance Air, which was carved out of Indian Airlines in 1995, had had two major accidents till date. One of its Dornier aircraft crashed while coming into the southern city of Cochin in 1998, killing eight people. Second was in Patna when a plane crashed over a residential area killing 51 of the 58 people on board including the crew of six, and four residents on ground.
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Alliance Air is a wholly owned unit of India's largest domestic carrier, Indian Airlines. For Alliance Air, Indian Airlines operates a fleet of 11 Boeing 737 jets and four ATR-42 planes. Alliance Air, which was carved out of Indian Airlines in 1995, had had two major accidents till date. One of its Dornier aircraft crashed while coming into the southern city of Cochin in 1998, killing eight people. Second was in Patna when a plane crashed over a residential area killing 51 of the 58 people on board including the crew of six, and four residents on ground.

5. How many international airports does India now have?
a) 11
b) 4
c) 7

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Wrong! The correct answer is 11.
Until 2000, there were five international airports -- Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai and Trivandrum. In 2002, India got international airports at Amritsar, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Cochin. While the privately funded international airport at Cochin is already functional, construction of the Bangalore airport is on. Work on the other new airports is, however, yet to begin.
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Until 2000, there were five international airports -- Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai and Trivandrum. In 2002, India got international airports at Amritsar, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Cochin. While the privately funded international airport at Cochin is already functional, construction of the Bangalore airport is on. Work on the other new airports is, however, yet to begin.

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