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No major hurdles for AirAsia's planned JV: Ajit Singh

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 14:10

AirAsia's planned joint venture in India does not see any major hurdle except for few procedural problems, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said here on Wednesday.

Govt to focus on low-cost airports: Ajit Singh

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 15:50

Government would now focus on developing low cost airports to provide air connectivity to remote and interior areas of the country and encourage growth of regional airlines, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Wednesday.

Kingfisher management meets striking employees

Last Updated: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 10:08

Airline promoter Vijay Mallya, who co-owns the Sahara Force India team that is participating in the Indian Grand Prix, does not want to see any disruption by the agitating employees.

Ajit expresses concern over shrinkage in air passenger numbers

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 09, 2012, 15:29

Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Tuesday expressed concern over shrinkage in air passenger traffic numbers in the last three months but hoped that the buoyancy in the sector would lead to a spike in the long-run.

Those opposing FDI in retail are confused: Ajit Singh

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 15:25

Allowing foreign direct investment in retail sector will benefit farmers, and those who are opposing it are "confused", Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Wednesday.

Declare jet fuel a notified product to bring down prices: Ajit Singh

Last Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012, 13:57

"We have written to them and are seeking approvals for declare it as a notified product," Ajit Singh told reporters, voicing concern over the high price of jet fuel.

Only 16 AI flights in Apr-Jun period met total costs: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 18:16

Only 16 of the 184 flights of Air India between April and June have met their total costs, while the remaining ones made operational losses, Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.

Min directs AI to withdraw travel benefit to pilot

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 19:41

Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has directed AI to withdraw the facility of the pilots to travel as an additional crew member during leave.

Air India likely to sack all striking pilots

Last Updated: Sunday, June 10, 2012, 21:15

A further crackdown on the striking Air India pilots is being contemplated by the management and that 300 pilots could be dismissed with the 35-day-old strike on Sunday showing no signs of being called off.

Govt comes out strongly against striking AI pilots

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 21:27

Government on Tuesday came out strongly against striking Air India pilots saying they were continuing their agitation despite Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh saying their demands would be considered only after they joined duty "unconditionally".

Four-member committee to examine AI's route profitability

Last Updated: Monday, May 28, 2012, 22:29

Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Monday formed a four-member committee to examine the profitability of routes of cash-strapped Air India and suggest ways to rationalise them in order to make it profitable for the national carrier.

Can hire new pilots, says Ajit Singh

Last Updated: Friday, May 25, 2012, 16:23

Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Friday told Air India's striking pilots that the airline may begin hiring new pilots if the 18-day-old strike continued.