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Pilots should decide whether to run AI or shut it down: Ajit

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 08, 2012, 08:38

Talking tough, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Tuesday night told striking Air India pilots that they should first decide what they want -- either keep the national carrier afloat or shut it down.

Civil Aviation Minister lauds AAI's role

Last Updated: Monday, April 30, 2012, 21:27

The activities of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) came in for praise from Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh for providing top-of-the-class airports and air navigation services across the country.

Air India incurs Rs 7,853 crore loss in 2011-12

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 14:45

The government on said losses made by national carrier Air India could be around Rs 7,853 crore in financial year 2011-12.

Air passenger traffic expected to double in 2017-18: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 16:01

The Government on Thursday said it expected that air passenger traffic would witness an increase from over 143 million passengers in the year 2010-11 to over 293.48 million in 2017-18.

DGCA has sought proceedings against 11 officials: Ajit Singh

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 16:28

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has sought imposition of major penalty proceedings against 11 of its officers for violation of rules, the government informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Govt will not bail out Kingfisher Airline: Ajit Singh

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 19:59

Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Wednesday said the government will not bail out struggling air carrier Kingfisher Airlines, and it was the responsibility of promoter Vijay Mallya to steer it out of the crisis.

Civil Aviation Minister meets PM, discusses woes of airlines

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 16:43

With Kingfisher Airlines struggling to stay afloat and others facing a tough time, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Tuesaday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and is understood to have discussed the problems facing the industry.

Kingfisher cannot be closed down because of losses: Ajit

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 15:24

Beleaguered Kingfisher Airlines cannot be closed down just because it is making losses and banks are not helping it out with funds, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Wednesday.

Praful Patel fights bribery charge, writes to PM

Last Updated: Friday, February 03, 2012, 08:48

Union Minister Praful Patel on Thursday found himself at the centre of pay-off allegations concerning a USD 100 million Air India contract during his tenure as Civil Aviation Minister, but he rubbished the charges as "baseless and preposterous".

Air India revises it onboard catering policy from tomorrow

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 21:22

Passengers flying in the economy class of short-haul Air India's flights, will not be served hot food from tomorrow.

No bailout for Kingfisher, Air India needs to shape up: Minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 12:50

Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Wednesday ruled out any bailout package for Vijay Mallya promoted-Kingfisher which is under financial strain, and added that the state-owned Air India needed to get its act together.

Govt to support struggling aviation sector: Report

Last Updated: Friday, January 06, 2012, 09:28

Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has said that the government will not cancel licences of cash-strapped carriers on safety concerns, a daily business newspaper reported on Friday.