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More new airlines likely to fly in Indian sky in coming months

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:46

While AirAsia India, Ligare Aviation Limited, Quickjet Cargo Airlines and LEPL Projects Limited have been granted the Air Operator's Permit (AOP) or the flying licence, the two pending cases are those of Tata-SIA Airlines Limited and Air Pegasus Limited, Minister of State for Civil Aviation G M Siddeshwara has said.

Aviation minister cracks down on nepotism

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 19:01

Days after taking over the reins of the ministry, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju is learnt to have objected to the employment of relatives of several officials in the aviation sector and asked all departments to come out with details.

Aviation sector asks govt to slash taxes on jet fuel

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 19:26

Indian aviation industry Tuesday asked the government to slash taxes on jet fuel, exempt aircraft engines from customs duty and rationalise taxation of MROs, as the BJP-led dispensation prepared for the general budget for 2014-15.

GoAir plans to increase capacity by 21%

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 19:46

Wadia group-owned budget carrier GoAir plans to enhance capacity by 21 percent in this fiscal by expanding its route network across metro and non-metro cities and higher aircraft utilisation.

Air India registers growth in revenue in May

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 00:27

Air India has registered an increase both in terms of the number of passengers carried by it and its revenue in May this year as against the corresponding period last year, its spokesman said today.

Air India to put overseas assets on the block to rake in resources

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11:48

Air India is considering selling off its properties in foreign destinations like Hong Kong, Nairobi and Mauritius as part of asset monetisation to garner resources.

Aviation sector manpower may grow to 1.17 lakh by 2017: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 15:32

Aviation industry is believed to generate indirect and induced employment of nearly six times the direct employment.

AI, SpiceJet suffered operating losses in 2012-13

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 16:44

Air India, JetLite and SpiceJet suffered operating losses of Rs 3,159.6 crore, Rs 246.8 crore and Rs 279.8 crore respectively in 2012-13, Lok Sabha was informed Thursday.

'Middle Eastern airlines sucking talent out of India'

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 14:44

Airlines in the Middle East are sucking up the talent out of India leading to a dearth of qualified and competent people back home, a leading industry executive has said.

Sky-high airport fees choking domestic aviation: IATA

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 20:03

Increasingly expensive airports and poor infrastructure are acting as deterrents to the growth of the civil aviation sector in the country, global airlines body IATA has said.

Forward movement for Indian aviation industry in 2013

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 11:05

New airlines would start flying on Indian skies in 2014 that would also mark 100 years of commercial aviation to commemorate the first flight by a paying passenger on a scheduled airline that crossed Tampa Bay in Florida (US) in 1914.

India to be third biggest aviation market by 2020: Ajit Singh

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 22:01

Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has said that India is poised to be the third biggest aviation market in the world by 2020.