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Govt imposes up to Rs 8,500 levy per flight; airfares to rise

Govt imposes up to Rs 8,500 levy per flight; airfares to rise

Airfares are set to rise with the government deciding to levy up to Rs 8,500 per flight on major routes to fund the regional air connectivity scheme.

Many parties jealous about Air India's success: Aviation Secretary

Air India's performance has improved in recent times and "many parties are jealous about its success", Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey today said and asserted that there is no stake sale plan for the carrier

New civil aviation secretary holds Air India review

"The ministry feels that the situation in the aviation industry has undergone a sea change since 2012 when Air India's TAP was put in place for 10 years and this requires that the plan be revisited," a government official had said.

New guidelines soon for privatisation of airport operations

Somasundaram said the present PPP model, developed during 2005 and 2008, is suitable for airports in metro cities.

Airport privatisation only after elections: Aviation Ministry

Civil Aviation Secretary Ashok Lavasa said that the move to privatise six major airports in the country will be taken post elections.