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Govt asks private airlines to give VIP treatment to MPs

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 17:19

As criticism mounted over such privileges, the ministry on Wednesday went into a damage control exercise, saying no fresh directive has been issued to airlines to provide special privileges to MPs.

SpiceJet rejigs operations, to discontinue some flights

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 23:56

Reeling under heavy losses and facing funding crunch, budget carrier SpiceJet Thursday said it will discontinue flights on three domestic and a couple of international destinations from the upcoming summer schedule as part of its network rejig exercise.

Private airlines owe Rs 526 crore to AAI

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 18:50

"The total traffic and non-traffic dues of private airlines as on December 31, 2012 amounts to Rs 526.75 crores to the AAI," K C Venugopal, Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation informed Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

FDI in aviation must be backed with reforms in the sector

Last Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012, 17:28

While FDI is welcome, Indian aviation sector will remain underutilised unless accompanying policy and infrastructure reforms are undertaken. The time for procrastination and squandering opportunities is over.

FDI in aviation must be backed with reforms in the sector

Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2012, 10:26

While FDI is welcome, Indian aviation sector will remain underutilised unless accompanying policy and infrastructure reforms are undertaken. The time for procrastination and squandering opportunities is over.

Private airlines may get subsidy for flying to north east

Last Updated: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 17:17

Government is considering a proposal to provide subsidy to private airlines operating flights on loss-making routes in the north eastern region.

Pvt airlines may get subsidies for flying to NE

Last Updated: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 16:02

Government is considering a proposal to provide subsidy to private airlines operating flights on loss-making routes in the north eastern region.

Private airlines owe Rs 14,573 crore to PSU banks

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 15:31

Private airlines owe a total of Rs 14,573 crore to state-run banks, with loss making air carriers Kingfisher Airlines and Jet Airways together accounting for almost 80 percent of the outstanding as on the second quarter of 2011-12.

Aviation Min agrees for 26% FDI in private airlines

Last Updated: Sunday, December 11, 2011, 12:22

The Civil Aviation Ministry has agreed to the proposal of allowing foreign carriers to buy 26 percent stake in private airlines, sources said.

Jet Airway's unpaid fuel bills up 65% in first half of FY'12

Last Updated: Thursday, November 24, 2011, 21:48

Jet Airways, the nation's largest private airline, saw its unpaid jet fuel bills rise by over 65 percent to Rs 849 crore in the first six months of the 2011-12 financial year, while the dues of Kingfisher Airlines grew by less than 4 percent during the same period.

DGCA seeks Kingfisher’s fleet schedule; 50 more flights cancelled

Last Updated: Saturday, November 12, 2011, 09:26

Ailing Kingfisher Airlines, which cancelled more than 160 flights over the last six days, has been asked by aviation regulator DGCA to give details of their plan to reconfigure its fleet to prevent a large-scale flight disruption.

Libya evacuation: Govt ropes in private airlines

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 01, 2011, 23:53

The government has instructed all private airlines to operate one flight each to Libya everyday from Wednesday to bring back stranded Indians.