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Airport privatisation only after elections: Aviation Ministry

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 17:09

Privatisation of six major airports, including Chennai and Kolkata, has been put on the back-burner and will now take place only after the elections, a top official in the Ministry of Civil Aviation said.

AAI plans cashless payment tool for pilots

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 19:34

After providing cash-less payment system for air services operators across 95 airports in the country, the state-run Airports Authority now plans to take the technology on-board to facilitate pilots' easy payment clearances, a senior government official has said.

AAI staff warn of stir against privatisation of six airports

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 19:04

The airports are being given to private parties on 30-year lease.

Feb saw marginal growth in domestic air traffic

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 19:46

Marginal growth of less than one percent in domestic air traffic was witnessed in February compared to the same month last year, with IndiGo and Jet Airways-JetLite combine ruling the market share.

Indian airports to attract $12.1 bn investment: Minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 15:14

India is the 9th largest civil aviation market in the world and is expected to reach third position with a fleet size of 1,000 by 2020.

Centre mulls building 200 low-cost airports in two decades

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 17:25

With smaller cities set to lead the air traffic growth in the country, the Centre is planning to build nearly 200 low-cost airports in the next 20 years to expand connectivity to Tier-II and Tier-III cities, a senior aviation official said Monday.

30 new civil airports to get CISF security

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 22:54

30 new civil airports will come under security of Central Industrial Security Force which embarked on project to integrate security systems and gadgets at 59 of these air facilities in the country.

Outsed Ukraine prez calls opposition minority, vows to fight for country

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 20:09

Ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, who fled to Russia, on Friday made his first public appearance and said that he would fight for his country.

Ukraine retakes Crimea airports after Russian `invasion`

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 18:56

Ukrainian authorities said Friday they had regained control of two Crimean airports seized during an "armed invasion" by Russian forces that prompted the country`s new pro-EU leaders to appeal for protection from the West.

AAI orders probe into wall collapse at Goa airport

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 13:09

The Airports Authority of India has ordered a probe into the collapse of a retaining wall on Wednesday at a New International Airport Building complex, which was commissioned only the previous day.

Bidding for privatisation of 6 airports deferred again

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 18:24

Problems have arisen on the drafting of the concession agreement which is to be signed between the selected private party, the AAI and the Civil Aviation Ministry to give effect to the contract, the sources said.

Winter storm snarls US air travel for 3rd day

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 02:28

Airlines are cancelling thousands of flights because of snow and freezing rain in the US Northeast and Midwest.