SpiceJet ramps up frequency on Chennai-Hyderabad route

SpiceJet ramps up frequency on Chennai-Hyderabad route

Budget carrier SpiceJet has increased its frequency on the Chennai-Hyderabad route for the summer season.

Delhi airport to shut one runway for repair work

Delhi airport to shut one runway for repair work

Fliers at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here are likely face tough time from next week as private operator DIAL has decided to temporarily shut the main runway for maintenance work.

Mandi Live : New Aviation Policy likely from April

The government is likely to implement new aviation policy from April this year.

The Air India has been allotted a grand sum of Rs.1713 Crore and the finance minister has also said that there will be no shortage of funds for Air India.

Draft Aviation Policy: 10 important takeaways

Draft Aviation Policy: 10 important takeaways

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry has unveiled the much-awaited draft civil aviation policy, seeking to make air travel affordable, taking air-travel to the masses and promoting regional connectivity.

Draft civil aviation policy elicits mixed response

SpiceJet would be submitting its suggestions on the draft policy and certain issues such as high tax on ATF (Air Turbine Fuel), Singh said.

IndiGo IPO to 're-rate' domestic aviation sector: CAPA

IndiGo's IPO, valuing its parent company at over USD 4 billion, is a significant milestone for the domestic aviation sector that has been grappling with adverse conditions over the last many years, says a report.

Plane safe? Hacker case points to deeper cyber issues

Plane safe? Hacker case points to deeper cyber issues

Security researcher Chris Roberts made headlines last month when he was hauled off a plane in New York by the FBI and accused of hacking into flight controls via his underseat entertainment unit.

Not much to cheer about for aviation sector: Experts

With the NDA government set to complete a year in office, aviation industry experts say the sector hasn't had much to cheer about during this period as the much-needed reforms have either been in a go-around mode or in holding pattern.

Raju chairs meeting on safety measures in aviation sector

In order to execute India's obligation to the Chicago Convention, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Tuesday said DGCA has issued various regulations and advisories to the industry with regard to safe flying.

CCI probes airfares; Govt says carriers free to fix price

As fair trade watchdog CCI probes alleged violation by airlines indulging in fare wars, the government today said the pricing decision should be best left with the carriers.

Raju assures all help to domestic aviation to resolve issues

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Tuesday assured all help to the industry in resolving issues being faced by the domestic aviation sector and called for fast-tracked decisions to spur growth.

Six new airlines to start operations in the new year: Govt

Six new airlines are expected to fly the Indian skies next year, the government said on Tuesday as it asked states to join hands to promote regional connectivity and help the aviation sector meet its burgeoning losses by reducing taxes on jet fuel.

Air India to add extra capacity in domestic sector

The airline said that it will press into service a Boeing 747, 777-200LR and B777-300ER to clear the holiday rush. 

Run Air India professionally, says IATA chief

Criticising political interference in the functioning of an airline, Tyler said an airline should be run on commercial lines if it is to take on competition.

India expects 400 million air passengers by 2020: Raju

India has witnessed a growth in number of air travellers due to liberal aviation policy and entry of small air carrier, and is likely to touch 400 million mark by 2020, Union Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju said here Sunday.

Civil Aviation Min meets PM, briefs him about sector's problem

This issue would be crucial to start-up carriers like AirAsia India and Tata-SIA Airlines who would want to launch international flights as soon as they can.

Aviation sector asks govt to slash taxes on jet fuel

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.

KPMG suggests slew of measures in aviation sector

KPMG asked the new government to initiate reforms in the aviation sector by privatising Air India, getting states to develop no-frills airports, slashing sales tax rates.

Civil Aviation Ministry preparing list of crucial issues

With a new government taking over on Monday, Civil Aviation Ministry is preparing a list of crucial issues facing the sector like review of the 5/20 rule to allow Indian carriers to launch global operations and the downgrade of India's safety ranking by the US aviation regulator.