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.

Limit number of privileged seats: Govt to airlines

The Civil Aviation Ministry today asked all airlines to limit the number of `privileged` seats for which they could charge a fee, with a few carriers imposing price tags on a very large number of them.

‘Aviation sector needs to be developed in UP’

Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Saturday emphasised on the need of development of aviation sector in Uttar Pradesh.

Experts to discuss terror fear to aviation sector

With the aviation sector being under a perpetual terror threat, aviation and security experts will hold a meeting to analyze challenges.

Airport terminal establishes new benchmarks: PM

PM Manmohan Singh on Saturday said regulatory and policy framework need to be aligned with the requirements of the civil aviation industry.

Air India drops no-frill service; to focus on Express: CMD

National carrier Air India on Saturday said it has shelved its plan to launch a separate brand for all- economy, taking into account the changed market-scenario over the last few months.

Confer core industry status to Aviation Sector: Assocham

Industry body Assocham on Friday
suggested that the government should confer core industry
status to the airlines business to sustain the aviation
sector.

India`s aviation sector grows despite global eco downturn: US

Despite the global economic
downturn, India`s aviation sector in particular continues to
grow, a top Obama Administration official on Tuesday said as the
US-India Aviation Partnership Summit started here.

GoM to look into ATF prices, AI equity infusion: Patel

A GoM will look into the issue of sales tax and high ATF prices, Civil Aviation Minister said today.

AI sold 21 aircrafts for USD 451 million: Patel

Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Tuesday said Air India sold 21 aircrafts for USD 451.88 million during 2007 to 2009.

NACIL expected to register loss of Rs 5,000 crore

The National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL), formed in 2007 with the merger of Air India and Indian, was expected to register a loss of around Rs 5,000 crore in the last fiscal, Government on Tuesday said.