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AI restructured operations to Dammam since 2012: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 19:06

The flight on Amritsar-Delhi-Toronto route was also stopped due to recurring losses to the tune of over Rs 126 crore.

India expects 400 million air passengers by 2020: Raju

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 06:07

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.

Iraq crisis: Trying to establish direct contact with trapped Indians, says Sushma Swaraj

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 19:56

Indians in the middle of Iraq crisis — With the situation worsening in violence-hit Iraq with every passing day, the worried families of the Indians being held captive in the strife-torn country met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj  on Sunday and were assured of their safety by her.

Had asked states to cut jet fuel tax: Ashok Gajapathi Raju

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 16:34

Raju was speaking at a news conference following the announcement that state-owned Air India had joined the Star Alliance group of carriers.

Govt may review free passage scheme offered by AI to staff

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 21:32

New Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday indicated that the new government could review the free passage scheme offered by cash-starved Air India to its 24,000 employees.

No decision on AI privatisation in haste: Pusapati

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 20:49

There will be no hasty decision on privatisation of Air India, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati indicated.

Raju takes charge as Civil Aviation Minister

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 12:20

Senior TDP leader Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju Thursday took charge as the new Civil Aviation Minister, assuring that he would strive to create a level-playing field for all players in the crucial infrastructure sector.

India to be third biggest aviation market by 2020: Ajit Singh

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 22:01

Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has said that India is poised to be the third biggest aviation market in the world by 2020.

Scrap plans to privatise airports: CPI(M)

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 15:29

Condemning government`s decision to hand over Kolkata and Chennai airports in private hands, CPI(M) on Monday said it would "jeopardise" the employees` future and demanded immediate scrapping of the privatisation plans.

Pre-qualification bids called for Jaipur, Ahmedabad airports

Last Updated: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 22:58

The government Saturday invited pre-qualification bids from companies which are interested in managing the Jaipur and Ahmedabad airports.

Hoping to bring down jet fuel prices, fares: Civil Aviation Minister

Last Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 17:37

After effecting a string of reforms to help the ailing Indian civil aviation sector, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has said he is hopeful that high jet fuel cost and passenger fares will come down as and when government places aviation turbine fuel (ATF) on the notified product list, which will cut down upon the state sales tax levied on the fuel.

No delay from aviation ministry in clearing AirAsia's JV: Ajit

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013, 23:28

There would be no delay in granting necessary approvals to Malaysian carrier AirAsia for its proposal to start an airline here with Tatas if all required information is provided to government agencies, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said Sunday.