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New civil aviation policy could spur demand for planes: Boeing

New civil aviation policy could spur demand for planes: Boeing

New civil aviation policy can spur a "potential demand" for more wide-bodied planes, Boeing said Wednesday as it projected India to see a demand for 1,850 new aircraft worth USD 265 billion over the next 20 years.

Now, airlines to pay up to Rs 20,000 per flier for flight cancellation or denying boarding

Now, airlines to pay up to Rs 20,000 per flier for flight cancellation or denying boarding

As of now airlines offer a meagre amount of up to Rs 4,000 for both denied boarding and cancelling a flight. However, from August 1, the compensation for such events paid by airlines to flier will go up to Rs 20,000 per individual.

Protectionist policies and vested interests making it hard to do business in India: AirAsia CEO

Protectionist policies and vested interests making it hard to do business in India: AirAsia CEO

AirAsia group chief Tony Fernandes has said it was hard to do business in India due to protectionist policies and "vested interests", but his joint venture carrier AirAsia India was here for a long haul.

From August 1, pay less for flight ticket cancellations

From August 1, pay less for flight ticket cancellations

From August 1, all airlines and carriers will not be able to charge additional for cancellation of tickets more than the basic fare plus fuel surcharge.

Government permits 100% FDI in airlines

Government permits 100% FDI in airlines

Foreign investors, barring overseas airlines, can now have up to 100 percent stake in local carriers, the government Monday said unveiling significant reforms.

This is what Anand Mahindra has to say about Civil Aviation Policy!

This is what Anand Mahindra has to say about Civil Aviation Policy!

Much to the delight of air passengers, the government on Wednesday cleared the new Civil Aviation Policy wherein it also capped airfares at Rs 2,500 for an hour-long flight.

Govt will not allow a repeat of Kingfisher Airlines: Raju

Govt will not allow a repeat of Kingfisher Airlines: Raju

"We will not allow a repeat of Kingfisher," Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said Sunday alluding to the collapse of the airline founded by Vijay Mallya, who left India recently after running debts of some Rs 9,000 crore.

Bad news for air passengers! Govt rules out capping of airline fares

Bad news for air passengers! Govt rules out capping of airline fares

Civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said restricting the air fares will not make good business sense as it could also jeopardise the government's regional connectivity plan as such a move may discourage airlines to fly on non-profitable routes.
 

Coming soon! Government to fix norms for ticket cancellation, baggage and denied boarding

Coming soon! Government to fix norms for ticket cancellation, baggage and denied boarding

The Civil Aviation Ministry is likely to announce soon new norms for ticket cancellation, baggage and denied boarding, amid the increasing number of complaints on these issues.

27 flights diverted as bad weather triggers chaos in Delhi Airport

27 flights diverted as bad weather triggers chaos in Delhi Airport

 At least 27 flights scheduled to arrive at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi last evening were diverted to other nearby airports due to the bad weather in the national capital.

Happy flying! Air tickets of 1-hour flights could cost just Rs 2,500

Happy flying! Air tickets of 1-hour flights could cost just Rs 2,500

In a move that could take thousands of air travellers on a 'happy journey', air tickets for journeys up to 1 hour flight could be charged just Rs 2,500 only.

Government to consider 49% stake sale in loss-making Air India

Government to consider 49% stake sale in loss-making Air India

Indebted Air India, which last made an annual profit in 2007, has seen its market share shrink in recent years amid rising competition from private carriers.

India plans to invest $120 bn in airport infrastructure: President

India is planning to invest over $120 billion in the development of airport infrastructure and aviation navigation services over the next decade with the civil aviation sector poised for fast growth, said President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday.

Air India expects to post first operating profit of Rs 8 crore this fiscal

Air India expects to post first operating profit of Rs 8 crore this fiscal

With substantial improvement, Air India is expected to post an operating profit of Rs 8 crore in the current fiscal, the government said today.

IndiGo, AirAsia, 6 others owe Rs 220 crore to AAI: Govt

IndiGo, AirAsia, 6 others owe Rs 220 crore to AAI: Govt

Eight private domestic airlines, including most profitable IndiGo and Tata Sons-invested AirAsia India and Vistara, did not pay dues to the tune of Rs 220.16 crore to Airport Authority of India last year, the Lok Sabha was informed Thursday.

No decision yet on fate of 5/20 rule: Govt to airlines

No decision yet on fate of 5/20 rule: Govt to airlines

Caught in a bind over the '5/20 norms' for domestic carriers to fly overseas, the government today conceded the demand of the promoters of old airlines for a "patient" hearing on the issue even as it said no decision has been taken on the fate of the regulation.

Air India plans hedging fuel costs up to 25%

Air India plans hedging fuel costs up to 25%

As it looks to turnaround, Air India plans to hike the limit for hedging fuel costs to 25 per cent amid oil prices hovering at low levels

Govt may drop plan to impose 2% levy on air tickets

Govt may drop plan to impose 2% levy on air tickets

A government proposal to levy a 2 percent cess on domestic and international tickets to fund increased regional connectivity that would have led to a hike in air fares is likely to be dropped.

Tata Group bats for 5/20 norm removal in aviation

Tata Group bats for 5/20 norm removal in aviation

Tata Group Wednesday called for abolishing the controversial 5/20 norm for local carriers, saying the rule has only "benefited foreign airlines" and its removal would help "improve" India's air connectivity with the world.

Airfares to be cheaper? Govt to ask airlines to pass on benefits of low fuel prices to passengers

Airfares to be cheaper? Govt to ask airlines to pass on benefits of low fuel prices to passengers

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju, however, said the government will not dictate on air ticket rates.