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Govt to come out with no-fly list norms next month to rein in unruly passengers

Govt to come out with no-fly list norms next month to rein in unruly passengers

The ministry has already prepared the draft rules for a 'national no-fly list' for domestic carriers, and under which the flying ban could extend from at least three months to an indefinite period, PTI reported.

Roll out of biometric entry passes at airports delayed again

Biometric entry passes at airports will take more time before becoming a reality, with "technical issues" forcing authorities to delay its roll out for the third time in less than six months.

Government should have exited Air India 15 years back: Arun Jaitley

Government should have exited Air India 15 years back: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday made a strong case for sale of Air India as he asked how fair it was to use Rs 55,000-60,000 crore of tax payers' money on the national carrier for having just 14 per cent market share.

Huge debt pile makes Air India stake sale very difficult: Panagariya

Selling stake in Air India will be "very very difficult" with its debt burden of Rs 52,000 crore and the government has to decide if there should be partial or full write off of debt, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya said on Friday.

Ministry will process Niti Aayog report on Air India sale: Arun Jaitley

Ministry will process Niti Aayog report on Air India sale: Arun Jaitley

The Niti Aayog has given its recommendations on the government disinvesting stake in Air India to the Civil Aviation Ministry, which will take a decision on the matter, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.

Govt says all options open for Air India revival

Govt says all options open for Air India revival

All possible alternatives are being considered to make Air India viable, the Civil Aviation Ministry said on Tuesday, even as it asserted that the clock cannot be put back on the Indian Airlines merger.

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad expresses regret to govt; Air India yet to decide on lifting travel ban

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad expresses regret to govt; Air India yet to decide on lifting travel ban

Expressing his regret for thrashing an Air India employee last month, Shiv Sena lawmaker Ravindra Gaikwad on Thursday wrote a letter to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju and requested him to lift the travel ban, which was imposed post the incident.

Hand baggage tags at 7 airports scrapped; CISF not on board

Hand baggage tags at 7 airports scrapped; CISF not on board

The Civil Aviation Ministry on Thursday decided to do away with security stamp on hand baggage tags at seven airports.

Initial NOC for starting air services to be valid for 3 years

Initial NOC for starting air services to be valid for 3 years

The initial no-objection certificate for starting scheduled passenger and cargo airlines will now be valid for three years with the government tweaking existing norms to improve the ease of doing business in the aviation sector.

Civil Aviation Ministry closely watching AirAsia India disclosures by Mistry

Civil Aviation Ministry closely watching AirAsia India disclosures by Mistry

The Civil Aviation Ministry is keeping a close watch on developments related to the purported disclosures made by ousted Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry about AirAsia India, where Tatas are a partner, and will act if something actionable is brought to its notice.

Foreign-registered airplanes to soon fly without Indian registration

Foreign-registered airplanes to soon fly without Indian registration

Passengers might soon be flying on foreign-registered aircraft operated by Indian firms with the government planning to do away with certain decades-old requirements to further improve the ease of doing business.

No Indian airport safe, warns IB; Home Ministry orders major security overhaul

No Indian airport safe, warns IB; Home Ministry orders major security overhaul

No Indian airport can stand Brussels-like terror attack, the Intelligence Bureau warned on Tuesday.

Forcing low airfares on Gulf route may attract litigation:Govt

Making Indian carriers offer low airfares on the Gulf route might result in discriminatory pricing and attract litigation by foreign airlines, according to the Civil Aviation Ministry.

 Aviation Ministry plans to launch website where passengers can file complaints against airlines

Aviation Ministry plans to launch website where passengers can file complaints against airlines

Aviation ministry is mulling over a plan to launch a website where air passengers can register their complaints, which will be forwarded to the airlines

63 SpiceJet pilots face action for violating duty hour norms

63 SpiceJet pilots face action for violating duty hour norms

Aviation regulator DGCA has taken action against 63 pilots of SpiceJet for operating flights beyond their stipulated duty hours, the government said Thursday.

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.