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Portal on anvil for flier complaints against airlines, airports

Portal on anvil for flier complaints against airlines, airports

Filing a complaint against an airline or airport operator for deficiency in services is going to be just a click away for fliers, with the Civil Aviation Ministry planning to set up a dedicated portal for the purpose.

Government plans to get 90 new small airports over next 12 months 

Government plans to get 90 new small airports over next 12 months 

India will push to get 90 new airports up and running over the next 12 months, under a government plan to service smaller cities that have missed out on the country's air travel boom, officials said on Friday. 

Rs 2,500 for 1-hour flights: This is how Modi government will fulfill your dreams

Rs 2,500 for 1-hour flights: This is how Modi government will fulfill your dreams

Here are some key points that can explain how the government will fulfill your dreams of affordable flying

Soon, flyers will have to shell out more for tickets: Know why

Soon, flyers will have to shell out more for tickets: Know why

Flyers will soon have to shell out slightly more for tickets to fund the government's ambitious regional connectivity scheme under which airfares will be capped at Rs 2,500 for one-hour flights on unserved and under-served routes.

Govt mulls converting unused airports into SEZs

Govt mulls converting unused airports into SEZs

The government is looking at converting some unused airports into special economic zones where aircraft leasing companies can park their planes and showcase them to potential customers, a senior official said .

New aviation policy soon to facilitate passengers

New aviation policy soon to facilitate passengers. Watch complete news story of News Live for getting detailed updates!

Good news for Air passengers! Ticket cancellation charges cannot exceed base fares

Good news for Air passengers! Ticket cancellation charges cannot exceed base fares

Airlines will have to return components like service tax and other airport charges to passengers when they cancel their tickets.

India's top 10 airlines by market share in April 2016

India's top 10 airlines by market share in April 2016

Govt likely to unveil new civil aviation policy next month

With long-drawn consultations now in final stages, the Civil Aviation Ministry expects to come out with the new civil aviation policy next month.

Aviation policy likely to be cleared by Cabinet this month

The draft policy was unveiled in October last year and since then Government has held extensive consultations with various stakeholders including ministries, airlines,airport operators, ground handling agencies, among others during this period.

Flyers to get higher compensation for injury, loss of baggage

Flyers to get higher compensation for injury, loss of baggage

Air passengers will now get higher compensation that could amount up to Rs 1 crore in the event of death, injury, loss of baggage or inordinate delay in flights, with an amended legislation coming into force

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

Airlines owe Rs 3,030 cr to AAI

Airlines owe Rs 3,030 cr to AAI

Various airlines, including the defunct Kingfisher, owed Rs 3,030 crore to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) at the end of December last year, the government said today.

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.

Highs and lows mark 2015 trajectory of India's aviation sector

Highs and lows mark 2015 trajectory of India's aviation sector

Read how domestic aviation fared in 2015.

SpiceJet paying additional amount to AAI to clear outstanding dues

SpiceJet paying additional amount to AAI to clear outstanding dues

No-frills airline SpiceJet, which owes around Rs 100 crore to the national airports operator AAI for various airport charges, has been paying an additional amount over and above the per day billing to clear the outstanding at the earliest, a senior executive said on Friday.

$12 bn needed to build new airports, expand existing: AAI

AAI also plans to hold a meeting with various state governments once the draft of civil aviation policy is finalised.

74% FDI in private banks, 49% in regional Aviation; declares Arun Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley declares that there will be 15 sectors that will get FDI. He says that there will be 74% FDI in private banks, 49% in regional Aviation. Check out the full report.

Will flight fares come down as Jet fuel price slashed by 11.7%?

Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) price in Delhi was cut by Rs 5,469.12 per kilolitre (kl), or 11.7 percent, to Rs 40,938.24 per kl, oil companies announced on Tuesday.

Predatory air fares need to be regulated: Minister

There is a need for regulating "predatory" air fares instead of having a total pricing control, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma said on Thursday.