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Air India to be formally inducted into Star Alliance today

Air India to be formally inducted into Star Alliance today

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 09:00

The ceremony at the IGI Airport would see Air India unveiling a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and an Airbus A-320.

FM plans Green, Blue and Protein revolutions for agro growth

FM plans Green, Blue and Protein revolutions for agro growth

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 19:12

Setting aside Rs 50 crore for development of indigenous cattle breeds, an equal amount was also set aside by him to start a “Blue Revolution” in inland fisheries.

11.4% hike for Civil Aviation Ministry in Budget

11.4% hike for Civil Aviation Ministry in Budget

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 16:31

Government Thursday announced a new scheme to develop airports in metros and non-metro cities through public-private partnership to enhance air connectivity and hiked allocation for the Civil Aviation sector by over 11.4 percent to Rs 9,474 crore in the budget.

Nepal warns using choppers above mountains

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 15:52

Nepal`s Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has restricted the flying and takeoff of choppers above the base camp areas of all mountains in the Himalayan country, officials said on Sunday.

Cash balance of Indian airlines at dangerous levels: CAPA

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 17:21

Indian airlines are expected to post lesser losses in 2014-15 than last year but their cash balances are at "dangerous levels", being equivalent to less than three weeks' revenue, an aviation consultancy said Tuesday.

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.

Indian aviation market tough but important: Air France-KLM

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 19:48

Competition from Gulf carriers has made the burgeoning Indian aviation market "tough" and Air France-KLM would have to upgrade its image to address this challenge, the airline's global CEO has said.

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.

Decision on Air India's induction into Star Alliance Monday

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 20:00

If the membership is granted, it would end Air India's seven-year-long wait to access the alliance's global network of over 18,000 daily flights to 1,269 airports in 193 countries.

Civil Aviation Minister meets PM Modi, briefs him about sector`s problem

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 21:33

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on crucial issues facing the aviation sector like building of airports at non-metro cities.

Civil Aviation Min meets PM, briefs him about sector's problem

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 20:10

This issue would be crucial to start-up carriers like AirAsia India and Tata-SIA Airlines who would want to launch international flights as soon as they can.