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DGCA to continue surprise safety checks of airports too

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 23:17

After taking stringent action against several airlines and private charters and grounding 14 aircraft for safety violations, aviation regulator DGCA has decided to continue its spree of surprise checks of airports too through the year, official sources said on Monday.

Airlines run into audit red-flags over 'going concern' status

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 19:38

Amid continuing difficulties in airline space to generate profits and raise funds, independent auditors of at least two Indian carriers have raised red-flags over their 'going concern' status claims.

Civil Aviation Min issues series of instructions to Air India

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 19:37

The Civil Aviation Ministry has issued a series of instructions to Air India, including redeployment of its "surplus" staff, to tighten its belts to face heightened competition, particularly from the proposed Tata-SIA backed Vistara airline.

Civil Aviation Ministry plans Air India rejig

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 15:03

The Civil Aviation Ministry has instructed Air India not to tolerate inordinate delays on behalf of ministers while boarding flights at various airports and not to give any special privileges to Members of Parliament.

China lifts military controls delaying flights

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 07:56

China`s civil aviation authority has decided to abort control measures in place for flights in the country`s eastern, central and southern regions while a military exercise goes on in southeast coastal areas.

SpiceJet shares tank over 16% on BSE

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 18:30

Shares of SpiceJet tanked 16.17 percent to close the day at Rs 14 on the BSE. In intra-day, it slumped 18.56 percent to Rs 13.60.

Task force set up after plane shot down

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 02:55

The United Nations agency that governs civil aviation says it is setting up a task force aimed at improving security measures in the wake of the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine.

China military drills: 200 flights cancelled, red alert issued

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 17:04

More than 200 flights were cancelled in China owing to busy airspace on the first day of the Chinese military`s live fire exercises in the East China Sea, prompting aviation authorities to declare a red alert.

Flight delay: DGCA asks SpiceJet to refund fare

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 22:25

In a first-of-its-kind action, DGCA has directed SpiceJet to refund fare to all passengers of a Mumbai-Delhi flight that was delayed by about five hours last month, officials said on Monday.

China confirms flight delays caused by military drills

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:31

China`s civil aviation authority has confirmed military exercises are behind widespread flight delays and cancellations this month, following days of rumours.

More new airlines likely to fly in Indian sky in coming months

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:46

While AirAsia India, Ligare Aviation Limited, Quickjet Cargo Airlines and LEPL Projects Limited have been granted the Air Operator's Permit (AOP) or the flying licence, the two pending cases are those of Tata-SIA Airlines Limited and Air Pegasus Limited, Minister of State for Civil Aviation G M Siddeshwara has said.

Over Rs 5,840 loss for Indian airline industry in 2012-13: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 16:01

Air India's operating loss was Rs 3,373 crore in 2009-10, Rs 4,087 crore in 2010-11, Rs 5,537 crore in 2011-12 and Rs 3,159 crore in 2012-13.