Civil Aviation

Govt wants Air India disinvestment to be completed 'fast'

Govt wants Air India disinvestment to be completed 'fast'

As part of efforts to revive the debt-laden Air India, which has been in the red for long, the government is working on the contours of its strategic disinvestment.

Nov 14, 2017, 23:48 PM IST
Indian mindset for ownership of Air India; in theory all open: Gajapathi Raju

Indian mindset for ownership of Air India; in theory all open: Gajapathi Raju

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday said the "Indian mindset" is to keep the ownership of Air India within the country but "theoretically everything is open", including allowing foreign bidders.

Aug 31, 2017, 18:19 PM IST
Arun Jaitley hints at expeditious decision on Air India stake sale

Arun Jaitley hints at expeditious decision on Air India stake sale

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday indicated that an expeditious decision would be taken on Air India disinvestment, with at least two parties having formally expressed interest in buying stake in the national carrier.

Aug 30, 2017, 16:18 PM IST
Excess hand baggage fee: Passengers association plans to move CCI

Excess hand baggage fee: Passengers association plans to move CCI

Prior to this order, the charges were much higher ranging from Rs 220 to Rs 350 per extra kg.

Aug 28, 2017, 19:23 PM IST

Govt tweaks UDAN scheme, focuses on NE states, other areas

Increasing the viability gap funding for helicopter operations and allowing smaller planes are among the changes announced by the government to the ambitious regional air connectivity scheme.

Aug 24, 2017, 20:11 PM IST
Pilots will have to serve 1-year notice, DGCA clears proposal

Pilots will have to serve 1-year notice, DGCA clears proposal

Senior pilots will now have to wait for one year to join a new employer as aviation regulator DGCA has made it mandatory for commanders to serve a 12-month notice period before quitting job.

Aug 16, 2017, 20:01 PM IST
Bag containing bomb goes undetected at Delhi airport – Check what happens next

Bag containing bomb goes undetected at Delhi airport – Check what happens next

A bag containing a 'bomb' has gone undetected through the Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport's security checks. However, the incident was just part of a drill to check how effective are the security arrangements at the airport.

Jul 13, 2017, 20:55 PM IST

Additional flights on India-Qatar route will start shortly: Government

The government on Wednesday said that additional flights on the India-Qatar route will start shortly.

Jun 21, 2017, 15:43 PM IST

I'm no astrologer: Ashok Raju on stricter rules for unruly passengers

All major domestic airlines have barred Reddy from taking their flights similar to action taken by the carriers after the incident involving Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad.

Jun 16, 2017, 22:55 PM IST
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.

Jun 01, 2017, 17:58 PM IST
Govt sets out to 'refine' UDAN framework

Govt sets out to 'refine' UDAN framework

The government is looking to "refine" the present norms for regional air connectivity scheme as it prepares for the second round of bidding in three months, according to a senior official.

May 07, 2017, 15:40 PM IST
Govt in discussions with stakeholders on no-fly list: Sinha

Govt in discussions with stakeholders on no-fly list: Sinha

The government is in discussions with stakeholders on finding the "right way" to have a no-fly list to deal with unruly air passengers, close on the heels of a parliamentarian assaulting an Air India staffer.

Apr 20, 2017, 16:13 PM IST
Udan rolled out! Govt awards 128 air routes under regional connectivity scheme

Udan rolled out! Govt awards 128 air routes under regional connectivity scheme

Five airlines will operate on 128 routes under the regional connectivity scheme wherein fares are capped at Rs 2,500 for one-hour flights.

Mar 30, 2017, 17:15 PM IST
Government's Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik scheme flying high

Government's Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik scheme flying high

With the domestic aviation sector on the "upswing", the government today said the regional connectivity scheme has got off to a very strong start and the bidding under UDAN has already seen as many as 20 registrations from operators.

Nov 18, 2016, 13:15 PM IST
'No incident in India with regard to Galaxy Note 7'

'No incident in India with regard to Galaxy Note 7'

Clearly denying any accident to have taken place, Samsung on Thursday said that no untoward incident has occured with regard to Galaxy Note 7 in India as not even a single unit of the device was sold in the country.

Nov 17, 2016, 22:33 PM IST
 DGCA bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on all flights in India

DGCA bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on all flights in India

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been banned on all flights in India. Director General of Civil Aviation has banned flyers from carrying the Samsung smartphone in check-in bags.

Sep 09, 2016, 19:21 PM IST
India expects $6 billion investment in airports sector

India expects $6 billion investment in airports sector

Bullish on future prospects for the country's aviation space, the government today said it expects USD 6 billion investments in the airports sector and passenger numbers to see over 30 per cent growth in five years.
 

Sep 07, 2016, 18:42 PM IST
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.

Aug 14, 2016, 13:51 PM IST
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. 

Jul 01, 2016, 23:42 PM IST
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

Jul 01, 2016, 18:19 PM IST