Qatar Airways keen to buy stake in IndiGo

Qatar Airways is keen to buy equity in IndiGo if the Indian carrier offers 49 percent stake to it.

High taxes, rising costs check growth of Indian aviation: IATA

High taxes on fuel and rising operating costs were acting as a constraint to the growth of the aviation industry in India, global airlines' body IATA said Wednesday.

FAA team likely to visit India soon to review measures by DGCA

Nine months after downgrading DGCA in the aviation safety rankings, a Federal Aviation Administration team is likely to visit India soon to review the corrective measures taken by the Indian aviation regulator to meet the deficiencies listed by its US counterpart.

Aviation ministry working on bailout plan for airlines

The aviation ministry is exploring possibilities of offering loans at lower rates for working capital through the state-owned banks.

Indian aviation market tough but important: Air France-KLM

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.

Flying Returns

With the Indian aviation industry in for sweeping changes, young aspirants may well realize their dream of earning their wings, says Dr. N G R Iyengar

'Domestic airlines may have suffered Rs 10k-cr losses in FY13'

The domestic airlines industry is estimated to have posted losses to the tune of over Rs 10,000 crore in the previous fiscal, nearly 18 percent down from a year ago, according to a report.

Singapore Airlines to launch more flights with India

Singapore Airlines and its subsidiary SilkAir will be operating nine new flights between India and the South East Asian country from next month.

Over $4 bn hike in global aviation industry profits: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said the global industry would earn net profit of USD 11.7 billion on revenues of USD 708 billion this year, compared to USD 7.4 billion in 2012.

Indian aviation market would turn into battle-field: Experts

"This is a very welcome development considering that the air market in India is under-penetrated and has tremendous potential for growth.

Tatas apply for 'Tata SIA Airlines Limited' name

This is the third attempt by the two partners to enter the Indian civil aviation sector.

Tata Sons to launch new airline, signs MoU with Singapore Airlines

Tata Sons signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore Airlines to establish a new airline in India on Thursday.

Mere policies can't get aviation out of airpockets: Survey

The aviation sector requires proper implementation of policies, coupled with reasonable taxes and improved basic infrastructure, says a survey by global consultancy EY and industry lobby Ficci.

India confident of clearing safety audit under IASA

India is confident of clearing safety audit under International Aviation Safety Assessment programme (IASA) of US aviation regulator as most of the concerns raised by an audit team that visited in 2009 have been fulfilled, a senior aviation ministry official said Sunday.

Domestic airlines require strong promoters: India Ratings

The domestic airlines require a strong, supportive promoter to improve their viability amid a challenging operating environment, says a report.

Probe opened as Air India Boeing Dreamliner oven overheats midair

India's aviation regulator said it was examining the incident and had sought a report from Air India.

Foreign airlines keen on investing in Indian aviation: Ajit Singh

Upbeat over the Jet-Etihad deal and the proposal to launch Air Asia India, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Tuesday said foreign airlines have realised the massive growth potential of the Indian aviation sector and were evincing keen interest in it.

Airlines in India will need 1,450 planes in next 20 yrs: Boeing

Airlines in India will need over 1,400 planes, worth USD 175 billion, in the next twenty years, aviation major Boeing predicted Thursday

ATF price hike effect; airfares may increase soon

Airfares are likely to rise soon with Indian carriers mulling hiking fuel surcharge on tickets following a steep increase in jet fuel prices.

Procedural issues delay Spicejet's ATF import plan

The Chennai-based carrier, promoted by media baron Kalanithi Maran, was the first airline to apply for a direct import licence from the government after it was allowed in February.