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Probe ordered after British Airways offloads Indian family

Pathak, who was travelling to Berlin from London has alleged that they were initially threatened and later made to deboard the aircraft. The child was reportedly three years old.

Aug 09, 2018, 19:11 PM IST

Suresh Prabhu given additional charge of Ministry of Civil Aviation

Commerce and Industry minister Suresh Prabhu will now hold the additional charge of Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Mar 10, 2018, 14:04 PM IST

Average airfares fall 18% last year, says Civil Aviation Ministry

Average airfares dropped 18 percent in 2016 and additional capacities can further bring down the fares, Union Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today said as he disfavoured the idea of capping ticket prices.

May 30, 2017, 22:34 PM IST

Regional Connectivity scheme will turn India into third largest aviation market: PM Modi

Accusing previous governments of having "no vision" for aviation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday, said his government is working in a "mission mode" for expansion of the sector and has put in place the country's first integrated policy to tap the potential of small cities.

Oct 23, 2016, 11:18 AM IST

First flight under Regional Connectivity Scheme​ likely in January, says Aviation Minister

Government expects the first flight under the regional air connectivity scheme, which is in advanced stages of finalisation, to take off in early January 2017, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju has said.

Sep 27, 2016, 16:31 PM IST

Airlines are not 'demons': Civil Aviation Minister

Airlines might not be "angels but definitely they are not demons", Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday said amid concerns over arbitrary hike in airfares and emphasised that carriers have been responsive during crises.

Jun 23, 2016, 15:44 PM IST

Capping airfares being examined:Official, will be counter- productive: Civil Aviation Minister

The issue of capping airfares is under consideration, a top Civil Aviation Ministry official said on Saturday, even as Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said it could be counter-productive.

Jun 11, 2016, 18:22 PM IST

Air India can't get public money for eternity: Civil Aviation Minister

Air India's "books are so bad" that nobody will buy it even if the government wanted to sell off the national carrier, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said on Thursday.

Jun 09, 2016, 22:09 PM IST

Civil Aviation Minister to review Air India performance today

The review meeting, likely to be attended by Rajus deputy Mahesh Sharma and Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey along with other senior officials, comes ahead of the second anniversary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre.


May 16, 2016, 10:42 AM IST

Good News! Air India no longer loss-making

Efficient functioning and reduction in operational costs has helped national carrier Air India turn from a loss-making airline into an "operational profit unit", the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

May 03, 2016, 20:51 PM IST

Air India showing improvement in operational performance

Air India's net losses have declined by more than 22 percent in the past four years, reflecting improvement in its financial and operational performance, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Dec 10, 2015, 14:06 PM IST

After San Francisco, Air India to offer direct flights to more US cities

Air India is considering starting a direct flight to Washington as well as serving new cities in the US soon after it launches its services to San Francisco next month.

Nov 28, 2015, 17:17 PM IST

Draft aviation policy: Govt proposes to cap fare at Rs 2,500; seeks to make air travel affordable

The policy has mooted various measures to boost regional connectivity including setting up of no-frills airports and providing viability gap funding for airlines.

Oct 30, 2015, 12:16 PM IST

Draft aviation policy in public domain by month-end: Civil Aviation Minister

Civil aviation ministry is expected to bring out the draft of civil aviation policy by October end for seeking comments from the stakeholders and public 

Oct 17, 2015, 10:34 AM IST

No-frisking list: 'Will remove Robert Vadra's name in three days if he writes to government'

Responding to Congress president Robert Vadra, who pressed the government to take his name off the elite "no frisking" list at the domestic airports, MoS Civil Aviation said on Monday that Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law must submit the same in writing.

Sep 15, 2015, 03:06 AM IST

Air India cuts losses to Rs 5,547.47 cr

Air India has reduced its net loss by more than a quarter to Rs 5,547.47 crore in the previous fiscal as compared to a net loss of Rs 7,559.74 crore in FY12, government said on Monday.

Jul 27, 2015, 15:52 PM IST

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju downplays issue of privileges to MPs

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Friday disapproved of making an issue of privileges to Members of Parliament at various airports, saying serving of free tea, coffee and water to them was just a "courtesy".

Apr 24, 2015, 19:22 PM IST

VIP facilities: Robert Vadra takes a swipe at Civil Aviation Minister

Robert Vadra on Tuesday took a swipe at Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju over his remarks that MPs and other VIPs will continue to enjoy facilities including free access to the airport terminal building.

Apr 21, 2015, 22:52 PM IST

Unfazed Civil Aviation Minister says his frisking exemption no threat to security

A day after his "lighter and matchbox" remarks created controversy, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapthy Raju today remained unfazed, saying his exemption from frisking at airports should not be taken as a threat to security.

Apr 08, 2015, 18:38 PM IST

India gets back Category-I aviation safety ranking

India's aviation safety ranking was Wednesday upgraded to Category-1 by US aviation watchdog Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), a move that could pave the way for domestic airlines to expand their services to that country.

Apr 08, 2015, 14:32 PM IST