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Surging passenger numbers, policy promises dot turbulent skies in 2018

In the new year, the government would focus on making flying "as good as possible", according to Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu.

Dec 31, 2018, 17:58 PM IST

New civil aviation policy: How it will benefit air travellers

Here are the key things that air travellers must know about the new civil aviation policy.

Jun 15, 2016, 16:24 PM IST

'Acche din' for air travellers! Cabinet clears new civil aviation policy, puts cap on airfares

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the much-awaited Civil Aviation Policy thereby unveiling a slew of passenger-friendly measures including capping of airfares at Rs 2,500 for an hour-long flight.

Jun 15, 2016, 12:13 PM IST

Cabinet likely to take up aviation policy today; may unveil capping of airfares at Rs 2,500

The cabinet may unveil a slew of passenger-friendly measures including capping of airfares at Rs 2,500 for an hour-long flight.

Jun 15, 2016, 11:32 AM IST

Good news for Air passengers! Ticket cancellation charges cannot exceed base fares

Airlines will have to return components like service tax and other airport charges to passengers when they cancel their tickets.

Jun 08, 2016, 10:40 AM IST

Aviation ministry likely to abandon "5/20 rule"

Aviation ministry likely to abandon "5/20 rule" which states that 20 airplanes for 5 years to the service.

May 17, 2016, 13:28 PM IST

DGCA seeks details of rise in fares from airlines

As concerns mount over rise in airfares during peak seasons and crisis situations, aviation regulator DGCA has asked airlines to provide details on the number of tickets sold in the highest fare bracket and share of revenue earned from this on 20 identified routes.

May 06, 2016, 21:05 PM IST

Aviation must not hinder but complement economic growth: Raju

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Wednesday said aviation sector should not become a bottleneck for economic activity and should complement the growth.

Mar 16, 2016, 15:06 PM IST

President Pranab Mukherjee to inaugurate 'India Aviation' on Wednesday

President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Hyderabad on March 16 to inaugurate the fifth Edition of 'India Aviation'. He will return to Delhi after the event the same day.

Mar 15, 2016, 21:46 PM IST

Mandi Live : New Aviation Policy likely from April

The government is likely to implement new aviation policy from April this year.

Mar 02, 2016, 16:01 PM IST

Highs and lows mark 2015 trajectory of India's aviation sector

Read how domestic aviation fared in 2015.

Dec 23, 2015, 11:15 AM IST

New Year bonanza for air travellers! 2% levy on domestic, international fares deferred

Government's plan to impose two percent levy on most domestic and international air tickets from January 1 has been deferred.

Dec 17, 2015, 16:18 PM IST

Aviation Min to seek cabinet approval for changes in 5/20 norm

The Civil Aviation Ministry would soon submit a draft note on the proposed changes in the controversial 5/20 norm to the Cabinet for approval.

May 28, 2015, 18:00 PM IST

Review of 5/20 norms at 'formative stage', says Sharma

The process of reviewing the eligibility criteria for domestic carriers to fly overseas is at a "formative stage", the government said on Tuesday .

Apr 28, 2015, 16:04 PM IST

DGCA has to play a role of impartial regulator: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Friday rebuked aviation regulator DGCA for not filing its response on an Irish aircraft leasing firm's plea seeking de-registration of a plane given by it to troubled SpiceJet for alleged non-payment of dues.

Feb 20, 2015, 19:44 PM IST

New civil aviation policy likely by next week

Aviation Ministry is hopeful of coming out with a new policy next week with a focus to make the country an international hub for air transport.

Feb 05, 2015, 00:06 AM IST

India's domestic passenger traffic up in December

Domestic air passenger traffic increased by 15.29 percent in December to 64.40 lakh passengers -- up from 55.86 lakh in the corresponding month last year, official data showed Monday.

Jan 19, 2015, 16:14 PM IST

Jet to launch full services on all-economy subsidiary JetKonnect

In a bid to take on competition from Tata-SIA's Vistara airline which is yet to start operations, Jet Airways today announced launch of full services even on its all-economy subsidiary JetKonnect from December and plans to consolidate into a single-brand.

Sep 18, 2014, 14:11 PM IST

State govts should rework tax structure on jet fuel: Centre

The Centre has urged all state governments to rework the tax structure on jet fuel in the interest of the aviation industry and has received "positive" response from some states.

Sep 16, 2014, 16:37 PM IST

DGCA seeks review meeting with FAA over downgrading

DGCA, which was downgraded by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in January mainly due to lack of sufficient number of fight inspectors, has appointed several of them and sought a review meeting with the US aviation regulator, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Aug 05, 2014, 19:02 PM IST