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Ministry of Civil Aviation

Centre issues alert for safety of airports ahead of Independence Day

The security advisory has been issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation which calls for strict adherence to stringent security protocols to prevent any untoward incidents.

Aug 07, 2019, 21:26 PM IST

Suresh Prabhu directs aviation ministry to review Jet Airways' issues; protect passenger rights, safety

The Union Minister's direction comes a day after the cash-strapped Jet Airways suspended all its international flights till April 18. 

Apr 16, 2019, 11:53 AM IST

Mumbai plane crash: Aircraft was on test flight, didn't have certificate of airworthiness

Five people were killed on Thursday when a chartered plane crashed in the Ghatkopar locality in Mumbai.

Jun 29, 2018, 08:51 AM IST

Air India sale a scam in the making, will file complaint if I find culpability: Subramanian Swamy

Swamy has threatened to file a complain if he finds anything wrong with the deal.

Mar 31, 2018, 21:45 PM IST

UPA made the Maharaja a beggar, we are restoring his glory: Minister on Air India sale

He said the airline would be kept independent after the stake sale.

Mar 29, 2018, 21:09 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

Parliamentary Committee slams Indigo for rude behaviour

Taking strong objection to a passenger on Indigo being manhandled, the Committee said that merely taking strictest action against the employees does not absolve the airline of its guilt of the incident.

Jan 05, 2018, 16:29 PM IST

Government to upgrade AirSewa web portal and app

According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, it recently held a meeting with all the stakeholders for designing AirSewa 2.0, the upgraded version of the web portal and mobile app. 

Jul 11, 2017, 19:03 PM IST

Govt to issue rules on no-fly list for unruly passengers by June 20

The Centre is likely to release its rules on a no-fly list for unruly passengers by June 20.

Jun 07, 2017, 11:22 AM IST

Will cooperate with CBI probe into controversial AI-IA merger, other UPA-era deals: Aviation Minister

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said his ministry will fully cooperate with a CBI probe into alleged corruption and mismanagement that led to the financial crisis in the national carrier Air India.

May 30, 2017, 15:22 PM IST

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad chooses railway over air travel for Parliament session in Delhi

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad has opted to travel via Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani rather than booking a flight, sources close to the MP told The Times of India.

Apr 10, 2017, 13:14 PM IST

Security beefed up at airports post Istanbul terror attack

 Security at airports across the country has been beefed up in the wake of Istanbul terror attack, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Jul 20, 2016, 17:47 PM IST

Don't get shocked if you find an aircraft hovering over you on national highway!

You may find it scary if you happen to see a low lying aircraft while passing by a under-construction national highway project!

Jan 10, 2016, 14:27 PM IST

Govt rejects airlines' proposal to charge for check-in baggage

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has turned down a proposal of airlines to charge for check-in baggage while providing incentives for passengers who travel light, according to a news channel report.

Jun 27, 2015, 11:42 AM IST

Etihad Airways says not in talks to raise stake in Jet Airways

Shares in Jet closed up 2.44 percent on Tuesday against a 0.27 percent rise in the benchmark. A spokesman for Jet did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Jun 23, 2015, 17:59 PM IST

Robert Vadra slams Centre over airport privileges to MPs, other VIPs

Claiming that special privileges he enjoyed at airports were not given to him with his consent, Robert Vadra has hit out at the Centre over facilities like free access to airport terminal building enjoyed by MPs and other VIPs.

Apr 22, 2015, 10:20 AM IST

Govt owes around Rs 600 cr to Air India for VVIP travel

The government owes around Rs 600 crore to Air India for using its aircraft for travel of VVIPs.

Apr 16, 2015, 17:46 PM IST

MPs want govt to regulate airfares; MoCA 'averse'

Even as sharp movements in airfares continue to raise concerns, the Ministry of Civil Aviation is "reluctant" to regulate the ticket prices on grounds that any such move would be against free market principles.

Apr 16, 2015, 17:31 PM IST

Tata-SIA Airlines deal: Delhi HC seeks Centre's response

Tata-SIA Airlines Ltd is a joint venture between Tata and Singapore Airlines and AirAsia India is a joint venture between Tata Sons and Malaysia-based AirAsia.

May 30, 2014, 19:20 PM IST

Govt scraps control over aircraft purchases by local airlines

The Civil Aviation Ministry today abolished the Aircraft Acquisition Committee (AAC) which used to permit import of planes by airlines and other operators, thus doing away with time-consuming procedures that affected the companies.

Mar 21, 2013, 17:40 PM IST