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Boeing, GE, CFM International meeting Air India officials today: Sources

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Boeing, GE, CFM International meeting Air India officials today: Sources

The meeting in Mumbai is being held to finalise a deal for the supply of aircraft to Air India. However, one official said an announcement is not expected as Air India is also holding negotiations with Airbus.

MC Explains | Air India’s new system to identify drunk passengers

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MC Explains | Air India’s new system to identify drunk passengers

The flight crew will classify passengers into three stages, based on the likelihood of them behaving inappropriately, and serve or deny liquor accordingly.

Aviation unions support pilot in pee-gate fiasco; write letter to DGCA, Union minister

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Aviation unions support pilot in pee-gate fiasco; write letter to DGCA, Union minister

A copy of the letter was sent to the Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia, aviation secretary Rajiv Bansal, Air India CEO Campbell Wilson and Air India COO Captain RS Sandhu

Air India to support pilot in pee-gate fiasco, appeal against licence suspension

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Air India to support pilot in pee-gate fiasco, appeal against licence suspension

The cabin crew and ground staff have been counselled and have since returned to duty, the airline has said.

Airlines look to attract customers with lower airfares as domestic demand plummets after new year

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Airlines look to attract customers with lower airfares as domestic demand plummets after new year

The new prices reflect the competitive landscape in India. The reduction in ticket prices is a positive sign for the airline industry, say experts.

Cabin crew union wants Air India to reinstate crew, pilot derostered over pee-gate fiasco

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Cabin crew union wants Air India to reinstate crew, pilot derostered over pee-gate fiasco

The union added that staff on-board Air India's flight AI-102 filed detailed reports on the incident on landing, to those concerned and acted on instruction.

Budget FY24: Allocation under UDAN to fall by 17%

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Budget FY24: Allocation under UDAN to fall by 17%

High jet fuel prices, disrupted aviation supply chains, and the financial health of domestic airlines have taken their toll on UDAN in FY23, with flight cancellations and fewer passengers.

Budget 2023: Aviation industry has a wishlist but doesn't expect much action

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Budget 2023: Aviation industry has a wishlist but doesn't expect much action

This year as well airlines are hoping to receive several monetary benefits and concessions from the government including a reduction in excise tax on ATF, which accounts for a significant chunk of an airline's operational costs.

IndiGo, GoFirst planes still grounded despite advance talks with P&W

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IndiGo, GoFirst planes still grounded despite advance talks with P&W

Pratt & Whitney, which has resolved supply chain issues, is said to be keen to clear its backlog of engine deliveries by the end of this financial year.

Budget 2023: Allocation for highway construction to be 25 percent higher

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Budget 2023: Allocation for highway construction to be 25 percent higher

Budget 2023: This rise in allocation is in line with the government’s plan to recapitalize NHAI’s balance sheet with higher budgetary support and zero market borrowings.

The government cannot force us to move out: Air India employees

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The government cannot force us to move out: Air India employees

The airline had taken an undertaking from 1,600 employees residing in their quarters that they would vacate the premises within six months of Air India being privatised.

Amrit Bharat Station Scheme to renovate 1,000 small stations

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Amrit Bharat Station Scheme to renovate 1,000 small stations

The new scheme will replace the existing Adarsh Station Scheme introduced in 2009 for the beautification and upgradation of stations. Stations with an annual revenue of less than Rs 20 crore, and passenger volume of less than 5 million will be considered for the project.

Supply chain disruptions worry Indian EXIM industry once again, as COVID-19 cases surge in China

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Supply chain disruptions worry Indian EXIM industry once again, as COVID-19 cases surge in China

Rising number of COVID-19 cases in China has also affected the availability of workforce at major ports in that country.

Work vacations see a dip in demand in 2022, but the trend is here to stay

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Work vacations see a dip in demand in 2022, but the trend is here to stay

Most travel and tourism sector insiders expect the trend to continue once the global economy recovers and travel gets back in vogue.

MC Explains: What are your rights as a passenger in case of flight cancellation or denied boarding?

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MC Explains: What are your rights as a passenger in case of flight cancellation or denied boarding?

The Ministry of Civil Aviation released a charter in August 2019 on the rights of passengers flying within the country.

Kalyani Group aims to manufacture 250,000 tonnes of green steel in 2023-24: Amit Kalyani

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Kalyani Group aims to manufacture 250,000 tonnes of green steel in 2023-24: Amit Kalyani

Green steel is a variety manufactured without the use of fossil fuels. It is produced by using low-carbon energy sources such as hydrogen, coal gasification or electricity rather than coal-fired plants.

Air traffic under UDAN 22 percent lower than last year: Sources

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Air traffic under UDAN 22 percent lower than last year: Sources

The fall in passenger traffic along with rampant cancellations by airlines highlights the vulnerability of the routes which loss-making airlines are unable to support.

Logistics industry seeks subsidies on Electric Vehicles, faster development of ULIP platform in 2023 Budget

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Logistics industry seeks subsidies on Electric Vehicles, faster development of ULIP platform in 2023 Budget

The industry wants the budget to announce measures to improve the execution of infrastructure projects like logistic parks, dedicated freight corridors and cold storages

Pitch Report| Infra industry says government must focus on boosting consumption for better capex

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Pitch Report| Infra industry says government must focus on boosting consumption for better capex

Infrastructure companies expect the budget to provide a push to capital expenditure in the industry, especially in labour-intensive sectors like construction.

Safe trips: More travellers are taking insurance cover for holidays after Covid

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Safe trips: More travellers are taking insurance cover for holidays after Covid

Apart from health insurance, travellers are taking policies for flight cancellations and delays and hotel quarantine.

Indian Railways may place mega order for 50,000 wagons in budget

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Indian Railways may place mega order for 50,000 wagons in budget

Last year, the government said it plans to purchase 90,000 wagons to transport coal, cement and food grains.

ICAO says it doesn't audit airlines just days after SpiceJet claims of 'safe airline'

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ICAO says it doesn't audit airlines just days after SpiceJet claims of 'safe airline'

"As part of an ICAO Coordinated Validation Mission (ICVM), ICAO teams conduct industry visits to verify the effectiveness of the civil aviation authority’s safety oversight. This will include visits to multiple operators. ICAO wishes to clarify that visits to these operators are not an audit or inspection at all," the international organisation said in a statement.

Terminal Troubles: After days of chaos Delhi airport now assures happy journeys

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Terminal Troubles: After days of chaos Delhi airport now assures happy journeys

The closure of T1 and a surge in air traffic are the immediate reasons for the scenes that unfolded at the award-winning terminal.

Christmas and the wedding season make the holidays expensive

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Christmas and the wedding season make the holidays expensive

With airfares and room rates soaring on the back of surging demand, your happy holidays may leave you just a little poorer.