Mar 09, 2018 11:55 AM IST
The president, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has accepted the resignation of Raju and Chowdary from the Union council of ministers with immediate effect, he said.
- Mar 06, 2018 07:32 PM IST
The Civil Aviation Minister said that Air India has been showing "considerable improvement" in operational and financial parameters and posted an operating profit of Rs 298.03 crore in 2016-17.
- Jan 10, 2018 07:40 PM IST
The Union Cabinet has decided to allow foreign investments, including from foreign airlines, to up to 49 percent in Air India, provided that substantial ownership and effective control of the airline is vested in an Indian national.
- Dec 28, 2017 01:35 PM IST
The government does not want anyone working in Air India to lose job, Raju said in the Lok Sabha, adding that the disinvestment process of the national carrier has been initiated.
- Dec 21, 2017 02:42 PM IST
Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said the country's civil aviation sector was growing leaps and bounds but the safety of air passengers will never be compromised.
- Sep 08, 2017 02:12 PM IST
The no-fly list comes in the wake of several unruly incidents on airlines involving mainly Members of Parliament misbehaving with airline staff.
- Jul 26, 2017 08:40 AM IST
Out of the total, budget carrier IndiGo is expected to add 136 aircraft while full service airline Vistara is likely to induct at least 5 planes during the period, as per details given by civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
- Jul 20, 2017 01:03 PM IST
Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said the upgradation of technology for passenger facilitation was a continuous process.
- Jul 20, 2017 08:06 AM IST
The All India Airlines Retired Personnel Association (AIARPA), which has written the letter, represents nearly 11,000 former employees of Air India.
- Jun 16, 2017 10:58 AM IST
Reddy, who is from the same party as that of the minister, allegedly created a ruckus at Vizag airport yesterday after being denied boarding by IndiGo as he was late. While the MP was finally accommodated on the same flight, all the major domestic carriers including IndiGo later banned him from their flights.
- May 31, 2017 07:57 AM IST
Scheduled airlines carried more than 10 crore domestic passengers in the year ended March 2017, an increase of around 19 per cent compared to the same period a year ago.
- May 04, 2017 03:03 PM IST
The country's domestic air cargo sector has been growing at 7 per cent, while the international air cargo segment has been clipping at 12 per cent.
- May 04, 2017 12:47 PM IST
Noting that various initiatives are being taken in the aviation sector, Raju said the regional connectivity scheme would help in continued growth of the air cargo sector.
- Apr 06, 2017 05:08 PM IST
- Mar 28, 2017 10:37 PM IST
Airlines today held detailed discussions with Civil Aviation Ministers and senior ministry officials about the regional connectivity scheme and issues pertaining to terminals for carriers at the Delhi airport.
- Mar 17, 2017 12:59 PM IST
Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today performed the ground-breaking ceremony for the Airbus India Training Centre, which will be located close to the international airport here.
- Mar 10, 2017 09:52 AM IST
The ambitious Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) seeks to connect unserved and under-served airports as well as make flying more affordable. It has also set up the RCS fund which would be utilised for providing viability gap funding to airlines participating in the scheme.
- Feb 28, 2017 07:16 PM IST
India's first dedicated heliport built at a cost of Rs 100 crore for flying in and out of Delhi to nearby areas in choppers became operational here today.
- Jan 18, 2017 09:16 AM IST
"Dec'16 betters the Nov'16 record of highest number of passengers in a month and records 23.9percent growth. No demonetisation slowdown," Raju, the Civil Aviation Minister tweeted.
- Jan 01, 2017 05:24 PM IST
There is tremendous potential for domestic air cargo growth but "somehow the jigsaw puzzle" was never pieced together, Union Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said as he rued that currently cargo is only a minuscule part of Indian aviation sector.
- Dec 25, 2016 03:00 PM IST
While acknowledging that Air India, which turned operationally profitable last fiscal, has "done better", the minister emphasised on the need to ensure more cohesiveness at the national carrier.
- Dec 22, 2016 01:47 PM IST
While other sectors have been posting negative growth, airlines have posted their highest ever number in November. But growth has come at a cost
- Dec 19, 2016 09:26 AM IST
In an interview with BusinessLine, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that Air India is expected to perform better if its debt is restructured.
- Dec 17, 2016 03:32 PM IST
Emphasising that the domestic aviation sector is on the "upswing", Union Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today said there has been an exceptional growth in recent years, but lack of timely capacity expansion at airports remains a cause of concern.
- Dec 08, 2016 08:56 PM IST
The government today said it has already infused funds to the tune of Rs 23,993 crore in the national flag carrier Air India from 2011-12 till November this year.