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  • Suresh Prabhu says directed aviation secretary to review Jet Airways' issues Apr 12, 2019 09:38 AM IST

    Suresh Prabhu says directed aviation secretary to review Jet Airways' issues

    "Directed Secretary MoCA to review issues related to Jet Airways. Asked him to take necessary steps to minimise passenger inconvenience and ensure their safety," Prabhu tweeted in the morning.

  • Will ensure safety of Indian airports: Gajapathi Raju Jun 29, 2016 10:22 AM IST

    Will ensure safety of Indian airports: Gajapathi Raju

    More than 30 people have been killed and hundreds injured in the terror attack at Ataturk airport in Istanbul.

  • Airline CEOs, govt at loggerheads on high flight fares Sep 15, 2015 10:01 PM IST

    Airline CEOs, govt at loggerheads on high flight fares

    Airlines want the government to crackdown on predatory pricing like the "one-rupee" airfare schemes among others.

  • Jet-Etihad deal nod restores faith of investors: Ajit Singh Jul 29, 2013 07:54 PM IST

    Jet-Etihad deal nod restores faith of investors: Ajit Singh

    The Jet-Etihad deal is ready for takeoff as India's largest FDI investment in aviation has been given the green signal by the foreign investment promotion board. The nod has been given with 4 conditions and if both the airlines agree to it then the deal will be taken up by the cabinet.

  • Will be 2nd largest air traffic mkt in decade: Ajit Singh Apr 15, 2013 09:14 AM IST

    Will be 2nd largest air traffic mkt in decade: Ajit Singh

    The open air policy of the government has helped achieve higher growth in the aviation sector and the country is going to be the second largest air traffic market in the world, Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Sunday.

  • Govt holds talk with Lufthansa on AI joining Star Alliance Oct 09, 2012 04:56 PM IST

    Govt holds talk with Lufthansa on AI joining Star Alliance

    A year after Air India failed to join the Star Alliance, the government today said it would soon initiate talks with German carrier Lufthansa to adhere to its plan to mentor the national carrier to join the global airline group.

  • India may ask carriers for biz plan ahead of plane buys Oct 09, 2012 12:16 PM IST

    India may ask carriers for biz plan ahead of plane buys

    India proposes to ask airlines to provide detailed business plans three years before they purchase planes, the country's aviation minister Ajit Singh said on Tuesday.

  • EU emissions trading scheme should be opposed: Ajit Singh Oct 08, 2012 10:42 AM IST

    EU emissions trading scheme should be opposed: Ajit Singh

    Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has urged Asia Pacific regulators to oppose measures like the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, calling it "unilateral".

  • KFA to submit plans for ops, flight sched: Ajit Singh Oct 04, 2012 05:37 PM IST

    KFA to submit plans for ops, flight sched: Ajit Singh

    Aviation minister Ajit Singh told CNBC-TV18 that he has mandated Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) submit details of plans to maintain flight schedules and continue operations.

  • DGCA to submit report on Kingfisher on Thursday Oct 03, 2012 12:36 PM IST

    DGCA to submit report on Kingfisher on Thursday

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will submit a report on Kingfisher Airlines to the government on Thursday, Aviation Minister Ajit Singh told reporters on Wednesday.

  • No end in sight to Air India pilots strike Jun 25, 2012 12:36 PM IST

    No end in sight to Air India pilots strike

    There was no end in sight to the 49-day-old Air India pilots strike with the government today making it clear that they have to return to work "unconditionally" and the pilots insisting that sack orders be withdrawn immediately.

  • 'Ready to take back sacked AI pilots, if strike called off' Jun 18, 2012 04:36 PM IST

    'Ready to take back sacked AI pilots, if strike called off'

    As the strike by a section of the Air India pilots entered the 45th day, Aviation Minister Ajit Singh today reiterated his readiness to take back the sacked pilots provided they called off their agitation unconditionally and returned to work.

  • AI has to decide how long to keep striking pilots: Govt Jun 11, 2012 10:22 AM IST

    AI has to decide how long to keep striking pilots: Govt

    With Air India considering further crackdown on the striking pilots, the government today said it is for airlines management to decide for how long to keep them on their payroll when they are not working.

  • Air India pilots' sick claim is bogus: Ajit Singh May 15, 2012 02:18 PM IST

    Air India pilots' sick claim is bogus: Ajit Singh

    Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Tuesday said that Air India pilots were making false claims of being sick and not reporting for duty.

  • AI pilots to continue strike despite Delhi HC order May 09, 2012 10:17 PM IST

    AI pilots to continue strike despite Delhi HC order

    Sick pilots, cancelled flights, sackings, an angry aviation minister, and even a court order - the tussle at Air India over who gets to fly dreamliners has become a nightmare and the airline will need more than a slap in the face to wake up from it reports CNBC-TV18's Swati Khandelwal Jain.

  • AREA judicial body to decide airport charges: Ajit Singh Apr 26, 2012 07:04 PM IST

    AREA judicial body to decide airport charges: Ajit Singh

    The civil aviation ministry today sought to wash its hand off the hike, saying it had little to do with the move. Aviation minister Ajit Singh today said that the airports economic regulatory authority was a judicial body and the ministry could not intervene.

  • DGCA to submit report on Kingfisher Airlines Mar 14, 2012 01:00 PM IST

    DGCA to submit report on Kingfisher Airlines

    The aviation regulator will submit a report on troubled Kingfisher Airlines in one to two days, Aviation Minister Ajit Singh told reporters on Wednesday.

  • Ajit Singh sworn in as Union Cabinet Minister Dec 18, 2011 12:37 PM IST

    Ajit Singh sworn in as Union Cabinet Minister

    Ajit Singh, whose RLD has five members in the Lok Sabha, had a meeting with the Prime Minister on Monday. With RLD joining the ruling coalition, UPA's strength in the Lok Sabha has gone up from 272 to 277.

  • Kingfisher's bad times: Govt says will help to save the day Nov 11, 2011 05:36 PM IST

    Kingfisher's bad times: Govt says will help to save the day

    Even as the aviation regulator DGCA cracks down on Kingfisher Airlines for withdrawing flights, the aviation minister said he will help the airline get back on its feet, reports CNBC-TV18 Mehak Kasbekar.

  • AI's turbulence continues, 33,000 employees set to protest Jun 15, 2011 09:42 AM IST

    AI's turbulence continues, 33,000 employees set to protest

    10 associations and unions of Air India (AI) and erstwhile Indian Airlines (IA) have written to the civil aviation minister asking him for an appointment within a week to sort out their issues.

  • Have reached compromise formula for Air India pilots: Govt May 03, 2011 09:30 PM IST

    Have reached compromise formula for Air India pilots: Govt

    There may be some breakthrough after eight days of the Air India strike. Civil Aviation Minister Vyalar Ravi today said that Air India management may look at reinstating pilots, reports CNBC-TV18’s Mehak Kasbekar.

  • Divestment not an option with Air India: Aviation Min Feb 17, 2011 06:20 PM IST

    Divestment not an option with Air India: Aviation Min

    Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi on Thursday hinted at a top management rejig at Air India, CNBC-TV18's Swati Khandelwal Jain reports.

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