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  • Aviation ministry signs MoU with Adani group for providing services at three airports Aug 26, 2021 09:04 AM IST

    Aviation ministry signs MoU with Adani group for providing services at three airports

    Adani Group and Ministry of Civil Aviation signed MoU for providing services, including customs, immigration and security, at the Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram airports, an official statement said.

  • Aviation ministry issues draft rules to ensure ease of using drones in India Jul 15, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    Aviation ministry issues draft rules to ensure ease of using drones in India

    The number of forms to be filled to operate drones in the country have been reduced to six in draft ‘Drone Rules, 2021’ in comparison to 25 forms mentioned in the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rules, 2021, it said.

  • IndiGo, SpiceJet & GoAir had on-time performance of 93.7%, 76.9% and 72.8% in January: Hardeep Singh Puri Mar 10, 2021 05:53 PM IST

    IndiGo, SpiceJet & GoAir had on-time performance of 93.7%, 76.9% and 72.8% in January: Hardeep Singh Puri

    IndiGo’s OTP was highest among the three airlines in November and December last year too, stated data presented by Hardeep Singh Puri in his written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

  • COVID-19 lockdown: 180 flights carried 258.24-tonne cargo until April 9, says aviation ministry Apr 10, 2020 07:23 PM IST

    COVID-19 lockdown: 180 flights carried 258.24-tonne cargo until April 9, says aviation ministry

    The 'Lifeline Udan' scheme has been started by the ministry for transport of essential goods through aerial routes at a time when the country is under a lockdown till April 14 to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Security concerns to vital installations prompted govt to order drone census: Officials Jan 14, 2020 08:40 PM IST

    Security concerns to vital installations prompted govt to order drone census: Officials

    The Civil Aviation ministry on January 13 announced that all drone operators in the country will have to mandatorily register their UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) by January 31, with officials saying a large number of drones are operating without complying with prescribed guidelines.

  • Register drones by January 31 or face action: Aviation Ministry Jan 13, 2020 05:08 PM IST

    Register drones by January 31 or face action: Aviation Ministry

    The number of illegal drones in India is likely to be between 50,000 and 60,000, co-chair of a FICCI committee on drones, Ankit Mehta, had said on October 22 last year.

  • This may be the government’s last chance in selling Air India, else it needs to be shut down Jan 09, 2020 09:07 AM IST

    This may be the government’s last chance in selling Air India, else it needs to be shut down

    The country cannot afford to feed this white elephant any longer

  • DPIIT, aviation ministry exploring options to ease FDI norms to attract bidders for Air India Oct 28, 2019 04:05 PM IST

    DPIIT, aviation ministry exploring options to ease FDI norms to attract bidders for Air India

    The government for long has been trying to sell debt-ridden Air India but could not attract bidders. It has now again decided to call bids for sale next month.

  • Aviation ministry advises airlines to keep fares from Sringar in check Aug 03, 2019 08:30 PM IST

    Aviation ministry advises airlines to keep fares from Sringar in check

    "The Ministry of Civil Aviation has advised the airlines to rein in the surging ticket prices - on flights coming out of Srinagar - for yatris returning from the Amarnath dham," a source told PTI here.

  • 8 routes under UDAN scheme have become functional since Friday: Aviation Ministry Jul 20, 2019 07:15 PM IST

    8 routes under UDAN scheme have become functional since Friday: Aviation Ministry

    The ministry had launched the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme on October 21, 2016 to stimulate regional air connectivity and make air travel affordable to the masses.

  • Taking lead from Crown Prince's visit, India to hike Saudi Arabia's flying rights by 40%: Report Mar 07, 2019 01:07 PM IST

    Taking lead from Crown Prince's visit, India to hike Saudi Arabia's flying rights by 40%: Report

    India's decision to increase Saudi Arabia's flying rights quota may be driven by the incentives provided by the Gulf country.

  • Govt owes cash-strapped Air India Rs 1,000 crore: Aviation Ministry Dec 13, 2018 03:31 PM IST

    Govt owes cash-strapped Air India Rs 1,000 crore: Aviation Ministry

    In a reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said there is an outstanding amount of Rs 1,000.62 crore receivable by Air India Limited for Special Extra Section Flight (SESF) flights from the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

  • Passenger traffic grew by 20% in 2017-2018 as compared to previous year: Aviation ministry Dec 13, 2018 02:45 PM IST

    Passenger traffic grew by 20% in 2017-2018 as compared to previous year: Aviation ministry

    Responding to a query in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha provided data in which he pointed out that from January to October last year, the passenger traffic stood at 95.1 million, while this year in the same period the number of passengers grew to 114.4 million.

  • Rival airlines say IndiGo using heft to squeeze them out: Report Oct 30, 2018 01:32 PM IST

    Rival airlines say IndiGo using heft to squeeze them out: Report

    The airlines claim that IndiGo has been launching flights at time slots similar to that of other airlines, lowering their yields and forcing them to discontinue or reduce flights on those routes

  • Aviation Ministry asks FinMin to decide on Air India funding soon: Report Sep 30, 2018 02:53 PM IST

    Aviation Ministry asks FinMin to decide on Air India funding soon: Report

    The airline’s operations have hit a snag due to financial problems and rising dues

  • DoT, aviation ministry to meet next week on in-flight connectivity rules: Telecom Secretary May 10, 2018 04:03 PM IST

    DoT, aviation ministry to meet next week on in-flight connectivity rules: Telecom Secretary

    Telecom Commission – the highest policy making body of Department of Telecom (DoT) – on May 1 cleared a proposal for allowing wider in-flight connectivity that is now available in most of the developed markets.

  • Aviation ministry gives site clearance to new Pune international airport May 08, 2018 04:08 PM IST

    Aviation ministry gives site clearance to new Pune international airport

    Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had in 2016 announced the setting up of a greenfield international airport at Purandar in Pune district.

  • Aviation ministry eyes 5-fold rise in passenger trips to 1 bn in 15-20 years: Jayant Sinha Mar 14, 2018 02:13 PM IST

    Aviation ministry eyes 5-fold rise in passenger trips to 1 bn in 15-20 years: Jayant Sinha

    The Minister of State for Civil Aviation said that the government is working on steps such as developing new greenfield airports and skilling manpower to achieve this target.

  • 'India plans open sky pact with countries within 5,000 kms' Jul 13, 2017 09:49 PM IST

    'India plans open sky pact with countries within 5,000 kms'

    An open sky air service agreement allows for airlines from two countries to have an unlimited number of flights as well as seats to each other's jurisdictions.

  • GST has lowered prices in country: Union minister Jayant Sinha Jul 13, 2017 09:26 PM IST

    GST has lowered prices in country: Union minister Jayant Sinha

    The minister said inflation has been checked after implementation of GST.

  • Centre mulling jurisdiction area of no-fly list: Aviation ministry Official Jul 12, 2017 05:36 PM IST

    Centre mulling jurisdiction area of no-fly list: Aviation ministry Official

    Centre is discussing whether the proposed no-fly list for unruly passengers will be applicable for a misdemeanour within an aircraft or at the airport premises as well.

  • No GST on import of aircraft, its parts on lease Jul 09, 2017 09:02 PM IST

    No GST on import of aircraft, its parts on lease

    The aviation industry had been asking for relief as it was facing a dual levy of 5 per cent at the time of import and another 5 per cent at the time of payment of lease rent.

  • IndiGo expresses unsolicited interest to buy stake in Air India Jun 29, 2017 02:51 PM IST

    IndiGo expresses unsolicited interest to buy stake in Air India

    On a positive note, the aviation ministry said more airlines are likely to show interest in Air India. IndiGo was the first airline to do so.

  • UDAN: Airfares to be revised every three months May 10, 2017 09:55 PM IST

    UDAN: Airfares to be revised every three months

    The scheme -- UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) -- provides for cap on air ticket prices and viability gap funding (VGF) for the participating carriers.

  • Govt, airlines discuss UDAN, Delhi airport terminal issues Mar 28, 2017 10:37 PM IST

    Govt, airlines discuss UDAN, Delhi airport terminal issues

    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.

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