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  • Govt increases collateral-free liquidity limits for civil aviation sector under ECLGS scheme Oct 05, 2022 05:18 PM IST

    Govt increases collateral-free liquidity limits for civil aviation sector under ECLGS scheme

    The modifications made in the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) by the DFS are aimed to give necessary collateral-free liquidity at reasonable interest rates to tide over airlines' present cash flow problems.

  • Truth will come out after through probe: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Deoghar airport row involving BJP MPs Sep 04, 2022 07:52 AM IST

    Truth will come out after through probe: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Deoghar airport row involving BJP MPs

    The FIR was registered against the two BJP MPs and seven other people for allegedly forcing Air Traffic Control (ATC) officials to provide clearance for their chartered flight to take off from the Deoghar airport beyond the scheduled time on August 31.

  • Air India plans to increase international flights to Dubai and Qatar as part of winter schedule Aug 18, 2022 06:19 PM IST

    Air India plans to increase international flights to Dubai and Qatar as part of winter schedule

    Air India is seeking to take advantage of an expected increase in passenger traffic due to the FIFA World Cup tournament that will take place in November-December in Doha.

  • I would have put money in Akasa Air had Rakesh asked, says Ramesh Damani Aug 16, 2022 01:25 PM IST

    I would have put money in Akasa Air had Rakesh asked, says Ramesh Damani

    The veteran investor tells Moneycontrol that Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's airline bet was well-considered and that the Big Bull had done a thorough risk-reward analysis

  • Spurring Growth: Fare cap withdrawal to give aviation wings, says DGCA chief Aug 15, 2022 12:00 PM IST

    Spurring Growth: Fare cap withdrawal to give aviation wings, says DGCA chief

    The regulator said all Indian airlines are following standard operating systems for safe operations and there was no need to panic because of some routine snags reported recently.

  • Air India CEO Campbell Wilson to meet employees to discuss eviction from former staff housing this week Aug 09, 2022 06:28 PM IST

    Air India CEO Campbell Wilson to meet employees to discuss eviction from former staff housing this week

    Wilson is expected to meet the representatives of Air India's unions in order to expedite the process of clearing out former colonies of the airline, multiple people aware of the development said.

  • Six months with the Tatas: How has Air India fared? Jul 27, 2022 07:57 AM IST

    Six months with the Tatas: How has Air India fared?

    Whether it’s market share or on-time performance, Air India has been languishing close to the bottom of the monthly charts. The airline’s priority seems to plugging losses first.

  • Govt asks airlines not to charge passengers for boarding pass issued at check-in counters Jul 21, 2022 06:19 PM IST

    Govt asks airlines not to charge passengers for boarding pass issued at check-in counters

    The aviation ministry, in a letter issued to all airlines, also stated that any additional amount cannot be considered within the tariff.

  • JetSetGo to import four more planes through GIFT city in 2022-23 Jul 19, 2022 03:31 PM IST

    JetSetGo to import four more planes through GIFT city in 2022-23

    The company imported its Hawker 800 XP aircraft from Dubai and leased it through GIFT City on July 16 and is the second aircraft it has leased from it.

  • Air India veterans feel unwelcome in airline under Tata group Jun 29, 2022 07:36 PM IST

    Air India veterans feel unwelcome in airline under Tata group

    Older employees of Air India feel that the new management is focused on replacing them with new hires.

  • Passengers' ordeal as AC didn’t work on Go First flight: 'Three fainted, cancer patient couldn't breathe' Jun 26, 2022 10:27 AM IST

    Passengers' ordeal as AC didn’t work on Go First flight: 'Three fainted, cancer patient couldn't breathe'

    Twitter users drew the civil aviation ministry's attention to a video showing passengers in distress and sought action against Go First.

  • Aviation watchdog uses sharper teeth to punish wrongdoing by airports, airlines Jun 08, 2022 02:48 PM IST

    Aviation watchdog uses sharper teeth to punish wrongdoing by airports, airlines

    Speculation had arisen that imposition of fines by the regulator is the government’s way of exercising greater control over aviation after the transfer of Air India to the Tata Group. Experts say there’s no link.   

  • Air sports market has potential to be Rs 800-1,000 crore in India: Civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia Jun 07, 2022 01:28 PM IST

    Air sports market has potential to be Rs 800-1,000 crore in India: Civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia

    While launching the National Air Sports Policy 2022 (NASP), India’s first such mechanism, Scindia said the air sports market in the country generates revenues of around Rs 80 crore to Rs 100 crore at the moment

  • DGCA imposes Rs 5 lakh penalty on IndiGo for denying boarding to special child May 28, 2022 03:48 PM IST

    DGCA imposes Rs 5 lakh penalty on IndiGo for denying boarding to special child

    Handling of the special child by the IndiGo ground staff was deficient , which in-turn ended up exacerbating the situation, according to a press release from the aviation regulator

  • Don't expect price wars due to entry of new domestic players, says IndiGo's Ronojoy Dutta May 25, 2022 05:30 PM IST

    Don't expect price wars due to entry of new domestic players, says IndiGo's Ronojoy Dutta

    InterGlobe Aviation, the operator of IndiGo airline, on May 25 reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 1,681.80 crore for the quarter ended March 2022, due to a surge in aircraft fuel expenses.

  • First look: Akasa Air unveils pictures of its aircraft May 23, 2022 12:48 PM IST

    First look: Akasa Air unveils pictures of its aircraft

    Akasa Air, backed by ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, unveiled first glimpse of its aircraft on May 23. It is India’s upcoming ultra-low-cost airline with greenest and youngest fleet.

  • DGCA issues show cause notice to IndiGo for denying boarding to child with special needs May 16, 2022 05:38 PM IST

    DGCA issues show cause notice to IndiGo for denying boarding to child with special needs

    The findings of the DGCA-constituted probing committee "prima facie indicate inappropriate handling of passengers by the IndiGo staff".

  • Scindia to examine airlines charging passengers for issuing boarding passes at check-in counters May 14, 2022 07:48 AM IST

    Scindia to examine airlines charging passengers for issuing boarding passes at check-in counters

    Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said he is examining the matter of airlines charging passengers a fee for issuing boarding passes at check-in counters inside the terminals.

  • Explained | How can the government include ATF as a part of GST? May 05, 2022 02:10 PM IST

    Explained | How can the government include ATF as a part of GST?

    The aviation industry wants the government to include ATF under the goods and services tax (GST) to benefit from input tax credit and reduce the stress on operations.

  • Five states plan to roll out drones for fertiliser usage in next 2-3 months: Sources Apr 27, 2022 07:21 PM IST

    Five states plan to roll out drones for fertiliser usage in next 2-3 months: Sources

    The testing of drones to be used for spraying fertilisers in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana has already been completed and farmer producer organisations in these states are expected to start using the drones very soon, according to sources.

  • Proposal to bring ATF under GST under consideration, urged states to reduce VAT: Jyotiraditya Scindia Apr 18, 2022 10:04 PM IST

    Proposal to bring ATF under GST under consideration, urged states to reduce VAT: Jyotiraditya Scindia

    "Eight months ago, only 11 states had VAT rate ranging from 1-4 percent and a bulk of the states had rates ranging from 20-30 percent. Now 24 states levy VAT between 1-4 percent only," the minister said.

  • Indian helicopter market to grow 8-10 times in next five years: Blade India Apr 01, 2022 06:59 PM IST

    Indian helicopter market to grow 8-10 times in next five years: Blade India

    Dutta added that with the adoption of electric helicopters and urban air mobility drones in the industry, the cost of flying in a helicopter is expected to fall considerably in the years to come, which will drive up demand for the segment.

  • Historic time for civil aviation in India: Jyotiraditya Scindia Mar 31, 2022 01:07 PM IST

    Historic time for civil aviation in India: Jyotiraditya Scindia

    Jyotiraditya Scindia also said that two new airlines -- the new avatar of Jet Airways and Akasa Air-- will take to the skies this year.

  • Govt extends ECLGS scheme for MSMEs until March 2023; hospitality, aviation to get boost Mar 30, 2022 06:59 PM IST

    Govt extends ECLGS scheme for MSMEs until March 2023; hospitality, aviation to get boost

    The National Credit Guarantee Trustee Co has also increased the limit for borrowing under the third iteration of the ECLGS.

  • How airlines have prepared for the Summer of 2022 Mar 27, 2022 10:01 AM IST

    How airlines have prepared for the Summer of 2022

    A look at the schedules of IndiGo, the Tata-owned Air India and Vistara, and other airlines for the peak travel season.

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