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  • Jewar Airport starts pre-qualification process for construction tenders Apr 13, 2021 06:51 PM IST

    Jewar Airport starts pre-qualification process for construction tenders

    The two-stage international competitive e-tender process includes an award for engineering, procurement, and construction of the terminal building and associated works as part of the first package, and airside, landside and associated works as part of the second package.

  • US fund Interups to acquire 49% stake purchase in Trujet Apr 01, 2021 10:39 PM IST

    US fund Interups to acquire 49% stake purchase in Trujet

    The following investment is expected to expand the airline's operations and mark Interups’ foray in Indian aviation.

  • SpiceJet introduces 'zero change fee' offer on domestic flights Mar 31, 2021 09:04 PM IST

    SpiceJet introduces 'zero change fee' offer on domestic flights

    This offer will be applicable to all bookings done between March 27 and April 4 for travel period between March 27 and June 30, said the airline's press release.

  • Air India will be 100% divested, choice is between disinvestment and closing down: Hardeep Singh Puri Mar 27, 2021 04:36 PM IST

    Air India will be 100% divested, choice is between disinvestment and closing down: Hardeep Singh Puri

    The civil aviation minister has confirmed that the government is determined and there is no hesitation in taking the disinvestment decision.

  • Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri says government expects to get financial bids for Air India in 64 days Mar 26, 2021 03:46 PM IST

    Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri says government expects to get financial bids for Air India in 64 days

    While there have been several attempts by the government in the past, this time there is no choice but to privatize or close down the airline as it is running in losses. The national carrier has run up a debt of around Rs 60,000 crore, he told the India Economic Conclave

  • Airports Authority of India integrates upper airspace over North East India with Kolkata Mar 25, 2021 08:22 PM IST

    Airports Authority of India integrates upper airspace over North East India with Kolkata

    The move is in line with the airport regulators plan to harmonize the upper airspace in India with four flight information regions in Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai to establish a single continuum of upper airspace.

  • Govt introduces bill to amend definition of 'major airport' in Lok Sabha Mar 24, 2021 05:59 PM IST

    Govt introduces bill to amend definition of 'major airport' in Lok Sabha

    Government has decided to club or pair profitable and non-profitable airports, which could be offered in public-private partnership mode as a package to the prospective bidder.

  • Ban on scheduled international commercial flights extended till April 30 Mar 23, 2021 06:55 PM IST

    Ban on scheduled international commercial flights extended till April 30

    The passenger flights on select-international routes, operating under the air travel bubble arrangement, will continue, the aviation regulator said.

  • Domestic flight tickets to cost more; govt raises minimum fares by 5% Mar 19, 2021 08:56 PM IST

    Domestic flight tickets to cost more; govt raises minimum fares by 5%

    Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said the ministry has decided to retain the permissible limit of flyers to 80 percent of the schedule as number of air passengers decline due to COVID-19 restrictions and imposition of compulsory RT-PCR test.

  • India's domestic air traffic down 36.71% YoY at 7.8 million passengers in February Mar 17, 2021 08:54 PM IST

    India's domestic air traffic down 36.71% YoY at 7.8 million passengers in February

    Cumulatively, a total of 155.61 lakh passengers travelled through domestic air routes in the last two months, lower than 251.50 lakh in January-February 2020.

  • Domestic air traffic may be back to full pre-COVID-19 level by summer: Hardeep Puri Feb 27, 2021 10:27 PM IST

    Domestic air traffic may be back to full pre-COVID-19 level by summer: Hardeep Puri

    Stating that civil aviation is the critical driver of economic growth, he said that between 2013-14 and 2019-20, the country's domestic traffic growth has been 14 per cent.

  • Domestic aviation numbers highest since May 2020, within touching distance of pre-COVID period: Hardeep Puri Feb 08, 2021 06:26 PM IST

    Domestic aviation numbers highest since May 2020, within touching distance of pre-COVID period: Hardeep Puri

    A total of 2,87,210 passengers flew on 2,230 flights on February 7, 2021 - the highest since the resumption of domestic operations on May 25, 2020, said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri.

  • COVID-19 | DGCA extends suspension of international passenger flights, visas until February 28 Jan 28, 2021 07:03 PM IST

    COVID-19 | DGCA extends suspension of international passenger flights, visas until February 28

    The DGCA exempted international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by it earlier.

  • Star Air launches Kalaburagi-Tirupati flight under UDAN scheme Jan 11, 2021 10:27 PM IST

    Star Air launches Kalaburagi-Tirupati flight under UDAN scheme

    The airline will be operating three weekly flights on the route and will deploy its 50-seater Embraer-145 aircraft.

  • Domestic airfare limits to remain in place till March 31: Civil Aviation ministry Jan 09, 2021 12:41 PM IST

    Domestic airfare limits to remain in place till March 31: Civil Aviation ministry

    Domestic passenger services resumed in India on May 25, 2020, after nearly two months of suspension to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Air India made cash loss of Rs 3,600 crore in FY 2019-20: Rajiv Bansal Dec 29, 2020 09:26 PM IST

    Air India made cash loss of Rs 3,600 crore in FY 2019-20: Rajiv Bansal

    The Union Civil Aviation Ministry confirmed Air India's second phase of the strategic disinvestment from January 5, 2021. The process will begin with the announcement of the names of the qualified bidders.

  • With eye on Air India, Tata Sons takes complete control of AirAsia India Dec 29, 2020 05:36 PM IST

    With eye on Air India, Tata Sons takes complete control of AirAsia India

    With Tata Sons taking over the operations of the private airliner and a majority stake, the salt-to-steel conglomerate has already started the process to have a separate website for AirAsia India. Sources say that the Tatas may use AirAsia India as the vehicle for their bid for Air India.

  • Lack of infrastructure: SpiceJet unable to use seaplanes for Andaman and Nicobar routes Dec 28, 2020 05:17 PM IST

    Lack of infrastructure: SpiceJet unable to use seaplanes for Andaman and Nicobar routes

    To set up a water aerodrome, approvals from various authorities, including the ministries of defence, home, environment and forests, and shipping are required.

  • IndiGo recovering from COVID-19 aviation 'carnage', may start rehiring Dec 23, 2020 03:36 PM IST

    IndiGo recovering from COVID-19 aviation 'carnage', may start rehiring

    Chief Executive Officer Ronojoy Dutta says IndiGo is recovering 'nicely', especially domestically, though the recovery in international capacity may take time.

  • COVID-19 impact | Air India suspends all passenger flights to and from Oman for a week from December 22 Dec 21, 2020 08:29 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Air India suspends all passenger flights to and from Oman for a week from December 22

    The decision was taken after the Sultanate (Oman) announced to close all travel outlets amid COVID-19 spread.

  • Air India to begin Hyderabad-Chicago non-stop flight service from January 15 Dec 09, 2020 07:21 PM IST

    Air India to begin Hyderabad-Chicago non-stop flight service from January 15

    In addition to Hyderabad-Chicago direct flight, Air India also plans to connect Bengaluru and San Francisco from next month.

  • Government allows domestic airlines to operate at 80% of pre-Covid capacity Dec 03, 2020 04:12 PM IST

    Government allows domestic airlines to operate at 80% of pre-Covid capacity

    Union Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri said the domestic operations in India, which recommenced with 30,000 passengers on May 25, have touched a high of 2.52 lakh passengers till November 30, 2020

  • View: DGCA no-photo order hurts passengers the most Sep 13, 2020 11:27 AM IST

    View: DGCA no-photo order hurts passengers the most

    Aviation regulator’s order barring photos at a government airport or from an aircraft in flight has been passed without much thought to the significant inconvenience it causes all around.

  • Coronavirus | The COVID-19 outbreak may slow down globalisation further Mar 04, 2020 09:40 AM IST

    Coronavirus | The COVID-19 outbreak may slow down globalisation further

    Even if there is a limited outbreak outside China, a sharp slowdown in global growth is expected. The OECD now predicts that both China and India are expected to grow around 5 percent in 2020.

  • First commercial electric plane takes flight in Canada Dec 11, 2019 09:00 AM IST

    First commercial electric plane takes flight in Canada

    Roei Ganzarski, chief executive of magniX, which designed the plane's motor said the technology would mean significant cost savings for airlines, not to mention zero emissions

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