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100 days agenda already fixed by Ministry of Civil Aviation after new govt
Tue, May 28, 2019
100 days agenda already fixed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation after new govt. Watch this video to get the complete details.
Airlines asked to keep fares in check for far-flung areas
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
The Ministry has asked the carriers to submit their requirement for slots across various airports. Once they give their requirements, the committee on slots would evaluate them and reallocate the unutilised Jet Airways slots.
Seeking flight ticket refund but facing trouble? Here is what you should do
Mon, Apr 22, 2019
As a passenger, one of the most common grievances faced is the refund of tickets.
Financial bids for Pawan Hans to be submitted by March 6
Sun, Mar 03, 2019
The MoCA will be then send the reserve price to the Evaluation Committee, which comprise financial advisors and Joint Secretaries from the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) and the administrative ministry, CMD of the CPSE.
Explained: How to fly a drone in India; Check important rules for licence registration, benefits
Sun, Dec 02, 2018
How to fly a drone in India: Here's a good news for Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS) (or, drone) enthusiasts. Drone flyers can now take licences for flying drones across the country.
Aviation crackdown in offing? Web check-in fee charged by airlines under scanner, says Ministry
Tue, Nov 27, 2018
"MoCA (Ministry of Civil Aviation) has noted that airlines are now charging for web check-in for all seats," the Ministry said on its Twitter handle
Aviation: India gets its first policy for drones; adopts all-digital process, issues guidelines
Mon, Aug 27, 2018
The ministry has been working for several years to establish a fool-proof drone ecosystem in India.
Airlines advised to keep air fares in check for Kerala flights
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
"We have advised airlines to be more sensitive to situation arising out of #KeralaFlooding & keep airfares in check. It`s a humanitarian cause. Thx to all for agreeing with my suggestions to carry free of charge the #KeralaFloodRelief related material. All efforts ongoing for relief," Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu tweeted.
Good news for flyers! Get full refund on flight delays, cancellations
Tue, May 22, 2018
The new air passenger charter seeks to amend current norms for charges incurred by travellers on cancellations and rescheduling of air travel, among other things. However, the new compensation structure will apply only if it is found that the flight delay or cancellation was caused by the airline concerned.
Centre extends deadline to receive initial bids for Air India
Tue, May 01, 2018
India has extended the deadline to receive initial bids for its stake in state-run carrier Air India to May 31 from May 14, according to a notification issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation on Tuesday.
India's regulatory regime for airports still evolving: Moody's
Sun, Dec 03, 2017
The regulatory regime in India for airports is "still quite new and evolving" posing credit challenges for the aerodromes, rating agency Moody's has said even as the passenger numbers are on the rise.
Get ready to enjoy Aadhaar-linked seamless air travel from next year
Wed, Nov 22, 2017
DigiYatra platform was launched by the Aviation Ministry on 4 key pillars, like Connected Passengers, Connected Airports, Connected Flying and Connected Systems.
Local air traffic rises by 17% in August; IndiGo tops market-share chart
Mon, Sep 18, 2017
Ministry said that the local air traffic from January to August rose by 17% to 754.11 lakhs from 644.68 lakh during the corresponding period of previous year.
Govt mulling VIP treatment for Babus on private airlines
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
After talks of Air India being privatised, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has approached private airlines to discuss VIP treatment of government officials on private airlines.
PM Modi to flag-off first UDAN flight tomorrow
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
The UDAN Scheme is a key component of the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) which was released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation on 15th June, 2016.
Ravindra Gaikwad apologises, Air India lifts flying ban
Fri, Apr 07, 2017
Shiv Sena leader and Lok Sabha MP Ravindra Gaikwad has apologised following which Air India has lifted its ban on flying the member of parliament.
Air India likely to report Rs 300 crore operating profit this fiscal
Tue, Mar 28, 2017
"The operating losses of the company have been steadily coming down over the past few years and the same have converted into operating profits," Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha told the Rajya Sabha.
Competition led to 30% airfare drop in India: Minister
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
"If we are looking at the country as a whole, then average airfares have actually fallen by 30 per cent," Union Minister for Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju said on Saturday.
Centre wants Air India to survive, says Raju
Tue, Feb 14, 2017
"If it is left like what it is, it is bound to die.... we want Air India to survive, we don't mind where it is, who runs it. As long as it serves the Indian people and Indian skies, we are happy," Raju said.
High growth, maiden policy propel aviation sector
Thu, Dec 29, 2016
Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha elaborated that the sector has "dramatic headroom" for growth as India has only 150 million passenger trips a year as compared to China`s 450 million and the US` 800 million.