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Air India chief Pradeep Singh Kharola to steer Civil Aviation Ministry as secretary

Kharola, a 1985-batch IAS officer of the Karnataka cadre, was in November 2017 named the chairman and managing director of Air India Ltd. He took over the reins of the debt-ridden national carrier on January 9, last year.

Passenger Service Fee may hike to fill up gap of airports security cost

The Home Ministry had set up a committee to find out the actual cost of providing security in the 98 functional airports while the Civil Aviation Ministry would find out how much revenue it could generate from the PSF, car parking facilities and through rentals in all airports in the country.


Civil aviation ministry seeks postponement of GST implementation

Airline officials said making changes in the global ticket distribution system to ensure compliance with GST would take time. Lack of clarity on certain areas pertaining to airlines business has also given rise to concerns of higher operational cost.

Airports Authority expects to monetise 7,000 acres of land

The civil aviation ministry has started inter-ministerial consultations on amending the Airports Authority of India Act, 1994, to expand the scope of usage for land owned by the Authority.

Civil Aviation ministry to soon announce new norms for ticket cancellation, baggage and denied boarding

"We have been trying to compare ticket cancellation charges with international trend," DGCA chief M Sathiyavathy had said last month.

New aviation policy has fare cap for 1-hour routes: Rs 2,500

If approved by the Cabinet, the policy will enable new carriers like AirAsia India and Vistara — both operated by the Tata Group via joint ventures with foreign carriers — to operate internationally.


PM 'concerned' over predatory pricing by airlines, says MoS for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma

The Civil Aviation Ministry had last year circulated a note for internal discussion wherein it suggested steps to cap economy class air fares at minimum and maximum levels.

Govt plans subsidy on select routes to boost tier II traffic

The government is planning to provide a flat subsidy per seat for a specified number of seats on a select routes. The incentivised route would be put up for competitive bidding.

Flights for all AviationMin: Tax waivers to make flying cheaper

The concessions are part of the draft aviation policy that is awaiting approval from the Ministry of Finance and the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

Sectoral MonitorMaintenance, Repair & Overhaul Industry

The Civil Aviation Ministry is examining measures to create a level-playing field by giving tax exemptions to the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) industry.