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International flight services expected to normalise by year end: Civil Aviation Secy

November 24, 2021 5:44 pm

India has entered into an air bubble pact with over 31 countries including Afghanistan, Canada, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, the Maldives, the UAE, the UK and the United States, among others.

Explained: What are the new draft guidelines for making air travel easier for people with disabilities?

October 28, 2021 8:13 am

Inviting comments and suggestions for improvement, the Civil Aviation Ministry has given the public three weeks, following which the final list of guidelines will be issued.

Festive demand push: Domestic air traffic count nears pre-Covid levels

October 19, 2021 7:49 am

Recently, the ministry allowed airlines to operate 100% of their scheduled capacity keeping in mind the growing demand for air travel on account of the onset of festivals season.

Domestic flights: As demand soars, govt lifts capacity curbs

October 13, 2021 6:13 am

Currently, airlines are operating at a capacity of 85 per cent. It was gradually relaxed to this level following the 33 per cent cap in May 2020 and a slight dip in allowed capacity during the second wave of Covid-19 in the country.

90 percent people want govt to frame travel booking refund policy for pandemic: survey

August 08, 2021 9:02 pm

According to the survey by online platform LocalCircles, based over 37,000 responses received from citizens across 359 districts, some travel agents (online and offline), airlines as well as hotels did not initiate any refund with people losing the complete booking amount.

AviationMin sets up three advisory groups to sort out sector ‘challenges’

July 22, 2021 12:18 am

“The groups shall meet regularly to deliberate upon issues and resolve challenges facing each sector. Orders have been issued for the same,” the ministry said in a statement. All the three groups will be chaired by Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia.

‘Existing window sufficient’ but govt ‘open to raising’ ECLGS cap

June 02, 2021 12:31 am

Under ECLGS, which is for helping firms tide over liquidity crunch resulting from Covid curbs, banks provide additional loans to existing borrowers without asking for extra collateral.

Cabinet Secretary chairs NCMC meet to review preparations for cyclone Yaas

May 23, 2021 10:17 am

The meeting was attended by the chief secretaries and officers of West Bengal, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Puducherry.

Profitable, loss making airports may be clubbed together and offered

February 05, 2021 12:37 am

Last year, the government privatised six airports for undertaking operations, management and development through PPP.

VK Mathews: ‘Problem of Indian aviation is not the costs, it’s the price’

November 19, 2020 2:08 am

Typically, airlines in India have not been paying a lot of attention to buying the latest and best technologies.


Increasing airfare in time of distress is concerning: Mahesh Sharma

February 24, 2016 12:38 pm

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma on Wednesday reacted over the price hike by private airlines in the time of crisis. He said it is a matter of serious consideration for them as well as for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He further said that airlines should not increase their prices during the crisis period. He added that Air India has always played a social holistic role and acted in the same way during Nepal’s earthquake.

Goa to start heli-tourism

January 27, 2016 7:51 am

Panaji, Jan 27 (ANI): The Goa Government announced that heli-tourism would commence in the province from next week. Foremost tourist destination Goa will now provide visitors with an aerial view of the state's pristine beaches and forts. Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar made the announcement on Tuesday after taking an aerial view of Panaji city. Parsekar and Parulekar were the first fliers of this service introduced by the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) and leading helicopter company, Pawan Hans Limited. Pawan Hans intends to fly atop beaches, Panaji city, old Goa among other sightseeing places. The company's chairman and managing director (CMD), BP Sharma, said if the popularity of heli-tourism grew among the tourists, the company would also introduce intercity connectivity in the future. Sharma added that all safety measures for fliers in adherence to Director General Civil Aviation guidelines had been taken.

BJP, Congress lock horns over Karan Johar's 'intolerance' remark

January 22, 2016 10:20 am

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Reacting to Karan Johar's remark that freedom of expression in India is the 'biggest joke' Minister of State for Minority Affairs and BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said those questioning tolerance are ignorant and have no knowledge of Indian culture. He said India is the only country where the intolerance power is so high and whosoever is raising questions has no knowledge about county's rituals. Minister of State for Culture and Tourism and Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said no country is as tolerant as India. Meanwhile, Congress leader Manish Tewari said ever since BJP has come into power, everyone thinks they are not allowed to speak their ”Mann Ki Baat”. He added that except Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, who is supporting BJP, all the artists are against BJP's theory.

Not yet informed of AI flight delay issue: Mahesh Sharma

January 09, 2016 8:17 am

Trivandrum, Jan 09 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for Culture and Tourism and Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma on Saturday said that he was not yet informed of the situation on Air India flight delay issue. Passengers of an Air India plane in Delhi were delayed for several hours on Friday allegedly because the airline was eager to help out a BJP minister and two judges on another flight.