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Civil Aviation


Domestic air traffic rises 10 per cent in October: DGCA data

November 23, 2022 7:54 am

Air traffic has been picking up in recent months after the airline industry was significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Chennai airport’s new integrated terminal building to be commissioned by December

November 22, 2022 6:47 am

Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation V K Singh Sunday inspected the modernisation of works at the airport.

Kolhapur airport to get facelift, work to end by March 2023: Union ministry

August 18, 2022 7:30 pm

Kolhapur airport will get a new terminal building and 60 per cent of work has been completed.

Emirates puts into service world's largest A380 for Dubai-Bengaluru route

August 16, 2022 6:37 pm

This will be the second Indian destination after Mumbai to be covered by Emirates through A380.

Vistara starts operating flight on Mumbai-Jeddah route

August 03, 2022 11:22 am

The inaugural flight between Maharashtra's capital and the Saudi Arabian city departed at 6.05 PM on Tuesday.

Direct Tier-2 connects, new airports mark return of domestic flights

March 26, 2022 7:25 am

These include connections such as Ahmedabad-Guwahati, Srinagar-Ahmedabad, Hyderabad-Srinagar, Vadodara-Chennai, Jaipur-Patna, Dehradun-Kolkata, Mumbai-Port Blair, Jammu-Pune etc. Notably, many of the routes in this category are seeing flights being mounted by IndiGo.

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.


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.