UDAN 2.0 to focus on overseas flights

Buoyed by the success of Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik or UDAN, the government is working on another version of the scheme. States will now have the option to subsidise international flights from regions tha

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Jet Airways expects to close order for 75 narrow-body planes this month

Jet Airways is likely to close the order for another 75 narrow-bodied planes by the end of this month, chief executive of the airline Vinay Dube said today.

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Telangana plans to set up two greenfield airports

Telangana minister for IT and industries KT Rama Rao today said the state is planning to set up two greenfield airports at Kothagudam and Jakranpally, besides making the Warangal airport functional.

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AirAsia India to expand domestically before international operations, says CEO Amar Abrol

Low cost carrier AirAsia India will focus on expanding its domestic network and increase its flight frequencies, before commencing international operations to Southeast Asia by early next year, the ai

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Pakyong airport to be operational soon; fly to Sikkim from Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has said the newly-constructed airport at Pakyong will soon become operational.

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How Delhi’s IGI and Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International airports became the world’s best

Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport and Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) have been declared the world's best, beating international airports of countries like Si

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CCI fines Jet Airways, IndiGo, SpiceJet for unfair business practices

The Competition Commission today imposed a total fine of more than Rs 54 crore on Jet Airways, InterGlobe Aviation and SpiceJet for unfair business practices with respect to fixing fuel surcharge on c

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Delhi’s IGI, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji airports beat Singapore Changi, Seoul Incheon to become world’s best

According to Airports Council International (ACI) – ASQ 2017 rankings, the Indira Gandhi International Airport of New Delhi and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport of Mumbai have been


UDAN adding to capacity problem of Mumbai airport: MIAL

The country's second busiest airport, rated as the world's best airport in the over 40 million passengers per year category aerodromes, handles on average 970 aircraft movement per day.

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Air India losses fell consistently over last 5 years: Ashok Gajapathi Raju

Operating and cash losses at Air India have fallen consistently over the last five years, Union minister for civil aviation, Ashok Gajapathi Raju, said on Tuesday.


Delhi Airport tops airport service quality awards 2017: Airports Council International

Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), a GMR led consortium, on Tuesday announced that Delhis Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has become the worlds number one airport in the highest catego

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Proud moment for Mumbai! Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport named world’s best for quality service

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport here has been ranked the World's Best Airport for the Airport Service Quality Awards 2017 for superior customer experience, an official said on Tu

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Qatar Airways yet to apply for its plan to set up 100-plane airline in India

Qatar Airways has not submitted application for setting up an airline in India, according to the civil aviation ministry.

Udan flight takes more time on runway, adding to capacity woes of Mumbai airport, says MIAL official

Central government's regional air connectivity scheme Udan is adding to the woes of the capacity-constrained Mumbai airport as smaller aircraft take more time to clear the runway, reducing its capacit

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Navi Mumbai airport terminal, runway to be ready by 2019, says CM Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said the construction of one terminal building and a runway of the much-awaited Navi Mumbai international airport will be completed by next year end.

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Air India allowed by Saudi Arabia to use its airspace to fly to Israel: Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Saudi Arabia had granted Air India permission to fly over its territory on its new routes to and from Tel Aviv.

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Airbus says Brexit still unclear as it faces extra costs

Airbus urged Britain on Friday to provide more clarity on post-Brexit customs rules as it faces an imminent rise in spending to start preparing for possible delays in the movement of aircraft parts.

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Alliance Air adds aircraft for UDAN

Alliance Air, Air India’s fully owned subsidiary that operates flights to Tier II and Tier III cities, is expanding its fleet to operate more flights as it bags additional routes after the second ro

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AERA starts process to set tariffs

The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) has started the consultation process for the contentious tariff control period for Delhi International Airport (DIAL), which is run by the GMR Group.

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Etihad may exit Jet Airways this year, says CAPA

Gulf carrier Etihad Airways might sell its entire stake in Jet Airways by the third quarter of next financial year, aviation think tank CAPA said.

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Airbus refuses to extend commercial bids validity for 14 helicopters for coast guard

The ECB has signalled that it would be ending its easy money policy by September 2018 and the anticipation is that ECB deposit rates could rise to 2% by 2019, explained industry sources.

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Flying high: HAL carries out hot refuelling trial on Tejas

The technology has been jointly developed by HAL and the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA).

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IndiGo boosts regional connectivity with 7 ATR-operated routes

Budget carrier IndiGo today announced expansion of its regional operations, adding seven new ATR-operated flights from next month, connecting Nagpur and Mangalore with Hyderabad and Chennai.

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Donald Trump, Boeing reach $3.9 billion deal for new Air Force One

President Donald Trump reached an informal deal with Boeing Co. on a fixed-price contract for the new Air Force One program that will cost $3.9 billion.

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Disinvestment-bound Air India to recruit 500 cabin crew by May

Disinvestment-bound Air India plans to hire 500 cabin crew members as the national carrier prepares to induct more aircraft and meet new regulatory requirements, a senior official has said.

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Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju slams controversy over naming Chandigarh airport, here is what he said

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Tuesday said that the whole controversy over naming Chandigarh international airport was unnecessary.

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Is AirAsia’s business model of cheap fares sustainable?

The biggest reason is infrastructure. Just 16 percent of AirAsia's operating costs in 2016 went on "user charges": airport fees, ground operations and air traffic control.

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