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Now, fly at fares as low as Rs 2,500 under govt’s UDAN scheme

Source: Last Updated: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 – 18:45 New Delhi: Come October 21 (Friday) and the aam aadmi can fly at fares as low as just Rs 2,500 under the government’s UDAN (Udey Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme. The scheme is the government’s ambitious plan for regional connectivity and is expected to come […]

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Airline traffic grows 23.5% as 82.3 lakh travel in Sept

Source: Last Updated: October 19, 2016  | 21:42 IST Registering robust growth, domestic airlines carried over 23 per cent more passengers at 82.3 lakh in September compared to the year-ago period, according to official data released on Wednesday. Even though the growth rate is 23.46 per cent for September, the overall number is slightly lower than […]

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India’s Vistara To Dive into International Market

Source: by Neelam Mathews – October 18, 2016, 9:00 AM Twenty-month-old Indian startup airline Vistara plans to adjust its strategy to fly internationally following the establishment of a new civil aviation policy in the subcontinent that allows carriers with 20 aircraft to fly abroad immediately. The previous mandate called for a minimum of five years of domestic […]

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IATA: India to be 3rd largest aviation market in 10 years

Source: timesofindia Manju V| TNN | Oct 19, 2016, 07:16 IST MUMBAI: In 10 years, the Indian aviation market will be the third largest in the world, overtaking the UK, an International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecast released on Tuesday said. But given the infrastructure constraints plaguing the Indian aviation industry , experts said theyare not sure about how much […]

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Airports to foot the bill for security equipment, CISF to guard them

Source: New Delhi, October 17, 2016 | UPDATED 20:52 IST The government has already decided to hand over security of all 93 civilian airports to the CISF. The question to who will foot the bill for security cover at Indian Airports has finally been answered. According to a highly placed source, the brainstorming which took place during […]

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THAI Smile Airways to introduce new flights to five cities of India

Source: October 17, 2016 THAI Smile Airways will create a new milestone by becoming the only scheduled airline from Thailand to fly to Gaya and Varanasi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, and Lucknow. The flights will gradually start operation from Bangkok to Gaya and Varanasi from October 1, Bangkok to Jaipur from November 15, Bangkok to Ahmedabad […]

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Fuel efficiency costs Boeing $45 million

Source: Oct 17, 2016, 1:27 am IST New Delhi: After dragging its heels initially, state-run Air India has finally coaxed American plane maker Boeing to pay compensation for lower fuel efficiency than promised in B787 Dreamliner aircraft. The aviation behemoth has agreed to pay $45 million for additional fuel burn to the airline. But industry sources said the […]

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Staff crunch hits Air India’s MRO plan

Source: October 17, 2016 Last Updated at 23:35 IST Air India’s plans to grow its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business faces a big risk as it faces a severe shortage of aircraft engineers. Air India hived off its engineering department into a separate unit last January to tap business from other airlines. Primarily, […]

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Govt wants airlines to set up simulators

Source: October 15, 2016 Last Updated at 00:40 IST The civil aviation ministry wants airlines and aircraft manufacturers to set up flight simulators to meet the rising demand for trained pilots in India. Following recommendations from a civil aviation ministry committee headed by joint secretary B S Bhullar to set up a flight simulator for every 20 aircraft, […]

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Foreign registered aircraft may soon fly in India

Source: October 14, 2016 17:51 IST In an attempt to cut cost, improve ease of doing business and promote regional connectivity, national and regional carriers in India may soon be allowed to use foreign-registered aircraft for charter and regular airline flights. The Ministry of Civil Aviation held a meeting on Thursday, which was attended […]

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