Blog Posts - Apr 2013



Base airfare to come down post unbundling of srvcs: KPMG

The base fares of the airline companies are likely to come down post unbundling of services by government, noted Amber Dubey, partner, KPMG. Today, the government allowed airlines to charge passengers for preferred seats , check-in baggage and meals...
by Aviation India on Apr 30, 2013

Air travel to be expensive, pay more for meals, baggage

New Delhi: Air travel will become expensive with Aviation Minister Ajit Singh allowing backdoor charges to be levied on service like preferred seats, check-in baggage and meals. The airlines can now charge for preferential seating, meals, snacks, dri...
by Aviation India on Apr 30, 2013

Get ready to pay more for check-in baggage, preferred air seats and meals

New Delhi: Next time you want a seat with more leg room on a domestic flight, be ready to pay extra. Not just for more leg room, domestic carriers may soon begin charging  for even check- in baggage, meals (which most LCCs charge for anyway), carryi...
by Aviation India on Apr 30, 2013

Flying to get costlier as airlines set to charge for preferred seats, check-in bags

New Delhi:  In a move that would raise the cost of air travel, the government on Monday said it has allowed airlines to charge passengers for preferred seats on a flight, check-in baggages and meals, among other things. "Civil aviation minister...
by Aviation India on Apr 30, 2013

Now, pay more for luggage on domestic airlines

Mumbai: Indian airlines, like their peers in the US and Europe, will now be able to charge for check-in baggage and seats of choice. Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh today allowed domestic airlines to charge fees for preferential seats and use of l...
by Aviation India on Apr 30, 2013

Air travel to cost more as airlines freed to charge extra for services

New Delhi: Air travel is all set to cost more as Indian carriers — like their foreign counterparts — are now free to charge passengers extra for almost every service. The aviation ministry on Monday allowed airlines to 'unbundle' services —mean...
by Aviation India on Apr 30, 2013

Nigerian held at airport for not declaring USD

Mumbai: A Nigerian was arrested from Mumbai international airport for allegedly not declaring that he was carrying USD 80,000 with him, a customs official said today. As per rule, passengers carrying above USD 5,000 have to give declaration before th...
by Aviation India on Apr 30, 2013

Airport theft turns glare on cameras

Siliguri: An SUV theft from the parking lot of Bagdogra airport yesterday has raised doubts about CCTV surveillance at the facility which is a security installation. C.K. Shrestha, whose car was stolen, today alleged that when his family wanted to se...
by Aviation India on Apr 30, 2013

Pawan Hans to provide services to IITs

Mumbai: Helicopter company Pawan Hans may soon be providing helicopter services to two IIT campuses. Pawan Hans officials said that they have got demands from IIT Kanpur and Manali to operate services from their campuses to neighbouring cities to fac...
by Aviation India on Apr 30, 2013

Air India flight takes off without Tolly star

Kolkata: Actor Rituparna Sengupta was stranded at Delhi airport On Sunday after the Air India flight, on which she had a booking, took off without her. The airline claims that it did make several announcements and finally shut the boarding gates as p...
by Aviation India on Apr 30, 2013

Airlines challenge hike in charges at Mumbai airport

New Delhi: Federation of Indian Airlines and German carrier Lufthansa have challenged an order of airport economic regulator AERA approving hike in various aeronautical charges at Mumbai airport. The Airport Economic Regulatory Authority Appellate Tr...
by Aviation India on Apr 30, 2013

Delhi cops grounded at Vadodara airport

Vadodara: Kapil Nagle, an accused in an online banking fraud, was arrested from the city on Monday and taken to the national capital by train, reportedly after an attempt to take him by air failed due to procedural lapses by the Delhi cops. Nagle has...
by Aviation India on Apr 30, 2013

Malindo Air eyes network growth in India, China

Kuala Lumpur: Malindo Air will roll out more destinations in India following the launch of its first international route between Kuala Lumpur and New Delhi in June.  CEO, Chandran Ramamuthy, told TTG Asia e-Daily that the airline would commence flig...
by Aviation India on Apr 30, 2013

DGCA didn't levy fine worth crores from errant pilots

New Delhi: Three years ago, India increased the quantum of penalty that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the country's aviation regulator, could levy on pilots, instructors, airlines, training schools, etc if found violating aviation...
by Aviation India on Apr 30, 2013

Civil Aviation Authority will appoint more watchdogs

Kolkata: One of the first things that Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) proposes to do once it is constituted is to recruit people at market rates for use in regulatory purposes. Speaking to TOI, Director General of Civil Aviation Arun Mishra said the C...
by Aviation India on Apr 30, 2013

Fake pilot held for cheating women

Kolkata: City police on Saturday arrested an imposter from his Thakurpukur home for posing as an eligible bachelor and robbing several women of huge amounts of money. The accused Ambarish Sarkar allegedly posed as a pilot with a foreign airlines and...
by Aviation India on Apr 30, 2013

Following Jet-Etihad deal Qatar Airways and Air Arabia may be next to invest

New Delhi: Gulf carriers Qatar Airways and Air Arabia are learnt to be next in line to invest in India after Etihad decided to pick up a 24% stake in Jet Airways for Rs 2,058 crore last week. Qatar is learnt to be looking at investing in an existing...
by Aviation India on Apr 30, 2013

Routes, time-slots issue: COPU slams Civil Aviation Ministry

New Delhi: A parliamentary panel on Tuesday slammed the Civil Aviation Ministry for taking a "contradictory" stand on allocation of routes and flight time- slots to ensure that private airlines were not favoured at the expense of Air India.
by Aviation India on Apr 30, 2013

Green tribunal dismisses petition against Aranmula airport

Chennai:  The proposed KGS Aranmula International Airport in Pathanamthitta district in Kerala got a reprieve on Tuesday when the National Green Tribunal, Chennai Bench, dismissed a petition that challenged the project. The petitioner had challenged...
by Aviation India on Apr 30, 2013

Advani’s flight makes unscheduled landing in Hyderabad after technical snag

Hyderabad: An aircraft carrying senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani made an unscheduled landing at the old airport at Begumpet here Monday, after developing a technical snag. Advani was on his way from New Delhi to Bangalore to campa...
by Aviation India on Apr 30, 2013


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