Blog Posts - Mar 2013



Woman held with 5 kg of gold at airport

Ahmedabad: Customs officials on Thursday arrested a Surat-based woman from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport with five kgs of gold biscuits worth around Rs 2 crore. The woman, who had landed here from Dubai, allegedly had the gold biscui...
by Aviation India on Mar 29, 2013

Air India directed to pay Rs 50,000 compensation to woman flier

New Delhi: Air India Ltd has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation to a woman flier for causing her inconvenience by not loading her luggage in a flight from New Delhi to Abu Dhabi in 2007. The New Delhi District Con...
by Aviation India on Mar 29, 2013

Emirates Sky Cargo honours top agents in India

Thiruvananthapuram: Emirates Sky Cargo, the cargo division of Emirates, honoured its top performing cargo agents in the country in recognition of their contribution to the airline’s impressive growth last year at a function held in Goa recently. To...
by Aviation India on Mar 29, 2013

Plane collision averted at Madurai airport

Madurai: A collision between two airplanes, one carrying more than 140 passengers and the other with a VIP on board, was averted at the airport here on Thursday. According to informed sources, the passenger plane bound for Chennai had hardly taken of...
by Aviation India on Mar 29, 2013

Old complaints pour in at Chennai's new domestic terminal

Chennai: Air travellers to Chennai who flew in on Spicejet and GoAir flights on Thursday were a pleasantly surprised lot as they got to experience the new domestic terminal. Though the design, lighting and facilities of the terminal have come in for...
by Aviation India on Mar 29, 2013

Air India to launch flights between Bangalore and Tirupati

Bangalore:  To cater to the increased passenger demand in the ensuing holiday season, Air India will be launching new thrice-weekly flights between Bangalore and Tirupati from April 1 through its subsidiary Alliance Air. The new flight AI 9509 opera...
by Aviation India on Mar 29, 2013

'India registers highest traffic for Abu Dhabi airport in Feb'

Dubai:  India recorded the highest traffic for Abu Dhabi International Airport in February 2013, with traffic growing by 9.1 per cent over the same period last year, says a report by the Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC). The traffic report for Febr...
by Aviation India on Mar 29, 2013

Environmental groups pressure UN body for carbon aviation deal

Washington: Environmental groups have urged the United States to back a global deal to curb carbon emissions produced by planes, noting that global aviation emits more of the greenhouse gas than all but six of the world's nations. The groups, alarmed...
by Aviation India on Mar 29, 2013

Ahmedabad turns parking bay for private jets

Ahmedabad: After landing at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad one might just get a feeling that this is a city of billionaires. What else does a long queue of neatly parked private jets mean? But, much of this is a spill...
by Aviation India on Mar 29, 2013

Changes to improve Indian aviation

Delhi: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for government and industry to join forces on a series of projects to enhance safety, security and efficiency in India. These would align with IATA’s longstanding calls for improved i...
by Aviation India on Mar 29, 2013

Wadias offer land as collateral to get loans for GoAir

Mumbai: Post Kingfisher Airlines fiasco, Indian banks are playing safe by asking airline companies to put more tangible collateral on the table. The Wadia group has offered a Rs 913 crore land in Thane, owned by a group company - Botanium Ltd, to its...
by Aviation India on Mar 29, 2013

BEL, Boeing spread wings for building fighter aircraft

New Delhi: US aerospace major Boeing and the Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on Thursday expanded their two-year relationship with the American company, placing a follow-on order with its Indian partner for building sub-assemblies for its F/A-18 com...
by Aviation India on Mar 29, 2013

Military airspace to be opened up for commercial flights

Flights will soon take straight routes from Chennai to Mumbai,Delhi and Kolkata and save time and fuel as pilots will not have to take detours to avoid military airspace. The aviation and defence ministries have approved flexible use of military airs...
by Aviation India on Mar 29, 2013

Jet Airways’ expansion plans in Europe put on hold till Etihad deal

Mumbai: Jet Airways, which is in talks for a strategic-cum-equity partnership with Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, has put on hold its plan to expand its network in Europe through Munich airport, till its deal fructifies with the Middle-eastern carri...
by Aviation India on Mar 29, 2013

Domestic air tickets to cost more; Air India and Jet Airways hikes fuel surcharge

Mumbai: Domestic air travel is going to be costlier again with both state-run Air India and private carrier Jet Airways hiking fuel surcharge on flight tickets by up to Rs 150. "Both Jet Airways and Air India have revised their fuel surcharge on...
by Aviation India on Mar 29, 2013

Air India likely to charge for meals

New Delhi: If you are travelling on economy class in a domestic flight on national carrier Air India, chances are that you may soon no longer be served a full meal within the ticket price but only snacks instead. If you want a full meal, you may have...
by Aviation India on Mar 29, 2013

Air India needs to follow low cost carrier model: Panel

New Delhi: The Air India will have to follow the low cost carrier (LCC) way - without shedding its full service tag - to survive. A government panel - examining ways to reduce AI's life-threatening daily revenue-expense deficit of Rs 14 crore - has r...
by Aviation India on Mar 29, 2013

Bombardier to Help Indian Billionaire Return to Profit

SpiceJet Ltd. controlled by Indian billionaire Kalanithi Maran, is counting on Bombardier Inc. (BBD/B) turboprop planes to add more connections to under-served towns and help reverse two years of losses. The Bombardier Q400 turboprop services will co...
by Aviation India on Mar 27, 2013

Chennai all agog over new airline

Chennai: AirAsia has entered the Indian aviation scene and its plan to make Chennai its hub of operations has brought cheer to stakeholders. There is great hope of a positive growth trajectory for the various service sectors that have mushroomed arou...
by Aviation India on Mar 27, 2013

Preliminary hearing on GMR arbitration next month

Male/New Delhi: Four months after Maldives terminated the contract given to Indian infrastructure major GMR to develop and operate the international airport in Male, the two sides will sit down next month in London to begin the multi-million dollar a...
by Aviation India on Mar 27, 2013


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