Blog Posts - Mar 2013



International air tickets may cost more: sources

New Delhi: International air travel may cost more from April across all airlines due to hike in fuel surcharge. Tickets are likely to be costlier by Rs. 1000 each, sources told NDTV Profit. Jet Airways and Air India have hiked fuel surcharge cost by...
by Aviation India on Mar 27, 2013

KFA plane lessors miffed with govt, raise lease costs

New Delhi: India has no bankruptcy law to speak of and therefore lenders and Government departments resort to underhand tactics to recover their dues from large companies which go bankrupt. The latest case where this has happened is Kingfisher Airlin...
by Aviation India on Mar 27, 2013

Panel studying Air India’s health submits report

New Delhi: A committee, which suggested measures to lower the high costs of Air India’s operations and improve utilisation of its resources including manpower, submitted its report to Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh here today. “The recommenda...
by Aviation India on Mar 27, 2013

Chinese airlines keen to spread wings in India

Mumbai: Chinese carriers are planning to add more flights and routes to India on the back of over 60% growth in traffic in last four years. Three carriers from the mainland- Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines fly to Mumbai,...
by Aviation India on Mar 27, 2013

Airport Authority of India to develop 20 airports in next five years

Tiruchirapalli: Airport Authority of India (AAI) is considering developing 20 airports in the next five years, according to a senior official. "Subject to cooperation from the respective state governments and access to suitable sites free of cos...
by Aviation India on Mar 27, 2013

South African woman held for bid to smuggle drugs at airport

Mumbai: A South African woman was on Monday arrested from Mumbai International airport for allegedly trying to smuggle out seven kg of amphetamine drug worth about Rs seven crore, a Customs official said. Blantina Makoti, a school teacher by professi...
by Aviation India on Mar 25, 2013

ICC official caught with silver trophy worth Rs 20 lakhs at Delhi airport

New Delhi: An ICC official was caught allegedly bringing into the country a silver trophy worth Rs 20 lakh without paying customs duty at IGI aiport following which it was seized.  The ICC official, an Indian resident, was carrying the silver trophy...
by Aviation India on Mar 25, 2013

AI to pay Rs 45K for cancelling tickets at last moment

New Delhi:  Air India has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 45,000 to a father-son duo for cancelling their tickets at the last moment without informing them and not providing any alternate arrangement. The New Delhi District Consumer...
by Aviation India on Mar 25, 2013

Reduction of aircraft limit for international flying good for industry: Experts

Mumbai: The reduction of aircraft limit for international flying may augur well for Indian aviation as well as passengers, say industry experts. Most of them believe that this decision will bring in more Indian carries on the international platform l...
by Aviation India on Mar 25, 2013

Gannavaram airport gets tele-medicine facility

Vijayawada: The Gannavaram Airport that serves the city, is now one of the few select ones that have an emergency-cum-first aid centre with Automatic External Defibrillator, with the formal inauguration of such a facility on the terminal building pre...
by Aviation India on Mar 25, 2013

Marginal rise in Pune's air passenger traffic this year

Pune: The Lohegaon airport is likely to witness a marginal rise in the number of passengers flying in and out of the city by the end of this fiscal as compared to last year. "The airport handled over 33.2 lakh passengers during 2011-12 and the p...
by Aviation India on Mar 25, 2013

AISSF militant getting off Sydney flight arrested

Sangrur: Sikh militant Manpreet Singh, who fled to New Zealand in May 1999 while on bail, has been arrested at Delhi airport, Punjab police said on Sunday. Manpreet, who was a member of All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) in 1987 when he was b...
by Aviation India on Mar 25, 2013

Security at Juhu airport gets a boost

Mumbai:  Security at Juhu airport finally got some boost after the local police sanctioned around 30 police personnel to guard the perimeter area. The airport has been battling sever security issues for the last few years with neighbouring slums spi...
by Aviation India on Mar 25, 2013

Ahmedabad, Goa airports trio’s favourite targets: CISF

Three men who were arrested at the domestic airport in Santacruz last week for allegedly stealing valuables considered Ahmedabad and Goa airports as their favourite hunting grounds, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) said. The trio allegedl...
by Aviation India on Mar 25, 2013

Marginal rise in Pune's air passenger traffic this year

Pune: The Lohegaon airport is likely to witness a marginal rise in the number of passengers flying in and out of the city by the end of this fiscal as compared to last year. "The airport handled over 33.2 lakh passengers during 2011-12 and the p...
by Aviation India on Mar 25, 2013

Computer outage delays flights

Riyadh: A glitch in the computer network of the Immigration Department caused travel chaos at the two busiest airports of the Kingdom yesterday morning. The computer outage at Riyadh and Jeddah airports delayed hundreds of travelers and embarrassed s...
by Aviation India on Mar 25, 2013

Mihan finally gets cheap power from captive plant

Nagpur: Mihan has finally begun getting electricity from the Abhijeet Group-promoted captive power plant. The cheap power assured through this unit could not reach the special economic zone (SEZ) so far. The plant was supposed to supply power exclusi...
by Aviation India on Mar 25, 2013

AAI to move fresh proposal for cargo terminal

Pune: With no government land available in the vicinity of Lohegaon airport, the Pune district collector's office has asked the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to furnish a fresh proposal seeking help for acquisition of nearly seven acre private la...
by Aviation India on Mar 25, 2013

Civil aviation minister opens Rs 138cr Birsa Munda integrated terminal, predicts dawn of prosperity

Calcutta: Civil aviation minister Ajit Singh heralded a “new dawn” for Jharkhand’s flagging economy on Sunday by inaugurating the Rs 138-crore integrated terminal at Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi that promises to increase the footfall of high-f...
by Aviation India on Mar 25, 2013

Shifting of Air India Express headquarters to Kochi remains incomplete

Kochi:  The much-hyped shifting of Air India Express (AIE) headquarters to Kochi remains incomplete though the low-budget wing of the national carrier seems to have achieved significant improvement in schedule integrity since January. The AIE headqu...
by Aviation India on Mar 25, 2013


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