Blog Posts - Mar 2013



Slash tax on ATF to get more fliers: Ajit Singh

Ranchi: The Union civil aviation minister on Sunday asked the Jharkhand government to revisit its policy on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) which is highly taxed in the state. In Chhattisgarh, revenue collection and air traffic have gone up five times on...
by Aviation India on Mar 25, 2013

Caribbean Airlines and Air India in code sharing talks

Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) is continuing to explore prospects for a code sharing agreement with Air India. This was confirmed by CAL chairman Rabindra Moonan who said discussions with Air India officials are continuing and the destinations being lo...
by Aviation India on Mar 25, 2013

Overseas flying norms may be eased

New Delhi: The aviation ministry has decided to end the discrimination desi carriers face in flying abroad vis-a-vis foreign airlines that have flights to India. The current rule that an Indian carrier must complete at least five years of operation a...
by Aviation India on Mar 25, 2013

LGBI Airport accused of ignoring Assamese language

Guwahati: Urging the authorities concerned to ensure public announcements in Assamese together with Hindi and English at the LGBI Airport, public activist Prof Deven Dutta today said that Assam was probably the only State in which the State language...
by Aviation India on Mar 24, 2013

Recent spate of gold smuggling at the airports, a cause of worry for airport officials

Mumbai: The recent spate of gold smuggling through airport has made the authorities wonder if the laws are stringent enough to keep smuggling down. Many customs officials feel that not so strict laws are the reason behind the increase in smuggling. L...
by Aviation India on Mar 24, 2013

Passengers create ruckus at Amausi on unscheduled flight

Lucknow: Nearly a dozen Delhi-bound passengers were left in lurch at Amausi airport after they could not find the flight in which they were supposed to travel. The passengers were carrying ticket of an Air India flight AI-970, which was not scheduled...
by Aviation India on Mar 24, 2013

Proactive minister turns the table

The recent decision by civil aviation minister Ajit Singh to abolish the Aircraft Acquisition Committee (AAC) of his ministry — in order to cut red-tapism — is being described by his well-wishers as another attempt to improve the working of the a...
by Aviation India on Mar 24, 2013

Air India invites fresh bids to lease out 8 floors in Nariman Point building

Mumbai: Air India is once again putting up some floors of its iconic sea-facing headquarters building in Nariman Point, Mumbai, for rent. After the dull response to its first attempt at leasing 12 of the 23 floors (1,59,000 sq. ft) in its building in...
by Aviation India on Mar 24, 2013

AirAsia’s India launch may come with free seats to grab marketshare

AirAsia Bhd., the region’s biggest budget carrier, is considering offering some seats for free when it starts flying in India, a move that may frustrate rivals seeking to recoup $6.6 billion of losses. The operator plans to give away vacant seats f...
by Aviation India on Mar 24, 2013

Cops nab NRI from Mumbai airport for cheating wife

Gurgaon: A non-resident Indian was arrested by Gurgaon police at Mumbai airport following a complaint by his estranged wife here, alleging harassment by his husband and his family members. The accused was arrested after the Canadian High Commission i...
by Aviation India on Mar 23, 2013

Bandh over steep airfares brings Leh to grinding halt

Leh: Normal life came to a standstill in Leh town today due a bandh called by tour operators in protest against the exorbitant airfares and poor air service to the region. The bandh was supported by various political parties and religious groups. Sho...
by Aviation India on Mar 23, 2013

Open skies, bottomless pits

Mumbai: Last September, when India’s government said it planned to let foreign airlines buy up to 49% of domestic carriers, the offer seemed as tempting as a stale chapati. India’s six largest airlines will post combined losses of $1.6 billion th...
by Aviation India on Mar 23, 2013

CIAL all set to offer visa on arrival

Kochi: The Cochin International Airport Limited has met the deadline for making arrangements for launching the visa on arrival scheme at the airport and is waiting for the nod from the Centre to get it going. According to officials, March 15 was the...
by Aviation India on Mar 23, 2013

Foreigners' tracking system set up at Cial

Kochi: The Cochin international airport on Friday joined 40 destinations across the country where immigration, visa, foreigner registration and tracking ( IVFRT) system have been activated. The system provides an elaborate network to monitor the arri...
by Aviation India on Mar 23, 2013

Geetika suicide: Supreme Court declines to entertain Kanda's bail plea

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday declined to entertain the bail plea of Haryana lawmaker Gopal Goyal Kanda currently in judicial custody for allegedly abetting the suicide by air hostess Geetika Sharma and subsequently by her mother Anuradha Sharm...
by Aviation India on Mar 23, 2013

Nagpur airport may finally get solar fence this week

Nagpur: After much wait, Nagpur Airport might finally get the promised solar fence in the coming week. The fence, which was to be ready by mid March, is in its testing phase. Some work is also supposed to be completed in the next few days after which...
by Aviation India on Mar 23, 2013

Passengers create ruckus at Amausi on unscheduled flight

Lucknow:  Nearly a dozen Delhi-bound passengers were left in lurch at Amausi airport after they could not find the flight in which they were supposed to travel. The passengers were carrying ticket of an Air India flight AI-970, which was not schedul...
by Aviation India on Mar 23, 2013

Flight cancelled,no alternative given;AI Express to pay Rs 88K

New Delhi: Air India Express has been asked by the Delhi State Consumer Commission to pay Rs 88,000 to a passenger for failing to provide him with an alternative after his flight to Dubai was cancelled. The state commission held the airline liable fo...
by Aviation India on Mar 23, 2013

When advertising takes wing

A Hyderabad-based start-up Atin OOH has made transit advertising its exclusive domain. Of advertising on and in aircraft, airports and point of display and anything that moves at airports – conveyor belts or luggage trolleys. Its promoter Atin Gupt...
by Aviation India on Mar 23, 2013

Tyres of Air India flight burst after landing in Dibrugarh

Dibrugarh: Two tyres of an Air India flight from Kolkata to Dibrugarh burst while landing at the Mohanbari airport in Assam's Dibrugarh district today, but all the 90 passengers on board were safe, airports authority sources said. After the flight la...
by Aviation India on Mar 23, 2013


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