Blog Posts - Mar 2013



Encroachment threat to Borjhar airport

Guwahati: The Borjhar airport in the city is facing a serious threat due to the encroachment on the natural channels and water bodies in its vicinity, said State’s Water Resources Department (WRD) Minister Rajiv Lochan Pegu while replying to the de...
by Aviation India on Mar 23, 2013

AI to pay Rs 30k to retd Vice Admiral for "casual attitude"

New Delhi: Air India has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 30,000 to a retired Vice Admiral as compensation for the airline's "casual attitude" towards in-flight services provided to him on an international flight to New York...
by Aviation India on Mar 23, 2013

Aranmula Airport: Court rejects probe report

Kottayam: The Court of the Enquiry Commissioner and Special Judge (Vigilance), Kottayam, has rejected the inquiry report submitted by the Vigilance DySP on a complaint that there were anomalies and violation of law  in filling paddyfields, wetlands...
by Aviation India on Mar 23, 2013

Boeing under pressure to provide cash refunds for grounded Dreamliners

Boeing Co. may have to provide cash to customers impacted by the 787 Dreamliner grounding, Reuters reports. All Nippon Airways, which has had its fleet of Dreamliners grounded since January, is asking for cash refunds instead of discounts on future o...
by Aviation India on Mar 23, 2013

Air fares go into a tailspin, down 30% from last March

Mumbai: The domestic air traveller hasn't had it this good in over a year. Those who book for April or even the beginning of May can expect to bag fares almost 20% to 30% lower than those in March last year. April and May-beginning are usually lean t...
by Aviation India on Mar 23, 2013

Mallya plans to pay pending salaries, start services soon

New Delhi: Kingfisher Airlines will settle the pending wages of its employees and plans to restart operations soon, airline promoter Vijay Mallya has said. The airline, which ceased operations on October 1 last year, has not paid employees’ wages f...
by Aviation India on Mar 22, 2013

Mallya, KFA union talks inconclusive

New Delhi: The meeting between Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) chairman Vijay Mallya and union representatives on Thursday remained inconclusive, as they stuck to their demand for clearance of salary dues. Mallya had called a meeting with two union represe...
by Aviation India on Mar 22, 2013

Kingfisher employees likely to get 8 months salary dues soon

Kingfisher Airlines promoter Vijay Mallya has assured his employees that they would be paid their salary dues of eight months soon but did not give a time-line, airline staffers said today. The assurance came a day after a section of employees threat...
by Aviation India on Mar 22, 2013

No plans to offer fuel discounts to Air India: Oil Ministry

New Delhi: The government has no plans to offer discounts on jet fuel (ATF) sales to loss-making national carrier Air India, which already has accumulated Rs 4,324 crore in unpaid fuel bills, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Minister of State for Pe...
by Aviation India on Mar 22, 2013

Air India's unpaid fuel bill soars to Rs 4,324 cr

New Delhi: Loss-making national carrier Air India (AI) has accumulated Rs 4,324 crore in unpaid fuel bills and the government has no plans to offer it any discount on jet fuel, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. Minister of state for petroleum and...
by Aviation India on Mar 22, 2013

Shifting of AIE headquarters remains incomplete

Kochi: Notwithstanding the bravados by the minister of state for civil aviation K C Venugopal, shifting of Air India Express (AIE) headquarters to Kochi from Mumbai still remains incomplete. Howvever, the low budget wing of the national carrier seems...
by Aviation India on Mar 22, 2013

Jet plane windscreen cracks mid-flight

Srinagar:  Around 200 passengers and crew onboard a Srinagar -bound Jet Airways flight had a narrow escape Wednesday when the pilot detected a crack in the cockpit windscreen mid-flight, reports and witnesses said.  Reports said that windscreen of...
by Aviation India on Mar 22, 2013

Airport glass panels crack

Kolkata: The bubble of enthusiasm over Kolkata getting its new terminal is bursting. For the fourth time in less than a week, a glass panel has crumbled without impact, raising serious concerns over the safety of the mammoth steel and glass structure...
by Aviation India on Mar 22, 2013

Early discount schemes may push summer airfares of domestic airlines up by 40%

New Delhi: Holidaymakers who missed out on the recent spate of discounted domestic airfares may have to pay 30-40% more for tickets to popular summer destinations in the country. Nearly 40% of domestic airline tickets available for the mid-March to J...
by Aviation India on Mar 22, 2013

Air India deals stuck in land titles

New Delhi/Mumbai: Ailing Air India’s (AI) plan to raise revenue by monetising its properties in the country has been delayed for lack of a clear title to quite a few of these. Ownership documents aren't available for about a fifth of the properties...
by Aviation India on Mar 21, 2013

Saif asked to leave VIP lounge at Lucknow airport

Lucknow: Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan faced an embarrassing situation at the airport here today when he was asked to leave the VIP lounge. The 42-year-old actor, who was in the city for the shooting of Tigmanshu Dhulia's upcoming directorial 'Bullet...
by Aviation India on Mar 21, 2013

Advocates attempt to barge into Madurai airport

Madurai:  Tension prevailed in Madurai airport as lawyers attempted to barge into the airport overpowering the security personnel, as a part of the protest against Sri Lanka. More than 150 lawyers, both from the Madurai district court and the Madras...
by Aviation India on Mar 21, 2013

IndiGo launches flights from Mumbai to Kolkata, Jaipur, Nagpur

New Delhi: No frill carrier IndiGo has launched new flights from Mumbai to Kolkata, Jaipur and Nagpur. The airline would be operating these flights with the newly acquired Airbus A320 aircraft. The Mumbai-Kolkata flight will be its fifth daily and di...
by Aviation India on Mar 21, 2013

IndiGo launches flights from Mumbai to Kolkata, Jaipur, Nagpur

New Delhi: No frill carrier IndiGo has launched new flights from Mumbai to Kolkata, Jaipur and Nagpur. The airline would be operating these flights with the newly acquired Airbus A320 aircraft. The Mumbai-Kolkata flight will be its fifth daily and di...
by Aviation India on Mar 21, 2013

Air India staffers' passport case: Maharashtra, cyber cops get notices

Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Wednesday issued notices to the state government and cyber police on a petition filed by two Air India cabin crew members seeking compensation for the illegal impounding of their passports. The duo claimed Rs 14.26 la...
by Aviation India on Mar 21, 2013


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