Blog Posts - Mar 2013



Kannada lovers get foreign airlines to do a namaskara

There’s no politics in their actions, only genuine love for the Kannada language. A group of 300, comprising mostly techies, has done what many will consider impossible: Get some international airlines to have menus and announcements in Kannada. Ev...
by Aviation India on Mar 21, 2013

Javed in aircraft for an hour after landing air india

It was a 10 hour and 40 minute long flight from Tokyo to Delhi and JavedAbidi, the director of the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) and a paraplegic, was looking forward to getting back home. However, Abidi had...
by Aviation India on Mar 21, 2013

Secretary Kerry: Secure Global Agreement to Reduce Aviation Pollution

Aviation is a major contributor to global warming with its pollution projected to grow significantly if left uncontrolled. With devastating droughts, floods, fires, and storms devastating communities around the world, we need all the global warming r...
by Aviation India on Mar 21, 2013

International Air Transport Association raises its profit forecast

Mumbai:  International Air Transport Association, an international industry trade organisation of airlines, revised its profit forecast upwards as carriers expect better-than-estimated revenues on back of stronger demand, and improved business confi...
by Aviation India on Mar 21, 2013

IAF crashes lose one fighter squadron every 2 yrs

According to figures released by the defence ministry (MoD) in parliament today, the Indian Air Force (IAF) loses the equivalent of one fighter squadron (16-18 fighters) in crashes every two years. With the IAF repeatedly expressing concern over the...
by Aviation India on Mar 21, 2013

'Repeated' promise on Sahnewal airport fails to excite residents

Ludhiana:  The industry is not too excited and is showing a mixed response to the state government's claim to upgrade the Sahnewal airport to facilitate bigger commercial and cargo planes. The government's recent claim came in its budget document fo...
by Aviation India on Mar 21, 2013

Soon, photo must to buy air tickets

New Delhi: India’s aviation security establishment plans to set up a massive logistical exercise for domestic passenger profiling to create a database of passengers and enable their instant identification with photographs and other details. If a pa...
by Aviation India on Mar 21, 2013

Dharmadhikari report sent to Air India

New Delhi: The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Thursday said the recommendations of Justice Dharmadhikari Committee report has been sent to national carrier Air India for implementation. Minister of State for Civil Aviation K. C. Venugopal informed Raj...
by Aviation India on Mar 21, 2013

Kingfisher Airlines yet to submit revival plan: Ajit Singh

Kingfisher Airlines has not yet submitted revival plan to resume operations, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh told reporters today. The airline has been asked by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation to submit a comprehensive report suggesting...
by Aviation India on Mar 21, 2013

Central Bank to cut lending to aviation sector

Kolkata/Bhubaneswar: Taking a grim view of the slippages on its credit to the aviation sector, Mumbai-based Central Bank of India has decided to curb lending to the sector. “We have recorded the highest slippages in the aviation sector. Our exposur...
by Aviation India on Mar 21, 2013

Jet Airways Chairman says Etihad deal 'very much on track'

New Delhi: Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal on Wednesday met Civil Aviation Secretary K N Shrivastava amid reports that his plans to offload a minority stake to Abu Dhabi-based Etohad Airways is on the verge of collapse. Both the airlines have since...
by Aviation India on Mar 21, 2013

Naresh Goyal takes Tail Winds route for Jet Airways stake sale takeoff

New Delhi: The promoter of India’s second-largest passenger carrier Jet Airways, Naresh Goyal, has laid the groundwork for a complex transaction that will enable him to sell 24% stake in the airline to Abu Dhabi\'s Etihad Airways. Goyal re-register...
by Aviation India on Mar 21, 2013

India Liberalizes Aircraft-Import Rules

India's existing airlines as well as private aircraft owners and flight training institutes no longer need federal government approval to import planes, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said Thursday. The move will be a relief to airlines such as J...
by Aviation India on Mar 21, 2013

Jet Airways seeks more overseas routes from aviation ministry

New Delhi: Ahead of a possible deal with Etihad Airways, Naresh Goyal, promoter of Jet AirwaysBSE 0.44 % on Wednesday approached the aviation ministry to seek more international routes for his airline. A source said Mr Goyal has put in a written requ...
by Aviation India on Mar 20, 2013

Cool branding moves IndiGo from a budget airline to a preferred business carrier

New Delhi: In 2006, when global advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy took on the task of building a new, cool airline brand from scratch, their peers laughed. Indian passengers, the conventional wisdom went, cared only about price, and no amount of bran...
by Aviation India on Mar 20, 2013

Centre to promote NE air connectivity

New Delhi: The Centre has ruled out the possibility of promoting low cost carriers for the North Eastern States. An initial No Objection Certificate has been given to North East Shuttle Private Limited to operate schedule air transport (regional) ser...
by Aviation India on Mar 20, 2013

Air travel: As small-town Indian soars, men from metros go limp

On air travel small town Indians' have grounded their cosmopolitan cousins and SpiceJet shows way, shows Airports Authority of India. Even as people in big cities are refraining from travelling by air, travellers from smaller cities have shown prefer...
by Aviation India on Mar 20, 2013

What about loan recovery from others? Vijay Mallya asks bank chiefs

Mumbai: What about loan recovery from those other than Kingfisher?, wondered its promoter Vijay Mallya while taking a dig at bank chiefs in his tweet for their "constant speak" to media on getting back dues from the grounded airline. "...
by Aviation India on Mar 20, 2013

Kingfisher CEO to meet DGCA to submit revival plan soon: Vijay Mallya

Beleaguered Kingfisher Airlines is likely to meet aviation regulator Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) soon to submit its plan to restart operations, promoter Vijay Mallya told NDTV today. "The DGCA is away. As soon as he comes back, San...
by Aviation India on Mar 20, 2013

AI Express among 10 airlines moving to new airport in Qatar

Dubai: Air India Express is going to be among the first 10 airlines, which will be part of the soft opening of Qatar’s new airport beginning April 1. The soft opening of Hamad International Airport (HIA) will include other passenger airlines such a...
by Aviation India on Mar 19, 2013


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