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DGCA seeks fresh public objections after clearing AirAsia for take-off

Wednesday 15 January '14

The latest public notice was issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Monday.
Pre-appraisal meet with Plan Panel ‘waste of time’: NHAI chief

Thursday 9 January '14

The missive also mentions an instance of a PPPAC meeting on September 14, 2011.
Govt plans to tweak revenue model in private airports

Friday 3 January '14

The ministry feels that the hybrid model will incentivise the operator of private airports.
Surprise: Diesel cars lose steam, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai Motor sales zoom on petrol variants

Thursday 2 January '14

While Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai Motor still managed to cruise, Mahindra & Mahindra and Toyota hit hard.
Airline seats for LNG with Qatar may not pass muster

Friday 27 December '13

Aviation ministry says Qatar’s previous commitments unfulfilled.
Crunch in seat capacity behind high domestic air fares

Thursday 26 December '13

At 2,30,000 seats, airlines agree capacity addition by them has not kept pace with rise in demand.
Nokia unveils new range

Saturday 21 December '13

Phone buyers can expect much more dynamic range of handsets from Nokia after it completes its deal with Microsoft.
Mumbai airport gets to receive first A380s, world’s largest commercial aircraft, flying into country

Friday 20 December '13

A380 is largest plane by size and double-deck aircraft has a seating capacity for over 525 passengers.
AERA’s cost-plus tariff model ‘flawed’: Haldea

Friday 13 December '13

The civil aviation ministry’s decision to write its own MCA is likely to delay the process of privatisation of six airports in the country.
New bill to bring regulators under purview of Parliament

Friday 13 December '13

This bill will make regulators directly accountable to Parliament and open them to scrutiny by various committees.
CCI calls for easing norms for airlines flying abroad

Monday 2 December '13

Says the 5 year/20 aircraft rule an impediment for domestic carriers.
AAI plans to charge lease rental on six airport assets

Friday 29 November '13

The Planning Commission’s draft did not have any such clause on lease rentals.
Air India staff to soon get promotion letters

Thursday 28 November '13

Promotions of many employees were pending since 2007.
Guwahati airport slashes charges to take on Kolkata

Tuesday 26 November '13

The charges for international flights are now less than a third of the rates at Kolkata airport.
Jet Airways announces closure of deal with Etihad Airways

Wednesday 20 November '13

CCI had earlier approved proposed acquisition of 24 pc stake in Jet Airways by Etihad Airways.
Coming soon: Pay your highway toll through smartphones

Tuesday 19 November '13

New APP will be launched on the 114-km Tumkur-Chitradurga section of the NH-4.
FinMin okays road ministry's plan for safety of women under Nirbhaya Fund

Monday 18 November '13

The approvals came in a meeting chaired by the finance minister this month.
India to Qatar: Cut LNG price for more airline seats

Wednesday 13 November '13

Qatar offered to reinvest $3 billion each year from its crude oil and LNG sales as FDI and as portfolio investment.
Cash-strapped Air India audit finds 400 ghost staff, including pilots, on rolls

Tuesday 12 November '13

Missing employees include around 50 pilots and 200 cabin crew, did not draw salaries.
Aviation ministry allows more flights to Middle East, SE Asia, SpiceJet primary beneficiary

Monday 11 November '13

IndiGo has got permissions to launch flights to Dubai, and connect Singapore from Kolkata, Chennai.


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