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India now has over 700 commercial aircraft: DGCA

By Rohit Vaid (IANS): India's civil aviation sector, which was heavily battered by the Covid-19 pandemic, added over 20 aircraft during the year 2020. The inductions are considered to be a sign of revival as well as airlines reposing their faith...

SpiceJet, WheelTug tie up for 400 slots of electric taxi system

New Delhi, Mar 3 (IANS): Budget airline SpiceJet on Wednesday said it has tied-up with 'WheelTug Plc' for reserving 400 production slots for aircraft electric taxi system. Accordingly, the airline plans to induct 'WheelTug' into its B737 operations SpiceJet is the largest...

Air fare cap expand, lower band increased by 10%

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS): To give more pricing flexibility to airlines, Centre has expanded the airfare cap, sources said on Thursday. Accordingly, the lower fare band has been increased by 10 per cent, while the upper cap has been raised...

‘6-10 airports to be offered in next phase of privatisation’

New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS): The Centre is expected to offer 6-10 airports for the next stage of airport privatisation, a senior official said on Thursday. The process that is expected to commence from FY22 will have 6-10 airports. At present, the...

Centre may intimate qualified bidders for Air India by Jan 30

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS): The Centre is likely to intimate the qualified bidders for national carrier Air India by the end of the month, as the evaluation of the expressions of interest (EoI) is still underway, official sources said. The government...

Tax sops for Covid hit Aviation Sector may come in Budget 2021

New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Ahead of the Budget 2021, the government has hinted at rationalization of various taxes in the aviation sector, which is among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 induced economic meltdown. "We are working on a...

Air India Express deploys robotic technology to disinfect aircraft

New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Air India Express on Thursday said that it has become India's first airline to introduce robotic technology to disinfect and clean aircraft interiors. The airline on Thursday used a robotic device fitted with an UV...

SpiceJet to launch 21 new domestic, international flights

New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Budget airline SpiceJet will launch 21 new domestic and international flights. Accordingly, the new flights will commence operations in a phased manner from January 12, 2021. In a statement, the airline said these flights will include...

Low base, leisure travel to lift FY22 domestic air passenger traffic: ICRA

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Low base, along with rising leisure travel and gradual opening up of corporate offices, will accelerate the growth of domestic air passenger trafficin FY22, ratings agency ICRA said on Monday. ICRA expects a robust YoY growth...

India to UK flights from Jan 6, UK-India services from Jan 8: Minister

New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) Flight services between India and UK will resume from January 6, while those from UK to India will recommence from January 8, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday. Last month, these services...

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Hybrid physical hearing to begin in SC from March 15

New Delhi, Mar 6 (IANS): Come March 15, the Supreme Court will begin hybrid physical hearing after a gap of...