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Rationalise tax structure for aviation sector: Assocham


November 12th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 12 (IANS) With private carrier Kingfisher Airlines cancelling dozens of flights across the country and its competitors Jet Airways and SpiceJet sliding into red, an industry body Saturday ... Read more...

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No plane crash for nearly six years in China


August 25th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 25 (IANS) China had kept a remarkable air travel safety record of 2,100 days or 69 months without accidents before a passenger plane crash in Heilongjiang province Tuesday night, ... Read more...

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Foreign airlines asked to review ‘zero commission’ to agents


March 12th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) Friday claimed a "major victory" after the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued directive asking foreign airlines to ... Read more...

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Jet Airways posts profit in third quarter


January 25th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Leading private carrier Jet Airways Monday announced net profit of Rs.105.8 crore for the quarter ended December 2009, while it suffered a net loss of Rs.214.18 crore. In ... Read more...

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No change in foreign equity norms in retail, aviation: Minister


November 6th, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Friday said there would be no review of present policy on foreign direct investment in the retail and aviation sectors. The statement comes ... Read more...

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Jet Airways deadlock continues, flights cancelled


September 9th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 9 (ANI): Jet Airways flights were cancelled for a second consecutive day on Wednesday following a row between the airline management and its pilots over the sacking of ... Read more...

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Airports to rework plans as carriers cut costs


August 23rd, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Singh New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Airport developers who were planning exclusive terminals for low-cost carriers have begun re-drawing plans as almost all domestic carriers are now switching to low-cost ... Read more...

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Airbus delivers first China-assembled A320 jet


June 23rd, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Tianjin (China), June 23 (Xinhua) Airbus delivered its first China-assembled A320 jet Tuesday in the northern port city of Tianjin, the base of the manufacturer's only final assembly line outside Europe. The ... Read more...

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Paramount best on punctuality, IndiGo next


June 12th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Paramount Airways was the most efficient in terms of sticking to flight schedules in May, beating bigger carriers such as Jet Airways, Kingfisher and Air India, according ... Read more...

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Delhi’s new terminal to start operations April 19


April 14th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The new domestic terminal at the Indira Gandhi International Airport will start commercial operations April 19, it was announced Tuesday. Built at a cost of Rs.500 crore ($100 ... Read more...

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Airlines reply to regulator on fare hike


February 14th, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The aviation regulator has got explanation letters from six airlines on why they withdrew promotional fares and hiked base tariff, a government official said here Saturday. He ... Read more...

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Agents to protest against commission denial by foreign airlines


January 27th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Travel agents across the country will launch a fresh round of protests Jan 30 against those foreign carriers which have refused to pay them commission, an agents ... Read more...

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Cash crunch hits non-metro airport upgrade plans


January 18th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Short of funds and fearing revenue losses, India's airport operator has shelved plans to upgrade the 35 non-metro airports at the same time, and target only a ... Read more...

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India likely to consider foreign stake in domestic airlines: Praful Patel


January 14th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel today hinted at the possible buying of stakes in domestic aviation sector by foreign airlines. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of ... Read more...

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Foreign carriers could have stake in domestic airlines: Minister


January 14th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The government should consider allowing foreign airline operators to own up to 25 percent stake in Indian carriers, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said here Wednesday. "We ... Read more...

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Jet Airways group remains India’s largest airline


January 13th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Private carrier Jet Airways, together with its low-cost airline JetLite, was India's largest domestic air services operator in 2008, ferrying some 12.01 million passengers for a market ... Read more...

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Foreign carriers may soon buy stake in Indian airlines


January 7th, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Foreign airlines may soon be allowed to buy equity stake in domestic carriers, a senior government official said here Wednesday."We are in talks with the industry stakeholders. ... Read more...

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Travel agents stop booking tickets for Singapore Airlines


January 2nd, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) Travel agents have stopped selling tickets of Singapore Airlines and threatened to extend the ban to other foreign airlines as well if they did not pay commission ... Read more...

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Jet Airways cuts fuel surcharge


December 6th, 2008 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) A few days after state-owned Air India slashed fares by reducing its fuel surcharge by Rs.400 for all routes, Jet Airways Friday decided to cut fuel surcharge ... Read more...

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Aviation fuel prices cut again


November 15th, 2008 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Bringing some more respite to domestic carriers, state-run oil marketing companies decided to reduce the price of aviation fuels by Rs.5,580 per kilolitre or over 12 percent ... Read more...

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Airfares to go up from Saturday


October 31st, 2008 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Yet another airfare hike is in the offing from Saturday with airlines and travel agents mutually deciding to add a new component, transaction fee.The transaction fee would ... Read more...

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Aviation turbine fuel price cut again


September 30th, 2008 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) In bringing some cheer to the cash-strapped airline industry, oil marketing companies have slashed the price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) for the second time in a row ... Read more...

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Pay a transaction fee on each air ticket from Nov 1


September 29th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Yet another airfare hike is in the offing from Nov 1 as airlines and travel agents have mutually decided to add a new component, transaction fee, which ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to suspend domestic flights to Jaffna during SAARC


July 31st, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, July 31 (ANI): Domestic flights to northern Jaffna are likely to be suspended during the 15th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit.SAARC leaders are meeting in Colombo ... Read more...

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Kingfisher Airlines to go international early September


July 15th, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar Farnborough, July 15 (IANS) Kingfisher Airlines, one of India's largest domestic carriers, will launch its international service with daily flights to Europe and Southeast Asia by Sep 3 and ... Read more...

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Airport ground-handling policy may be rescheduled


June 5th, 2008 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The government may reschedule the new ground-handling policy, as operators of the new Bangalore airport have said that no airline with a market share below 25 percent ... Read more...

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South African Airways to increase flights


May 29th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) South African Airways will be adding one more flight from Mumbai, making it five flights per week from October this year. "Due to an increase in load factor ... Read more...

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Reliance Globalcom acquires Britain-based telecom operator VANCO


May 26th, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) The Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group-promoted Reliance Globalcom Limited has acquired London-based global managed network services firm VANCO Group Limited for $76.9 million (Rs.3.27 billion) to create "one of ... Read more...

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Airport developers demand more fee, another airfare hike likely


May 15th, 2008 - 12:16 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) India's airline industry is all set to hike air fares further as developers of Delhi and Mumbai airports plan to increase their landing and parking charges. The ... Read more...

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Airport employees call off indefinite strike


February 25th, 2008 - 10:20 pm ICT by admin
(Roundup)Mumbai/New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Airport employees called off their indefinite strike late Monday evening after the government said it will address their demands that include pay hikes, better working conditions and ... Read more...

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Efforts underway to prevent airport staff strike


February 25th, 2008 - 9:26 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) An estimated 18,000 employees of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) working at 135 airports across the country, were in talks with authorities through their unions on ... Read more...

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Aviation industry wants budget to cut jet fuel prices


February 23rd, 2008 - 9:39 am ICT by admin
By Varada Bhat Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) The Indian aviation industry hopes that the union budget would this time reduce the cost of jet fuels, which account for over 45 percent of operational ... Read more...

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