domestic sector

Air Kerala will start with flights to Middle East: Chandy


September 14th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) Air Kerala, the state government's proposed airline, would start operations with five leased aircraft flying to the Middle East, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here ... Read more...

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Chandy seeks waiver for quick launch of Air Kerala


September 13th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) The first meeting of the newly-constituted board of directors of Air Kerala will be held here Friday, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy while discussing the ... Read more...

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God’s own country to get own airline


September 8th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 8 (IANS) Given the large number of Keralites who would offer it patronage, and given also the large number of them regularly fleeced by airlines, it is surprising ... Read more...

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Security tightened for YSR Congress’ Andhra shutdown Friday


August 30th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 30 (IANS) Police have stepped up security in view of the Andhra Pradesh shutdown called by YSR Congress Party Friday to protest the government's failure in solving the ... Read more...

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Air India to carry ads on aircraft, tickets


August 26th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Flag carrier Air India, reeling under accumulated losses and loans of around Rs.67,520 crore ($12 billion), is planning to carry advertisements on its aircraft to ... Read more...

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Power crisis will ease, Andhra CM assures industry


July 19th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Thursday assured the industry that current electricity crisis would ease soon as steps are being taken to narrow ... Read more...

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Air India recorded highest number of cancellations in May


June 18th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Troubled Air India recorded the highest number of cancellations amongst all domestic carriers in May, official data revealed Monday.Data released by the aviation regulator, Directorate ... Read more...

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Air India’s domestic load factor rose to 82 percent in May


June 5th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) National carrier Air India Tuesday reported a healthy 82 percent load factor on its domestic flights in May, even while its international operations were crippled ... Read more...

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Minister tells striking pilots to get back to work (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Tuesday reiterated the government's stand that the demands of the striking Air India pilots will be considered only after they ... Read more...

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Day 22, Air India loss mounts to Rs.310 crore


May 29th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The strike by pilots of national carrier Air India continued for the 22th day Tuesday, pushing up the losses to more than Rs.310 crore."Losses are ... Read more...

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Panel to rationalise Air India’s loss-making routes (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Monday constituted a four-member panel to examine Air India's route profitability, even as the strike by pilots of the national ... Read more...

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Day 21, Rs.300 crore losses - Air India crisis continues


May 28th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The strike by pilots of national carrier Air India continued for the 21th day Monday, mounting losses to more than Rs.300 crore (about $55 mn)."Current ... Read more...

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Ajit Singh carries aviation woes to PM


March 13th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Tuesday discussed with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh "many issues" afflicting the airline industry.The meeting assumes significance as the government ... Read more...

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Air India’s all-women crew flights to 3 continents Thursday


March 7th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Celebrating International Women's Day Thursday, India's flag carrier Air India plans to operate international flights manned by all-women crew to at least one city in three ... Read more...

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Andhra’s small-scale industries threaten closure


February 27th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Faced with a 12-day power holiday in a month, small scale industries in Andhra Pradesh Monday threatened to shut down production.The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Small ... Read more...

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Use of child labour in households growing: Child Rights Commission


January 30th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Pointing to a rise in child labour in domestic units, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is seeking to bring households under the ... Read more...

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Air India sets up panel to look into cabin restructuring


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) National carrier Air India may opt for adding more economy seats on its domestic flights being operated on Airbus aircraft to increase yields, an airline ... Read more...

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24 percent cap on FDI by international airlines proposed


November 17th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India's civil aviation ministry has proposed a cap of 24 percent on foreign direct investment (FDI) by international airlines in domestic carriers but has ... Read more...

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Air India woos passengers with upgrade coupon


November 7th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) To increase its revenues and cater to the holiday and peak travel season demand, national carrier Air India has started an upgrade coupon scheme ... Read more...

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India to rank among top five aviation nations: President


October 17th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) With a huge growth potential forecast over the next 10 years, the Indian aviation sector is set to be catapulted among the top five in ... Read more...

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Air India starts Delhi-Port Blair flight


October 3rd, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) In a bid to cater to the domestic sector demand during the festival season, national carrier Air India Monday started a direct flight between Delhi ... Read more...

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TRS chief threatens attacks on Congress leaders’ houses


September 26th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 26 (IANS) Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao Monday threatened to attack houses of public representatives of the Congress if they remain silent over power-cut ... Read more...

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Singareni’s striking miners offered double wages


September 24th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 23 (IANS) In an attempt to woo back striking employees, the state-owned Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) Friday offered double wages for workers who return to work ... Read more...

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Kingfisher Airlines Q1 net loss at Rs.263.54 crore


August 10th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) Vijay Mallya-led Kingfisher Airlines Wednesday reported an increase in its net loss for the first quarter of the current fiscal at Rs.263.54 crore as compared to ... Read more...

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FDI inflow in mining increases


August 5th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Foreign direct investment (FDI) in mining sector during this April-May was Rs.436.61 crore ($98.28 million), surpassing the Rs.357.42 crore ($79.51 million) FDI inflows during the ... Read more...

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Air India launches unlimited travel scheme


June 15th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Air India Wednesday launched a scheme for unlimited travel for ten days on its domestic network for a fixed sum."The silver and platinum pass, which will ... Read more...

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Air India, Boeing negotiate ‘just compensation’ for delays (Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) National carrier Air India Monday said that it was in active negotiations with US aerospace major Boeing for securing "just compensation" for the delay in ... Read more...

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Air India negotiating for ‘just compensation’ for Boeing-787 delays


May 23rd, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) National carrier Air India Monday said that it was in active negotiations with US aerospace major Boeing for securing "just compensation" for the delay in ... Read more...

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Air India’s subsidiary starts pilot recruitment


May 17th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) National carrier Air India's low-cost subsidiary Alliance Air Tuesday started a pilot recruitment campaign, intended to help the airline to tide over any future strike ... Read more...

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Jet fuel prices down, but no respite to passengers


May 16th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Despite the state-owned Oil marketing companies (OMCs) cutting jet fuel price last week by 2.9 percent - after increasing it 14 successive times - ... Read more...

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Air India to deploy wide-bodied aircraft on domestic routes (Lead)


May 9th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) National carrier Air India Monday said it would deploy wide-bodied aircraft between the metros to offer more seats and reduced fares to make up for ... Read more...

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Air India to deploy wide-bodied aircraft on domestic routes


May 9th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) National carrier Air India Monday said it would deploy wide-bodied aircraft between the metros to offer increased seats and reduced fares to make up for ... Read more...

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Interim relief being worked out to end Air India strike


May 6th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The government's interlocutors are working on an interim arrangement on emoluments for the pilots of the erstwhile Indian Airlines, who have been on strike for ... Read more...

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Air India to operate 106 domestic flights daily (Lead)


May 2nd, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Air India announced Monday it would operate 106 flights daily on the domestic sector as per its contingency schedule for the next few days as the ... Read more...

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90 percent of Air India’s domestic flights disrupted Sunday


May 1st, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) Air India suffered a 90 percent disruption in its domestic flights Sunday on account of the strike by nearly 600 pilots, though it reported fully normal ... Read more...

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