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FDI reform lifted mood in aviation industry: Ajit Singh


September 21st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Friday said the government's open-sky policy for foreign investment in domestic airlines has positively affected sentiments in the aviation industry, ... Read more...

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FDI in aviation boosts airlines’ stocks


September 17th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Scrips of major domestic airlines soared Monday after the government allowed foreign investments by international airlines into domestic airline industry.Scrip of the cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines touched ... Read more...

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FDI in airlines allowed, foreign airlines welcome move


September 14th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The government Friday allowed foreign airlines to invest up to 49 percent in domestic carriers, giving wings to cash-strapped Indian carriers.The cabinet committee on ... Read more...

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Air India stops ferrying animals for labs


September 1st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) After protests by rights activists, Air India has stopped ferrying animals like rabbits, cats and dogs for laboratory tests, where they are experimented upon and finally ... Read more...

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Air India’s staff strength to be right-sized: Ajit Singh


July 17th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 17 (IANS) Some wings of national carrier Air India would soon be hived off to right-size its staff strength and monetise its assets for an early turn-around, Civil ... Read more...

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Thai Airways launches cargo aircraft


April 12th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 11 (IANS) Thai Airways is introducing its first Boeing 747-400 retrofitted cargo aircraft Thursday.The aircraft, designed to carry 100 tonnes per flight to and from Asia, Europe ... Read more...

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Indian aviation sector in critical phase: IATA (Lead)


March 15th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) The situation in the Indian aviation sector is critical and there is an urgent need to address the problems, the head of an international carriers' trade ... 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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Focus on rationalising sales tax on ATF: CII


February 5th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The new civil aviation policy that is being framed should address key issues like the sales tax the states levy on jet fuel, route ... Read more...

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Cabinet may consider FDI by foreign airlines before budget


January 31st, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry's proposal to allow foreign capital by international airlines in cash-strapped domestic carriers may come up for the cabinet's approval before ... Read more...

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Blaze at IGI cargo terminal, offices gutted (Lead)


January 5th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) A major fire broke out at one of the cargo terminals of Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport early Thursday, gutting offices of several airlines. ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi airport completes 30 years


January 4th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 3 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Tuesday celebrated three decades of providing travellers with world class services.The UAE capital's international ... Read more...

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Lowering of sales tax on jet fuel required: Assocham


December 29th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Lowering of sales tax on jet fuel, upgradation of airport infrastructure and allowing foreign capital by international airlines in domestic carriers are required for the ... Read more...

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Six international airlines keen to fly from Kolkata


December 26th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata Dec 26 (IANS) Six international airlines, including British Airways and Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific, have evinced interest in flying to and from Kolkata, union Minister of State for Urban ... 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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Airline industry to post $6.9 bn profit: IATA


September 20th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The international airlines association Tuesday hiked the industry's profit levels in the current year to $6.9 billion from the $4 billion it had projected earlier, ... Read more...

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British airline to begin Amritsar-London flight


September 8th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 8 (IANS) To provide better linkage between Punjab and London, British Midland International (BMI) airline will commence its flights from Amritsar Oct 14, an airline official announced here ... Read more...

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Defiant Nepal Airlines rats on Air India, other peers


September 8th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 8 (IANS) After being forced to halt flights two days in a row following fears that mice were on board and becoming the butt of unflattering reports in ... Read more...

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New conditions by Star Alliance unacceptable: Ravi


August 10th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The government Wednesday said the new conditions imposed by the international airlines association - Star Alliance - to induct national carrier Air India were ... Read more...

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Delhi airport’s T3 completes one year Thursday


July 27th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India's swankiest and largest terminal -- T3 -- at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here completes one year of operations Thursday.Delhi International Airport Limited ... Read more...

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‘Talks progressing Air India’s induction into Star Alliance’


July 18th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) International airline association Star Alliance Monday described as progressive the talks held between its members and senior government officials on inducting national carrier Air ... Read more...

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Government officials, Star Alliance to talk next week


July 14th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Senior government officials and members of Star Alliance will hold talks July 18 on the progress of national carrier Air India's induction into the ... Read more...

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Delhi airport snag delays 45 flights


June 30th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) A technical snag at the check-in counter system in Terminal-3 of the national capital's airport early Wednesday led to the delay of 45 flights. The ... Read more...

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Airlines focus on package holiday trips to drive growth


June 27th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Trying to cash in on the peak summer travel season, an increasing number of Indian and international airlines are transforming themselves into wholesome travel ... Read more...

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Hoax bomb threat at Chennai airport


June 10th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) A hoax call Friday of a bomb being planted at the Chennai International Airport building sent security agencies into a tizzy as they scoured the ... Read more...

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Air India set to join Star Alliance by July 31


June 6th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Air India (AI) plans to join the Star Alliance network by July 31 this year, the company said here Monday."In a meeting of the Star ... Read more...

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Jet inks frequent flier partnership with US Airways


March 5th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 5 (IANS) Jet Airways Friday announced a reciprocal frequent flyer partnership with US Airways.This is the second reciprocal agreement by India's premier international airline with North ... Read more...

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Ravi to meet Air India unions to know grievances


February 14th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) While a strike by a section of Air India pilots was averted, Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi Monday said he will talk to employees' unions to understand ... Read more...

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All airline boarding passes now bar coded


December 16th, 2010 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Wednesday said that the global transition to 2D bar coded boarding passes (BCBP) technology has been completed, which is expected to ... Read more...

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Indonesia’s Merapi death toll rises to 191, international flights again cancelled


November 10th, 2010 - 10:57 pm ICT by BNO News
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll in Indonesia's Mount Merapi eruptions risen to 191 on Wednesday as international airlines again cancel and postpone routes to and from the region.Disaster management ... Read more...

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U.S. President Obama to visit Indonesia despite volcano threat


November 8th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is due to arrive on Tuesday for a 24-hour visit to Indonesia as part of a 10-day Asian tour, despite concerns resulting from the ... Read more...

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Airline industry’s second quarter net profit $4.4 bn: IATA


October 4th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Monday reported a net profit of $4.4. billion for the international airlines sector and outlined a positive growth trajectory for the ... Read more...

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Nepal aims to attract one million tourists in 2011


September 28th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Sep 28 (ANI): Nepal has hastened the process to attract more and more tourists in order to attract one million tourists next year for the much awaited Nepal Tourism Year 2011. ... Read more...

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British Airways-Iberia could buy Indian airline


September 5th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.6 (ANI): British Airways has indicated that it may buy an Indian airline following its merger with Spain's Iberia.British Airways CEO Willie Walsh speaking in the Indian city of Mumbai, ... Read more...

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Jet bags top award for serving best champagne, wines


August 5th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) The best of champagnes and sparkling wines in the sky among international airlines' business class are served by India's private carrier Jet Airways, a competition has revealed. Jet has ... Read more...

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