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Air passenger traffic falls for second straight month


July 18th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic in June recorded a substantial fall of 3.84 percent at 51.08 lakh from 53.12 lakh in the corresponding month of 2011, ... Read more...

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Tiger Airways Hyderabad-Singapore flight from September


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 2 (IANS) Tiger Airways Monday announced launch of direct flight between Hyderabad and Singapore from Sep 28.With the five times a week service, Tiger Airways will be adding ... 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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Kingfisher to reconfigure aircraft


October 5th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 5 (IANS) Close on the heels of deciding to focus on full service segment of air travel, Kingfisher Airlines (KAL) Wednesday said that, within four months, it would ... Read more...

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India will require 1,320 aircraft by 2030: Boeing


July 6th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) US aircraft major Boeing Wednesday forecast that the Indian aviation market would require up to 1,320 commercial planes, worth $150 billion, over the next 20 ... Read more...

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Better deals in offing for those flying abroad


March 6th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) After making the skies more affordable for millions of Indians in the domestic aviation space, India's low-cost carriers are now promising the same in ... Read more...

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Aviation ministry to look into air fares structure


December 22nd, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry Wednesday said it has decided to set up a working group to study and recommend a regulatory framework for air fares to protect ... Read more...

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November’s domestic flyers numbers rise


December 20th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Domestic airlines Monday reported a rise of 5.58 percent in the total number of passengers carried by them in November, which stood at 48.75 lakh as against ... Read more...

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DIAL decision on integrated terminal next month


December 17th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) will take a decision on an integrated domestic-cum-international terminal complex for low-cost carriers (LCCs) next month, its top official said."We may take ... Read more...

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Airlines told to publish date-wise air fares


December 6th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The airline industry Monday agreed to publish data-wise fares in all categories by Dec 8 on their websites following a directive from the aviation regulator.The directive from ... Read more...

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Airlines slash ticket prices after government intervenes


December 5th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Flight tickets on most routes are expected to come down by 20-25 percent after the government and the aviation watchdog asked all airlines to bring down prices ... Read more...

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DGCA asks airlines to be reasonable, transparent on airfares


December 4th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, Dec 4 (IANS) Aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Saturday said the airline industry should be reasonable and transparent on the air fare pricing issue."We have asked ... Read more...

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New Boeings to help expand network: SpiceJet


November 8th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Domestic low-cost carrier SpiceJet Monday said the 30 Boeing-737s it has ordered for $2.3 billion will help it expand its domestic network and fly to international ... Read more...

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Terminal 3 to welcome domestic flights from Oct 30


October 18th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Domestic flights will start operating from the Indira Gandhi International Airport's newly built Terminal 3 (T3) from Oct 30 to ensure seamless transfer of international passengers, said ... Read more...

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Air New Zealand set to launch ‘Cuddle class’ seat


October 9th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 09 (ANI): Air New Zealand is all set to launch its "Cuddle class" seat next month as the class divide on planes continues to narrow.Some airlines are starting to introduce ... Read more...

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T3 domestic operations put off, infrastructure not ready


August 13th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The domestic flight operations at the Terminal 3 (T3) of the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here have been delayed at least till Sep 15 as basic ... Read more...

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Jet Airways No.1 domestic airline for sixth straight month


April 15th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) India's private carrier Jet Airways along with its low-cost subsidiary JetLite has emerged as the leader for the sixth consecutive month in March capturing 26.1 percent of ... Read more...

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Government to check books to let Indigo, SpiceJet fly abroad


March 29th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29(IANS) Low-cost carriers SpiceJet and IndiGo will have to assure the government of their financial capability and operational preparedness to get the nod to fly abroad, a civil aviation ... Read more...

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Jet Airways No.1 domestic airline fifth consecutive month (Lead)


March 15th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Domestic airlines carried 3.86 million passengers in February, with Jet Airways (including JetLite) taking the top position with a 26.1 percent market share and leading the domestic ... Read more...

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Jet Airways No.1 domestic airline in February


March 15th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Domestic airlines carried 3.86 million passengers during February, Jet Airways (including JetLite) taking the top position with 26.1 percent market share followed by Kingfisher Airlines at 22.7 ... Read more...

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Boeing forecasts 10 percent growth in Indian aviation


March 4th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 4 (IANS) Boeing, a leading aircraft maker, Thursday predicted 10 percent growth in India's civil aviation market in 2010 based on signs of recovery from the slump in the air ... Read more...

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Tourists opting for low-cost air travel, moderate hotels


January 31st, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Post the recession, India is witnessing a preference for low-cost air travel, increase in business-driven tourism and a rise in the number of moderate-tier hotels for long-haul ... Read more...

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Indian travellers seeking cheaper flights, hotels


January 30th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Indian travellers are looking for low cost air travel options and cheap hotel rooms as the domestic tourism industry starts to pick up in the wake of ... Read more...

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Six out of eight Indian carriers post losses: Patel


November 19th, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Six of the eight scheduled airlines in India have posted cumulative losses of Rs.2,025 crore with Kingfisher Airlines accounting for Rs.1,602 crore, parliament was told Thursday. Only two ... Read more...

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Jet, Kingfisher domestic fares up Rs.200


November 6th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines Friday increased fuel surcharges, pushing up their domestic fares by up to Rs.200. National carrier Air India and other low-cost carriers haven't taken a ... Read more...

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Revival plan for Air India on track: Praful Patel


September 16th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said here on Wednesday that a revival plan for national carrier Air India is on track and his ministry will soon ... 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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Number of air passengers dips in January-July


August 12th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The number of air passengers dipped 4.9 percent to 2.48 crore during January-July this year as compared to 2.6 crore in the like period last year, official ... Read more...

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One crore Indians opt for air travel in April-June


July 13th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Over a crore passengers travelled by air in the domestic sector in the April-June quarter, an increase of about 11 lakh compared to the previous quarter, according ... Read more...

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IndiGo most punctual carrier, Jet next


July 13th, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Low-cost carrier IndiGo was the most efficient in terms of sticking to flight schedules in June, beating bigger carriers such as Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and Air ... 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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Recession-hit airlines to charge passengers for using loo!


May 19th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 19 (ANI): Air passengers may soon be charged for using the loo, as part of cost-cutting efforts.Fines for overweight passengers and steps to make people carry their own luggage to ... Read more...

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Flights take off from new domestic terminal at Delhi (Lead)


April 19th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A sleek new domestic departure terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport became operational Sunday, replacing a decades-old cramped terminal that was synonymous with disorder and lacked ... Read more...

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New terminal at Delhi airport becomes operational


April 19th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The new domestic departure terminal of the Indira Gandhi International airport become operational here Sunday with an Indigo flight taking off for Guwahati early in the morning. A ... Read more...

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Kingfisher Airlines hikes fares


April 18th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Kingfisher Airlines Saturday raised fuel surcharges by up to Rs.300 following successive rises in jet fuel prices. "Consequent upon successive increases in ATF (aviation turbine fuel) ... Read more...

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