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Raj Travel owner kills himself


August 1st, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) In a case of suspected suicide, the body of travel industry magnate Lalit Sheth was found washed ashore near Worli village in central Mumbai here Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Pakistan aircrash: Black box to be taken to US


May 4th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) The black box of a Pakistani passenger aircraft that crashed last month killing 127 people will be taken to the US for decoding, a media report ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily rues political rift over crash probe


April 24th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has described as "agonising" the political rift over the probe into an aircrash here that left 127 people dead.The Bhoja Air 737, on ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan has learnt little from previous air crash’


April 22nd, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) Pakistan has learnt little from a horrific aircrash that took place two years back, said a daily after 127 people were killed in a plane crash ... Read more...

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Who grounded Tata bid to start an airline?


April 20th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) In 1997, then civil aviation minister C.M. Ibrahim acted under pressure from Jet Airways to thwart the Tata group's bid to start an airline in ... Read more...

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SpiceJet allowed to directly import ATF


April 18th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) SpiceJet Ltd has became India's first low-cost private airline to get government approval for importing aircraft turbine fuel (ATF) directly.The approval was granted by the Director-General ... Read more...

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Kingfisher suspends flights to many cities, asks staff to stay home


March 27th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Kingfisher Airlines Tuesday suspended operations to several cities as per a new holding plan and asked the staff to stay home till the time it ... Read more...

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Government awaiting DGCA report on Kingfisher: Ajit Singh


March 21st, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The government Wednesday said it will not come to cash-strapped Kingfisher's rescue if legal action is taken against the private airline following the aviation regulator's ... Read more...

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IATA in talks with Kingfisher on revoking suspension


March 15th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is in talks with the crisis-hit Kingfisher Airlines to revoke its suspension from the apex body for the global airline ... Read more...

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Boeing to deliver 100 aircraft to India in five years


March 14th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 14 (IANS) The Boeing Co. has an order book of 100 aircraft from India including 37 B-787 Dreamliners and plans to deliver them over four to five years, ... Read more...

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DGCA to submit report on Kingfisher


March 14th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 14 (IANS) India's airline regulator would soon submit a report on whether crisis-hit Kingfisher Airlines is following the laid down norms, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said Wednesday.Addressing ... Read more...

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Private airlines to have global traffic rights


March 14th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 14 (IANS) The government is considering giving traffic rights to private airlines on global routes to help them tide over their financial problems, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit ... Read more...

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Deboarding incident a rights violation: Government


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS)The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has asked Ministry of Civil Aviation to order an enquiry into the incident which saw off-loading of ... Read more...

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Punish airline for deboarding woman: Disabled rights group


February 21st, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Calling it a violation of fundamental rights, the NGO Disabled Rights Group (DGR) Tuesday demanded stringent action against a private airline for deboarding a woman ... Read more...

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More Kingfisher flights hit, government rules out bailout (Roundup)


February 20th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Around 35 flights of Kingfisher Airlines were cancelled Monday, disrupting operations for third day in a row and the government queered the runway ruling out ... Read more...

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No government bailout for Kingfisher: Ajit Singh (Lead)


February 20th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Operations of cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines continued to be disrupted for the third consecutive day Monday even as the government reiterated that it will not ... Read more...

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DGCA to conduct surprise checks to catch drunk pilots, crew


February 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Indian aviation watchdog Thursday said it will carry out surprise checks and enforce stricter norms to stop pilots and cabin crew getting tipsy while ... Read more...

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BJP alleges Mayawati’s brother owns airline, demands probe


February 7th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's brother owns a private airline and sought a probe into its funding, alleging ... Read more...

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BSF man held at airport with bullets


February 4th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 4 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was Saturday detained by security personnel at the Agartala airport following the recovery of some bullets from his baggage, police ... Read more...

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PM holds discussions with private airline chiefs


November 26th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) In an attempt to chart a way out for the cash-strapped aviation industry, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday met with the heads of all ... Read more...

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PM to meet airline chiefs Saturday (Lead)


November 25th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet with the heads of all Indian airlines Saturday in an attempt to chart a way out for the ... Read more...

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PM to meet airlines chiefs Saturday


November 25th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) In an attempt to chart a way out for the cash-strapped Indian aviation industry, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet with the heads of ... Read more...

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11 Comtel Air officials booked in Amritsar


November 23rd, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Nov 23 (IANS) Controversial private airline Comtel Air, which recently asked passengers to pay nearly 23,000 pounds mid-air to complete their journey from Amritsar to Birmingham in England, ... Read more...

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100th aircraft to join Jet Airways fleet


November 17th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) India's largest private airline, Jet Airways has accepted delivery of its 100th aircraft, a swank new Boeing 737-800, a top company official said here Thursday.The airline ... Read more...

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BJP against foreign investment in aviation


November 16th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday opposed foreign direct investment (FDI) in the aviation sector, saying it will lead to annihilation of the domestic ... Read more...

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Mallya defends Kingfisher, more flights axed; PM to meet Ravi on issue


November 12th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Defending Kingfisher Airlines which has cancelled several flights this week while struggling with a pilot exodus and huge debts, promoter Vijay Mallya Saturday asked ... Read more...

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Will meet Ravi to discuss Kingfisher issue: PM


November 12th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Nov 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said that he will meet Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi to discuss ways to help Kingfisher ... Read more...

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Kingfisher urgently needs $400 million to survive: Expert


November 11th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 11 (IANS) Tycoon Vijay Mallya's cash-strapped and bleeding private carrier Kingfisher Airlines urgently requires about $400 million (Rs.2,000 crore) to survive and keep flying, an aviation expert said ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi’s aide held at airport for carrying bullet


November 10th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 10 (IANS) Youth Congress leader Anil Dhantori, who came here to oversee Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's programme in Tripura, was Thursday detained by security personnel at ... Read more...

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Airline staff held for passenger’s missing money


November 9th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Nov 9 (IANS) The Mizoram Police Wednesday arrested six ground staff of a private airline after a Kolkata-bound passenger's Rs.7 lakh in cash went missing.A police officer said the ... Read more...

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Jet Airways signs MOU with Vietnam Airlines


October 12th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Marking the state visit of Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang's to India, Jet Airways and Vietnam Airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding which covers ... Read more...

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Bangkok Airways connects Bangalore and Thailand


October 4th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 4 (IANS) Asia's boutique airline Bangkok Airways has connected the Thai capital of Bangkok with India's Information Technology hub Bangalore. It is targeting business and leisure travellers from South India ... Read more...

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Karnataka’s Hubli airport on high alert against terror attack


September 25th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 25 (IANS) Hubli airport in north Karnataka has been put on high alert after a tip-off by intelligence agencies that a small aircraft may be hijacked and crashed ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh minister’s son detained at airport


August 3rd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 3 (IANS) An Uttar Pradesh minister's son was detained at the Chaudhary Charan Singh airport at Amausi here Wednesday after live cartridges were recovered from him, officials ... Read more...

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Jet Airways joins Arab Air Carriers Organisation


May 30th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Jet Airways, India's leading private airline, has joined Arab Air Carriers Organisation (AACO) as a partner airline, a top airline official said here Monday."With our growing ... Read more...

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