Tag: Civil Aviation Minister

Restore flight services to Bangkok, Bengaluru: CM writes to Civil Aviation Minister

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to restore Air India’s flight services from Biju Patnaik International Airport  to Bangkok and Bengaluru. The flight service provider, on July 17 had suddenly announced suspension of the flights from the Bhubaneswar Airport from July 16 till October 3 without citing any […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Unique ID proposed to be made mandatory for flight booking

New Delhi: The government proposes to make it mandatory for Indian air travellers to provide a unique identification (UID) like Aadhaar, passport or PAN card at the time of booking tickets, Civil Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha said on Thursday, while announcing the launch of the digital travel experience initiative – Digiyatra – for fliers. “It […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Prabhu asks Aviation Secretary to review Jet issue

New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said he has directed the Secretary for Civil Aviation to review issues concerning Jet Airways and take required steps to minimise passenger inconvenience. The statement comes after the debt-ridden airline on Thursday suspended long-haul west-bound flight departures for one night. “Directed Secretary @MoCA_GoI to review issues […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Aviation scam: ED quizzes Praful Patel for 10 hours

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday questioned former Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel here for over 10 hours in connection with a money laundering probe into the losses suffered by Air India under the alleged multi-crore aviation scam. This was Patel’s second appearance before the agency in connection with the case. The Nationalist […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Pak will not open airspace until India withdraws fighter jets from forward airbases: Official

Islamabad: Pakistan has told India that it will not open its airspace for commercial flights until New Delhi removes its fighter jets from forward IAF airbases, Pakistan’s Aviation Secretary Shah rukh Nusrat has informed a parliamentary committee. Pakistan fully closed its airspace on February 26 after the Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets struck a […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Govt asks Air India to freeze all appointments, promotions

New Delhi: In the wake of its proposed privatization, the government has asked Air India to put a freeze on large-scale promotion and appointments. A new flights has to be started only when it is extremely necessary and after due diligence from commercial aspect. “The direction came almost a week back. It says that due […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Air India Privatisation Process In Full Swing: Hardeep Puri

Birmingham: Union minister for civil aviation Hardeep Singh Puri has said that the privatisation process for Air India is in full swing and he expected it to be completed in the coming months. The minister said the national carrier’s sale was in the interest of the wider Indian aviation sector in order to be able […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Centre Flags Land Issues In Setting New International Airport Near Bhubaneswar

New Delhi: The Centre is ready to strengthen existing aviation infrastructure in Odisha but the state government should ensure land for the proposed new international airport near Bhubaneswar, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Wednesday. Responding to queries during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, the minister said the Jharsuguda airport in western Odisha is […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Domestic Flight Operation In India To Resume By May 15: Civil Aviation Minister

New Delhi: Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has informed that the domestic flight operation may resume in the country by May 15. The commercial flight services were suspended in the country following the announcement of nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 on March 24. While speaking to a national media, Puri […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Limits On Airfares Set In Seven Bands As Per Flight Durations: Civil Aviation Minister

New Delhi: Domestic flights resuming next week will be placed in seven categories on the basis of the journey’s duration, and limits will be set on fares, which would be in place till August 24, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday. The minister said each band would have its specific lower and […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021