Low-cost carrier Akasa Air, which is backed by Billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, has received a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from government to operate. Set to become India’s 7th airline, Akasa is expected to start operations by mid-2022.
Earlier, Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia had launched the first of its kind ‘Medicines from the Sky' project at Vikarabad in Telangana under which drugs and vaccines were to be delivered using drones on September 11.
The civil aviation ministry issued a fresh order, wherein it modified the May 28 order stating that "50 per cent capacity may be read as 65 per cent capacity".
Bhubaneswar: Passengers with travel history of UK and transiting through the airports in UK and returning to Odisha will be advised to remain in mandatory 14 days home quarantine with self-monitoring and periodic monitoring by the Rapid Response Team. This is part of the SOP released by Odisha government as per the protocols issued by […]
New Delhi: The upper and lower limits on domestic airfares have been extended till November 24, the Aviation Ministry said on Friday. Ministry of Civil Aviation extends capping of fares for flight tickets on domestic routes till 24th November or until further orders (ANI) — OTV (@otvnews) July 24, 2020 The ministry had on May […]
New Delhi: Cash-strapped Air India, which is being disinvested by the government, has outstanding dues of over Rs 822 crore towards VVIP charter flights, according to latest data provided by the national carrier to an RTI response. In its RTI response provided on Wednesday to Commodore Lokesh Batra (retd), who sought to know the latest […]
New Delhi: Tightening regulations for drones which could be a potential security threat in the sky, the Civil Aviation Ministry has asked individuals or firms to voluntarily disclose the details about the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) starting Tuesday. Failing to make disclosure by January 31 will attract penal action in accordance with the present law. […]
New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry has approved Alliance Air plan to launch foreign operations by starting flights to Sri Lanka even as the airline’s parent Air India remains on top of the government’s disinvestment agenda. The move has triggered speculation among Air India employees that government may continue in airline business by not selling […]
Bhubaneswar: The long standing demand of the people of Odisha for direct flight services to Surat which is home to lakhs of Odias, has finally been approved and is going to be fulfilled on New Year 2020. Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi today took to Twitter to inform that the Civil Aviation Ministry has granted permission […]
New Delhi: Amid enquiry into alleged role of a middleman in higher bilateral seat quota with Gulf countries during UPA era, it has now emerged that national carrier Air India had repeatedly warned against such move. Letters written by the airline to Civil Aviation Ministry had claimed that the capacity entitlements on almost all the […]
New Delhi: State-run Air India seems to be finally getting its preferential rights in allocation of traffic rights over foreign routes after losing it to private carriers in the previous UPA government. The government has decided to allot it about 5,700 weekly seats out of grounded Jet Airways’ unused quota on the lucrative India-Dubai route. The […]
New Delhi: The Election Commission is learnt to have issued a show cause notice to the Railways and Civil Aviation ministries over the use of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pictures on rail tickets and Air India boarding passes as prima facie it violates the model code of conduct. The code came into force on March […]
Mumbai: An IndiGo Airbus A320neo plane suffered a mid-air engine failure with a “loud bang” on Thursday and the civil aviation ministry has taken serious note of the incident, sources said. The latest incident involving another Pratt & Whitney engine happened when the aircraft was flying to Kolkata from Chennai on January 3. The plane […]
New Delhi: In a major development, Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Commerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu, and Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha launched the upgraded version of AirSewa 2.0 web portal and mobile app in New Delhi on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, the Civil Aviation Minister said that a need […]
New Delhi: An intoxicated man allegedly urinated on the seat of a woman passenger onboard an Air India international flight, prompting the Civil Aviation Ministry to seek a report from the national carrier. The incident took place on August 30 when Air India flight AI 102 was on its way to New Delhi from New […]
New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry has approved a proposal for setting up of water aerodrome in Chilika lake in Odisha. The move comes as a part of the union ministry’s attempt to develop water aerodromes near locations of tourist and religious importance in the country with two other projects being Sardar Sarovar Dam and […]
Puri: The Civil Aviation ministry has rejected the application of Odisha government to declare Puri Grand Road (Bada Danda) as “No Flying Zone” during the upcoming Rath Yatra Festival starting July 14, 2018. With lakhs of devotees and tourists expected to congregate at the 12th century shrine during Rath Yatra, Odisha Police had urged the […]
New Delhi: Civil Aviation Ministry has proposed to include jet fuel under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, Parliament was informed on Thursday. “This ministry has requested Ministry of Finance to include ATF in the ambit of GST regime with full input tax credit at the earliest possible,” Minister of State of […]
New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has come up with draft regulations on civil use of drones which will also enable commercial use of drones for tasks like photography, doorstep delivery and even passenger transport, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju announced on Wednesday. Under the draft rules, the drones are classified […]
New Delhi: Stepping up action against unruly passengers, the Civil Aviation Ministry on Friday issued categories for airlines to create a ‘No Fly’ list, and a ban on those named ranging from three months to two years. “India is the first country to put out such a list. The No Fly list is to ensure […]
New Delhi: The Union cabinet on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for Air India’s stake divestment, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here. “In-principle approval for Air India divestment has been given,” the minister said at a press briefing after the Union cabinet met here. “The Civil Aviation Ministry’s proposal for formation of a group under the […]
Bhubaneswar: Flight service from Odisha to several small cities will be made operational soon. The Civil Aviation Ministry held a discussion with several airlines companies in this regard on Thursday. The airline companies chosen for the service under the UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik) scheme are Air Deccan and Air Odisha Private Limited. The […]
Bhubaneswar: The Railway Safety Commissioner under the Civil Aviation Ministry would probe into the derailment of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express near Kuneru railway station Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh last night which resulted in the death of 34 passengers and left over 60 passengers injured. Informing this to the media this morning, Anil Saxena, ADG, PR, […]