In the last eight years, the number of airports in the country has increased from 74 to 141, and as per the Ministry of Civil Aviation, this will grow up to 220 in the next four to five years.
Spicejet will be operating daily flights and deploy its Q400,78-seater turbo prop aircraft designed for shorter distance flights on the route.
"Considering the convenience of the travellers, a lead time of a week would be provided, i.e., for the new system to come into effect on December 20," the statement said.
However, it can be achieved only if all stakeholders work in unison, he said, urging the private sector and state governments, too, to join in the effort.
The carriers have been operating 85 per cent of their pre-COVID domestic services since September 18, according to the ministry's order.
Jeypore: Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation Usha Padhee, reviewed the construction work of Jeypore airstrip in Koraput district under the UDAN scheme on Sunday. According to sources, Padhee along with Koraput collector K Sudarshan Chakraborty and Road & Housing Development department Engineer reached Jeypore and inspected the construction work of the airstrip. […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday shot a letter to Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu requesting him to set up an Airport in the major seaport town Paradip. While the Paradip Port Trust has already requested the Airport Authority of India to set up an airport in Paradip, Pradhan sought the personal attention […]
Bhubaneswar: As the newly developed Jharsuguda airport gets ready to start operations by April 2018, the Odisha government today urged the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airport Authority of India (AAI) to take urgent measures for operation of commercial flights from the second airport of the State and provide night landing facilities there. In a […]
Maximum penalty under Drone Rules, 2021 reduced to Rs 1 lakh. This shall, however, not apply to penalties in respect of violation of other laws. Also, Drone corridors will be developed for cargo deliveries.
New Delhi: “Why pay a premium for web-checkins on flights…when you can just take a train?” the railways tweeted Monday, in an apparent dig at budget carrier IndiGo’s decision to levy charges for web check-in for all seats. This is the second time in the past week the railways has cashed in on an opportunity […]
New Delhi: The central government on Monday said it is going into the issue of some airlines charging a fee for advance seat selection through web check-in. “MoCA (Ministry of Civil Aviation) has noted that airlines are now charging for web check-in for all seats,” the Ministry said on its Twitter handle. “We are reviewing […]
The Centre will develop seaplane services in India by expediting the development of new water aerodromes and operationalisation of new seaplane routes, a statement said on Tuesday.
New Delhi/Mumbai: India’s civil aviation regulator late on Tuesday suspended the operations of Boeing 737-800 MAX aircraft, after several other countries restrained their airlines from operating the aircraft type. In a late night development, the Ministry of Civil Aviation tweeted: “DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has taken the decision to ground the Boeing 737-MAX planes […]
New Delhi/Mumbai: The government on Wednesday made it clear that operations of all Boeing 737-800 MAX aircraft will be suspended at 4 PM. Late on Tuesday, the Ministry of Civil Aviation tweeted: “DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has taken the decision to ground the Boeing 737-MAX planes immediately. In a continuation to its Tuesday’s call […]
Jharsuguda: Flight services at Jharsuguda airport has turned out to be a nightmare for passengers as diversions and cancellation of flights has almost become a daily affair. People blame the officials concerned whenever a flight is cancelled or gets delayed but at the end of the day, the passengers suffer, rued one passenger, Trinath Gual. […]