SpiceJet plans to add Kevadiya-Surat route to its seaplane service

NEW DELHI: Overwhelmed by the response to the Ahmedabad-Statue of Unity seaplane service, SpiceJet on Saturday said it plans to start a similar service connecting Surat in south Gujarat with the 182-meter tall statue dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel near Kevadiya. Other routes and destinations which are under consideration for the seaplane service are Port […]

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Air fare band for domestic sector extended till February 24: Minister

NEW DELHI: The applicability of fixed minimum and maximum air fare structure for dometic sector has been extended till Februray 24, 2021, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday. At a press conference here, he said the fare structure will be extended by another three months till February 2021. Under the fare structure, […]

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Hyderabad Airport leads post-lockdown revival of aviation sector

NEW DELHI: Witnessing a steady increase in the number of passengers and air traffic, Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) is leading the revival of the aviation sector in India post the Covid-induced lockdown. The daily passenger footfall at RGIA has gone up by over six times and the Air traffic Movement (ATM) by over […]

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Commercial flights from Bareilly airport expected to start by December: AAI

NEW DELHI: Commercial flights from the Bareilly airport are expected to start by December this year, said the Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Thursday. “Bareilly airport belongs to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and AAI has developed a new civil enclave with interim terminal building of area 525 square metre along with apron for […]

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DGCA extends suspension of international passenger flights till November 30

NEW DELHI: The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till November 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Wednesday. “However, the international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis,” the Indian aviation regulator said in a […]

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Kuwait Airways gets its first two A330neos

NEW DELHI: Kuwait Airways, the national airline of Kuwait, has received its first two A330neos. These aircraft are the first of eight A330neos ordered by the airline. The carrier currently operates a fleet of 15 Airbus aircraft comprising seven A320ceos, three A320neos and five A330ceos. This event also marks Airbus’ first A330-800 delivery. The new […]

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Bombardier expands customer support footprint in Asia-Pacific

NEW DELHI: Bombardier Aviation has announced the development of a new service centre at Essendon Fields Airport in Melbourne, Australia, building on its commitment to the Australian market and establishing the next key building block in its growing global customer support network. The new OEM-operated Melbourne Service Centre will employ some 50 people, including more […]

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Tech Mahindra bags Rs 400 crore contract from HAL

NEW DELHI: IT major Tech Mahindra on Thursday said it has inked a Rs 400-crore contract with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to support the defence PSU’s “Project Parivartan” to streamline and standardise its business processes across the organisation. As per the contract, Tech Mahindra will be responsible for the transformation and modernisation of HAL’s Enterprise […]

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Modi government to invite Air India bids based on enterprise value

NEW DELHI: In an aggressive push to off-load its stake in the national carrier, the Narendra Modi government (Centre) has decided to invite bids for Air India based on the company’s enterprise value. Notably, the change in criteria will allow for the bidding to take place on the current value of the assets and other […]

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