Kurnool Airport inaugurated

NEW DELHI:India’s ivil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri virtually joined Yeduguri Sandinti Jaganmohan Reddy, Chief Minister (CM), Andhra Pradesh at the inauguration of the Kurnool Airport, Orvakal, Andhra Pradesh today. Andhra Pradesh CM attended the inauguration at Kurnool airport along with senior officials and other important stakeholders. Senior officials of the Ministry of Civil Aviation […]

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First flight to Bareilly flagged off with all women crew

NEW DELHI:India’s Civil Aviation Minsiter Hardeep Singh Puri today flagged off the first flight from Delhi to the newly upgraded Trishul Military Airbase, Bareilly Airport, Uttar Pradesh. Santosh Gangwar, MoS, I/C, Labour & Employment and Member of Parliament, Bareilly graced the event at the Delhi Airport by flagging off the All Women Crew operated Delhi […]

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India targets 1,000 routes under UDAN scheme

NEW DELHI: India’s Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Sunday said his ministry has set a target of operationalising 100 unserved and underserved airports and starting at least 1,000 air routes under the UDAN scheme. He also said that privatisation is required in the field of aviation as it is not the government’s specialisation […]

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All-woman cockpit crew to fly inaugural San Francisco-Bengaluru flight

NEW DELHI: An all-woman cockpit crew will fly into Indian aviation history on Saturday when it operates the inaugural San Francisco-Bengaluru flight, going over the North Pole and taking the Atlantic route to reach the Karnataka capital at the other end of the world. ‚ÄúThis will be the longest commercial flight in the world to […]

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India-UK flights to restart from January 6, UK-India services from January 8

NEW DELHI: India’s Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday flights from India to UK will resume from January 6, while services from that country to here would resume from January 8 onwards. “Resumption of flights between India & UK: India to UK from 6 Jan 2021. UK to India from 8 Jan 2021. […]

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International air cargo handled during October 90% of its year-ago level: Hardeep Singh Puri

NEW DELHI: International air cargo handled in India during October was 90 per cent of its year-ago level, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Friday. “With our skies & airports busy facilitating more than 1.81 crore domestic passengers since May 25, 2020, another area which witnessed robust activity & growth is air cargo,” […]

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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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Non-scheduled foreign cargo flights from six Indian cities only: Hardeep Singh Puri

NEW DELHI: Foreign carriers can operate their non-scheduled cargo flights to and from six Indian cities — Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad — only, said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday. Scheduled flights are those which get their schedule approved by the aviation regulator in advance for a period running into […]

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Parliament passes bill to give statutory status to aviation regulators

NEW DELHI: Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill that seeks to improve India’s aviation safety ratings and provide statutory status to regulatory institutions, including the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which provides for statutory backing to the DGCA, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and the Aircraft Accident […]

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Bookings for daily flights from Darbhanga to start by month end: Hardeep Singh Puri

NEW DELHI: The bookings for daily flights will start by end of September from Darbhanga to Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, said Hardeep Singh Puri, MoS, I/C, Civil Aviation. After reviewing the groundwork of Darbhanga airport in Bihar, he informed that the flight operations will begin in the first week of November, before the auspicious festival […]

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