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Aviation ministry to formulate air sports policy, set up apex body

The plan is to promote air sports by making it "safe, affordable, accessible, enjoyable and sustainable", according to the civil aviation ministry.
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Published on Jan 02, 2022 12:26 PM IST
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Play Indian music on flights, at airports: Aviation ministry to Indian airlines

  • On December 23, the ICCR submitted a memorandum to Union civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia urging him to make it mandatory for Indian airlines and airports to play Indian classical or light vocal and instrumental music.
The aviation ministry has advised Indian airlines to play Indian music on flights and at airports. (Representational image)(Vijayanand Gupta/ HT Photo)
The aviation ministry has advised Indian airlines to play Indian music on flights and at airports. (Representational image)(Vijayanand Gupta/ HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2021 11:02 AM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Cultural outfit seeks Indian music in aircraft

In a memorandum to the Union civil aviation minister, ICCR and the musicians said the music played by most airlines across the globe is 
Musicians and vocalists said that the idea would promote Indian classical music.(Unsplash | Representational image)
Musicians and vocalists said that the idea would promote Indian classical music.(Unsplash | Representational image)
Published on Dec 24, 2021 03:58 AM IST
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ByNeha Tripathi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

India's newest carrier Akasa Air unveils brand logo. 5 things to know

The logo of Air Akasa has used a mixture of 'sunrise orange and 'passionate purple' which reflects the airline's warm, youthful nature, the airline said.
Akasa Air is expected to start its commercial flight operations in the first half of 2022.
Akasa Air is expected to start its commercial flight operations in the first half of 2022.
Published on Dec 22, 2021 05:07 PM IST
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From Dec 20, pre-booking RT-PCR mandatory for arrivals from ‘at-risk’ countries

In the first phase, the system will be implemented at six major airports: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
Delhi's IGI Airport (Image used only for representation)
Delhi's IGI Airport (Image used only for representation)
Updated on Dec 14, 2021 06:33 PM IST
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Civil Aviation Day: Social and economic benefits of the global flight network

According to the United Nations, the International Civil Aviation Day serves the purpose of highlighting the importance of international civil aviation organisations in air travel across the globe.
The civil aviation ministry has for the fourth time this year revised the domestic airfares, following which the prices have been increased by nine to 12 per cent. 
The civil aviation ministry has for the fourth time this year revised the domestic airfares, following which the prices have been increased by nine to 12 per cent. 
Published on Dec 07, 2021 11:02 AM IST
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India may allow scheduled international flights by end of year: Official

India may allow scheduled international flights by the end of the year, secretary, ministry of Civil Aviation, Rajiv Bansal, said on Wednesday.
Minister of civil aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia said last week that the ministry was evaluating the process of reopening international flights in India.
Minister of civil aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia said last week that the ministry was evaluating the process of reopening international flights in India.
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 01:36 AM IST
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ByNeha LM Tripathi

Watch Jyotiraditya Scindia on govt's plans to give wings to the aviation sector

SCINDIA DETAILS CENTRE'S MEGA AVIATION EXPANSION PLAN
SCINDIA DETAILS CENTRE'S MEGA AVIATION EXPANSION PLAN
Published on Nov 19, 2021 04:28 PM IST
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Centre issues draft guidelines to ensure ease of air travel for disabled people

  • According to the draft guidelines, airport operators must make special arrangements to facilitate screening of persons with special needs so that the process is carried out efficiently "keeping the dignity and privacy of the passenger in mind".
Civil Aviation Ministry issues draft guidelines to ensure ease of air travel for disabled people(Pixabay)
Civil Aviation Ministry issues draft guidelines to ensure ease of air travel for disabled people(Pixabay)
Published on Oct 27, 2021 10:10 AM IST
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India notifies framework for traffic management of drones in lower airspace

The Centre had on September 15 approved a production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for drones and drone components with an allocation of 120 crore spread over three financial years.
The drone policy has taken into consideration the scenarios which will require flying multiple drones near manned aircraft.(Representative Photo)
The drone policy has taken into consideration the scenarios which will require flying multiple drones near manned aircraft.(Representative Photo)
Published on Oct 26, 2021 07:21 PM IST
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By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Akasa Air gets aviation ministry's nod. Here’s more about the airline

Akasa Air is backed by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, known as "India's Warren Buffett" for his successful stock investments, and ex-Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube. Akasa Air also has former IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh on its b
Billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is one of the co-founders of Akasa Air.(FIle Photo)
Billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is one of the co-founders of Akasa Air.(FIle Photo)
Published on Oct 12, 2021 01:26 PM IST
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By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed Akasa Air gets Centre's nod to operate in India

  • The new airline aims to start operations by the summer of 2022, the holding company, SNV Aviation Private Limited, said.
Akasa Air plans to operate approximately 70 planes in the next four years.
Akasa Air plans to operate approximately 70 planes in the next four years.
Published on Oct 11, 2021 08:14 PM IST
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PTI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

100-day plan for India's aviation sector: Know what it has to offer

The Centre's 100-day plan for the aviation sector includes five new airports, six heliports and commissioning of 50 new commercial routes under the Udan scheme.
The civil aviation ministry also unveiled a new policy for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) activities(Representational photo)
The civil aviation ministry also unveiled a new policy for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) activities(Representational photo)
Published on Sep 09, 2021 05:55 PM IST
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By | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Domestic air travel sees record surge since 2nd Covid wave, 50L flew in July

IndiGo flew as many as 29.32 lakh passengers, constituting 58.6 per cent of the total domestic air passengers’ market share, while SpiceJet carried 4.56 lakh – accounting for 9.1 per cent of the share.
The civil aviation ministry has for the fourth time this year revised the domestic air fares, following which the prices have been increased by nine to 12 per cent.
The civil aviation ministry has for the fourth time this year revised the domestic air fares, following which the prices have been increased by nine to 12 per cent.
Updated on Aug 14, 2021 12:01 AM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

News updates from HT: Domestic flights become costlier and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Image used only for representative purpose
Published on Aug 13, 2021 04:51 PM IST
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Puducherry awaits resumption of flights in the UT, spiritual tourism in Karaikal

Lt Governor of Puducherry, Tamilisai Soundararajan, urges Centre and Civil Aviation Ministry to recommence flight services to the union territory after suspension amid Covid-19 pandemic. She also insisted that the temple town of Karaikal be included under UDAN scheme to promote spiritual tourism.
Puducherry awaits resumption of flights in the UT, spiritual tourism in Karaikal(Representational photo)
Puducherry awaits resumption of flights in the UT, spiritual tourism in Karaikal(Representational photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2021 07:36 PM IST
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'Good news': Jyotiraditya Scindia announces more flights under UDAN scheme

The Centre plans to operationalising 100 unserved and underserved airports and starting at least 1,000 air routes under regional connectivity scheme called UDAN scheme.
Jyotiraditya Scindia takes charge as the new Minister of Aviation, in New Delhi, on Friday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Jyotiraditya Scindia takes charge as the new Minister of Aviation, in New Delhi, on Friday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 11, 2021 12:48 PM IST
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By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Cabinet Rejig: Jyotiraditya Scindia takes charge of Civil Aviation ministry

Jyotiraditya Scindia has taken over the charge of the ministry at a time when the civil aviation sector is facing strong headwinds due to the coronavirus pandemic
Civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia with PM Modi. (HT PRINT)
Civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia with PM Modi. (HT PRINT)
Published on Jul 09, 2021 03:32 PM IST
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PTI | | Posted by Shanza Khan, New Delhi

Aviation ministry permits Telangana govt to use drones for vaccines delivery

On April 22, the ministry had permitted the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to conduct a feasibility study on using drones to deliver Covid-19 vaccine.
The ministry's statement does not mention which particular vaccine will be part of this experimental delivery. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
The ministry's statement does not mention which particular vaccine will be part of this experimental delivery. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
Published on Apr 30, 2021 02:13 PM IST
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India finalises air bubble pact with Sri Lanka

India now has such pacts with 28 countries, including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Canada, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, the Maldives, Nigeria, Qatar, the UAE, the UK and the USA.
A Sri Lankan airport worker in protective suit stands inside a terminal at the Katunayake International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP)
A Sri Lankan airport worker in protective suit stands inside a terminal at the Katunayake International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP)
Published on Apr 10, 2021 11:06 PM IST
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Domestic flight operations rise, highest since May 25 last year: Puri

As per the data provided by the government, total flight movements on Sunday were 4,699 with a total footfall on airports reporting to be more than 6.17 lakh.
The domestic flight operations in the country were stopped from midnight March 24, 2020 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
The domestic flight operations in the country were stopped from midnight March 24, 2020 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 01, 2021 04:40 PM IST
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By | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Domestic air traffic now closer to pre-Covid-19 levels: Hardeep Singh Puri

  • At a meeting of the ministry's consultative committee on Thursday, Puri said domestic air traffic is increasing day-by-day and has now reached about 30,00,00 passengers daily.
The aviation industry was one of the severely affected sectors due to the Covid-19 lockdown last year. India's domestic passenger traffic slipped to a seven-year low in 2020 due to a complete pandemic-induced halt in air travel last summer for two months. (AP PHOTO)
The aviation industry was one of the severely affected sectors due to the Covid-19 lockdown last year. India's domestic passenger traffic slipped to a seven-year low in 2020 due to a complete pandemic-induced halt in air travel last summer for two months. (AP PHOTO)
Published on Feb 20, 2021 05:07 PM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times| Flight ops nearing pre-Covid numbers: Puri

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Hardeep Puri said the heritage committee is headed by our additional secretary; the process would have been finished by now.(PTI)
Hardeep Puri said the heritage committee is headed by our additional secretary; the process would have been finished by now.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 10, 2021 05:09 PM IST
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Civil aviation ministry, DGCA grant conditional exemption to NCRTC for using drones

The exemption for GIS mapping for Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) will remain valid till December 31 or until the full operationalisation of the Digital Sky Platform, whichever is earlier.
The Corporation has the mandate to implement the RRTS project across the National Capital Region, ensuring a balanced and sustainable urban development through better connectivity and access.(File Photo)
The Corporation has the mandate to implement the RRTS project across the National Capital Region, ensuring a balanced and sustainable urban development through better connectivity and access.(File Photo)
Published on Oct 16, 2020 10:50 PM IST
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Civil aviation ministry raises domestic flight operations to 60%

The government had resumed domestic flight operations on May 25, two months after the national lockdown was announced to stop the spread of Covid-19.
The civil aviation ministry decided to raise domestic flight operations after reviewing the situation.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
The civil aviation ministry decided to raise domestic flight operations after reviewing the situation.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 02, 2020 09:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByNeha LM Tripathi

Govt allows private jets, chartered flights to operate on domestic routes

The civil aviation ministry issued guidelines for non-schedule operator permit (NSOP), stating that passengers should report at the airport, heliport or helipad at least 45 minutes before the departure time.
The civil aviation ministry guidelines say the price cap on tickets, issued by the Director General of Civil Aviation last week for scheduled domestic passenger flights, will not be applicable on chartered flights.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
The civil aviation ministry guidelines say the price cap on tickets, issued by the Director General of Civil Aviation last week for scheduled domestic passenger flights, will not be applicable on chartered flights.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Updated on May 25, 2020 11:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta | Edited by: Anubha Rohatgi

Suspended Air India pilot says hair serum caused positive alcohol test

The suspended pilot has stated that he had get a blood test and urine test conducted in a private lab immediately after the BA test and it showed no alcohol in his system.
Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), which suspended Tyagi in May 2018, told the court that its standard for permissible alcohol level was zero. Image used for representational purpose only.(REUTERS/ File photo)
Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), which suspended Tyagi in May 2018, told the court that its standard for permissible alcohol level was zero. Image used for representational purpose only.(REUTERS/ File photo)
Published on Jun 04, 2019 02:50 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Debt-hit Jet Airways grounds two more aircraft, likely to impact 75 flights

On Thursday, the Jet Airways had informed the stock exchanges that it had grounded 19 aircraft. The additional grounding of 2 more that came on Friday, is likely to impact around 75 flights.
Jet Airways on Friday said that two more aircraft have been grounded, taking the total to 21, over its non-repayment of dues to lessors.(Reuters File Photo)
Jet Airways on Friday said that two more aircraft have been grounded, taking the total to 21, over its non-repayment of dues to lessors.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Mar 02, 2019 02:36 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByIndo Asian News Service

20 cities will need second airport by 2030, says civil aviation ministry study

Mumbai, Delhi, Goa, Visakhapatnam, Jaipur, Pune, Ahmadabad, Rajkot, Patna, Kolkata and Bangalore are among cities that will need a second airport by 2030. By 2035, more cities will join this list.
India’s airports currently handle 183.90 million passengers a year, according to the 2017-18 data released by aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation.(HT/File Photo)
India’s airports currently handle 183.90 million passengers a year, according to the 2017-18 data released by aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation.(HT/File Photo)
Updated on Nov 01, 2018 11:17 PM IST
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Coming soon: Assistants to help you sail through airport formalities

Air travellers will soon be able to avail of a package in which they can hire assistants to help them complete check-in formalities, speed them through security check and immigration, wait for their flight at airline lounges, and be taken to the boarding gate in a golf cart, officials said.
Officials said the Union civil aviation ministry is set to approve this new ‘meet and greet’ plan, under which airports across the country will hire a company for the facilitation of passengers for a price that entitles them to additional services.(Picture for representation)
Officials said the Union civil aviation ministry is set to approve this new ‘meet and greet’ plan, under which airports across the country will hire a company for the facilitation of passengers for a price that entitles them to additional services.(Picture for representation)
Updated on Oct 29, 2018 07:01 AM IST
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