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More than 100 airports to connect small cities by by 2020: PM

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Kishangarh, Ajmer: Small destinations in the country will have air connectivity with a network of more than 100 airports planned to meet the expected passenger load capacity of 30 crore by 2020, Prim

Tata to start new full-service carrier with Singapore Airlines

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New Delhi: Salt to software conglomerate Tata group on Thursday said it has entered into an agreement with Singapore Airlines to start a full-service carrier in India.
The two parties have signed a M

Etihad plans to triple number of seats on Delhi, Mumbai routes


Mumbai: Gulf carrier Etihad Airways on Thursday said it plans to more than triple number of seats on its Delhi and Mumbai routes from November following the Union Cabinet's approval to increase bilat

Govt asks states to slash VAT on jet fuel to four per cent

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New Delhi: With Indian airlines posting a combined loss of about Rs 10,000 crore in 2012-13 and a total debt of almost Rs 90,000 crore, government on Tuesday asked state governments to slash value ad

Jet, SpiceJet increase fares by steep 25 per cent; more airlines to follow suit

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New Delhi: In a bad but expected news for air passengers, airfares have gone through the roof over the past couple of days, with all scheduled carriers either having already hiked fares or being in t

Government approves India-Abu Dhabi air services accord


New Delhi: The India-Abu Dhabi bilateral air services agreement, which ran into controversy following the Jet-Etihad deal, was approved by the government on Tuesday enabling their airlines to fly 50,

Jet fuel prices hiked, air fares to skyrocket soon


New Delhi: In a huge "shock" for airlines and the aviation industry that may see domestic airfares sky rocket by as much as 50 per cent in the next few weeks, state-owned oil firms have hiked the pri

Etihad training 'flying nannies'


Dubai: Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has come up with a unique in-flight child care assistance programme in its long haul flights for families who travel with their children. Parents with their chil

SpiceJet makes family members fly in 2 planes, fined Rs one lakh


New Delhi: SpiceJet has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs one lakh to a passenger for not allowing all members of his family to board the plane despite having confirmed tickets and mak

Civil Aviation Authority to replace DGCA

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New Delhi: A bill to replace the DGCA by a new aviation regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), with full operational and financial autonomy is likely to be tabled in the upcoming Monsoon Sess

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