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Budget airlines get costly


New Delh: ‘Low-cost’ carriers in India are no longer what they claim as they have been found charging fares higher than the full service airlines. The low cost carriers (LCCs) were found to be chargi

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

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

SpiceJet shares surge over 8 pc on stake sale buzz


Mumbai: Shares of SpiceJet on Wednesday jumped over 8 per cent following reports that the company is in active discussions with Singapore-based budget carrier Tiger air for a possible stake sale.

SpiceJet Chief Executive Neil Mills quits


Mumbai: SpiceJet Chief Executive Neil Mills has put in his papers 18 months before his contract was to end, but the management is yet to accept his resignation, sources familiar with the development

Taxman ‘gropes’ woman on flight

Tirupati: The Tirupati Urban Police on Monday arrested a senior income-tax officer Jayashankar of Nellore zone, on charges of misbehaving with a woman officer of the Indian Railways on board the Hyde

Stocks up on FDI plans in aviation

India’s main indexes ended higher on Monday, led by gains in export-driven technology shares such as Infosys due to rupee’s weakness versus dollar, while reports of a stake sale to Etihad Airways buoy

Foreign airlines on 'wait-and-watch' mode on aviation FDI


Major foreign airlines seem to have adopted a wait-and-watch approach over the government's decision to allow them to pick up 49 per cent stake in Indian carriers, even though the government says t

Emirates says has no plans to buy stake in Indian carriers


Dubai's flagship carrier Emirates said on Monday it did not have plans to buy a stake in any Indian carrier, after India last week allowed foreign airlines to buy up to a 49 per cent stake in local ca

Cabinet to consider FDI in aviation on Friday


The cabinet will consider a proposal on Friday to allow foreign airlines to buy stakes in local carriers, moving forward with a much-delayed reform that could revitalise debt-ridden domestic carriers.

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