Articles about Ministry of Civil Aviation
02 Jan 2022
First aerosports policy drafted as India aims high for 2030
India's civil aviation ministry unveiled a draft National Aerosports Policy (NASP 2022) on Saturday.
26 Nov 2021
India to resume international flights from December 15
India will resume regular international flights starting December 15, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said on Friday.
17 Nov 2021
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's Akasa Air orders 72 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft
Ace stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed Akasa Air struck a deal with Boeing to buy 72 fuel-efficient 737 MAX airplanes on Tuesday.
12 Oct 2021
No restrictions on domestic flight capacity from October 18: Centre
Amid the improving COVID-19 situation in the country, the Civil Aviation Ministry on Tuesday permitted domestic airlines to function at their full capacity from October 18 onwards.
26 Aug 2021
Drone Rules 2021: Centre eases rules for usage of drones
The Centre on Thursday passed the Drone Rules 2021 to "liberalize" the norms governing drone usage in India.
26 Aug 2021
Aviation ministry eases rules to operate drones in India
The Ministry of Civil Aviation has eased the rules regarding drone operations in India by reducing the number of forms that need to be filled to operate them from 25 to five and decreasing the types of fees charged from the operator from 72 to four.
13 Aug 2021
Government increases flight capacity; airfare to rise by 12%
The Civil Aviation Ministry has issued an order, allowing domestic airlines to increase flight capacity from 65% to 72.5%.
09 Aug 2021
Economy-class Delhi-London flight fares range from Rs. 1.03-1.47L: Aviation Ministry
An economy-class ticket on the Delhi-London flight has been available for between Rs. 1.03 lakh and Rs. 1.47 lakh, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said on Sunday.
22 Jun 2021
NCLT approves Jalan-Kalrock consortium's plan for Jet Airways
The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Tuesday cleared the resolution plan of Kalrock Capital and entrepreneur Murari Lal Jalan for the revival of the bankrupt Jet Airways.
06 May 2021
Centre issues guidelines to expedite vaccination of aviation personnel
The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Thursday issued guidelines to facilitate the vaccination of aviation personal, associated with both government and private entities, in an accelerated manner.
04 May 2021
Vaccinate us on priority or we strike: Air India pilots
The Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), the pilots' union of national carrier Air India, has threatened to "stop work" if the airline management fails to vaccinate its flying crew over 18 years of age on a priority basis.
23 Mar 2021
Coronavirus: DGCA suspends international commercial flights till April 30
As the COVID-19 situation in India worsens, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday announced the suspension of international commercial flights till April 30.
13 Mar 2021
Fliers violating COVID-19 norms could be put on no-fly list
The Civil Aviation Ministry on Saturday said passengers refusing to adhere to COVID-19 protocols and norms like wearing masks and maintaining social distancing could attract action as per law.
26 Feb 2021
DGCA allows cheaper domestic flights for those without baggage
Domestic flight operators are allowed to offer concessions on ticket fares to passengers traveling without baggage, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has said in a circular.
09 Feb 2021
Aviation Ministry, DGCA grant permission to BCCI to use drones
Directorate General of Civil Aviation and the Civil Aviation Ministry have given conditional permissions to the Board of Control for Cricket in India for aerial filming of cricket matches this year.
08 Jan 2021
Coronavirus vaccine consignment awaits government nod for take-off from Pune
On Thursday night, the Pune Airport was prepared to airlift vials of coronavirus vaccine, the first such exercise in India's massive inoculation drive.
02 Jan 2021
30 India-UK flights to operate per week from January 8
Only 30 flights per week will operate between India and the United Kingdom to and from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad, when services resume from January 8, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced on Friday.
22 Dec 2020
Students, families stuck in UK as India suspends flights
India's temporary suspension of all flights to and from the United Kingdom has impacted the travel plans of several Indian students who were hoping to travel home during the holiday season.
21 Dec 2020
India-UK flights suspended as Britain reports new coronavirus variant
India has decided to temporarily suspend all flights to and from the United Kingdom until December 31, the Ministry of Civil Aviation announced on Monday.
30 Oct 2020
Centre extends cap on domestic airfare till February 24
The lower and upper limits on fares for domestic air travel will remain in place for another three months, till February 24, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday.
22 Oct 2020
Barring tourists, government eases visa curbs for OCIs, PIOs, foreigners
Eight months after strict restrictions were imposed on inbound and outbound travel, the Indian government on Thursday eased visa curbs for Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), and foreign nationals, saying they can visit the country for any purpose, except tourism.
11 Sep 2020
DGCA serves notice to IndiGo over ruckus on Kangana's flight
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has served a notice to IndiGo in connection to the chaos on its September 9 flight, which had Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut as a passenger.
25 Aug 2020
By Diwali, domestic air operations could be restored: Hardeep Puri
Come Diwali (November 14), much of India's domestic civil air traffic will be restored to original numbers, said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday.
08 Aug 2020
Kerala crash: Digital flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder recovered
The digital flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder from the Air India flight that crashed in Kerala on Friday evening have been recovered, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday.
16 Jul 2020
India establishes bilateral 'air bubbles' with France, US: Details here
India on Thursday announced it has set up bilateral "air bubbles" with France and the US to resume international commercial flights from Friday.
04 Jun 2020
Government may resume international flights by next month
A recent report from India Today had suggested that the Ministry of Civil Aviation was contemplating to resume international flight operations in July.
25 May 2020
Air India can operate flights with full strength, for now
On Monday, the Supreme Court allowed national carrier Air India to operate special international flights with occupied middle seats for ten days, till June 6.
21 May 2020
Air fares will be capped for three months
Once airlines restore partial services from Monday, they will have to adhere to the pricing guidelines of the Civil Aviation Ministry, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday. The rates will be capped for three months.
17 May 2020
Airlines suffered turbulence due to coronavirus: Understanding what future holds
The globalized world was brought to a screeching halt with the onset of coronavirus pandemic.
14 May 2020
In lockdown 4.0, public transport will be allowed with limits
In the third extension of the countrywide lockdown, imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus, massive relaxations related to economic activities, manufacturing, and, more importantly, travel will be provided, a TOI report said on Thursday.
13 May 2020
How will air travel change in post-Coronavirus era
On Tuesday, the Civil Aviation Ministry came up with a draft standard operating procedure (SOP) for commercial flights, indicating that air operations could also start, in a calibrated manner, in the fourth phase of coronavirus-induced lockdown.
03 May 2020
Indians stranded abroad evacuated for free; migrant-workers asked to pay
The Centre on Wednesday allowed inter-state movement of stranded migrant workers via buses. Two days later, special trains were also allowed to ferry the workers.
02 Mar 2020
Soon, you will get Wi-Fi on domestic Indian flights
Finally, you will be able to use internet service on domestic Indian flights.
29 Feb 2020
Mauritius President stopped at Varanasi airport over excess baggage
Mauritius President Prithvirajsing Roopun was reportedly stopped at the international airport in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
01 Feb 2020
Kunal Kamra sends legal notice to IndiGo; demands Rs. 25L
Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra has sent a legal notice to IndiGo airlines after the budget flier suspended him for six months.
20 May 2019
Five successful IITians turned politicians you should know about
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes and globally recognized as centers of academic excellence in science and technology.
01 May 2019
AI pilot, sacked for failing alcohol-test, promoted as Regional Director
A senior pilot of Air India, Arvind Kathpalia, has recently been promoted as the Regional Director (Northern Region) of the national carrier.
19 Mar 2019
Jet Airways' flight safety at risk: Aircraft engineers to DGCA
Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered an emergency meeting after the Jet Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Welfare Association (JAMEWA) wrote to the aviation watchdog that Jet Airways' flight safety is at risk.
13 Mar 2019
#Boeing737MAX8 grounding: Civil Aviation Ministry holds meeting with all airlines
The Civil Aviation Ministry held a meeting with all the airlines in the country to come up with a contingency plan in the backdrop of the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft after the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday.
08 Mar 2019
Soon, you may have to pay more for flight tickets
Passengers travelling via air, both domestic and international, might have to pay more for their tickets soon, as Passenger Service Fee (PSF) is due for an increase.