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Students, families stuck in UK as India suspends flights

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.

India-UK flights suspended as Britain reports new coronavirus variant

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.

Barring tourists, government eases visa curbs for OCIs, PIOs, foreigners

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.

By Diwali, domestic air operations could be restored: Hardeep Puri

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.

Government may resume international flights by next month

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.

Indians stranded abroad evacuated for free; migrant-workers asked to pay

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.

AI pilot, sacked for failing alcohol-test, promoted as Regional Director

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.

#Boeing737MAX8 grounding: Civil Aviation Ministry holds meeting with all airlines

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.

India to have 200-airports, 1.1bn air-passenger traffic by 2040: MoCA

15 Jan 2019

India to have 200-airports, 1.1bn air-passenger traffic by 2040: MoCA

India's air passenger traffic is expected to grow six-fold to 1.1 billion and the number of operational airports to increase to around 200 by 2040, according to Ministry of Civil Aviation's (MoCA) vision document released at a summit in Mumbai today.

Soon, islands in Andaman will be connected by seaplanes

09 Jan 2019

Soon, islands in Andaman will be connected by seaplanes

According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, islands in Andaman will soon be connected by seaplanes that can land on or take-off from water.

You can fly drones from today: All details here

01 Dec 2018

You can fly drones from today: All details here

It had earlier been reported that individuals and companies would be legally allowed to fly drones in Indian airspace starting December 1, as per the Ministry of Civil Aviation's Drone Regulations 1.0.

Indian airlines can meet just 3 weeks' expenses; needs govt-help

21 Nov 2018

Indian airlines can meet just 3 weeks' expenses; needs govt-help

Amid rising fuel prices and the weakening rupee, airlines in India are having a hard time staying afloat, and have asked the government to help them get unsecured credit from oil companies and airports.

Airports owe Rs. 970 crore security dues to CISF

08 Oct 2018

Airports owe Rs. 970 crore security dues to CISF

Dues amounting to about Rs. 970cr are pending against various airports in the country in lieu of providing CISF security to them.

100ml limit for liquids on flights might be lifted soon

25 Sep 2018

100ml limit for liquids on flights might be lifted soon

According to government officials, the Ministry of Civil Aviation is considering installing and testing liquid explosive detectors at airports.

12 sexual harassment cases under probe: Air India tells WCD

24 Aug 2018

12 sexual harassment cases under probe: Air India tells WCD

There are 12 cases of alleged sexual harassment before Air India's various Internal Complaints Committees (ICC), the airline has informed the Women and Child Development Ministry.

Dubai-Mumbai busiest international route; witnesses 2.5mn passengers in FY 2017-18

23 Jun 2018

Dubai-Mumbai busiest international route; witnesses 2.5mn passengers in FY 2017-18

The Dubai-Mumbai air sector witnessed the highest flow of passengers at about 2.5 million during the 2017-18 financial year, primarily led by migrant workers, according to data released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

PM Modi gives Suresh Prabhu additional-charge of Civil Aviation Ministry

10 Mar 2018

PM Modi gives Suresh Prabhu additional-charge of Civil Aviation Ministry

Commerce and Industries minister Suresh Prabhu was given additional charge of Civil Aviation Ministry, a day after President Kovind accepted the resignation of TDP's Ashok Gajapathi Raju.

GMR-led DIAL's JVs made aviation ministry, AAI lose crores

18 Aug 2017

GMR-led DIAL's JVs made aviation ministry, AAI lose crores

Reportedly, the government auditor, after scrutinizing the GMR group-led Delhi International Airport Private Limited (DIAL), has unearthed that the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) had undermined public interest by okaying cargo JVs in 2009-10.

Air India gets Rs. 927 crore breather, banks shy away

15 Aug 2017

Air India gets Rs. 927 crore breather, banks shy away

The center has pumped in another Rs. 927 crore in Air India this month, keeping its promise of fund infusion made almost a decade ago.

Air India menu to soon have wines, mocktails and more!

26 Jul 2017

Air India menu to soon have wines, mocktails and more!

In a bid to woo business class and international passengers, Air India is now planning on introducing items from regional cuisine, mocktails and wines in their menu soon.