Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju

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Center considering proposals to rename nine airports

03 Jan 2018

Center considering proposals to rename nine airports

Nine airports in India might soon have different names, if approved by the civil aviation ministry.

Flight delay: Aviation Minister calls up AI chairman, three suspended

14 Dec 2017

Flight delay: Aviation Minister calls up AI chairman, three suspended

Passengers of a Delhi-Vijayawada Air India flight yesterday had to sit inside the plane for 1.5 hours waiting for take-off.

Air India selling flats worth Rs. 50cr to SBI: Sources

05 Nov 2017

Air India selling flats worth Rs. 50cr to SBI: Sources

Even as the strategic sale of Air India (AI) proceeds, reports have emerged that it is in advanced talks with SBI for the sale of two residential properties.

Before privatization, clear our dues, appeals AI pilots to Center

07 Sep 2017

Before privatization, clear our dues, appeals AI pilots to Center

Privatization will be supported if the pending allowances are cleared.

Is Tata going to take over Air India?

22 Jun 2017

Is Tata going to take over Air India?

The Centre is reportedly inquiring whether the Tata Group is interested in buying state-owned Air India of which the latter is the original promoter.

Viral video: Sena MP Gaikwad now seen arguing with cops

20 Apr 2017

Viral video: Sena MP Gaikwad now seen arguing with cops

Wading into another controversy, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad had a heated argument with cops at Latur when they tried to disperse a protest by him.

Air India lifts ban on Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad

07 Apr 2017

Air India lifts ban on Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad

ANI reported that Air India has lifted the flying ban on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, a day after Sena members demanded the civil aviation ministry intervene in the matter.

United Indian airlines bar abusive Sena MP from flying

25 Mar 2017

United Indian airlines bar abusive Sena MP from flying

A day after Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad assaulted an Air India employee, all domestic airlines barred him from flying with them for an indefinite period.

Air India slapping incident: Major airlines stand together

24 Mar 2017

Air India slapping incident: Major airlines stand together

Following the assault on an Air India staffer, major players SpiceJet and IndiGo extended their support towards the "no fly list".

Govt dismisses CAG report, says Air India profitable

17 Mar 2017

Govt dismisses CAG report, says Air India profitable

Dismissing a CAG report that highlighted operational losses in Air India, the government said AI's original profit figures were correct based on GAAP (Generally accepted accounting principles.)

Majority stakes in AirIndia may be sold to investor

28 Feb 2017

Majority stakes in AirIndia may be sold to investor

The government is planning to sell 51% stakes in national carrier Air India to a strategic partner to turn around the loss-making airline.

No operating losses for Air India this year, says minister

10 Aug 2016

No operating losses for Air India this year, says minister

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said the state-run Air India had made no operating loss this year despite its precarious financial condition.