Civil aviation ministry is considering doing away with the government approval needed for aircraft purchases, a move experts say will help airlines speed-up fleet expansion in a market growing at 20% a year.
New route dispersal guidelines: Airlines may face trouble in ensuring better connectivity to smaller towns
Experts say that while new route dispersal guidelines will boost infrastructure, they can also balloon costs for airlines.
Civil aviation minister says cash-strapped carrier's turnaround plans expect staff to contribute towards reviving of company
The GoM is expected to bring a proposal before the CEA to release Rs1,200-crore budgeted equity to the airline in a couple of weeks.
Air India is struggling with accumulated losses of over Rs 13,000 crore, debts totaling Rs 40,000 crore and a fast depleting market share.
DGCA likely to get a complete makeover and regulate airfares and appoint ombudsmen, to be renamed CAA
The revamped DGCA, which is going to be called Civil Aviation Authority, would have an appellate tribunal, which will hear appeals against its decisions.
Air India may not get even half of the Rs 800-cr it has sought from the govt for flying VVIPs abroad, as the finance ministry thinks it is an "unexamined figure" .
The fake pilots licence scam has just got murkier as the aviation regulator has discovered cases where pilots have furnished wrong personal details in order to obtain licences, apart from forging marksheets.
Representatives of Air India and Star Alliance will meet the civil aviation ministry officials soon to finalise the date for national carrier's proposed entry into the 27-member global aviation network.
The civil aviation ministry has decided to refer to the Cabinet the proposal to commercially develop regional airports through private participation.
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