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AAI working on plan to allow housing projects on airport land

AAI working on plan to allow housing projects on airport land

Legal changes to enable housing development in airport land are in the works, the chairman of India’s state-run airport development authority said. Currently, airport housing in India is permitted only for airport employees

Aadhaar could soon be mandatory for domestic flights

Aadhaar could soon be mandatory for domestic flights

IT major Wipro has been tasked with developing a blueprint for Aadhaar-based biometric access to flyers at all airports across India.

India becomes 3rd largest domestic air travel market

India beats Japan, which flew 97 million domestic passengers in 2016, to become the third largest aviation market in terms of domestic air traffic, according to a recent industry report by CAPA.

Aviation Ministry seeks PMO Help for early clearance from Home Ministry

Aviation Ministry seeks PMO Help for early clearance from Home Ministry

The aviation secretary has sought help from the Prime Minister’s Office to reduce the time to get security clearance for its proposals, a clear indication of growing frustration within the ministry over its plans getting stuck at the home ministry.

Banks reject Air India’s Rs 9,000 cr loan recast, say acquiring equity in airline would be a ‘burden’

Banks reject Air India’s Rs 9,000 cr loan recast, say acquiring equity in airline would be a ‘burden’

A consortium of lenders to the loss-making Air India has shelved the airline’s proposal to recast Rs 9,000 crore of loans by converting half the amount into equity.

Surge in Airfare: CCI to examine complaints of anti-competitive behaviour

Surge in Airfare: CCI to examine complaints of anti-competitive behaviour

Having received a number of complaints against sudden surge in fares on some routes, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has taken suo moto cognisance of the issue to examine

TS signs pact with aviation ministry for regional connectivity

The state government on Wednesday signed an MoU with the ministry of civil aviation and Airports Authority of India (AAI) for air connectivity to smaller towns under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) by developing small airports and airstrips.

Aviation PSUs to be rated against set goals in new review system

The aviation ministry is to start reviewing the performance of public sector undertakings (PSUs) under its aegis on a balance scorecard methodology, the favoured form in private enterprises, starting next month, doing away with the conventional ways of reviewing PSU performance. “We are trying to institute a disciplined performance management system using the balance scorecard […]

The Human Face of AI – Two International Flights Land Midway

Air India, once again, demonstrated its care and concern for passenger safety and wellbeing, when two international flights were diverted mid-way to address medical emergencies of the passengers.

Modi government lays down policy to extend air travel boom to smaller cities

India will push to get 90 airports in smaller towns and cities up and running over the next 12 months, under a government