As many as 25 airstrips, most of which are unserved or non-operational, in Punjab and Haryana may soon witness hectic activity as the Union ministry of civil aviation (Moca) has identified these under its regional connectivity scheme called ‘Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik’ (Udan).
A parliamentary panel today sought a probe into defunct Kingfisher Airlines allowed to accumulate high levels of dues to state-owned AAI, which was in “violation of all existing rules”.
The Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) is trying every trick in the book to collect tax owed by the Begumpet airport.
Indian regional carrier Air Pegasus (OP, Bangalore Int’l) had hoped to resume ops this week, but has had to put its restart on hold as new investor FlyEasy (Bangalore Int’l) is still carrying out due diligence, reports the Times of India.
As per the Bloomberg report, Government of India is considering selling a majority stake in Air India to a strategic partner after a USD 3.6 billion bailout failed to turn around the loss making national carrier
This Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha informed Lok Sabha on Thursday on the latest status of e-bidding process for selection of operators under the UDAN scheme
The Ministry of Civil Aviation has issued a public notice prohibiting the use of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphone on board an aircraft. The Ministry has advised airlines and travelling public not to turn on or charge the said mobile during flights. This has been done in light of several incidents globally, involving the battery of Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Passengers have also been advised not to stow them in their checked in baggage.
The ultra-sensitive airports in Delhi and Mumbai may be sitting ducks for terror attacks due to glaring chinks in their armor. A parliamentary panel has red-flagged the slums around Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji international Airport (CSIA) and the hotel district at Delhi’s IGI Airport. Read more… Image credit: Pressreader.com