Tag: Ministry of Civil Aviation

Air India sale: Final bids for disinvestment today, Tata also in the race

The government has initiated the process of financial bids for the debt-laden national carrier Air India (AI) on Wednesday as Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia made it clear that the September 15 date for the process is fixed and will not change. After failing to find any buyer for a 76 per cent stake in Air […]

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ICRA: Domestic passenger traffic of airlines contracts to 19-20 lakh in May 2021 due to Covid-19 second wave

For May 2021, domestic passenger traffic is estimated at ~19-20 lakh, implying a sequential decline of ~65-67% compared to ~57.3 lakh in April 2021. With this, the domestic passenger traffic reached lower than the June-July 2020 levels. The airlines’ capacity deployment for May 2021 was lower by ~54-55% compared to April 2021 (~27,700 departures in […]

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Refund passengers who cancelled flights in last year’s lockdown, Govt tells airlines

New Delhi: The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has expressed dissatisfaction over airline companies defaulting on refunds to passengers over flight tickets that were booked for travel during the lockdown last year but got cancelled. MoCA Secretary on Wednesday chaired a meeting with representatives of airlines in connection with refund of credit shells of passengers. […]

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UDAN scheme: Country’s first Air Taxi services launched from Chandigarh to Hisar

New Delhi: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has flagged off a first flight to the newly constructed Hisar airport in Haryana from Chandigarh under the Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (RCS-UDAN). The flagging off marked the operationalisation of the 54th airport under the UDAN scheme, said a Ministry of Civil Aviation […]

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