Aviation

VP Inaugurates first international flight from Vijayawada to Singapore

Indigo

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that India has the potential to become global aviation hub for MRO (Maintenance Repair and Overhaul) in view of the growing aviation business, huge pool of engineering talent and low labour costs. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the first International Flight from Vijayawada to Singapore and laying foundation ...

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Srilankan Airlines an ideal global airline for Indians; celebrates 25 years of direct operations with its longest serving GSA-STIC Group

STIC Travel Group, GSA-Srilankan Airlines

Srilankan Airlines is an apt illustration of the important role a national airline plays in facilitating tourism and connecting nations. The benchmarks set by the airline as detailed out by Chinthaka Weerasinghe, Manager Northern India – Srilankan Airlines and Subhash Goyal, Chairman STIC Travel Group, GSA-Srilankan Airlines at a press conference held held at Hotel The Park, Parliament Street, New Delhi on 23 November 2018 speaks volumes about ...

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Suresh Prabhu launches upgraded version of AirSewa for added convenience of rising number of air passengers in India

Air Sewa Champion Award

The Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Commerce & Industry, Suresh Prabhu, and Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha launched the upgraded version of AirSewa 2.0 web portal and mobile app in New Delhi on 19 November 2018. Speaking on this occasion the Civil Aviation Minister said that a need was felt for development of an upgraded version of ...

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Modi sarkar grants “In-principle” approval for leasing out six airports of AAI viz. Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangaluru on PPP

Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC

The increase in domestic and international air travel in India combined with congestion at most airports, and the strong traffic growth at the 5 airports which were privatised over a decade ago has attracted the attention of several international operators and investors. The airport sector is the top contender among infrastructure sectors in terms of international interest. International operators and ...

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‘Safety of passengers must be at centre of Aviation sector as India thrives to turn third largest aviation market by 2024 surpassing UK’

Economic Impact Report- Aviation

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that safety of passengers should be paramount for any transportation service and asked aviation industry to place passengers’ convenience at the centre of all activities. He was addressing the gathering after releasing the Economic Impact Report and Coffee Table Book encapsulating the growth story of Indian Aviation marking completion of ...

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Direct air services between India and Perth on anvil; Western Australia to appoint marketing representative in Mumbai

Jayant Sinha meeting the Western Australian Tourism Minister, Paul Papalia

The Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha met with the Western Australian Tourism Minister Paul Papalia on 24 October 2018 to receive further commitments from the Western Australian State Government to establish direct non-stop flights between India and Perth. The Ministers said the discussions were positive, agreeing there would be benefits for both Western Australia and India if a direct ...

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Facial Recognition common standard being adopted world over: Jayant Sinha

Press Conference on DigiYatra

The Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu on 4th October 2018 released the policy on biometric based digital processing of passengers at airports called “Digi Yatra” at a press-conference. Addressing the media, he said that the Ministry has taken the initiative to develop standards for digital processing of passengers at airport to ensure uniform implementation and passenger experience ...

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Ahmedabad and Indore awarded as Best Airports @ National Tourism Awards 2016-17

Best Airport in India

Airports Authority of India’s Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport, Indore and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad were conferred with the prestigious National Tourism Awards 2016-17 at a glittering award function on World Tourism Day here today. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad received the Best Airport Award in Major Cities category and Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport, Indore received ...

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PM inaugurates Pakyong Airport, as air connectivity reaches Sikkim

With Pakyong Airport in Sikkim India completes its 100th airport

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated the Pakyong Airport in Sikkim on 24 September 2018. This is the first airport in the Himalayan State, and the 100th airport in the country. Addressing a large public gathering on the occasion, the Prime Minister described the day as a historic one for Sikkim, and an important one for India. He said that with ...

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India’s first biofuel powered flight with SpiceJet’s Q400, CSIR’s Biofuel technology to be a game changer in Aviation

India to use biofuel in aviation

A historic flight powered by indigenously produced aviation biofuel based on patented technology of CSIR-IIP Dehradun was flagged off on 27 August 2018 from Dehradun airport by Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat. The Spicejet flight, featuring a latest generation Q400 aircraft was received at Delhi airport by Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Harsh Vardhan, Dharmendra Pradhan, Suresh Prabhu and Union Minister of State ...

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Airports to have GI Product Stalls: Suresh Prabhu

GI Tagline contest in India

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu launched the logo and tagline for the Geographical Indications (GI) of India in New Delhi on 1 August 2018. On this occasion the Minister said that the GI logo provides an identity to a product and a tagline captures the spirit of India. It describes the bounty, labour and creativity of India’s ...

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Emirate’s announces special fares for its inaugural flight to Chile’s capital Santiago for bookings until 18th June 2018

Emirates to Santiago

Ahead of its 5 July launch, Emirates is offering special fares to Santiago. Travellers from the UAE can book special fares on all Economy and Business Class travel starting today until 18th June 2018 for travel between travel between 5th July 2018 and 31st January 2019. Economy Class passengers can enjoy fares starting from AED 5,500 and Business Class passengers ...

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