Aviation

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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Suresh Prabhu reviews progress in ongoing work at 21 airports; calls for Civil Aviation- Vision – 2035

India is to develop its civil aviation in such a manner that it boosts tourism, logistics and create as many jobs as possible. Seen in picture are the Tourism and Civil Aviation ministers dwelling on building connectivity to all tourist attraction in India.

Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Civil Aviation on 28 May 2018 reviewed the growth of airport infrastructure in India and called for preparation of a holistic “Vision – 2035” document. The vision document is expected to address issues such as congestion at airports, runways and airspace; development of unserved and under-served airports; ways and means to boost the air connectivity to small cities ...

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Has time come for regulation to cap peak air fares in India?

The Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha briefing the media on the proposed Passenger Charter and aspects of Air Sewa.., in New Delhi on May 22, 2018. The Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, R.N. Choubey is also seen.

With Ministry of Civil Aviation notifying draft Passenger Charter Defining Rights for air Passengers for Public Consultation, has time come to work out a regulation to cap peak air fares in India? Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, on 22 May 2018 had informed that the Draft Passenger Charter defining rights for air passengers is being notified for public consultation, ...

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Udan scheme to boost tourism, provide better air connectivity to tourist destinations?

India is to develop its civil aviation in such a manner that it boosts tourism, logistics and create as many jobs as possible. Seen in picture are the Tourism and Civil Aviation ministers dwelling on building connectivity to all tourist attraction in India.

The Narendra Modi Government in 2014 post a short stint with Shripad Yesso Naik as Tourism Minister, who got relieved of the Tourism Charge while on his maiden visit to Reed Exhibitions World Travel Mart in London; got Mahesh Sharma as Tourism (I/C) and Junior Civil Aviation Minister. The combination of civil aviation and Tourism portfolio felt the hearts of the tourism ...

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Growing from 4 aircrafts to 119- Jet Airways reaffirms its commitment to add more joy of flying @ its silver jubilee

For Jet Airways patrons there are always more reasons to celebrate!

Jet Airways, India’s premier full service international airline celebrates the momentous milestone of 25 glorious years of service on the 5th of May 2018. Credited with transforming the face of Indian aviation, Jet Airways first flight 9W321 took off on the 5th of May 1993 from Mumbai to Ahmedabad, marking its humble journey of ‘Connecting India to the World.’ From a ...

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Sindhudurg Airport will be a boost for Aviation Sector in Maharashtra; likely to be ready to serve domestic travellers and International charter flights by June 2018

An airport in Sindhudurg was necessary in order to provide better connectivity to the Konkan region of Maharashtra, parts of Goa, North Karnataka and Western Maharashtra

Maharashtra will get a new airport at ParuleChipi in Sindhudurg district in 2018. Work on the project is expected to be completed in June this year, before the onset of monsoon and the Ganesh Festival, which will begin in September this year. The airport is being constructed by IRB Sindhudurg Airport on a design-build-finance-operate-transfer (DBFOT) basis for the Maharashtra Industrial Development ...

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Goa to be Developed as Tourism Cum Cargo Hub: Suresh Prabhu

Union Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu addressing media persons at Dabolim Airport, Goa on 16 April 2018

Central government in the collaboration with state government and private partners is working on to promote Goa as a tourism destination as well as a cargo hub, stated Union Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu. He was addressing media persons at Dabolim Airport, Goa after the inspection of ongoing renovation work. Union Minister of State for AYUSH (I/C) Shripad Naik, ...

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