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Ex-Vayudoot MD plans franchise model airline

Want to own your own airline? Harshvardhan former Vayudoot chief might have a plan for you. Eager to start a second innings in the Indian skies…

When low-cost carriers and policy changes ruled the sky: 2003-2016

s part of the year-long series India@70, InfraCircle has been tracing the history of Indian aviation since Independence…

Of small aircraft and big ambitions: 1961-1990

In our last article, we looked at Indian aviation’s glorious moments between 1947 and 1960…

DGCA to audit air fares on 20 busy routes

Taking cognisance of an uproar in Parliament on 2 May by the Opposition over high air fares, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday…

DGCA to offer key services online starting June

Criticism over tardy systems and practices has led India’s aviation regulator to allow online applications, for the first time, from next month …

50% of emergency landings due to snags in Air India fleet

BENGALURU: Two recent back-to-back emergency landings of Air India flights have put the focus on the efficacy of the national carrier’s fleet and maintenance…

IndiGo owner files for IPO, seeks to raise $400 million

The owner of India’s biggest airline, budget carrier IndiGo, is seeking to raise more than $400 million in an initial public…

SpiceJet: Marans to transfer stake to Ajay Singh

SpiceJet Ltd said on Thursday that its principal shareholder and promoter Kalanithi Maran and his KAL Airways Pvt. Ltd will transfer ownership…

Govt must take Air India hijack threat seriously: Uday Bhaskar

C and strategic analyst, Commodore (retired) C Uday Bhaskar, on Sunday said the government must take the hijack threat received at the Air India office…

Aviation expert expresses concern over missing AirAsia flight

Expressing concern over the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, aviation expert Harshvardhan on Sunday …

SpiceJet outlines revival plan to government

SpiceJet Ltd on Friday outlined a turnaround plan to the government, centred on a proposed $200 million investment…

SpiceJet co-founder Ajay Singh plans three-phased investment for revival

Ajay Singh, a co-founder of SpiceJet Ltd who had sold his stake in the carrier in 2010, is negotiating with the current owners for a three-phased…

Co-Founder Said to Invest $206 Million to Help SpiceJet

Indian billionaire Kalanithi Maran struggling airline SpiceJet Ltd. surged almost 20 percent after a person familiar…

REFILE-The $40 bln jet buying spree - IndiGo's big bet

SNEW DELHI/PARIS, Oct 19 Almost four years ago a handful of people gathered in Airbus sales chief John Leahy’s spacious country house…

The $40 billion jet buying spree - IndiGo's big bet

Almost four years ago a handful of people gathered in Airbus sales chief John Leahy’s spacious country house outside Toulouse…

Get the actual wreckage and identify with MH370, says Aviation Expert

After sixteen days since the mysterious disappearance of MH370, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said what was feared the most – Boeing 777, which had 239 people on board…

Airline Safety in Asia Not Questioned in Jet Disappearance

As the search continued late Saturday for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, experts pointed at how many Asian carriers have succeeded in the last decade to overhaul their patchy…

Govt scraps aircraft acquisition panel, carriers can now expand fleet without further delay

The Civil aviation ministry has made it easier for commercial airlines and flying schools to acquire aircraft by scrapping its Aircraft Acquisition Committee…

AirAsia-Tata said to offer free seats to fliers

AirAsia Bhd, the region’s biggest budget carrier, is considering offering some seats for free when it starts flying in India, a company official…

AirAsia Faces Bureaucracy Costs With Venture in India Market

AirAsia Bhd., Southeast Asia’s biggest discount carrier, reported profits in all but one year in the past decade….

Boeing's Dreamliner nightmare

AThe 787 Dreamliner is Boeing’s vision of the future – a cleaner, greener, cutting-edge aircraft, which is 20 percent more fuel efficient…

Experts term grounding of Dreamliner aircrafts

Terming the grounding of Dreamliner aircrafts as a precautionary measure, aviation experts in India on Thursday, said that the government …

Chaos clouds Boeing's delivery of Air India 787s

Air India is expected to seek $1 billion from the Boeing Co. as compensation for the three-year delay of 787 production….

Kingfisher Air Plans Revival With Parent UB Group's Funds

Kingfisher Airlines Ltd., the Indian carrier that stopped flying in October because of a cash crunch, plans to restart services …

Chaos clouds Boeing's delivery of Air India 787s

Air India is expected to seek $1 billion from the Boeing Co. as compensation for the three-year delay of 787 production…

How long will indigos flight of fancy last 1883

Lead Story How Long Will Indigo’s Flight Of Fancy Last? With competition slowly coming back, the country’s only profitable airline has its task cut out…

Of small aircraft and big ambitions: 1961-1990

In our last article, we looked at Indian aviation’s glorious moments between 1947 and 1960. The following decade was equally busy with the 60s being a heady time….

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