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More places will be connected to Visakhapatnam airport: Ashok Gajapathi Raju
"Yesterday itself Hyderabad and Delhi were connected (from Visakhapatnam). Today more areas are getting connected," Raju told reporters.
Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju takes a fancy to the Delhi Metro
"I do not like sitting in the car for hours. Metro is faster and I of...
Cyrus Mistry's disclosures: Aviation Ministry to look into issues
Asked whether the ministry would take any action in this matter, Raju said:...
India may impose riders on bilateral air traffic negotiations with Dubai
Analysts say that it will be difficult for India to get such a commitment from Dubai, as slots are managed by airports — not the government — and are allocated based on availability.
Privatisation alone would not yield results: Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju
"We need to encourage more Indian players, be it in the private sector or government to improve and strengthen flight connectivity. There is ample scope for improvement both in air cargo and passenger traffic," he said.
Business as usual won't help Air India balance books: Ashok Gajapati Raju
The minister's remarks came after Air India MD Ashwani Lohani stated in a Facebook post that the massive debt was the cause of all of the airline's woes.
Aviation ministry may recommend 15 names for post of independent members on board of Air India
The Department of Public Enterprises will seek consent from the shortlisted candidates before naming the five who will join the airline’s board.
Aviation Ministry to discuss MPs’ perks with Indian airlines
In April, the government told Lok Sabha that there was no move to scrap privileges extended to MPs and other VIPs at airports.
5/20 rule: Against any type of restrictive activity, says Ashok Gajapathi Raju
Ashok Gajapathi Raju said he is against restrictive policies that would hamper the growth of the civil aviation industry in the country.
Government mulling strategy to boost performance of airlines: Ashok Gajapathi Raju
The government is considering a new strategy to motivate Indian airlines to perform and take away overseas flying rights of those who fail to do so.
'Something lagging' in AI staff commitment: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju
"The cohesiveness still has to be built in (at Air India)... you have the advantage of different types of airlines, competition is there," Raju told PTI
24 per cent growth in domestic air passenger traffic in August
The domestic air travel demand during the January-August period of this year, however, surged 23.14 per cent to 644.68 lakh fliers as compared to 523.55 lakh passengers flown by the domestic carriers in the same period of 2015.
Indian airlines may get to pick slots at Dubai airport
If Dubai accepts the demand, it will be the first instance of the Indian government obtaining a commitment on slots for Indian carriers.
Air India passengers worst hit by snag in July
In contrast, about 19,116 passengers of IndiGo were impacted, even as Indi-Go has the highest market share of about 39.8 per cent in the domestic sector.
Aviation Ministry may adopt Railways’ model to beat higher fares during festival rush
The model will be on the lines of Indian Railways, which launches special trains during festive seasons to accommodate the huge increase in number of people.