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Direct flights between Amritsar and UK being lobbied for

Slough MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi is urging British airlines to launch direct flights between Amritsar and the UK. Dhesi met with airlines’ senior officials and bolstered their confidence with Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal’s assurance to possibly forego state aviation tax if they resumed flights from Amritsar. Dhesi met with Virgin Atlantic and Air India senior officials and backed his case with significant figures regarding the commercial potential of flights …

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India and Japan agree to open sky pact

India and Japan have come to terms on an agreement that would permit their carriers to operate a limitless number of flights between their two nations. The agreement came to be after strategic discussions that were carried out by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. An official release stated that India and Japan exchanged RoD (Record of Discussions) on civil aviation cooperation with respect to …

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Uzbekistan and India working to boost aviation ties

Uzbekistan’s Ambassador to India, Farhod Arziev, has vowed to increase the frequency of flights between the two nations in 2018. Arziev made the bold promise during an engaging session on “Investment Opportunities” that was organized by the BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI). “Arziev announced setting up of a Special Economic Zone in Uzbekistan especially for Indian pharmaceutical companies which are keen to set up manufacturing facilities in Uzbekistan,” …

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Japan and India to sign agreement that would give way to increased tourist arrivals

Japan and India are on the verge of signing a pact that would give passenger planes easy access to each other’s airports in the hopes of increasing the number of tourist arrivals in Japan from the subcontinent. The agreement would be formalized during the meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India as a part of the Japanese PM’s three-day visit. Abe had …

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Indian government considering lifting ban on foreign airline investors in Air India

India’s government is mulling the possibility of making changes to the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) norms that can help find more investors and open the process up for foreign entities looking to partake in the sale of national flagship carrier, Air India. Though the final decision will be made following talks with transaction advisors, sources have relayed that the government may extend the FDI policy to permit foreign carriers to …

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India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation issues new norms for no-fly list

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has rolled out new norms with regards to the no-fly list, which is geared to make air travel safer by handling unruly passengers. The no-fly list norms intend to deal with disruptive passengers and will bar these passengers from travelling by air between 2 months to 2 years depending on the gravity of their offense. The list defines three levels of unruly behavior …

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India set to sign Open Skies Agreement with Japan

India and Japan have finalized an Open Skies Agreement, which would allow airlines from the signatory nations to operate freely between the two countries. The agreement would be formalized during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shino Abe to India later this month. The agreement may allow airlines from Japan to fly directly to Chennai and Bengaluru. As of the moment, all Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Air India are …

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India – SC asks BJP leader to file amended plea in bid to squash Jet Airways-Etihad alliance

The Supreme Court of India has requested Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy to enter a revised plea, which looks to suppress an alliance between Jet Airways and Etihad Airways, by also challenging the bilateral agreement of India and the UAE on raising the number of flights. Additional Solicitor General P S Narsimha, representing the Centre, informed a bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra that Swamy was to specially …

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Indian government seeks to upgrade airports through policy changes

The Narendra Modi-helmed government is planning to upgrade the metro airports into bustling global aviation hubs, similar to that in Dubai and Singapore, starting with a series of policies, which include stalling bilateral deals that benefit rival airports. The move, officials deem, will also tackle the aviation sector’s financial troubles. The Finance and Civil Aviation Ministries believe that there is a pressing need to halt feeding rival airports in Dubai, …

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Rising airport charges, high taxation, “shackle” airline industry, says Jet Airways Chairman

Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal pointed to rising airport fees and levies as well as high taxes as factors that “shackle” the airline industry. Goyal addressed these in the airline’s annual report for 2016-2017, which was sent to shareholders ahead of their Annual General Meeting next month. He said that the current airport infrastructure has failed to match the rapid growth in passenger volumes and aircraft movement. However, the Jet …

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