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Indian antitrust body fines airlines over cargo price-fixing

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has cracked the whip on three different airlines for what it deemed as determined action in fixing and amending fuel surcharge (FSC), which is a component of freight charges. The CCI came out with the decision after an extensive investigation stemming from charges that the airlines were running a cartel. The heaviest penalty was that of Jet Airways, which was slapped a fine of …

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India: Government owes Air India more than Rs 325 crore for VVIP charter flights

The government owes beleaguered airline, Air India, more than Rs 325 crore for VVIP chartered flights to foreign nations. India’s national flag carrier, which is close to being privatized, has offered details of pending bills of various groups that are responsible for the VVIP visits in its most recent response to information asked for by the Commodore (retd) Lokesh Batra. Details show that Rs 325.81 crore worth of bills for …

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ICAO team in India to conduct security audit


A four-man team from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) began its nine-day security audit of India’s aviation sector. The said audit will see the ICAO team review the regulatory framework and the civil aviation security system of the country. The audit, which is part of the UN agency’s Universal Security Audit Program, would last until March 15. The program seeks to encourage aviation security all throughout the globe through …

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Civil Aviation Minister says no final decision has been made on Air India disinvestment

Civil Aviation Minister Gajapathi Raju announced that no final decision has been made with regards to the disinvestment of the beleaguered national carrier, Air India. Raju had remarked earlier this month that any “unsolicited expression of interest” in Air India is not at all relevant, even though a lot of airlines are reportedly sending feelers to claim a stake in the national flag carrier. In a press conference, Raju said …

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Maldives and Philippines looking to seal air transport pact

The Philippine government is seeking to expand current bilateral air pacts with at least six nations and ink a new air transport deal with the Maldives later in the year. According to the Executive Director of the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), the move is a response to the clamor of local carriers for more entitlements to back their respective expansion projects. CAB Executive Director, Carmelo L. Arcilla, said his office …

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India: DGCA says airlines to pay passengers that gets denied seats because of overbooking

The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ruled that carriers that deny boarding to a passenger that owns a confirmed ticket because of overbooking are liable to compensate for deficiency of service. The DGCA along with national flag carrier, Air India, made it clear to a Delhi High Court that a passenger holds the right to ask for compensation in case of denial because of overbooking, above and beyond …

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Emirates Group signs MoU with Andhra Pradesh

The Emirates Group has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board to create a framework for collaboration in numerous aviation areas to support the rise of Andhra Pradesh’s aviation sector. The agreement paves the way for the sharing of industry expertise and the identification and investment opportunities that would allow for the development of the state’s aviation infrastructure. “The Emirates Group is committed to future …

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Nepal hopeful of getting approval from India for inbound flight route from the west

Nepal is looking forward to gaining the green light from India to operate an inbound flight route coming from the west, said a senior aviation official of the country. According to Sanjiv Gautam, the Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, flights heading into Nepal from India come from over Patna in the Bihar state. “We have been in dialogue with the Indian authority and hope to get …

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