Civil Aviation Minister Directs Officials to Improve Maintenance at Chennai Airport

The Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati held a meeting today with the Secretary, Civil Aviation, Chairman and Senior Officials of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to review the performance of the Chennai International Airport, especially in view of the complaints received regarding poor upkeep and lack of facilities at the

AI’s Merger with Indian Airlines Almost Complete

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara informed the Rajya Sabha today that the merger of Indian Airlines and Air India is almost complete. Out of the 226 issues, on which integration action was initiated, 204 have been completed and integration action is in progress on 17 other issues. Five issues are pending

Pre-feasibility Study for Jagdalpur Airport Conducted

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara informed the Rajya Sabha today that on a request from the Government of Chattisgarh, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has conducted a pre-feasibility study for development of Jagdalpur airport in July, 2013 and sent the report to the State Government in November, 2013. An MoU

Government Takes Measures to Revive Aviation Industry

22Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara informed the Rajya Sabha today that Government has taken several measures to revive the aviation industry and ensure long term viability of the sector. These measures include: (i) Taking up the issue of rationalization of VAT on ATF with the State Governments; (ii) Permission of Director

Three Low Cost Airports for Bihar

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara informed the Rajya Sabha today that the Government has proposed to set up three new low-cost airports in Bihar at Muzaffarpur, Raxaul and Gaya. While Gaya is an operational custom airport, Raxaul will be a non-operational airport. The development of an individual airport depends upon many

Specific Provisions Fixed for Tendering by Delhi and Mumbai Airports

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara informed the Rajya Sabha today that norms and provisions have been fixed for tendering by Delhi and Mumbai airports in line with Operation, Management and Development Agreement (OMDA). The Agreement has specific provisions for tendering of the airport services by M/s Delhi International Airport Pvt Ltd

The 16th Dreamliner joins the Air India fleet.

The 16th B787 (VT-ANQ) has been delivered to Air India on 17th July 2014. The aircraft departed Charleston, USA on 20th July 2014 and arrived in New Delhi on 21st July 2014.

Fifty Locations Identified for Small Airports

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara informed the Lok Sabha today that the Government has so far identified 50 locations with potential for small airports in various states namely, Kadapa, Tirupati, Vijayawada,Warangal in Andhra Pradesh, Along, Daparizo, Pasighat, Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh, Jorhat,Rupsi,Silchar in Assam, Gaya, Raxaul in Bihar, Bilaspur, Raigarh in

Air India Generates a Surplus of 25.735 million US Dollar

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara informed the Lok Sabha today that Air India generated a surplus of US $ 25.735 million after prepayment of the Aircraft loan when the national carrier sold five B777-200LR aircraft. Further, a saving of US $ 5 million per month towards loan and interest repayment was

Expansion of Dimapur Airport Complete

Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara informed the Lok Sabha today that the expansion of apron with additional bays for parking A-321 type of aircraft at Dimapur Airport has already been carried out. For further development additional requirement of land has been projected to the State Government of Nagaland. Airports Authority of