Air Deccan ceases operations

April 2020

With mounting financial stress owing to suspension of flight operations, Air Deccan has become the first Indian carrier to cease operations. The airline called off its operations “until further notice” and all its employees have […]

NRIs allowed to acquire stakes in Air India

March 2020

The government has permitted non-resident Indians (NRIs) to acquire stakes in Air India. To this end, the government approved 72 changes to the Companies Act, paving the way for direct overseas listing and decriminalising a […]

Internet access permitted on board domestic flights 

March 2020

The government has allowed access to internet services by passengers on board domestic flights, subject to permission from the pilot in command. Recently, rules governing extension of Wi-Fi services on-board have been notified. The pilot […]

Government scraps fuel throughput charge 

January 2020

The central government has issued a circular dated January 8, 2020 ordering the scrapping of fuel throughput charge being levied on airport operators across all airports, heliports and airstrips in the country with immediate effect. […]

Synergy Group submits EoI for grounded-Jet Airways

January 2020

The Synergy Group, a South American conglomerate, has submitted a fresh expression of interest (EoI) for investing in grounded Jet Airways. The EoI has finally been submitted after several extensions of the deadline. Meanwhile, two […]

Air India sought guarantee to raise fresh funds

December 2019

Air India has sought a Rs 24 billion guarantee from the government to raise fresh funds primarily to meet its working capital requirements as it is currently facing a financial crunch. The guarantee is part […]

MoCA launches UDAN Round IV

December 2019

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has launched the fourth round of the Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN – to further enhance connectivity to the country’s remote and regional areas. Under this round, the focus […]

Gulbarga airport inaugurated

December 2019

The central government inaugurated Gulbarga airport in Karnataka on November 22, 2019. With this, commercial operations at the airport have commenced and the first flight from Bengaluru landed at the aerodrome the same day. The […]

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