In a drawback for travellers, flights to II-tier cities are soon going to be expensive. As per sources, Civil Aviation decided to hike fares, amid the recent announcement of a hike in small airport charges. Notably, the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation increased the landing and parking charges at smaller airports in India by 30%, whereas user development fees by four times. The hike in rates will be applicable soon.
Courtesy: Times Now News
Concerning the Covid-19 violators, the Delhi HC asked the aviation department to take strict action against those without face-mask and not following hand hygiene protocol at the airports. On June 3, the court said, Covid-19 is not yet over and people should take protocols seriously. Furthermore, the court also asked to fine such violators and put them on a no-fly list. The DCGA has been directed to ensure implementation.
Large and Medium Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani stated that Karnataka will have airports in all major cities, in the near future. According to him, the process of land acquisition will start soon. Also, permanent helipads will also be constructed at all the districts as widening "domestic air" can be crucial for industrial development. He further stated that Karnataka is at number one in software exports contributing 40% of India's… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express
The Centre is planning to divest its shares in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad airports. Besides these, under the asset monetization pipeline, the government has planned to divest 13 more airports in 2020-21. The Civil Aviation Ministry will soon apply for the approval in this regard before the Cabinet. Earlier, Adani group acquired six airports in the first disinvestment round. The government is targetting Rs 1.75 lakh crore from… read-more
Courtesy: The Economic Times
IndiGo has announced to dedicate October 21 to October 27 for Durga Puja celebrations. Reportedly, the airlines will hold cultural programmes like Dhunuchi dance, Alpona design, and Sindoor Khela at six airports - Kolkata, Silchar, Guwahati, Bagdogra, Agartala and Jorhat. The celebrations are a part of the company's 'India by IngiGo' campaign. Also, the flights from Kolkata will be serving "special Bengali food". The company's staff will wear… read-more