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Feb 5, 2016

Like it or not, DGCA is right in suspending Jet Airways crew after Sonu Nigam’s mid-air ‘concert’

In a somewhat similar sense, it is best to not copy international practices mid-air and take a rather conservative approach to safety by eschewing mid-air singing or dancing in the Indian airspace. #Aviation #ConnectTheDots #DGCA #Jet Airways #Safety violations #Sonu Nigam #SpiceJet

Dec 28, 2015

For the aviation sector to grow in India, it needs handholding by the policy makers

India is poised to become the world’s third largest aviation market in about a decade and perhaps it will attain this milestone despite little help from the mandarins in Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, the nerve centre of aviation policy making #air india #airlines #Aviation #ConnectTheDots #GoAir #India #IndoGo #Vistara

Dec 25, 2015

Aviation has come a long way in the past 15 years, but many challenges remain

In the last 15 years, a lot has happened to India's civil aviation sector. In 2000-01, only about 14 million Indians flew on a domestic flight. This increased by more than three-fold to over 45 million domestic passengers in 2009-10. #Airports Authority of India #Atal Bihari Vajpayee #Aviation #Civil aviation #ConnectTheDots #FRewind #low cost carriers #Praful Patel #UPA government

Dec 4, 2015

Unlocking GST gridlock: CEA panel may give Congress reasons to smile; to recommend 18% RNR

It is also possible that the second major demand by the Congress - to scrap the proposal of a 1% additional levy to compensate manufacturing states - is also met #chief economic advisor (CEA) panel #Congress party #Constitution Amendment Bill #Finance Minister Arun Jaitley #GST #NDA Government

Nov 19, 2015

States should come forward with incentives for regional connectivity, none on board so far

Under the RCS scheme which has been proposed this time, the Centre has offered VGF indexed to ATF prices and inflation for first 10 years and states have to chip in with only 20 percent share of this VGF fund. #A Gajapathi Raju #ATF #Business #Draft civil aviation policy #Ministry of Civil Aviation #Regional connectivity #Regional Connectivity Fund #Regional Connectivity Scheme #Schedule Commuter Airlines #SectorWatch #Viability Gap Funding

Nov 18, 2015

EICI analysis nails it, airlines must explain arbitrary fuel surcharge levy

It is clear from this data provided by EICI that the surcharge was similar for most airlines on most days therefore perhaps the charge that they were forming a "cartel" in deciding the levy. #air india #Business #Competition Commission of India #EICI #Express Industry Council of India #fuel surcharge #GoAir #IndiGo #Jet Airways #SpiceJet

Nov 6, 2015

No need to cap regional fares at Rs 2,500 if airlines don’t want state support: govt

The policy, once it comes into effect after various clearances, provides for many concessions under the RCS scheme to encourage regional connectivity. #Draft civil aviation policy #Open Sky Air Services Agreements #PolicyWatch #Regional Connectivity Scheme #RN Choubey #SAARC #Viability Gap Funding

Oct 1, 2015

Red eye flights: IndiGo starts from 15 Oct, SpiceJet plans for a few this winter

Late flights are popularly known as "red eye" flights in the United States since these operate from one coast to the other and passengers arrive early morning, sleep deprived and red eyed. #50 power businesswomen list #air india #AirAsia India #Aviation #Business #IndiGo #Ixigo #Jet Airways #Red eye flights #SpiceJet