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Jun 28, 2016

Will heads roll at Air India after Venkaiah Naidu’s public berating?

According to the latest data for May put out by DGCA, only 74.3 per cent of AI’s domestic flights arrived and departed on time in May at metro airports. This means roughly every fourth flight was delayed last month. #air india #Chairman and MD Ashwani Lohani #Delhi-Hyderabad flight delayed #DGCA #Minister of Civil Aviation A Gajapathi Raju #Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu

Jun 23, 2016

Reasons why 100% FDI in India’s civil aviation could fail to take off

One inference that could be drawn from this is that the opening up of India's airline sector to more foreign participation is merely on paper #5/20 rule #A Gajapathi Raju #air india #Civil aviation #FDI #IndiGo #Jet Airways #R N Chaubey. SOEC #SpiceJet

Jun 21, 2016

Every 3rd Air India flight was delayed at Mumbai: Why congestion is hurting all airlines

Every third Air India flight taking off from Mumbai airport last month was delayed. Though Air India is hardly the benchmark for on-time performance by India’s airlines, private airlines too witnessed delays at Mumbai. #air india #AirAsia #airlines #Aviation #congestion #DGCA #GoAir #IndiGo #Jet Airways #Mumbai airport #SpiceJet #Vistara

Jun 20, 2016

Has the Modi govt’s big bang FDI reforms announcement shut his critics?

Though Prime Minister Modi held a crucial meeting of his top ministers this morning where the FDI decisions were taken, no one really had an inkling about the issues the ministers had deliberated upon #Apple #Civil aviation #Defence #FDI #Narendra Modi #Nirmala Sitaraman #Pharma

Jun 20, 2016

100% FDI in airlines: Air India will have to shape up or ship out

The FDI bonanza follows close on the heels of the government diluting the controversial 5/20 rule #100% FDI in airlines #air india #foreign arilines

Jun 14, 2016

Why small enterprises and not large companies are driving the new GDP series

It would not be incorrect to say that it is these middle-of-the-road firms which are driving India's GDP #CSO #Economy #large companies #MCA #medium and small enterprises #MSMEs #RBI

Jun 11, 2016

DGCA for more compensation for delayed flights; may ease extra baggage charge

The airlines have already been consulted on all these measures and they have agreed to the poposals #Baggage limit #costumer policy #DGCA

Jun 11, 2016

Govt mulls air fare cap, again; but it will only increase red tape

Why not nudge the airlines to find a solution to last-minute high fares through consultation instead of a dictat? #Aviation Policy #capping air fares #GoAir #Jet Airways #R N Choubey

Jun 3, 2016

India’s pulse problem: Why the illness needs a cure beyond price support

Despite the latest hike in MSP, there is a wide gap in what the farmers make by selling pulses in the open market and through the government procurement #minimum support price #MSPs #NITI Ayog #Pulses #rainfall #Rice #Wheat