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Air India disinvestment: Beyond excitement, lies the uphill task of accessing assets, keeping it lucrative for buyers
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Air India disinvestment: Beyond excitement, lies the uphill task of accessing assets, keeping it lucrative for buyers

Beyond the in-principle approval, what the government of India needs the most is to conduct a hard-nosed assessment of Air India’s assets versus liabilities, and a workable proposal which makes the airline attractive to any prospective buyer

Air India selloff: To avoid a 2001 redux, govt needs strong political will, savvy financial strategy
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Air India selloff: To avoid a 2001 redux, govt needs strong political will, savvy financial strategy

Civil Aviation Minister A Gajapathi Raju said earlier this month that the airline itself has been asked to suggest a roadmap for its future

Air India's maiden operational profit: Why PM Modi shouldn't pat himself on the back yet
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Air India's maiden operational profit: Why PM Modi shouldn't pat himself on the back yet

Air India suffers from an image problem due to service standards, frequent delays and engineering issues

Aviation Minister A Raju hopes new policy would make flying 'easy'
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Aviation Minister A Raju hopes new policy would make flying 'easy'

The government on Thursday hoped that the new civil aviation policy will ensure better viability gap funding which will result in improved connectivity of smaller airports by airlines operators and benefit the passengers.

Why airlines are horses and India continues to have ghost airports
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Why airlines are horses and India continues to have ghost airports

According to Gajapathy Raju, airlines not mounting flights to many existing airports is the biggest reason for patchy air connectivity in India

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

Hare-brained strategy? Air India may replace team which plotted its turnaround
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Hare-brained strategy? Air India may replace team which plotted its turnaround

Air India’s independent directors have never really had a say in the airline’s management

States won't reduce VAT on jet fuel, airlines' operating costs to remain high
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States won't reduce VAT on jet fuel, airlines' operating costs to remain high

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma told Lok Sabha in a written reply today that states have rejected the ministry's proposal for inclusion of jet fuel under 'Declared Goods' category.

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

Maharaja Magic: Air India eyes operational profit for the first time in ten years!
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Maharaja Magic: Air India eyes operational profit for the first time in ten years!

Air India's accumulated losses stood at Rs 5,388 crore, Rs 5490 crore and Rs 7,559 crore in 2013-14, 2012-13 and 2011-12, respectively.

Norms on flying abroad: PM Modi steps in, asks aviation ministry to hold talks with airlines
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Norms on flying abroad: PM Modi steps in, asks aviation ministry to hold talks with airlines

The 5/20 rule bars domestic airlines from flying overseas unless they have completed five years of domestic flying and have a fleet of 20 aircraft.

Has Rajasthan pipped Uttar Pradesh for second NCR airport?
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Has Rajasthan pipped Uttar Pradesh for second NCR airport?

Zevar does not only face political uncertainty, there are other issues involved as well.

Easing norms: Will India extend Open Skies policy beyond Saarc nations?
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Easing norms: Will India extend Open Skies policy beyond Saarc nations?

As per the present policy, India signs bilateral air services agreements with other countries.

Keep maximum fares 2.5-3 times average: Aviation ministry nudges airlines
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Keep maximum fares 2.5-3 times average: Aviation ministry nudges airlines

Air fare regulation sounds good if one is a votary of mindless populism, since world over market forces are allowed to prevail.

Aviation minister apologises for Rijiju and Fadnavis but Air India's problems run deep
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Aviation minister apologises for Rijiju and Fadnavis but Air India's problems run deep

Air India has been in the news for all the wrong reasons this past week, prompting sceptics to again question the rationale of this government shying away from privatising the white elephant.

Civil Aviation Minister Raju has no knowledge of ministry decision on second NCR airport
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Civil Aviation Minister Raju has no knowledge of ministry decision on second NCR airport

The decision for a second airport in Delhi-NCR has, for years, been mired in controversy as successive governments in Uttar Pradesh pushed for different locations suiting their political constituencies.

Mahesh Sharma to meet airlines soon before starting airfare regulation
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Mahesh Sharma to meet airlines soon before starting airfare regulation

India is moving ahead to put in place some sort of airfare regulation in place. Speaking to Firstpost, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said he will call airline representatives for a meeting within the next two weeks to discuss a mechanism to regulate fares. His emphasis is especially on exorbitant last minute fares which have lead hundreds of Members of Parliament and the general public to protests.

Not just own staff, even independent directors of loss-making Air India got free tickets
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Not just own staff, even independent directors of loss-making Air India got free tickets

On the one hand, Raju wants to revive the ailing Air India and on the other, freebies are being doled out to all

No psychometric tests for pilots: Raju informs Lok Sabha
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No psychometric tests for pilots: Raju informs Lok Sabha

There have been some reports of DGCA considering introduction of psychometric tests now.

Privileges for MPs at airports, free passages for Air India staff to stay: Raju
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Privileges for MPs at airports, free passages for Air India staff to stay: Raju

As per Raju, netas can continue to ask for tea/coffee free of charge, get access to terminal building, visitors' gallery etc.