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Setting up of Tourism University in India

The Ministry of Tourism proposes to set up university to promote Hospitality and Tourism education with an objective to integrate all the existing institutions of Hotel Management & Catering Technology and Travel & Tourism in the university set up. The university is proposed to be set up Read More

No Frills/Low-Cost Airports in India

The Government proposes to develop no-frills/low-cost airports in various cities of the country. In order to promote the Regional and Remote Area Air Connectivity, Government of India has decided to develop small airports at tier II and tier III cities across the country.  Five locatiRead More

Setting UP of an Aviation Ombudsman

A Working Group was constituted to examine the feasibility of setting up of Ombudsman for Civil Aviation sector. Based on its report, a draft consultation paper on Ombudsman for Civil Aviation was circulated for comments/views of stakeholders in February, 2014. During the stakeholder consultationRead More

Commercial Flights from State Governments

State Governments can operate Commercial flights with the approval of Ministry of Civil Aviation and Directorate General of Civil Aviation. At present Government of Rajasthan has Non - Scheduled Operator Permit and is operating with three aircraft. Civil Aviation Department, Government of JharkhaRead More

Construction of Second Airport

The Government has proposal to set up a second airport in the national capital region. Government of India (GoI) had received following proposals for grant of Site Clearance:  (i) Setting up of Greenfield Airport at Kotkasim Tehsil in Alwar district, Rajasthan : Delhi Mumbai IndustrRead More

MHA renames Tourist Visa on Arrival scheme as e-Tourist Visa from tomorrow

The Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to change the name of the scheme ‘Tourist Visa on Arrival-Electronic Travel Authorization’ to ‘e-Tourist Visa’ (eTV) from tomorrow (April 15, 2015). The extension of the scheme to more countries and airports will be in a phased mannRead More

Promising future for Indian Aviation as most Indian now prefer flying over trains: Survey

Expedia by Northstar, a globally integrated strategic insights consulting firm conducted a research on 3263 adults aged above 18 of India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan, who have flown in the past two years. The suRead More

Government have no plans of shutting down struggling Air India

Air India which is struggling for survival as it is crunching heavy losses came into spotlight as Minster of Heavy Industries Annat Geete said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha that it is one of the “sick public sector units”. Although Civil Aviation Ministry, denied any plans fRead More

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