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  • AAI extends credit facility to SpiceJet till December Yesterday

    New Delhi: Cash-strapped SpiceJet's troubles seem to be far from over as the AAI has agreed to extend credit facility to the airline only for 15 days till December 31. "The relief has been given only till December. If the airline does not want to be asked for a payment before...
  • Cartoon of the day: SpiceJet stops advance bookings after DGCA's stern warning December 10, 2014

    Cash-strapped SpiceJet has cancelled over 1,800 flights across the country for December, in signs of mounting troubles for the budget airline. DGCA has asked the airline to stop taking bookings of more than one month in advance. ...
  • Troubled SpiceJet cancels over 1,800 flights till December 31 December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Cash-strapped SpiceJet has cancelled over 1,800 flights across the country for December, in signs of mounting troubles for the budget airline. The air carrier, which is part of Kalanithi Maran-led Sun Group, has cancelled a total of 1,861 flights, a few to Kathmandu in Nepal and all others connecting...
  • Air India asked to give compensation to man who lost baggage September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India has been asked by a consumer forum to pay compensation to a man, who lost his baggage at airport, saying the airline caused "extreme mental agony" due to its "deficiency in action and gross negligence". The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by CK Chaturvedi,...
  • CBI registers case against DGCA official September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI has registered a case of graft against the Joint Director General of aviation regulator DGCA for allegedly giving extension to a flying school in Bilaspur on the basis of irregular documents. CBI has registered a case of alleged corruption against Joint Director General AK Saran, the then senior...
  • Kingfisher, Jet group, SpiceJet owe about Rs 377 crore to Airports Authority of India July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Three private carriers jointly owe about Rs 377 crore as unpaid airport and other dues to the Airports Authority of India (AAI), including Rs 172.69 crore by defunct Kingfisher Airlines alone, between April and June. Cases have been filed in the Bombay High Court against Kingfisher which has shut...
  • Airports Authority to develop 7 airports in Uttar Pradesh February 24, 2014

    Seven airports in Uttar Pradesh, the home state of Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh, will be developed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) under an agreement it signed with the state government on Monday. As part of the government's intent to provide air connectivity to regional or remote centres, the...
  • Namitha kicked about playing cop role October 30, 2013

    Chennai: Southern actress Namitha, known for her glamorous roles in films such as 'Aai' and 'Chanakya' over the years, is excited to don the khaki for the first time on screen in upcoming TamilTeluguKannada trilingual 'Ilamai Oonjal'. She is extremely happy to steer away from monotonous roles she has been doing...
  • AAI employees begin strike as government moves to privatise 6 airports October 22, 2013

    Thousands of employees of Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Tuesday started a relay hunger strike across the country to protest against the government's move to privatise six airports. The employees associated with various unions of AAI have formed a joint forum and started the threedaylong strike in front of the...
  • Privatisation of six major airports likely ahead of Lok Sabha polls October 22, 2013

    New Delhi: India's major airports are likely to privatised ahead of Lok Sabha polla in 2014. The Civil Aviation Ministry is hopeful of privatising the airports in Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow and Guwahati. The ministry has already initiated prebid consultations with prospective bidders. Meanwhile, airports in the race for...
  • New radar to be commissioned at Kochi airport Friday September 12, 2013

    Kochi: A new state-of-the-art radar system installed at the International Airport here by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will be dedicated to the nation by Minister of State for Civil Aviation K C Venugopal Friday. The use of the Radar, costing Rs 16 crore, will aid the air traffic controllers...
  • Government recognition doesn't matter much: AAI President June 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Archery Association of India (AAI) President Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Thursday said the body is not too bothered about the absence of Government recognition as the World Archery Federation (FITA) recognises it and slammed the Sports Ministry for practising "double standards". "We have the full recognition of the international...
  • Civil airports in Jaisalmer and Bikaner soon: AAI June 4, 2013

    Jaipur: The Airport Authority of India is going to operationalise civil airports in Jaisalmer and Bikaner this year, AAI Chairman VP Agrawal said on Tuesday. Till date, both cities only have air force stations for flight operations. The AAI will also initiate survey of unused but potential airstrips and runways...
  • AAI to develop 20 airports in next five years March 28, 2013

    Tiruchirapalli: Airport Authority of India (AAI) is considering developing 20 airports in the next five years, according to a senior official. "Subject to cooperation from the respective state governments and access to suitable sites free of cost, AAI is hopeful of developing 20 airports in the next five years," GK...
  • World archery body recognises AAI elections December 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Archery Association of India (AAI) has got a shot in the arm after the World Archery Federation (FITA) extended recognition to its elections and extended full support to it. FITA's decision has come as a big boost as AAI was derecognised by the Sports Ministry, who had...
  • AAI hits out at government, calls derecognition illegal December 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The Archery Association of India (AAI) on Friday hit out at the government for derecognizing the body, calling the decision "unconstitutional and arbitrary". Questioning the decision, AAI president Vijay Kumar Malhotra said Sports Ministry has no right to derecognize the Association as "we have not violated any rule...
  • Sports Ministry of India derecognises IABF and AAI December 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The union ministry of sports Friday derecognised the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) and the Archery Association of India (AAI) for manipulation in their election process. Justifying the decision, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh said AAI violated the Sports Code of India while the election process of the boxing...
  • Govt suspends 6 AAI officials for irregularities September 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Monday ordered suspension of six senior Airport Authority of India officers for irregularities in awarding airports ground handling contracts. Sources said that major penalty proceedings have been also initiated against the officials. A CBI inquiry has found these officers involved in committing irregularities...
  • AAI refuses to allow KFA lessors to take back aircraft August 5, 2012

    Mumbai: Airport Authority of India (AAI) has refused to allow the lessors to take back about half a dozen aircraft rented out to Kingfisher Airline, sources said. The lessors want the aircraft back as Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) has defaulted on rentals. "AAI has said no...to Kingfisher lessors to allow them to...
  • Mamata asks AAI to commission new terminal by June April 10, 2012

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asked the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to commission the new International Terminal of the NSC Bose International Airport here by June to boost the state's development programmes. Banerjee said this after an unscheduled visit to the under construction terminal building...
  • DGCA approves Kingfisher's revised schedule March 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) approved the revised schedule of crisishit Kingfisher Airlines on Thursday evening. Kingfisher Airlines had submitted a copy of its revised schedule to the DGCA on February 22 and had formally announced a sharp drop in...
  • Airport Authority says Air India owes Rs 12 bn February 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Staterun Air India owes the Airports Authority of India (AAI) 12 billion rupees while debtladen private carrier Kingfisher Airlines owes 2.35 billion rupees, AAI Chairman VP Agrawal told. "The sector is under a lot of stress, and we can't take a unilateral decision on one airline. Grounding flights (of Kingfisher)...
  • Airport Authority says Air India owes Rs 1,200 cr January 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Staterun Air India owes the Airports Authority of India (AAI) 12 billion rupees while debtladen private carrier Kingfisher Airlines owes 2.35 billion rupees, AAI Chairman VP Agrawal said. "The sector is under a lot of stress, and we can't take a unilateral decision on one airline. Grounding flights (of Kingfisher)...
  • Calicut airport runway to be extended: AAI September 6, 2011

    New Delhi: The Airports Authority has finally swung into action to extend the runway safety area at the Calicut airport, days after CNNIBN aired a report on its safety concerns. Giving temporary relief to serious safety concerns at the Calicut airport, a notice has been issued to provide the minimum Runway...
  • Fabiano Caruana wins AAI Chess title July 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Fabiano Caruana took no chances and played a solid 30move draw against Wesley So of the Philippines to take the title at the inaugural AAI Grandmasters Chess tournament here on Saturday. India's Krishnan Sasikiran finished second, one point behind the winner. World Junior No.1 Caruana of Italy emerged winner...
  • AAI chess: Sasikiran plays out draw with Negi July 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Krishnan Sasikiran played out a draw with teammate Parimarjan Negi in the ninth and penultimate round of the inaugural Airports Authority of India (AAI) Grandmasters Chess tournament on Friday. A little later Czech national champion Viktor Laznicka ended Fabiano Caruana's unbeaten run to give Sasikiran an outside chance of...
  • Sasikiran, Negi register wins at AAI chess June 30, 2011

    New Delhi: It turned out to be a fruitful day for the Indians at the AAI Grandmasters Chess tournament on Thursday as Krishnan Sasikiran got back to winning ways to be placed at second spot while Parimarjan Negi managed to put a full stop to his run of losses. Sasikiran after...
  • Sasikaran draws with Caruana at AAI chess June 29, 2011

    New Delhi: It seemed to be a day for revenge in the seventh round of the inaugural AAI Grandmasters Chess Tournament as Filipino Welsey So and China's Hou Yifan on Wednesday avenged their earlier losses to Czech Viktor Laznicka and India's Parimarjan Negi respectively. But in the third game which had...
  • Sasikiran's winning run ends at AAI Chess June 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Krishnan Sasikiran's winning run came to an end as he was held to a draw by Wesley So of the Philippines, while Parimarjan Negi lost to junior world number one Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the sixth round of the AAI Grandmasters Chess here on Tuesday. Sasi, with 3.5...
  • Sasikaran wins, Negi loses at AAI Chess C'ship June 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Krishnan Sasikaran won his second successive game while National champion Parimarjan Negi lost in the fourth round of the inaugural Airports Authority of India (AAI) Grandmasters Chess Championships here on Saturday. For the second day running Sasikaran played out a marathon game before beating Hou Yifan to haul himself...