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Indian Aviation Sector to directly employ 1 lakh more people in the next two years

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has informed a parliamentary committee that the Indian aviation sector is expected to directly employ 1 lakh more people in the next two years. “Conservative estimates show that the current direct employment in the aviation and aeronautical manufacturing sector is around 2,50,000 employees,” MoCA revealed.

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Undo inbound hurdles, revise web check-in & refund Jet Airways dues: IATO

Rajiv Mehra, President, IATO has requested the government to remove hurdles which are creating hindrances in revival of inbound tourism to our country and also has requested to help in in getting refund of travel agents from Jet Airways. He has requested to MoCA that directives should be issued to all domestic airlines, not to make it compulsory for the travelers to do web check-in.

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Ministry of Civil Aviation to continue with 15-day fare limit, capacity returns to 100 per cent

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) had earlier imposed a fare cap for 15 days due to the pandemic, in order for the government to control any fare hike on the sale of air tickets. As the ministry announced operations at 100% capacity after a gap of two years, airline companies have called for the removal of the fare limit. “If we talk about the fare caps, then it is my responsibility to the passengers as well as to the airlines,” Scindia said. 

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IATO thanks MoCA and MOT for reinstating airport passes for tour operators and hotels

Rajiv Mehra, President, IATO, has thanked the MOT and MoCA for reinstating the Commercial Airport Entry Airport Pass (AEP) for recognized tour operators and hotels. “We have been trying for a long time and now the orders have finally come. Now, at least when the borders open, our members can apply for airports passes in the same manner as they used to earlier, except there has been some capping on the number of passes available, for which we were given indication two years back, when the airport passes were being suspended,” he said.

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SpiceJet launches one-stop Delhi-Tirupati flights

Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, has flagged the inaugural SpiceJet Delhi-Tirupati flight and hence boosting the connectivity between the National capital and spiritual capital of India. Also present at the virtual inauguration were General VK Singh, MoS, Civil Aviation; Prahlad Singh Patel, MoS, Food Processing Industries and Jal Shakti; Ajay Singh, CMD, SpiceJet; an Usha Padhee, JS, MoCA.

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India starts flights to 49 cities in 18 countries in September under air bubble agreement

According to Ministry of Civil Aviation’s (MoCA’s) latest notification, India has started flights between 49 cities under the Air Bubble arrangement with 18 countries in September. These special flights will be operated by airlines under an air-bubble pact between two countries, their territories. The schedule of these flights is available only till September 30.

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MoCA forms three advisory groups to deliberate on issues and resolve challenges

Under the chairmanship of Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has formed three advisory groups comprising airlines, airport operators and MRO, cargo carriers, FTOs and ground-handling companies. The groups will meet regularly to deliberate upon issues and resolve challenges that each of these sectors faces.

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TAAI urges members to register with MOT; seeks appointment with PM on AI issue

In a marathon session fielding member queries, Jyoti Mayal, President, TAAI, urged everyone to register themselves on the Ministry of Tourism website. She said, “Agencies who don’t do this may not be allowed to call themselves a travel agent.” The association has also written to MoCA to help resolve matters with Air India bookings multiple times, and has sought an online appointment directly with the PM.

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Air bubble between India & Sri Lanka finalised, flights to start soon

India has finalised an air bubble agreement with Sri Lanka, making it the sixth such arrangement in SAARC region and the 28th in total, which would allow the operation of special international passenger flights between the two countries. All the eligible passengers will be able to travel between the countries in the near future, according to a tweet from Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA).

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