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Shahkar Abidi

  • Services to smaller cities not feasible: Big players to Maharashtra government

    After failing to find much success in connecting smaller cities of the state with Mumbai through non-scheduled operators, the BJP-led government has started exploring the possibility of involving scheduled operators. While it had called a meeting of all such domestic airlines late last month, the...

    Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 6:40am
  • Air India takes flight to recovery

    National carrier Air India is showing signs of improvement and is likely to do a financial turnaround by 2017, reveals the Economic Survey 2015. The study was released last week, a day ahead of the Union Budget.

    Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 6:25am
  • Service tax cover gone, Navi Mumbai airport cost up by Rs550 crore

    The development cost of the much-delayed Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA) is all set to increase by over Rs550 crore, thanks to removal of exemption of service tax for all upcoming airports and ports announced in the latest Union Budget.

    Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 5:55am
  • dna special: Mobile call drops to increase in next few months

    The Airports Authority of India is going slow on allowing new cellphone towers to come up around the airport

    Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 5:30am
  • Air India on course of turnaround by 2017, survey shows

    National air carrier Air India has been steadily making improvements in most of the parameters, indicating signs of a financial turnaround by the company by 2017, the Economic Survey 2015 showed. The survey was released on Friday, a day ahead of the first full annual Union Budget.

    Saturday, 28 February 2015 - 5:40am
  • Maharashtra's scuba diving institute sees good demand from nation, abroad

    The scuba diving institute opened by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) recently in Tarkarli, Sindhudurg district, is already making a splash among diving enthusiasts and professionals.

    Thursday, 26 February 2015 - 5:30am
  • Government sticks to UPA's plan; will privatise 4 airports despite protests

    Ignoring protests against rampant privatization of airports, the civil aviation ministry on Wednesday decided to go ahead with a plan formulated by the previous UPA government and called for financial transaction consultants to scout for private parties to invest in Kolkata, Chennai, Jaipur and...

    Thursday, 26 February 2015 - 5:15am
  • Airport infra, Mumbai Metro projects will add Rs1,450 crore to national GDP: Study

    The state and Centre have every reason to expedite work on airport-related infrastructure and Metro projects in the city, if the outcome of recent economic impact audit of Mumbai airport is anything to go by.

    Sunday, 22 February 2015 - 5:30am
  • Jet Airways to start mobile boarding pass on trial

    In a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, Jet Airways is collaborating with the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security of India and Bangalore International Airport Limited for a pilot project to test the use of mobile boarding passes on its flights.

    Friday, 20 February 2015 - 5:55am
  • First global solar plane to come calling in March

    Solar Impulse | Across the globe with not a drop of fuel, the flight aims at promoting clean technologies

    Wednesday, 18 February 2015 - 5:05am