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India Aviation Industry Newsletter 17 June

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 17 June

AAI makes 35 airports plastic-free, 20 more in line

Airports Authority of India (AAI), the state-run body which manages 125 airports in the country, has been able to make 35 of its airports single-use plastic free while 20 more will be brought into the umbrella under the second phase.

Air India to fly Amritsar-Delhi-Toronto thrice a week from 27 September

Air India will start a nonstop service between Delhi and Toronto from this September. Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted “Delighted to announce the commencement of a thrice weekly Air India flight between Sri Amritsar Sahib and Canada. The Amritsar-Delhi-Toronto flight will commence on the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, 2019.”

Aviation security fee hiked from Rs 130 to Rs 150 at Bengaluru

Travelling out of Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru is set to get costlier with the ministry of civil aviation (MoCA) increasing the aviation security fee (ASF) from Rs 130 to Rs 150 for every Indian passenger with effect from 1st July. The ASF for international passengers is expected to go up from $3.25 to $4.85.

Chorus Aviation announces a sale-leaseback transaction with IndiGo, for six new ATR72-600 aircraft

Chorus Aviation announced today that Chorus Aviation Capital has entered into agreements to deliver six new ATR72-600 aircraft to IndiGo of India under a sale and leaseback transaction. Deliveries are anticipated in the second and third quarters of 2019.

DGCA de-registers 99 Jet Airways planes, including 4 B777s

Aviation regulator the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has de-registered 99 aircraft of Jet Airways so far, including 73 Boeing 737s and four Boeing B777s. The DGCA has de-registered 73 aircraft of Boeing 737 family including the MAX type, 16 ATRs, four B777 and six A330s, the latest data shows.

Government announces full-fledged airport for commercial flights in Kargil

Kargil Airport will be developed into a full-fledged airport for commercial flight operations, Jammu and Kashmir Government according to reports. According to an official spokesperson, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanya held a meeting in New Delhi with Union Secretary, Civil Aviation and other Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials including Member Planning, AAI for development of existing Kargil Airport for full operation of commercial flights including Boeing, Airbus, etc.

Roadshow to promote air travel from India to Myanmar

Yangon Aerodrome Company Ltd organised a one-day roadshow in Kolkata on Friday to attract more tourists from India and Bengal to Myanmar. In recent times, the inflow of tourists from India to neighbouring Myanmar is on the rise with the Myanmar. 40,000 tourists from India went to Myanmar and in the first five months of 2019 there has been an increase of more than 6 percent in the footfall of India tourists.

UAE, India to renegotiate bilateral air service agreement

The UAE Ambassador to India, Dr. Ahmad Abdulrahman Al Banna, has met with India’s new Minister for Civil Aviation, Hardeep Singh Puri, and discussed pressing issues relating to cooperation between the two countries in civil aviation. Talks on renegotiation of the bilateral air service agreement are now expected to begin in two to three months.

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