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New Delhi IGI airport to commission new runway ahead of schedule

Indira Gandhi Airport third runway commences operations soon18-Aug-2008 Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi is undergoing a transformation. Delhi International Airport (P) Limited (DIAL) is carrying out an extensive modernisation programme at IGIA. A key step in this process is the commissioning of the airport’s third runway. This runway, currently in the final stages of development, will enable IGIA to significantly …

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Consumer court pulls up Kingfisher airlines

19 Aug, 2008, IANS NEW DELHI: The national consumer redressal body has pulled up Kingfisher Airlines for adopting an unfair trade practice by misinforming passengers about the airline they were flying by. J.K. Mittal bought a Delhi-Bhubaneswar return ticket on a March 8 Kingfisher flight over the internet from the airline’s website. He paid Rs.4,800 each way. When he reached …

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How Indian aviation is battling the Perfect Storm

Perfect storm Shuchi Bansal Airlines are blaming the rising ATF prices for their woes. But it is also a crisis of their own making. How are they coping? The exasperation in Saroj K Datta’s voice is unmistakable. “We are doing whatever needs to be done — capacity rationalisation, maintaining aircraft fuel efficiency, and so on,” says the executive-director of Jet …

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Govt approves UDF for domestic passengers

The civil aviation ministry has directed the Hyderabad airport to levy a user development fee (UDF) of Rs 375 on each domestic passenger, more than 38 per cent lower than what GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), the developer of the airport, had asked for. The airport had asked for a UDF of at least Rs 600 from domestic passengers …

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