Tag Archives: Ministry of Civil Aviation

No need to fill Air Suvidha forms from today; Govt issues new guidelines

With effect from November 22, international air travelers will no longer be required to fill the Air Suvidha form, according to revised protocols issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Under the revised guidelines of the health ministry, the submission of self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal stand discontinued, the aviation ministry said. It, however, added a statutory warning: The rule could be reviewed if needed in view of the Covid situation.

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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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Scindia meets Oz tourism minister, talks about improving direct connectivity

Jyotiraditya Scindia met Roger Cook, Deputy Premier of Western Australia & Minister of Trade, State Development & Tourism, along with the Australian delegation. “We discussed furthering direct flight connectivity btw the two countries. Also, glad to learn about our shared interest in infusing environmental sustainability in the aviation & steel production sectors,” he shared in a tweet.

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Government is working to increase number of airports in the country to 200 by 2024 from current 140 airports

Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt of India stated that the government is working to increase the number of airports in the country to 200 by 2024 from the current 140 airports. She further stated that aviation and tourism are complimenting sectors. “Air connectivity needs to be in tandem with what the tourism sector is doing,” she added. 

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India is leading the recovery of the aviation industry in the post-Covid era, says Jyotiraditya Scindia

A meeting of the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation was held in New Delhi, Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, said that on 21st November, 2021 nearly 3.93 lakh domestic passengers took to the skies, which is nearly 98.7 per cent of the pre-Covid average. He said that the revival of the India aviation market appears to be robust and reversible. The Minister also said that India’s scheduled airlines have a fleet of 710 aircraft, which is projected to grow to over 1000 aircraft in the next five years.

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