Even as AirAsia India prepares to apply for a No Objection Certificate to start domestic operations, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has invested $379 million in India’s Jet Airways. The outlay gives Etihad a 24-percent share in India’s second largest carrier.
Indira Gandhi International Airport
India’s long-awaited new civil aviation policy needs to address key issues on infrastructure and high taxation, according to Tony Tyler, director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Speaking at the annual India Aviation Day in New Delhi on March 26, he urged the country’s government to produce a coordinated policy framework for aviation that all relevant departments, including the ministries for finance, economy, development, rural infrastructure and tourism, can pursue.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai became the first in India to offer a dedicated facility for international private jet travel when it was allowed to operate international flights from its general aviation terminal in the middle of April.
Delhi International Airport Private Ltd (Dial) is seeking a partner to bid on building a new FBO, general aviation maintenance facility and hotel at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.
Terminal T3 at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), one of the largest terminal buildings in the world and India's first integrated terminal (handling both domestic and international flights), will be inaugurated by India Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on July 3.