Swamy alleged that the grant of the flying licence was a "violation" and that it had been done disregarding his complaint to the Election Commission.
AirAsia India, the joint venture between AirAsia and Tata Group, is closer to starting its operations in India. The aviation regulator today issued air operator permit to the airline.
Interestingly, the special fares offer which is effective from Tuesday, does not have a validity period. However, the facility could be given to a total of nine passengers on a single PNR, it said.
In the first foreign investment made in the Indian aviation industry, Etihad last year picked up 24 per cent stake in Jet Airways after months of reviews by Indian regulatory authorities.
The 'On-Time Guarantee' programme, which would cover all travellers, would be effective from tomorrow, a SpiceJet statement said, adding that passengers affected due to a delay of more than 60 minutes "due to reasons in control of SpiceJet will be given Rs 500 voucher for their next travel.
Qatar Airways was now fully government owned after the country's sovereign fund bought a 50-percent stake from Qatar's former prime minister and other shareholders, he said.
The top-level exodus at Naresh Goyal-promoted Jet Airways continued on Friday, with chief financial officer and acting CEO Ravishankar Gopalakrishnan quitting.
Chief Justice G Rohini said a special bench comprising her and justices Pradeep Nandrajog and Rajiv Sahai Endlaw will start hearing the petitions, that also include a PIL filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, on July 11.
Confirming that they had received the DGCA notice, a spokesperson of the company owned by infrastructure major GMR said a written response would be shortly sent to the aviation regulator and expressed hope that the 11 pilots and six cabin crew would be reinstated soon.
Following apprehensions expressed on these lines by various quarters, the aviation regulator has given effect to amendments in a rule relating to grant of flying permits to new airlines in the country, official sources said here.
Exhibitors at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg demonstrated these ideas and more as they sought to win airline customers with new seats, lighting and entertainment systems.
The pilots feel such a cut would be substantial as about 60 per cent of their total pay package comprised various allowances, while airline officials say a 15 per cent slash in allowances was being effected for all sections of employees of the cash-strapped national carrier, including the pilots.
On April 10, 86 constituencies in 13 states, including Delhi which has seven seats, will elect members to the Lok Sabha in the 16th general elections.
The trademarks put on the block include Fly Kingfisher and Fly Kingfisher (Label), both registered with KFA and each having a validity of up to January 10, 2017. Flying Models registered with United Breweries (airline promoter) and valid up to August 6, 2014 is also put up on sale.
Travellers from Thailand took the first place at Rs 5,160 a night followed by Malaysians, who took in the second place at Rs 5,198 a night, the report said.
Air India launched a short-term 'Monsoon Bonanza' scheme under which tickets on 40 select domestic sectors can be bought till Saturday for travel till September 30.
In a late evening development yesterday, the Civil Aviation Ministry granted a no-objection certificate to the Tata-SIA joint venture, which will enable the company to approach the DGCA for securing an air operator's permit.
Hours after SpiceJet offered fares as low as Rs 1 valid for domestic travel till next year, the DGCA shot off a strongly-worded directive to the airline asking it to stop the three-day offer "immediately".
The Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday extended the deadline for raising working capital via external commercial borrowings by domestic airlines to March 2015 from December 2013.
The bank expects more to come from the ongoing recovery process of the consortium, he said.