Telangana government reduces VAT on ATF from 16% to 1%

Telangana government has announced a steep reduction in value added tax on aircraft fuel to 1 per cent from 16 per cent. The move will help airlines in bringing down their operational costs of which fuel expenses is a major component. The move will improve air connectivity to the state .
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Air India set to recruit 500 crew members

Air India plans to hire 500 cabin crew members as its prepares to induct more aircraft and meet new regulatory requirements. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has put in place new norms, under which now flights, particularly on the ultra-long haul routes should have higher number of cabin crew. Besides, the airlines are also expanding operations by adding new aircraft such as the B777s and A320Neos. According to a public notice, the airline is looking to hire 500 male/female cabin crew for its Northern, Delhi and the Western regions on a ?fixed term engagement basis?. It was in 2016 when Air India had hired last time cabin crew when it took on board 800 fresh faces in one of the largest hiring exercises in the industry. The national airline has cabin crew strength of 3,500 at pres
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