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Off For a Holiday: Why booking tickets from an airline is more expensive
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Off For a Holiday: Why booking tickets from an airline is more expensive

Booking directly through airlines involves navigating a maze of fees, add-on offers and confusing seat selection choices. The resulting price at the checkout is often higher — much higher — than the advertised price

Holiday Season is Here: How to make the most of your frequent flyer miles
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Holiday Season is Here: How to make the most of your frequent flyer miles

Researchers found that the best time to use flyer miles for holidays is during the first week of October. They also found that flyers can get the most of their miles on the Monday before Thanksgiving or the day before it

Akasa Air to allow pets on board: What are the rules to carry animals on flights?
Explainers

Akasa Air to allow pets on board: What are the rules to carry animals on flights?

There’s good news for pet lovers! Akasa Airlines will allow four-legged friends in cabin and cargo. However, they aren’t the first in India to do so. Air India has a long list of rules to follow but do allow for animals on board, while SpiceJet, IndiGo, Vistara permit service animals

Flights grounded, pilots sent on leave without pay: The turbulent times of SpiceJet
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Flights grounded, pilots sent on leave without pay: The turbulent times of SpiceJet

There seems to be no respite for SpiceJet. The aviation regulator has asked the budget airline to continue operating only 50 per cent of flights until October. Amid all this, 80 pilots have been sent on leave without pay

SpiceJet shares crash over 3% after airline sends 80 pilots on leave without pay
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SpiceJet shares crash over 3% after airline sends 80 pilots on leave without pay

SpiceJet has been in the news for all the wrong things recently. The budget carrier has had a slew of flight mishaps including technical faults, severe turbulence and more, in the last few months

Breath analyser tests for airplane personnel to resume from 15 October
India

Breath analyser tests for airplane personnel to resume from 15 October

Amid the pandemic, the breath analyser test that is done to check whether any crew member has consumed alcohol was limited to 50 per cent of the aircraft personnel

Air India to have new systems to alert passengers about flight changes, delays
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Air India to have new systems to alert passengers about flight changes, delays

After reviewing block times, airport connecting times and aircraft as well as crew rotations, Tata-owned Air India has identified various improvement areas for bettering overall performance

Explained: Why airlines will now share international passenger data with Customs
Explainers

Explained: Why airlines will now share international passenger data with Customs

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs said the move will allow ‘risk analysis’ of passengers prior to departure and prevent economic and other offenders from fleeing the country. It will also help in checking illicit trade such as smuggling of narcotics and gold

Domestic air passenger traffic logs estimated 83 per cent growth in April, says ICRA
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Domestic air passenger traffic logs estimated 83 per cent growth in April, says ICRA

Indian carriers had flown around 11 million passengers in April 2019

Jet fuel prices up by 2%, seventh consecutive hike this year, to an all time high
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Jet fuel prices up by 2%, seventh consecutive hike this year, to an all time high

Aviation turbine fuel (ATF) - the fuel that helps aeroplanes fly - was hiked by Rs 2,258.54 per kilolitre, or 2 per cent, to Rs 1,12,924.83 per kl in New Delh

India to start building nuclear power plants in 'fleet mode' from 2023
India

India to start building nuclear power plants in 'fleet mode' from 2023

Under the fleet mode, a nuclear power plant is expected to be built over a period of five years from the first pour of concrete

India would need over 2000 new aircraft in next 20 years, says Airbus
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India would need over 2000 new aircraft in next 20 years, says Airbus

With passenger traffic in India expected to grow at 6.2 per cent, India would need 34,000 additional pilots and 45,000 technicians by 2040, said Brent McBratney, Head of Airline Marketing India and South Asia, Airbus

Tale of two aircraft companies: While Airbus returns to profit, Boeing still in the red
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Tale of two aircraft companies: While Airbus returns to profit, Boeing still in the red

The world's dominant aerospace companies will seek new business as they attend the five-day Dubai air show on Sunday

SpiceJet to launch 38 new flights between 15 and 25 September, revive link to and from Dubai
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SpiceJet to launch 38 new flights between 15 and 25 September, revive link to and from Dubai

The airline said it will resume flights to and from Dubai, connecting it with Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Kozhikode, Amritsar and Mangaluru

Centre allows airlines to operate maximum of 65% pre-COVID domestic flights
India

Centre allows airlines to operate maximum of 65% pre-COVID domestic flights

The carriers have been operating only 50 percent of their pre-COVID domestic flights since 1 June, before which the cap was 80 percent

Internet outage hits websites, apps of many airlines, banks, other companies; services now restored
News & Analysis

Internet outage hits websites, apps of many airlines, banks, other companies; services now restored

Many of the outages were reported by people in Australia trying to do banking, book flights and access postal services.

Delhi govt files cases against four airlines for not checking RT-PCR reports of passengers from Maharashtra
India

Delhi govt files cases against four airlines for not checking RT-PCR reports of passengers from Maharashtra

These cases have been filed under the Disaster Management Act against the four airlines Vistara, Indigo, SpiceJet and Air Asia

DGCA tells airlines to deboard passengers who don't wear masks properly despite warnings
India

DGCA tells airlines to deboard passengers who don't wear masks properly despite warnings

The DGCA has directed airlines to treat a passenger as 'unruly' in case the person violates the COVID-19 protocols

Airlines to give full refund for tickets booked during lockdown period: DGCA proposes in SC
India

Airlines to give full refund for tickets booked during lockdown period: DGCA proposes in SC

The DGCA also said that if airlines are not able to refund the amount, they shall provide a credit shell equal to the amount of fare collected

Coronavirus Outbreak: AirAsia India offers 50,000 seats without base fare to doctors
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Coronavirus Outbreak: AirAsia India offers 50,000 seats without base fare to doctors

No-frills airline AirAsia India on Monday said it is offering 50,000 seats without charging base fare to the doctor community who, along with other frontline workers, are working to save lives amid the coronavirus pandemic