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Sudhaa Chandran being made to take off prosthetic leg during airport security checks is no new, isolated incident
Arts & Culture

Sudhaa Chandran being made to take off prosthetic leg during airport security checks is no new, isolated incident

I have had a prosthetic leg for the past 11 years of my 29 year-long life, and unfortunately, I’ve been on the receiving end of discriminatory security practices at airports for a long, long time.

Pune airport to remain shut from 16 to 29 Oct due to maintenance work; all commercial flights suspended
India

Pune airport to remain shut from 16 to 29 Oct due to maintenance work; all commercial flights suspended

For these 14 days, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will be undertaking runway resurfacing work which was earlier supposed to take place in April this year but was postponed.

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'An uncharted territory of travelling through an unperceived threat'
Lifestyle

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'An uncharted territory of travelling through an unperceived threat'

This account is part of Firstpost’s Oral History Project of the COVID-19 Crisis in India. The Oral History Project aims to be an ongoing compendium of individual experiences of the pandemic, with a focus on one significant day in our respondents’ lives during this time.

Airlines can operate at 80% of pre-COVID capacity, says Centre; no night curfew in Delhi, AAP tells HC
India

Airlines can operate at 80% of pre-COVID capacity, says Centre; no night curfew in Delhi, AAP tells HC

Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases in Delhi, the AAP government informed the Delhi High Court that no night curfew would be imposed in the national capital, or parts of it, for now.

Union Cabinet approves proposal for leasing out Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram airports
India

Union Cabinet approves proposal for leasing out Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram airports

Adani Enterprises had won the rights to run six airports through PPP model after a competitive bidding process in February 2019

Vistara's first 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft operates maiden commercial flight on Delhi-Kolkata route
Business

Vistara's first 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft operates maiden commercial flight on Delhi-Kolkata route

Vistara said its first 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which was delivered to it by Boeing in February this year, operated its maiden commercial flight from Delhi to Kolkata on Thursday morning

Boeing cuts 12,000 jobs, resumes production of grounded 737 Max; reveals plans for more layoffs
Business

Boeing cuts 12,000 jobs, resumes production of grounded 737 Max; reveals plans for more layoffs

Boeing, one of the nation's biggest manufacturers, said it will lay off 6,770 US employees this week, and another 5,520 workers are taking buyout offers to leave voluntarily in the coming weeks.

Cancellations, confusion continue on Day 2 of domestic operations; 325 departures till 5 pm, flights remain suspended in Bengal
India

Cancellations, confusion continue on Day 2 of domestic operations; 325 departures till 5 pm, flights remain suspended in Bengal

Airports across the country handled 325 departures and 283 arrivals with 41,673 passengers till 5 pm on Tuesday even as flight cancellations continued with passengers facing difficulties

‘Worried, but work comes first’: Flight attendants return to duty as domestic air services resume in fourth phase of coronavirus lockdown
India

‘Worried, but work comes first’: Flight attendants return to duty as domestic air services resume in fourth phase of coronavirus lockdown

Flight attendants on early Monday morning arrived at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport, Terminal-3, as domestic air services resumed from today

Domestic flights to resume from 25 May: Govt can dictate fare capping to private airlines only if it provides discounts on fuel, other charges
Business

Domestic flights to resume from 25 May: Govt can dictate fare capping to private airlines only if it provides discounts on fuel, other charges

The government will regulate fares and it will be in a fixed range with a minimum and a maximum fare already set for the route. Aviation experts wonder who gave the government advice on this matter.

Baggage sanitisation, thermal screening, Aarogya Setu must except for kids under 14: AAI issues SOPs for airlines, passengers
India

Baggage sanitisation, thermal screening, Aarogya Setu must except for kids under 14: AAI issues SOPs for airlines, passengers

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has issued the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that needs to be followed by airlines and flyers the day after the government announced that domestic flights would resume from 25 May.

Airports Authority of India issues SOPs day after Centre says domestic flights to resume from 25 May in 'calibrated manner'
India

Airports Authority of India issues SOPs day after Centre says domestic flights to resume from 25 May in 'calibrated manner'

All passenger flights were stopped in late March following the announcement of a nationwide lockdown to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Mideast airlines lose over Rs 50,000 crore as airports shut, says IATA
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Mideast airlines lose over Rs 50,000 crore as airports shut, says IATA

Seven Middle Eastern countries have suspended all commercial flights due to a fast-spreading new virus as the aviation industry's largest trade association announced on Thursday that airlines in the region have already lost more than $7 billion in revenue

US airlines seek $50 billion coronavirus bailout to avoid collapse as White House drafts financial assistance package
Business

US airlines seek $50 billion coronavirus bailout to avoid collapse as White House drafts financial assistance package

A trade association warned that without action airlines could run out of money by year-end, and even sooner if credit card companies started withholding payments. Without action soon, airlines and others in the sector could furlough tens of thousands of workers.

Amid coronavirus outbreak, global airlines body IATA requests suspension of airport slot rules as carriers see major decline in demand
World

Amid coronavirus outbreak, global airlines body IATA requests suspension of airport slot rules as carriers see major decline in demand

The IATA on Monday said it is contacting aviation regulators worldwide to request that the rules governing use of airport slots be suspended immediately and for the 2020 season, due to the impact of COVID-19 (the Coronavirus)

Fighting coronavirus: Airlines ask crew to avoid meat, shaking hands; airports install thermal cameras
Business

Fighting coronavirus: Airlines ask crew to avoid meat, shaking hands; airports install thermal cameras

Even as airlines around the world depend on the hardest disinfectants to clean their flights of any sign of the coronavirus or COVID-19, the aviation industry in India too has geared up to limit the damage from the epidemic

Patanjali Group partners with JHS Svendgaard Retail Ventures for stores at airports
Business

Patanjali Group partners with JHS Svendgaard Retail Ventures for stores at airports

Haridwar-based Patanjali Group has partnered with JHS Svendgaard Retail Ventures to set up its stores at airports across the country, a release said on Tuesday

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's visit has potential to boost bilateral trade, investments with Sri Lanka: Assocham
Business

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's visit has potential to boost bilateral trade, investments with Sri Lanka: Assocham

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's visit to India has the potential to impart momentum to bilateral trade and investment ties while leveraging huge geo-cultural commonalities between the two nations, Assocham said on Friday

Govt chalks out plan for Rs 100-lakh cr investment in infrastructure over 5 years: Piyush Goyal
Business

Govt chalks out plan for Rs 100-lakh cr investment in infrastructure over 5 years: Piyush Goyal

The Centre has chalked out a plan envisaging an investment of Rs 100 lakh crore in the infrastructure sector over the next five years, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday

IndiGo says systems back to normal after hours-long outage hit operations at airports
Business

IndiGo says systems back to normal after hours-long outage hit operations at airports

India’s largest airline IndiGo said on Monday its flights and check-in systems were running normally, after an hours-long outage hit operations at airports, leading to long queues and hassling passengers