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Diwali Gift for SpiceJet: Airline to operate at full capacity from 30 October, restrictions lifted
India

Diwali Gift for SpiceJet: Airline to operate at full capacity from 30 October, restrictions lifted

As DGCA has lifted 50 per cent restriction on SpiceJet, the airline can now depart 3,193 flights per week in the winter schedule

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

SpiceJet scouting for funds from airlines, external parties; plans to add 7 planes by Dec-end: Ajay Singh
India

SpiceJet scouting for funds from airlines, external parties; plans to add 7 planes by Dec-end: Ajay Singh

In recent times, SpiceJet has faced turbulence -- especially with many of its flights suffering technical snags -- and subsequently, the airline has faced actions from aviation regulator DGCA

Emirates introduces Airbus A380 to Bengaluru: What you need to know about the world’s largest passenger plane
India

Emirates introduces Airbus A380 to Bengaluru: What you need to know about the world’s largest passenger plane

The world’s largest passenger aeroplane will be deployed on the Dubai-Bengaluru route for the first time beginning 30 October. With private suites, inflight spas, Bvlgari toiletries, private minibars and cinema, the A380 has all that can put five-star hotels to shame

Akasa Air to operate its first commercial flight on 7 August, opens ticket sales
Business

Akasa Air to operate its first commercial flight on 7 August, opens ticket sales

The carrier said it has opened ticket sales on 28 weekly flights it will be operating on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route from 7 August, as well as on 28 weekly flights it will operating on Bengaluru-Kochi route from 13 August

Experts investigate cargo plane crash site in north Greece; all eight crew members dead
World

Experts investigate cargo plane crash site in north Greece; all eight crew members dead

The An-12 cargo plane from Serbia was being flown by a Ukrainian aviation crew before it smashed into fields between two Greek villages

SpiceJet director Ajay Singh booked for allegedly duping businessman of lakhs, airline calls case ‘frivolous’
India

SpiceJet director Ajay Singh booked for allegedly duping businessman of lakhs, airline calls case ‘frivolous’

As per the complainant, Amit Arora claimed that in lieu of services provided to him Ajay Singh had promised to transfer shares worth Rs 10 lakh

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

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

Pilot makes dramatic landing as strong winds toss British Airways plane; watch video here
World

Pilot makes dramatic landing as strong winds toss British Airways plane; watch video here

Video shows the plane beginning a bumpy ascent before the right wing lifts into the air, sending the aircraft down the runway

India extends international passenger flight ban till 28 Feb amid Omicron surge
India

India extends international passenger flight ban till 28 Feb amid Omicron surge

Scheduled international flights have been suspended since 23 March, 2020. However, special passenger flights have been operating between India and approximately 40 countries since July 2020 under air bubble arrangements formed with them

Zara Rutherford, 19, becomes youngest woman to fly solo around the world
World

Zara Rutherford, 19, becomes youngest woman to fly solo around the world

Rutherford wants to infuse young women and girls worldwide with the spirit of aviation and an enthusiasm for studies in the exact sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology

Akasa Airline gets NOC for aviation ministry: All you need to know about the Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed company
Business

Akasa Airline gets NOC for aviation ministry: All you need to know about the Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed company

The new airline is looking to start operations by the summer of 2022 and is planning to have 70 airplanes in four years

Air India returns to the Tatas; conglomerate bids Rs 18,000 crore for 100% shares
India

Air India returns to the Tatas; conglomerate bids Rs 18,000 crore for 100% shares

The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) secretary said Tatas' bid of Rs 18,000 crore comprises taking over of Rs 15,300 crore of debt and paying the rest in cash

Canada latest in list of countries to allow Indian travellers; here are all international destinations open now
World

Canada latest in list of countries to allow Indian travellers; here are all international destinations open now

Here’s a list of countries one can travel to from India, keeping some Covid rules and precautionary measures in mind.

Canada lifts ban on commercial passenger flights from India; first flight to Toronto on Sept 22
World

Canada lifts ban on commercial passenger flights from India; first flight to Toronto on Sept 22

Passengers travelling from Delhi to Toronto must carry an RT-PCR report for a test done 18 hours before the boarding time

'No-fly list, halt sales of to-go alcohol at airports': US lawmakers weigh crackdown against violent airline passengers
World

'No-fly list, halt sales of to-go alcohol at airports': US lawmakers weigh crackdown against violent airline passengers

Those were among the ideas floated Thursday at a congressional hearing on how to address the surge in "air rage" incidents during the coronavirus pandemic

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

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

Indian Navy's aviation wing receives prestigious President's Colour award; all you need to know
India

Indian Navy's aviation wing receives prestigious President's Colour award; all you need to know

The Indian Naval Aviation came into being with the acquisition of the first Sealand aircraft on 13 January, 1951 and commissioning of the INS Garuda, the first Naval Air Station, on 11 May, 1953.

Vistara flash sale: Airlines announces 48-hour sale for 1 August-12 October travel period; offer ends Friday midnight
Business

Vistara flash sale: Airlines announces 48-hour sale for 1 August-12 October travel period; offer ends Friday midnight

Vistara flash sale: Vistara on Thursday announced a 48-hour sale on all classes of its flights for travel between 1 August and 12 October

MHA issues fresh COVID-19 guidelines: Swimming pools open for all, more can watch films in cinema halls from 1 Feb
India

MHA issues fresh COVID-19 guidelines: Swimming pools open for all, more can watch films in cinema halls from 1 Feb

The MHA also said that the National Directives for COVID-19 Management shall continue to be followed throughout the country, so as to enforce COVID-19 appropriate behaviour