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Jet Airways a step closer to relaunch, gets security clearance from home ministry
India

Jet Airways a step closer to relaunch, gets security clearance from home ministry

A letter sent by the civil aviation ministry to the airline on 6 May informed it about the grant of the security clearance by the Union home ministry

Amid tensions, India removes limit on number of flights to and from Ukraine
World

Amid tensions, India removes limit on number of flights to and from Ukraine

The Indian embassy had earlier advised Indian citizens, especially the students, to temporarily leave Ukraine in view of the uncertainties of the current situation

Centre gives nod to airlines to serve food on flights less than two hours
India

Centre gives nod to airlines to serve food on flights less than two hours

The health ministry also said that crew members need not wear coveralls but should continue to wear gloves, masks and face shields

SpiceJet flight to Belgaum makes safe landing but from wrong end of runway, pilots derostered
India

SpiceJet flight to Belgaum makes safe landing but from wrong end of runway, pilots derostered

A SpiceJet Hyderabad-Belgaum flight landed at the wrong end of the runway at Karnataka's Belgaum airport on Sunday

Air India's 'ghar wapsi' moment and how Tatas can make the carrier fly high
India

Air India's 'ghar wapsi' moment and how Tatas can make the carrier fly high

The excitement at the news of the prodigal 'Maharaja' returning homebrings, apart from a feeling of déjà vu, a sense of 'closure'

Air India flew like ‘Maharaja’ under JRD Tata's leadership, but this time it won’t be easy
India

Air India flew like ‘Maharaja’ under JRD Tata's leadership, but this time it won’t be easy

Under JRD Tata, Air India redefined style, comfort and high-class on-board service. Its airhostesses in their exotic silk saris were a global phenomenon

Air India returns to founder after 68 years; real work for Tata Group to begin post acquisition
India

Air India returns to founder after 68 years; real work for Tata Group to begin post acquisition

As the Tatas start to revive the airline post acquisition, Air India faces the dual challenge of intense competition in the domestic market, which also includes possibly two new airlines

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

IndiGo to start 38 domestic flights in September connecting metros, mofussils
Business

IndiGo to start 38 domestic flights in September connecting metros, mofussils

IndiGo will operate new flights between Raipur-Pune, while restarting flights between Lucknow-Ranchi, Bengaluru-Vishakhapatnam among others

More security, less privacy: How 9/11 imbued air travel in perpetual fear
World

More security, less privacy: How 9/11 imbued air travel in perpetual fear

The worst terror attack on American soil led to increased and sometimes tension-filled security measures in airports across the world, aimed at preventing a repeat of that awful day

Airlines may be permitted to operate domestic flights at 75% of pre-COVID levels, says Hardeep Singh Puri
India

Airlines may be permitted to operate domestic flights at 75% of pre-COVID levels, says Hardeep Singh Puri

The civil aviation minister, however, added that the decision will depend on if or not the passenger numbers continue to remain healthy during the next 7-10 days

Hopeful of privatising Air India in 2020, govt shouldn't be running airports and airlines, says Hardeep Singh Puri
India

Hopeful of privatising Air India in 2020, govt shouldn't be running airports and airlines, says Hardeep Singh Puri

Last Tuesday, the Central government extended by two months the deadline for placing bids for Air India till 30 October

DGCA extends suspension of scheduled international flights till 31 July, some on selected routes may be allowed
India

DGCA extends suspension of scheduled international flights till 31 July, some on selected routes may be allowed

Scheduled international passenger flights were first suspended in India on 23 March due to the coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus Outbreak: Guidelines announced by aviation ministry for domestic flight services
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Guidelines announced by aviation ministry for domestic flight services

In a set of detailed guidelines, the ministry advised vulnerable people like the elderly, pregnant women and passengers battling health issues to avoid air travel till the coronavirus pandemic abates

Coronavirus Lockdown: Govt cap fares of Mumbai-Delhi route at Rs 3,000-10,000; comes out with guidelines for domestic air travel
Business

Coronavirus Lockdown: Govt cap fares of Mumbai-Delhi route at Rs 3,000-10,000; comes out with guidelines for domestic air travel

About a third of operations will be allowed under strict norms when domestic flight services restart on Monday after a two-month hiatus and all the airlines will have to adhere to the upper and lower limits of fares prescribed by the government, the Civil Aviation Ministry said on Thursday

Coronavirus Outbreak: IndiGo offers govt its aircraft, crew to transport medicine, equipment across country
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Coronavirus Outbreak: IndiGo offers govt its aircraft, crew to transport medicine, equipment across country

IndiGo on Wednesday said that it has offered Union Civil Aviation Ministry its "resources, aircraft and crew" to transport medicine, equipment and relief material from one part of the country to another

Air India sale: Govt working on proposal to allow 100% foreign direct investment in national carrier
Business

Air India sale: Govt working on proposal to allow 100% foreign direct investment in national carrier

The government is working on a proposal to allow 100 percent foreign direct investment in Air India as it moves ahead with disinvestment of the national carrier, according to sources

With rise in demand and new focus on emerging economies, international airlines add additional flights and routes to India
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With rise in demand and new focus on emerging economies, international airlines add additional flights and routes to India

In the past few years, more than 20 of the 80 international airlines that fly to India have added service, in some cases through arrangements with other airlines, called code sharing

Passengers manhandle Air India cabin crew, threaten to break open cockpit door after flight gets delayed by five hours, says airline official
India

Passengers manhandle Air India cabin crew, threaten to break open cockpit door after flight gets delayed by five hours, says airline official

Unruly passengers allegedly manhandled cabin crew members and threatened to break open the cockpit door of Air India's Boeing 747 aircraft on Thursday after their Delhi-Mumbai flight was delayed for nearly five hours due to a technical problem

Centre has no option but to privatise Air India, says Hardeep Singh Puri; Union minister calls for co-operation of employees
India

Centre has no option but to privatise Air India, says Hardeep Singh Puri; Union minister calls for co-operation of employees

Puri also said that the government was trying to address the concerns of the employees regarding issues such as job protection post privatisation, a union representative said.