Coronavirus Updates: Confirmed cases in Maharashtra cross two lakh with 7,074 new infections reported today; toll reaches 8,671
Coronavirus Updates: According to a state health department bulletin, over 1.98 lakh patients have been discharged till date and the recovery rate stands at 54.02 percent
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
AirAsia India sacks pilot Gaurav Taneja after his video alleging violations of safety regulations; DGCA issues notice to airline
On Sunday, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) sent a show cause notice to an AirAsia India executive over the allegations made by Taneja.
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Mumbai sees 1,460 new cases, 41 deaths today; Delhi tally reaches 80,188
Coronavirus Updates: With 1,460 new cases, Mumbai's COVID-19 tally rose to 73,747 on Saturday while deaths from the virus increased to 4,282 with 41 patients succumbing to the virus today
DGCA says suspension of international passenger flights extended till 15 July, may allow operation on case-by-case basis
Scheduled international passenger flights were suspended in India on 23 March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
DGCA advises airlines to keep middle seats in planes vacant, provide protective gear if it is occupied; suggests disinfection tunnel at airports
The DGCA has told airlines to allot seats in such a manner that the middle seat is kept vacant if passenger load permits and if the seat is occupied due to passenger load
COVID-19 Impact: DGCA extends deadline for IndiGo, GoAir to replace unmodified PW engines to 31 August
Indian aviation regulator, DGCA, on Monday extended the deadline for IndiGo and GoAir to replace all the 60 unmodified Pratt and Whitney (PW) engines on their A320neo planes from 31 May to 31 August, as supply chain has been impacted due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown
SpiceJet's freighter arm, SpiceXpress gets DGCA approval for drone trials; to deliver essential supplies to remote areas
Budget carrier SpiceJet on Friday said its freighter arm SpiceXpress has received approval for conducting drone trials from aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
SpiceJet converts three Q400 passenger aircraft into freighters; will be used for operations to smaller towns, cities
SpiceJet on Thursday said it has converted three of its Bombardier Q400 passenger aircraft into freighters
Centre caps min and max airfares till 24 August, limits check-in baggage to one per flier; quarantine on short-haul routes unlikely
Unveiling a set of detailed pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight guidelines on Thursday, the civil aviation ministry said that operations will start on 1/3 of the approved summer schedule for domestic routes from 25 May
DGCA extends suspension of domestic, international flight ops till 17 May as India enters third phase of lockdown
The ongoing and second phase of lockdown was scheduled to end on 3 May.
City-based consumer protection forum Mumbai Grahak Panchayat on Monday urged the civil aviation ministry to direct airlines to refund customers for the cancelled flights based on the date of travel and not as per the date of booking and has sought suitable modification in 16 April order on this issue
Coronavirus Outbreak: Domestic, international flight restrictions to be lifted when COVID-19 is controlled, says minister
Restrictions on domestic and international flights will be lifted when the government is confident that the spread of coronavirus has been controlled, and poses no danger to Indians, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Monday, amidst reports of some airlines doing open bookings
Coronavirus Outbreak: Aviation stocks fall after DGCA directive to stop bookings for travel after 3 May
Airline stocks fell up to 5.5 percent on Monday after regulator DGCA directed airlines to stop taking bookings for travel after 3 May
A day after Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri advised airlines to open bookings only after the government takes a decision on resuming passenger flight services, Vistara and AirAsia India said on Sunday they have not received any notice from the aviation ministry on this matter
Coronavirus Outbreak: Airlines decline refund to customers for cancelled tickets amid lockdown extension
With the nationwide lockdown extended till 3 May, domestic airlines have again decided not to refund customers in cash for their cancelled flights and instead have offered them rescheduling of tickets for a later date without any additional fee
SpiceJet operates first freighter service to Ho Chi Minh City, carries medical supplies; operates 200 services since lockdown
On Thursday also, SpiceJet had performed a cargo flight to Singapore from Chennai and back with a dedicated Boeing 737 freighter, transporting critical medical equipment and devices to India.
Coronavirus Outbreak: DGCA issues guidelines for aircraft storage, their return to service post-lockdown period
Cargo flights, offshore helicopter operations, medical evacuation flights and special flights permitted by the DGCA are allowed to operate during this lockdown.
DGCA said separate training records have to be maintained for each such extended certificate till December-end for verification or audit purposes.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Air Deccan ceases operations, all employees put on sabbatical without pay; management to hold meeting next week
While other airlines have introduced various cost cutting measures such as laying off pilots, leave without pay and salary cuts, Air Deccan is the first casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.