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Why India's domestic air traffic in May 2021 is better than a year ago but poorer than April this year
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Why India's domestic air traffic in May 2021 is better than a year ago but poorer than April this year

In May 2021, a total of 338 passenger-related complaints were received by the scheduled domestic airlines

Centre allows airlines to operate domestic flights up to 80% of pre-COVID-19 capacity
India

Centre allows airlines to operate domestic flights up to 80% of pre-COVID-19 capacity

The cap, which was at 45 percent in June, was increased to 60 percent in September. On 11 November, it was further increased to 70 percent

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

Coronavirus Outbreak: Aviation ministry likely to come up with guidelines on refunds for cancelled flight tickets
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Aviation ministry likely to come up with guidelines on refunds for cancelled flight tickets

The Civil Aviation Ministry on Thursday said it is deliberating upon forming a set of guidelines on refunds for flight ticket cancellations due to coronavirus lockdown

Domestic air passenger traffic grows by just 3.74% in 2019; expect double-digit growth soon: DGCA
Business

Domestic air passenger traffic grows by just 3.74% in 2019; expect double-digit growth soon: DGCA

The domestic air passenger traffic in December 2019 increased by 2.56 percent to 1.30 crore compared to the same month in 2018, according to data released by the DGCA on Monday.

Inefficient aircraft bloat aviation losses; Chinese firm Jingye Group's bid for British Steel; all this and more on Moneycontrol Pro
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Inefficient aircraft bloat aviation losses; Chinese firm Jingye Group's bid for British Steel; all this and more on Moneycontrol Pro

Moneycontrol Pro offers curated markets data, independent equity analysis, insights into investment styles and exclusive trading recommendations

Aamir Khan flies economy class of domestic airline; fans applaud actor's simplicity
Entertainment

Aamir Khan flies economy class of domestic airline; fans applaud actor's simplicity

Aamir Khan was seen sitting quietly at a window seat, amused by the fans' reactions.

Domestic carriers may need Rs 35,000 cr capital in 3-4 years to bring down high-debt levels: Icra
Business

Domestic carriers may need Rs 35,000 cr capital in 3-4 years to bring down high-debt levels: Icra

In order to contain further losses, the domestic carriers have resorted to several measures, which include among others, rationalisation of non-fuel costs, network review,

Air India sale: IndiGo interested, has bandwidth to buy debt-laden airline, says govt
Business

Air India sale: IndiGo interested, has bandwidth to buy debt-laden airline, says govt

IndiGo had a total cash balance of Rs 9,343 crore as on 31 March, while total debt during the period stood at Rs 2,596 crore

From Ravindra Gaikwad to Diwakar Reddy: Why a no-fly list should have been ready by now
Business

From Ravindra Gaikwad to Diwakar Reddy: Why a no-fly list should have been ready by now

It seems despite the violence Reddy unleashed at the airport, IndiGo did allow him to fly and the ban by this and other airlines was imposed later

Narendra Modi flags off Delhi-Shimla UDAN flight: With fares at Rs 2,036, here is why it makes sense
Business

Narendra Modi flags off Delhi-Shimla UDAN flight: With fares at Rs 2,036, here is why it makes sense

The UDAN scheme will connect 27 currently served airports, 12 underserved airports (which do not service a flight a day presently) and 31 unserved airports (which do not handle a single flight).

IndiGo alleges faulty system to calculate flight punctuality as domestic airlines fight over on-time performance
Business

IndiGo alleges faulty system to calculate flight punctuality as domestic airlines fight over on-time performance

For the last few months, market leader IndiGo has seen its OTP suffer at Mumbai, prompting the airline to lodge a complaint against the way OTP data were being compiled by the Mumbai airport operator.

Cancelling a flight or denying boarding to a flier will cost airlines dear
Business

Cancelling a flight or denying boarding to a flier will cost airlines dear

Airlines offer a meagre amount of up to Rs 4,000 for both denied boarding and cancelling a flight.

 Domestic airlines require strong promoters: India Ratings
Business

Domestic airlines require strong promoters: India Ratings

The route disbursal guidelines, some of which mandate airlines to fly on economically inviable routes, further impact the operating margins.

Rediff Launches AirFare Search Tool
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Rediff Launches AirFare Search Tool

Rediff.com has launched FareSearch to enable Indians to search and compare airfares of domestic airlines.