Vistara to start flights from India to UK, Germany, France soon; Delhi-London flights likely thrice a week
Even though international flights have been suspended in India since March, recent bilateral pacts will allow certain services to operate with restrictions
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
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
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
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.
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
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'
All passenger flights were stopped in late March following the announcement of a nationwide lockdown to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fuel demand shows signs of revival; petrol, diesel sales rise in May after easing lockdown restrictions
The drop in fuel sales in the first half of May is lower than the reduction seen during 1-15 April 2020.
IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta told employees on Thursday that the airline has decided to roll back the pay cuts, which were announced earlier for senior staff members, for the month of April in deference to the "government's wishes"
State-run refiners reduce oil processing runs as demand tumbles after lockdowns; auto fuel, ATF to witness double-digit fall in March
Top refiner Indian Oil Corp and its subsidiary Chennai Petroleum has cut refinery runs by an average of 15 percent to 20 percent, sources familiar with the matter said.
SpiceJet to launch 20 new flights on domestic routes from next month; airline's fleet strength under RCS scheme jumps to 52
SpiceJet said it will also enhance its operations with additional frequencies on the Mumbai-Bagdogra and Mumbai-Chennai routes with the addition of a second and fifth flight, respectively.
"Existing visas (including eVisa already issued) are no longer valid for any foreign national travelling from China," it added.
Air India, AI Express, several foreign carriers rerouting flights that usually take Iranian airspace; delay in flight arrivals expected
Several major airlines, including India's national carrier Air India, said on Wednesday they were re-routing flights to avoid airspace over Iraq and Iran
GoAir cancels 18 domestic flights; budget carrier faces non-availability of aircraft, cockpit crew crunch
GoAir has cancelled 18 domestic flights from cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Patna due to non-availability of aircraft and adequate cockpit crew, a source said
Nine flights cancelled after heavy fog engulfs Srinagar airport; visibility limited to around 600 metres, says AAI official
The fog also disrupted the air traffic to and fro Srinagar as no flight operations took place because of the poor visibility, the AAI official added
Cyclone Vayu: AAI says no damage to airport infrastructure in Gujarat, will take call on resuming flights later today
The impact of cyclone Vayu has been milder at most airports in Gujarat and there has been no damage to aerodromes' infrastructure so far, Airports Authority of India (AAI) said Thursday
SpiceJet to hire up to 2,000 Jet Airways staff, says chairman Ajay Singh; focus to remain on narrow-body fleet
SpiceJet plans to hire up to 2,000 staff, including pilots and cabin crew, of the defunct Jet Airways as the no-frills carrier continues to expand its operations
India's aviation regulator has asked all airlines to come out with an individual medium-term plan by Wednesday on enhancing the availability of domestic flights, in a move aimed at curbing rising airfares, government officials said
Bidding process opened for seaplane operations in four Andaman islands; Diglipur airport operations to begin in June 2019
Seaplane operations will soon be a reality in four islands of Andamans with the opening of its bidding process, under an ambitious project to attract more tourists, officials said