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IndiGo names Pieter Elbers as CEO, Ronojoy Dutta to retire on 30 September
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IndiGo names Pieter Elbers as CEO, Ronojoy Dutta to retire on 30 September

71-year-old Dutta, who came to help the airline in January 2019, has decided to retire on September 30, after guiding the airline through the turbulent COVID period, IndiGo said in a statement

Ranchi airport incident: DGCA finds IndiGO staff 'inappropriately handled' case, issues airline show-cause notice
India

Ranchi airport incident: DGCA finds IndiGO staff 'inappropriately handled' case, issues airline show-cause notice

The aviation regulator had earlier constituted a three-member team to investigate the incident which took place on 7 May.

'Flight safety comes first': IndiGo CEO on specially abled child denied boarding
India

'Flight safety comes first': IndiGo CEO on specially abled child denied boarding

IndiGo airline received much flak after it denied boarding to a differently-abled child on a Hyderabad-bound flight at the Ranchi airport.

IndiGo incident: DGCA forms 3-member fact-finding team
India

IndiGo incident: DGCA forms 3-member fact-finding team

IndiGo barred a specially-abled child from boarding a flight from Ranchi to Hyderabad as he was in a "state of panic"

NCPCR seeks FIR against IndiGo for barring specially-abled child from boarding flight
India

NCPCR seeks FIR against IndiGo for barring specially-abled child from boarding flight

Aviation regulator DGCA has started a probe in the matter and asked the airline to submit a report

'Investigating it myself': Jyotiraditya Scindia assures apt action on IndiGo barring specially-abled boy to board flight
India

'Investigating it myself': Jyotiraditya Scindia assures apt action on IndiGo barring specially-abled boy to board flight

The Civil Aviation Minister said that there is zero tolerance towards such behaviour and no human being should have to go through this kind of situation

Indigo fiasco: How flying is still a nightmare for specially abled people in India
India

Indigo fiasco: How flying is still a nightmare for specially abled people in India

IndiGo airline received much flak after it denied boarding to a specially abled child on a Hyderabad-bound flight at the Ranchi airport. The incident once again raises questions over the handling of air travellers with disabilities

IndiGo bars specially-abled boy from boarding Ranchi-Hyderabad flight, Child Rights body says appropriate action being taken
India

IndiGo bars specially-abled boy from boarding Ranchi-Hyderabad flight, Child Rights body says appropriate action being taken

On Saturday, at Ranchi airport, IndiGo prohibited a specially-abled boy from boarding Ranchi-Hyderabad flight. Following the incident, DGCA has informed that it has initiated a probe and has asked the airline to submit a report

IndiGo gears up for overseas expansion, names Venkataramani Sumantran as new chairman
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IndiGo gears up for overseas expansion, names Venkataramani Sumantran as new chairman

Sumantran has been an independent non-executive director since 28 May, 2020, and succeeded Damodaran on 3 May

IndiGo becomes first airline to land aircraft using indigenous navigation system GAGAN
India

IndiGo becomes first airline to land aircraft using indigenous navigation system GAGAN

The flight was conducted using an ATR-72 aircraft and landed at the Kishangarh airport in Rajasthan on Wednesday morning, using GAGAN, which has been jointly developed by the Centre-run AAI and ISRO

Seven IndiGo pilots under DGCA scanner for 'abusing' on emergency frequency
India

Seven IndiGo pilots under DGCA scanner for 'abusing' on emergency frequency

On 9 April, the pilots were allegedly found venting their ire over low salaries on 121.5 MHz frequency, which is used for emergency communications

Operation Ganga: Unprecedented saga of grit, compassion and PM Modi's diplomatic heft
World

Operation Ganga: Unprecedented saga of grit, compassion and PM Modi's diplomatic heft

As on 3 March 2022, over 18,000 Indians came back safely from Ukraine since the first advisory on 15 February 2022

IndiGo co-founder Rakesh Gangwal resigns from board, to reduce stake over five years
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IndiGo co-founder Rakesh Gangwal resigns from board, to reduce stake over five years

Gangwal owns 14.65 per cent stake in the airline's parent company. His resignation comes amid a dispute with IndiGo's other co-founder Rahul Bhatia

Two IndiGo planes avert mid-air collision over Bengaluru airport; DGCA orders probe
India

Two IndiGo planes avert mid-air collision over Bengaluru airport; DGCA orders probe

The two planes — 6E455 (Bengaluru to Kolkata) and 6E246 (Bengaluru to Bhubaneswar) — were involved in a 'breach of separation' at Bengaluru airport

'Third wave has airlines flying into deep-red with Rs 20000 crore net losses this year'
Business

'Third wave has airlines flying into deep-red with Rs 20000 crore net losses this year'

This will push back the industry's recovery beyond fiscal 2023, the report based on three large listed airlines — Indigo, Spicejet, and Air India — which together command 75 per cent of the domestic traffic, warned Crisil.

Watch: IndiGo pilot makes flight announcement in Tulu on board; netizens laud officer for promoting local language
India

Watch: IndiGo pilot makes flight announcement in Tulu on board; netizens laud officer for promoting local language

On a flight departing to Mangaluru from Mumbai on 24 December, First Officer Pradeep Padmashali welcomed his passengers on board in Tulu. The language is spoken primarily in the region of Dakshina Kannada

IndiGo employee awakes in Abu Dhabi after Mumbai flight takes off with him asleep in cargo compartment
India

IndiGo employee awakes in Abu Dhabi after Mumbai flight takes off with him asleep in cargo compartment

The cargo door was closed and the loader woke up as the aircraft took off from the Mumbai airport, the officials informed

Union minister Bhagwat Karad gives medical aid to passenger who felt uneasy aboard IndiGo flight
India

Union minister Bhagwat Karad gives medical aid to passenger who felt uneasy aboard IndiGo flight

A release from the office of the Union minister of state for finance said the passenger complained of giddiness mid-air due to a blood pressure issue and the former reached out and provided first aid

Indigo pilot makes in-flight announcement in Bhojpuri; impresses social media users
India

Indigo pilot makes in-flight announcement in Bhojpuri; impresses social media users

Several social media users praised the airline for the gesture, viewing the move to make in-flight announcements in Bhojpuri, which is spoken in large parts of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand, instead of English and Hindi as a thoughtful one

Would be impractical to restart scheduled international flights right now: IndiGo CEO
India

Would be impractical to restart scheduled international flights right now: IndiGo CEO

Indigo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said he thought that introducing more bubble flights slowly and gradually is a good graduated way of opening up