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Air India pilot unions write to Hardeep Singh Puri about salary cuts

August 14, 2020 2:10 am

Incidentally, just two days before the crash of an Air India Express aircraft in Kozhikode on August 7, which resulted in deaths of 18 people including two pilots, the airline announced organisation-wide pay cuts citing a steep fall in revenues on account of Covid-19 pandemic.

DGCA suspends ops of wide-bodied aircraft at Kozhikode airport during monsoon season

August 12, 2020 12:31 am

Currently, while scheduled international operations — that mainly see operations of wide-bodied airliners — are suspended due to Covid-19, special repatriation flights are being operated by both Indian and foreign carriers.

Aurobindo Handa: ‘Collecting evidences; process to appoint investigators under way’

August 12, 2020 12:29 am

Investigators have so fartaken custody of plane’s black boxes, the digital flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorderm and they are being analysed.

Explained: Why Air India Express may be liable to pay Rs 1.19 crore to each victim of Kozhikode crash

August 14, 2020 9:16 am

Kerala plane crash: A senior airline official who did not wish to be named said “compensation is typically based on the Montreal Convention protocols and its specific adoption by India.”

Daily briefing: India tops in new Covid count but low in population share; Kerala landslide toll rises to 43

August 10, 2020 8:42 am

From the Centre's ban on import of 101 items to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Rs 1-lakh-crore Agriculture Infrastructure Fund to for modern storage facilities in village, read the top stories from print edition today.

Authorities look to revive plan to extend Kozhikode airport runway

August 10, 2020 9:07 am

On Friday, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 191 people on board overshot the runway at Kozhikode airport after landing and fell into a 35 feet deep gorge resulting in the aircraft being broken up into three parts.

His last photo from Air India Express plane: ‘Back to home’

August 09, 2020 9:35 pm

Hours later, the 35-year-old became one of the 18 who were killed after the Air India Express aircraft crashlanded at Kozhikode airport. On Saturday, Sharafudheen's body was in the morgue of the district's medical college.

Kerala plane tragedy: A doctor recalls a night he will never forget

August 09, 2020 5:26 am

On Friday night, minutes after an Air India Express plane crashed out of the Kozhikode airport runway into a ditch, Dr Ahmad's phone began ringing. His was the closest hospital to the crash site and he was told to prepare for a flurry of severely-injured patients.

At least now we should be convinced of need to extend Kozhikode runway: Ex-DGCA chief who warned of safety issues

August 08, 2020 8:11 pm

Former Kerala bureaucrat E K Bharat Bhushan told that while multiple factors could have led to the mishap, this should be enough to convince people about the need to extend the runway here.


Air India Express flight from Dubai crashlands in Kozhikode | See pictures

August 08, 2020 12:02 pm

An Air India Express flight with 190 passengers on board skidded off the runway and split into two while trying to land at Kerala’s Kozhikode airport in heavy rain on Friday evening.


Kannur International Airport Set to Take Flight

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

Kannur International Airport (KIAL), the fourth in Kerala, will be dedicated to the nation on December 9. The airport will offer better access to travellers from north Kerala and parts of Karnataka like Coorg.

How often our airlines experience technical snags: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

Domestic airlines have reported the number of technical snags they have experienced. Of them all, IndiGo's numbers jump out, because it first reported 340 odd snags and when rivals reported the number suspect, it was revised to over 14,000 snags.

Increasing airfare in time of distress is concerning: Mahesh Sharma

February 24, 2016 12:38 pm

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma on Wednesday reacted over the price hike by private airlines in the time of crisis. He said it is a matter of serious consideration for them as well as for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He further said that airlines should not increase their prices during the crisis period. He added that Air India has always played a social holistic role and acted in the same way during Nepal’s earthquake.