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Friday, January 22, 2021



DGCA issues norms for transportation of Covid-19 vaccines

January 09, 2021 12:48 am

If vaccines packed in dry ice are being transported in the passenger cabin of an aircraft, the flight crew should be properly trained on the hazards and risks of its tran­sportation, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) noted.

Air bubble: India, Nepal to resume flight ops

December 11, 2020 5:06 am

Sources said Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, during his recent visit to Nepal, had highlighted the importance of people-to-people connectivity in sync with the special relationship between the two countries.

International passenger flight suspension extended till Nov 30

October 29, 2020 12:51 am

"However, the international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis," the Indian aviation regulator said in a circular.

DGCA approves 12,983 weekly domestic flights in winter schedule

October 25, 2020 8:29 pm

Currently, airlines in India are allowed to operate a maximum 60 per cent of pre-COVID weekly domestic flights.

DGCA says 28.32 lakh domestic air passengers in August, down 76% on-year

September 16, 2020 5:14 pm

While IndiGo carried 16.82 lakh passengers, a 59.4 per cent share of the total domestic market, SpiceJet flew 3.91 lakh passengers, which is 13.8 per cent share of the total market, the DGCA data noted.

Explained: Why is India amending its aircraft law?

September 17, 2020 8:37 am

The amendments passed by Rajya Sabha seek to give statutory status to the regulators DGCA and BCAS, and the Aircraft Accidents Investigation Bureau.

Days after Kangana Ranaut hounded onboard IndiGo flight, DGCA threatens airlines

September 12, 2020 9:01 pm

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Saturday said it would suspend a scheduled flight for two weeks if anyone onboard was found engaging in photography.

‘Safety violation’ by media on flight with Kangana onboard: DGCA asks IndiGo for report

September 11, 2020 5:40 pm

"We have seen some videos wherein media persons are standing too close to each other in the 6E264 flight on Wednesday. It seems to be a violation of safety and social distancing protocols. We have asked IndiGo to submit a report on this incident," said a DGCA official.

Airlines required to refund passengers, but forcing them may be ‘counter-productive’: DGCA to SC

September 07, 2020 10:23 am

For carriers facing “financial distress”, DGCA suggested setting up a transferable credit shell with life up to March 31, 2021.

Explained: Why the Centre has delayed resuming international flights till Sept 30

September 06, 2020 10:24 am

The government has said that international flights would be allowed depending on how the virus behaves. For those who have to travel urgently, scheduled Vande Bharat flights, and flights to destinations with whom India has air bubble arrangements offer a limited option.