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Amid US-Iran tensions, Indian airlines to avoid Iranian airspace, says DGCA

"All Indian operators in consultation with DGCA have decided to avoid the affected part of Iranian Airspace to ensure safe travel for the passengers. They will re-route flights suitably," the DGCA said on Twitter.

Why India's airlines keep struggling to take off

The truth is that the sector has also been weakened thanks to a combination of errors by both the private sector and, crucially, the government.

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1981 Indian Airlines flight hijack case: Two acquitted over 'benefit of doubt'

Accused Tajinder Pal Singh and Satnam Singh were granted “benefit of doubt” by the court, which said the prosecution has failed to prove the charges beyond “reasonable doubt”.

India airlines spread their wings to escape airfare war at home

"Demand is there, income levels are rising and people want to travel internationally," he said.

Simply put: 36 years on, a hijack lands back in dock

The hijackers were arrested on September 30, 1981 after Pakistani commandos entered the plane. There were no deaths or injuries. The men spent three years in a military prison, and were put on trial for the hijack in 1984. They were sentenced to life imprisonment on January 20, 1986.

Qatar Airways yet to approach govt on its India airline plans

"We are doing this because the Indian government has opened up the foreign direct investment in (setting up) an airline in India," said Ashok Gajapathi Raju.

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Air India chief says debts insurmountable: Here is the debt he spoke about

Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani said: “The mountain of debt that we acquired appears insurmountable and is at the root of all the problems that manifest as symptoms to all and sundry.”

Government proposing cap on ticket cancellation charges, reduction in excess baggage fee in flights

Suggesting a slew of passenger-centric measures, the Civil Aviation Ministry said airlines will have to refund all statutory taxes in case of flight cancellations.

Carriers to hike number of flights in winter

The winter schedule of the Indian airlines commences from the last Sunday of October while the summer schedule starts from the last Sunday of March.

Centre’s civil aviation policy faces stiff resistance from 24 states

As many as 24 states are opposing a proposal to develop only six international airports in the country.

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