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COVID-19 Watch: Hotels, airlines look for new revenue streams, hold on to cash to tide over liquidity crunch

May 29, 2020 5:11 pm

Other steps like drastic cost control and a sharp reduction in future supply addition are also in the offing.

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri: ‘We intend a phased escalation… Indian aviation will come out stronger from this crisis’

May 22, 2020 6:39 am

Talking to The Indian Express, Hardeep Singh Puri said, "The aviation industry, the world over, is one of the worst-hit sectors. Experience may vary, but most countries are characterised by a significant reduction in demand. Some of the countries have opened up the aviation sectors but there have been reports of less occupancy and even of empty flights."

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

June 22, 2019 7:26 pm

"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

December 02, 2018 12:34 pm

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.

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

August 28, 2018 4:01 am

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

June 14, 2018 7:00 pm

"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

July 31, 2017 9:54 am

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

May 21, 2017 7:08 pm

"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.

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

May 15, 2017 5:18 pm

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

June 11, 2016 1:53 pm

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.