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Seaplane services to resume from Dec 28 with new ‘decade-old’ aircraft

December 24, 2020 3:22 am

SpiceJet officials said the aircraft being brought in will be newer and “about a decade-old”. The bookings for the Ahmedabad-Kevadia seaplane route have commenced from December 28, they added.

Ahmedabad's water hangar to improve seaplane services, allow local maintenance

December 05, 2020 2:32 pm

With Seaplane operations in the state likely to be expanded on three more routes, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is constructing a water hangar at the Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad to avoid disruption in operations due to maintenance.

Taking a flight? This is how airlines are keeping their aircraft coronavirus safe

September 17, 2020 10:19 pm

In India, most airlines have put in place a rigorous cleaning procedure involving 3-4 hours for every commercial aircraft. Most airlines have equipped their aircraft with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters

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.

DGCA asks SpiceJet to stop ticket sale offer as govt-imposed fare limits are in place

August 03, 2020 9:33 pm

SpiceJet in a press release Monday morning announced it has started a five-day "1+1 offer sale" where it was offering one-way base fares starting as low as Rs 899, excluding taxes, on its domestic network.

SpiceJet to fly long-haul flights from Amsterdam on Aug 1, 2 to repatriate Indians

July 28, 2020 12:49 am

Currently, flag-carrier Air India is the only Indian airline flying long-haul international to destinations in Europe and the US.

After FAA missive, DGCA directs SpiceJet, Vistara, AI Express to inspect Boeing 737 planes

July 25, 2020 12:44 am

The US FAA ordered the inspection on account of these airlines being at the risk of losing power in both engines after being put in storage as a result of flight bans instituted across the world.

Actor Sonu Sood joins hand with SpiceJet bring back 1,500 Indian students from Kyrgyzstan

July 23, 2020 6:57 pm

"SpiceJet operated the first charter flight from Bishkek (capital of Kyrgyzstan) to bring back 135 students to their hometown of Varanasi today," the airline said in a press release.

SpiceJet to fly to United States; shares surge over 5%

July 23, 2020 1:58 pm

Shares of SpiceJet were trading at Rs 49.90, up 5.16 per cent over its previous close on the BSE.

Delhi: Pilot stopped at gunpoint near IIT flyover, Rs 10k looted

June 04, 2020 4:27 am

In the complaint, the pilot said he was on his way to the airport from Faridabad to catch a Delhi-Mumbai flight, set to take off at 3 am, when a group of bikers blocked the road. The men were masked, the pilot has claimed in his complaint, and they allegedly broke all windows.


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.