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IndiGo parent posts Rs 870.8 crore loss as costs rise, pandemic hits biz
Wed, Jun 03, 2020

The company posted a net loss of Rs 870.8 crore for the March-quarter, compared with a Rs 595.8-crore profit after tax same period last year.

Explained: Restarting international air travel; the concept of ‘air bridges’ and ‘bubbles’
Tue, Jun 02, 2020

When will international flights start again? On what factors will the timing and the roadmap depend? What are the concepts of ‘bubbles’ and ‘air bridges’ being considered by global aviation regulators?

Hit by coronavirus, online aggregators create new revenue streams
Sun, May 31, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and its after effects have hit online aggregators hard, particularly those depending on hospitality segments such as hotels, restaurants and air travel.

DGCA says locusts are a threat to aircraft, issues guidelines for safe flight
Sat, May 30, 2020

According to the circular, flying through a swarm can cause problems for aircraft at the time of landing and takeoff with all the air inlets of an aircraft, including engines, air conditioning packs, etc, prone to being damaged by the insects.

COVID-19 Watch: Hotels, airlines look for new revenue streams, hold on to cash to tide over liquidity crunch
Fri, May 29, 2020

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

As flyers test positive upon arrival, states look to tighten SOPs
Thu, May 28, 2020

As of early Thursday, as many as four passengers, at least two of which were asymptomatic, had tested positive upon arrival.

Covid Impact: Over 4,400 jobs cut by 5 major Indian companies in 1 month
Wed, May 27, 2020

In total, five companies — Uber India and South Asia, Ola, Zomato, Swiggy and Cure.fit — have together announced the reduction of around 4,441 jobs in the last one month.

532 flights take off on Day 1: Non-metros see highest demand, Delhi-Patna most bookings
Tue, May 26, 2020

The Delhi-Patna route is highest demand, Delhi-Patna most bookings followed by sectors such as Delhi-Bagdogra, Mumbai-Varanasi, Bengaluru-Patna, Delhi-Srinagar.

Brands, local and global, get vocal about their Indian roots
Mon, May 25, 2020

According to senior people in several companies The Indian Express spoke with soon after the Prime Minister said that every Indian “has to become vocal for their local, not only to buy local products, but also to promote them proudly”, C-level executives scrambled to come up with a plan to get the brand’s messaging across.

Domestic flights begin today, 11 states and J&K will quarantine
Mon, May 25, 2020

The government informed airlines about the “cautiousness” of state governments in allowing people flying into their borders in large numbers. Airlines were asked to display all state-specific information on their websites besides other information necessary for passengers to know ahead of flying.

Centre says Aarogya app passport to fly, some states disagree
Sun, May 24, 2020

Five other states – Kerala, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Assam, and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, have also decided to quarantine passengers upon arrival.

Hopeful of starting good percentage of international ops before Aug-Sept: Hardeep Puri
Sun, May 24, 2020

A senior government official, on condition of anonymity, said that the Civil Aviation Ministry has been monitoring the situation in countries like the US, the UK, Italy, the UAE, Singapore, Thailand, etc to assess whether it will be safe to resume commercial operations to these destinations.

Explained: Why the govt changed its mind in just three days and allowed flights
Sat, May 23, 2020

Even as the move brings a respite to airlines and the various allied sectors, the limited capacity operations with fare regulation and other added costs have left airlines wanting for more.

Air fares capped for 3 months, web check-in, face mask, and Aarogya Setu approval must
Fri, May 22, 2020

While airlines did not offer an official comment on the proposal to cap fares, they said a minimum fare would help only if intrinsic demand was muted, but setting an upper cap could create shortages like that for trains.

India domestic flights resume: How your flight experience changes, what you pay
Sat, May 23, 2020

India Domestic Flights Resume: The government has allowed airlines to resume flights from Monday albeit only with one-third of the pre-lockdown capacity.

Airspace unlockdown: Some domestic flights from May 25, says Minister Puri
Thu, May 21, 2020

Late on Wednesday night, the Ministry of Home Affairs amended its guidelines on lockdown measures by deleting “domestic air travel of passengers” from the list of prohibited activities. On Sunday, framing the rules for the fourth phase of the national lockdown, it had banned domestic passenger flights until May 31.

Domestic flights from Monday: Where will flights operate to? What changes for passengers?
Sat, May 23, 2020

Domestic flights resume in India on Monday: Which routes will flights operate on? Are state governments in the loop on operating flights? What are the guidelines for passengers?

Lockdown squeeze, work-from-home: several companies vacate office space
Wed, May 20, 2020

Food-tech platform Zomato, which recently asked 13 per cent of its workforce to search for new jobs, has also decided to shut 125 of over 150 offices worldwide. Its rival Swiggy has decided to lay off 1,100 people, in addition to scaling down on kitchen facilities and office infrastructure.

Curbs on flights hurt IMD’s weather data collection, IndiGo steps in to help
Wed, May 20, 2020

IndiGo has also incorporated a plan for its pilots to report high-level wind and temperature data at different stages of a flight as desired by IMD across all flight operations.

As curbs ease, e-comm cos start taking orders for non-essentials
Tue, May 19, 2020

E-commerce platforms see orders for mobiles, garments, pressure cookers, among others.

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