The government is studying whether the NCLT verdict amounts to an “adverse order” — something that may lead to disqualification of the bid, as per guidelines on strategic disinvestment.
Last week, The Indian Express had reported that the three-member team deputed by the national aviation safety regulator to probe the incident at Ranchi airport would look into the operational and legal aspects, including the applicability of the "regulations for carriage of persons with disabilities and reduced mobility".
SIA is learnt to have asked for time until the end of next year to decide whether it wants to go ahead. Tata Sons is the holding company of the Tata Group, which took over Air India from the government earlier this year. Vistara is the only other full-service carrier in India.
The Indian Express has learnt that the Bansals were not only upgraded to Business class but they were also offered Economy Class ticket at rates lower than what other passengers reportedly had to pay.
Earlier this year, Tata Group had named Turkish Airlines Chairman Ilker Ayci as Air India's CEO & MD, but he subsequently denied the position.
The DGCA inspections came in the aftermath of the May 1 incident on SpiceJet's Mumbai-Durgapur flight that left several passengers injured as the plane underwent severe turbulence.
"Specifically, the applicability of the regulation detailing requirements for carriage of persons with disability or persons with reduced mobility will be studied," said the official.
The regulation referred to is part of the Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) (Section 3, Series 'M', Part I), which lays down "regulations for carriage of persons with disabilities and reduced mobility by air to protect them against discrimination and to ensure that they receive all possible assistance during their travel".
On Monday, a day after the incident came to light, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiradtiya Scindia tweeted that he would personally probe the incident even as the national child rights panel asked Jharkhand Police to lodge a case against the airline.
The incident was brought to light in a Facebook post by a passenger at the airport who was waiting to board another flight. The author of the post, Manisha Gupta, told The Indian Express that the IndiGo staff “did not show any compassion”.
The Jalan-Kalrock Consortium is currently the promoters of Jet Airways. The airline in its old avatar was owned by Naresh Goyal and had operated its last flight on April 17, 2019.
Jet Airways has not operated since April 17, 2019.
The test flight that landed at Kishangarh is a part of the approval process with aviation safety regulator DGCA, which includes training of pilots, validation of approach and simulator sessions.
AirAsia India, a low-cost airline which was launched as a joint venture between the Tatas and Malaysia’s AirAsia Group, is 83.67 per cent owned by the Tata Group with the remaining stake being held by the Malaysian company.
Low-cost carrier IndiGo stays at the top with more than half the domestic market share, but there are three contenders — Air India, SpiceJet and GoFirst — for the second spot.
Aviation safety regulator DGCA, which barred 90 pilots of the airline from flying the 737 MAX model till they undergo retraining on a compliant simulator, has served a show-cause notice to SpiceJet and Canadian flight training service provider CAE, which manages the simulator facility.
These pilots, who are on the rolls of low-cost carrier SpiceJet, will have to undergo re-training to the satisfaction of the regulator.
Manufactured by HAL, the 17-seater aircraft will be operated by Alliance Air, and connect Dibrugarh with Pasighat and Lilabari. The flights will be operational twice a week, beginning April 18.
An issue of non-veg meal alleged to have been served to one of the passengers... was raised in the social media platform. The concerned crew were immediately barred from flying duties and an inquiry has been initiated.
According to the new summer schedule, foreign airlines will operate 1,783 weekly flights, while Indian carriers will operate 1,466 departures every week.
These include connections such as Ahmedabad-Guwahati, Srinagar-Ahmedabad, Hyderabad-Srinagar, Vadodara-Chennai, Jaipur-Patna, Dehradun-Kolkata, Mumbai-Port Blair, Jammu-Pune etc. Notably, many of the routes in this category are seeing flights being mounted by IndiGo.
Emirates said Friday it will be operating the 35 weekly flights from Mumbai, 28 from Delhi, 24 from Bengaluru, 21 each from Chennai and Hyderabad, 14 from Kochi, 11 from Kolkata, nine from Ahmedabad and seven from Thiruvananthapuram.
From March 27, resumption of scheduled international flights
Currently, budget airlines Air India Express and SpiceJet, in addition to full-service carrier Vistara flt the Boeing 737 aircraft in their fleets. While most of these are the older generations 737 planes, SpiceJet operates some new generation 737MAX planes as well.
Singapore Airlines' Airbus A380 comes with 471 seats in four classes: six suites and 78 business class seats on the upper deck, as well as 44 premium economy class and 343 economy class seats on the main deck.