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British Airways could suspend 36,000 employees: Report

April 2, 2020 7:48:15 am

British Airways had said on Tuesday it was temporarily suspending flights from Gatwick Airport, Britain's second-busiest airport, as the aviation sector reels under the coronavirus crisis.

SpiceJet says some employees will get salaries in two parts

April 1, 2020 10:20:39 am

According to a senior official in SpiceJet, there were some employees who had got just a few thousand rupees in their bank accounts from the company as salary till now.

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Coronavirus impact: SpiceJet to cut 10-30 per cent salary of all employees in March

March 31, 2020 3:25:26 pm

"SpiceJet management has decided to implement a pay cut between 10-30 per cent in March across our employee base. Our Chairman and Managing Director (Ajay Singh), in fact, has opted for the highest cut of 30 per cent in compensation," the airline said in the communication.

DGCA temporarily suspends breath analyser test for all aviation personnel

March 30, 2020 3:05:49 am

On Sunday, low-cost carrier SpiceJet said one of its first officers had tested positive for the disease.

SpiceJet returns some wet-leased aircraft; carriers fast losing cash reserves

March 26, 2020 8:33:16 am

While sources indicated that SpiceJet returned the aircraft on account of a cash-crunch, a company spokesperson denied the financial situation as a factor and said the carrier did not need the aircraft due to the trimmed operations.

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Coronavirus impact: GoAir says all employees will have pay cut in March

March 25, 2020 5:27:04 pm

During the last few days, the airline has also taken other cost cutting measures -- it has laid off its expat pilots, asked its employees to go on leave without pay on a rotational basis, and announced that its top leadership would be taking a pay cut of up to 50 per cent.

Coronavirus: Airlines offer credit shells for cancelled flights amid uncertainty over resumption

March 25, 2020 3:27:12 am

The suspension of around 3,300 daily flights means thousands of cancelled tickets and passengers who are left wondering about whether they will be refunded the booking amount.

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Turned back KLM flight gets clearance to land in Delhi

March 23, 2020 8:38:00 am

The flight had taken off on Friday from Amsterdam without prior approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to carry passengers from the European country, and according to sources in the government, the flight was not permitted entry into Indian airspace once DGCA officials learnt of it.

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Coronavirus scare: Airport loads at lowest in years, airlines struggle to find parking space

March 23, 2020 12:10:00 pm

At Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, several aircraft have been parked at Runway 27 of the aerodrome for lack of enough parking bays available.

Coronavirus: Emirates suspends operations till March 25, salary cut for all employees

Coronavirus: Dubai carrier Emirates reverses passenger flight suspension

March 22, 2020 10:33:06 pm

In the Middle East, airlines have lost more than $7 billion in revenue as of March 11, according to the International Air Transport Association.

Coronavirus: Airlines join tomorrow’s Janata curfew, curtail ops

March 21, 2020 1:43:11 pm

While IndiGo, SpiceJet and Vistara will be operating a reduced schedule, budget airline GoAir has suspended all of its flights for Sunday.

Neighbours ostracising, calling police on crew who went abroad: Air India

Air India to renegotiate lease, hotel agreements; push cargo sales to maximise revenue

March 21, 2020 4:48:13 am

On Thursday, the government announced that no incoming scheduled international commercial passenger aircraft shall be allowed to disembark passengers on Indian soil after 1:31 am of March 23 till March 2

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DPIIT notifies decision to permit NRIs to own up to 100 per cent stake in Air India

March 20, 2020 5:08:47 pm

The FDI policy earlier permitted NRIs to take only 49 per cent stake in the airline.

‘Strings attached’: Governments offer financial lifelines to airlines, at a price

March 20, 2020 12:48:21 pm

New Zealand on Friday offered its national carrier a NZ$900 million ($510 million) lifeline, which Finance Minister Grant Robertson said would help it survive after the government banned all non-resident arrivals to the country.

Pressure on cash flow: Airlines move to reduce costs; IndiGo announces pay cuts

March 20, 2020 4:59:12 am

IndiGo, which is India’s only cash-positive airline, reported total cash of Rs 20,068.70 crore on its books as of December 2019. The situation for other airlines is even more precarious.

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COVID-19: SpiceJet ‘forced’ to suspend most international flights till April-end

March 19, 2020 3:52:18 pm

"Our Chennai-Colombo flight will restart from the 25th March, 2020, while our Delhi-Dubai and Mumbai-Dubai flights will resume from 16th April, 2020," the official added.

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IndiGo official to pilots: Economic environment has deteriorated, tough decisions needed

March 19, 2020 9:25:45 am

With countries sealing their borders partially or fully across the world due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the aviation sector has been hit extremely hard.

NCLT approves another 90-day extension for Jet Airways insolvency process

March 19, 2020 5:03:30 am

The 270-day deadline for the insolvency process ended on March 15. FE last week reported that the process had come to a standstill without concrete resolution plans from potential buyers.

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Airlines look to cut costs as virus hits biz; suspend foreign ops, reduce allowances

March 19, 2020 4:52:41 am

On Tuesday, Air India announced cost-reduction measures withdrawing entertainment allowance to executive pilots, in addition to cutting layover allowances for cabin crew.

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Lok Sabha passes bill to give statutory status to aviation regulators

March 17, 2020 6:43:52 pm

The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020 provides for statutory backing to the DGCA, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB).