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Prioritising frontline workforce, global airlines begin inoculation

January 19, 2021 3:50:15 am

The airlines have been prioritising their frontline workforce such as cockpit and cabin crew, and other operationally focussed roles.

IndiGo announces 5-day special domestic sale, offers flight tickets from Rs 877

January 14, 2021 10:48:41 am

IndiGo Flight Tickets Offers: The sale will be available till January 17 with fares starting at Rs 877, IndiGo informed in a statement adding that the sale is valid on travel from April 1 to September 30.

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All-women cockpit crew to fly inaugural San Francisco-Bengaluru flight: Hardeep Puri

January 9, 2021 12:29:59 pm

"All women cockpit crew consisting of Capt Zoya Aggarwal, Capt Papagari Thanmai, Capt Akansha Sonaware & Capt Shivani Manhas will operate the historic inaugural flight between Bengaluru & San Francisco," Puri said on Twitter.

Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to resolve US criminal probe into 737 MAX crashes

January 8, 2021 12:02:57 pm

The settlement, which allows Boeing to avoid prosecution, includes a fine of $243.6 million, compensation to airlines of$1.77 billion and a $500 million crash-victim fund over fraud conspiracy charges related to the plane's flawed design.

Qantas reopens ticket sales for international flights from July

January 5, 2021 1:49:33 pm

“Recently we have aligned the selling of our international services to reflect our expectation that international travel will begin to restart from July 2021,” Qantas said. “

After ‘worst year’, airlines await revival; govt to push AI, airports privatisation

January 4, 2021 1:12:57 pm

While restrictions on travel have not been fully lifted, airlines are looking at potential revival of fortunes with the vaccine rollout.

Our servers were hacked, internal documents may get uploaded on public websites: IndiGo

December 31, 2020 10:28:44 pm

"There were some segments of data servers that were breached - so, there is a possibility that some internal documents may get uploaded by the hackers on public websites and platforms," the airline said.

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AviationMin asks airlines, airports to prepare for vaccine transportation

December 30, 2020 3:05:13 am

Hardeep Singh Puri said that India expects to begin administering the Covid19 vaccine in January and by July, it expects administering the vaccine to 30 crore beneficiaries.

Tata Sons to buy 32.67% stake in AirAsia India for $37.66 million

December 30, 2020 7:15:58 am

In a filing to the Malaysian stock exchanges, the AirAsia Group said that the deal, which is worth $37.66 million, will see its share in the Indian budget airline go down to 16.33 per cent.

IndiGo to allow customers of cancelled flights to rebook partially or take refund

December 22, 2020 4:12:36 pm

IndiGo said that this new option will provide greater flexibility to customers in case of limited options, delays or cancellations, especially owing to fog or other adverse weather conditions.

Asymptomatic COVID-positive air crew would undergo home isolation for 10 days: DGCA

Covid-19: Asymptomatic air crew would undergo home isolation for 10 days, says DGCA

December 20, 2020 5:29:22 pm

If COVID-positive crew members have 'mild symptoms', they will "continue home isolation and will stand discharged after 10 days of symptom onset and no fever for three days", the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a circular.

Air India divestment: History suggests still some way to go

December 20, 2020 8:13:56 am

While in light of recent events concerning Air India’s disinvestment, this is an important step forward in the sale process, history of the airline’s strategic sale exercise would suggest there is still some way to go.

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Noida International Airport awaits land transfer from state, aims ops by Q3 2024

December 19, 2020 2:18:12 am

YIAPL, a fully-owned unit of Zurich Airport International, has been awarded the project to develop the Greenfield airport in Greater Noida, the concession agreement for which was signed on October 7.

Flyers in cargo plane: DGCA to probe GoAir

December 18, 2020 3:05:18 am

Confirming the development, a senior official at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said the aviation safety regulator was looking into the matter.

CA, insurance agent, now Air India bidder…a trail of many questions

December 17, 2020 1:37:17 pm

Information accessed from the Registrar of Companies shows that Palaypu has been a director in three companies. Two of these, Lakhi Investment Management Services and ISBN Securities Pvt Ltd, have already been struck off.

As Air India bids close, Tatas and consortium led by staff in fray

December 15, 2020 7:29:54 am

According to sources, the Tata Group has submitted an official expression of interest for the airline although the bid has not been placed through its affiliate airlines, Vistara or AirAsia India. A Tata Group spokesperson declined comment.

Tata Sons among multiple bidders in race to buy Air India

December 14, 2020 8:17:51 pm

"Multiple expressions of interest have been received for strategic disinvestment of Air India. The Transaction will now move to the second stage," Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey tweeted.

Air India gets reprieve in UK court over aircraft lease payments

December 12, 2020 7:54:45 pm

The hearing, held remotely at the Commercial Court division here on Friday, involved unpaid dues of over USD 17.6 million to China Aircraft Leasing Company Limited (CALC) as part of an aircraft lease agreement for rent and maintenance.

What is the status of travel restrictions in various countries

December 9, 2020 8:33:31 pm

While many countries have opted for “air bubble” arrangements among each other, some countries have put a condition before travelers that they must be vaccinated against the coronavirus before they can fly.

Jet Airways may resume operations next year

December 8, 2020 3:05:02 am

Announcing the revival, the promoters said the “Jet 2.0 programme is aimed at reviving the past glory of Jet Airways” with a fresh set of processes and systems to ensure greater efficiency and productivity across all routes.

IndiGo promises 100% disbursement of credit shells by January 31

December 7, 2020 1:26:24 pm

Indigo said it has been actively clearing payments against all pending credit shells since it resumed operations in May. Approximately Rs 1,000 crore or 90% of the refunds have been credited so far, the company said.

Divestment: Air India official seeks employees’ contribution, unions ask them to stay away

December 6, 2020 1:21:38 am

However, some employee unions of the loss-making national carrier have already thwarted the plan by asking their members not to participate or acknowledge the process.

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Domestic flight capacity of airlines raised to 80% of pre-Covid levels

December 4, 2020 10:57:31 am

Domestic flights India covid rules: This will help airlines in adding more flights on existing as well as new sectors as flight operations inch towards normalcy.

Government increases domestic flights’ cap to 80% of pre-COVID levels

December 3, 2020 4:41:36 pm

The minister had said on November 11 that the Indian airlines can operate up to 70 per cent of their pre-COVID domestic passenger flights due to the prevailing demand amid the coronavirus situation.

Airlines face ‘mission of the century’ in shipping vaccines

November 30, 2020 2:10:30 pm

Lufthansa, one of the world’s biggest cargo carriers, began planning in April in anticipation of the shots that Pfizer Inc to Moderna Inc and AstraZeneca Plc are developing in record time.