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Virgin Atlantic airline files for US bankruptcy protection

August 5, 2020 1:04:41 pm

The airline made the Chapter 15 filing in US federal bankruptcy court in New York after a proceeding in the United Kingdom.

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Boeing given long list of proposed fixes for 737 Max return

August 4, 2020 7:05:21 am

The FAA’s proposal for fixes and a preliminary report on its findings from its own internal investigation provide the most detailed accounting to date by the agency on the plane’s original shortfalls and what went wrong in the two crashes.

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Since resumption of domestic flights in May, around 1,500 test positive

August 4, 2020 12:03:11 pm

According to the Airports Authority of India data, around 45 lakh domestic passengers were recorded at Indian airports between May 25 and June 30.

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

August 3, 2020 9:33:22 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.

International flights: Status check on airlines’ operations as countries lift Covid-19 lockdown

August 3, 2020 2:07:21 pm

International Flights Resumption: Flight operations have resumed in Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, and some Pacific island nations while India has formed air bubbles with US, Germany and France

India inks air bubble deal with Kuwait; talks on for similar arrangement with UK, Canada

August 1, 2020 12:12:52 am

India’s other ‘transport bubbles’ with France and Germany are also subject to the countries and the European Union allowing Indian citizens to arrive into their jurisdictions — something they currently do not allow.

Will be able to clear only remaining Dec salaries of pilots: Jet Airways

Jet Airways loss widens to Rs 5,536 crore in 2018-19

July 29, 2020 12:43:11 pm

Shares of Jet Airways declined nearly five per cent to Rs 29.10 apiece in early trade on the BSE.

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

July 28, 2020 3:05:32 am

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

IndiGo announces ‘deeper’ pay cuts of up to 35% for senior employees

July 27, 2020 8:46:47 pm

Before Monday's announcement, IndiGo CEO Dutta took a 25 per cent cut in salaries. For senior vice presidents the pay cut was 20 per cent, for vice presidents it was 15 per cent and for associate vice presidents it was 10 per cent.

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India domestic flight bookings: Where all can you fly; how much are ticket fares?

July 28, 2020 9:21:01 am

India Domestic Flights Fares: Keeping in mind the increase in Covid-19 cases, the Union Aviation Ministry has extended restrictions on domestic flights till November 24, including the cap on airfares.

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Leave without pay: Air India’s regional office forms panel to identify ‘redundant’ employees

July 26, 2020 2:19:48 pm

Air India has four regional offices -- one each for the northern, western, eastern and southern regions. It is not clear if the other three offices, barring the one for the northern region, has formed such panels to identify redundant employees.

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No flights at Kolkata airport on July 25, 29 due to lockdown: AAI

July 25, 2020 2:03:04 am

The West Bengal government had decided to impose total lockdown across the state earlier this week to check the rapid increase in Covid-19 cases in the past few weeks.

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DGCA extends domestic flight restrictions, fare brackets to November 24

July 25, 2020 12:52:35 am

Airlines have attributed the poor air travel demand to passengers’ fear of contracting the virus onboard an aircraft and a flurry of quarantine rules and restrictions imposed by state governments.

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

July 25, 2020 12:44:27 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.

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Day after slashing allowances, Air India says no employee will be laid off

July 23, 2020 8:48:53 pm

On Wednesday, Air India had announced a reduction in the allowances of its employees, who have a monthly gross salary of more than Rs 25,000, by up to 50 per cent.

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

July 23, 2020 1:58:08 pm

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

Airline flies empty A380 to nowhere to keep its pilots certified

July 23, 2020 10:49:12 am

Airlines are taking extreme measures to survive the pandemic, with Asiana Airlines Inc. flying the world’s biggest commercial plane more than 20 times, going nowhere and carrying no passengers, just to keep trainee pilots certified.

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Air India reduces monthly allowances of employees by up to 50%

July 22, 2020 11:50:26 pm

The order, dated July 22, said basic salary and allowances linked to it like industrial dearness allowance (IDA) and house rent allowance (HRA) will remain unchanged.

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GoAir launches GoMore scheme to book adjacent seat for social distancing

July 22, 2020 10:34:44 pm

Besides, the city-based airline also announced the launch 'Online Doctor Consultation' facility in association with MFine, an on-demand healthcare platform.

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IndiGo to lay off 10% of its workforce: CEO

July 21, 2020 5:09:10 am

"From where things stand currently, it is impossible for our company to fly through this economic storm without making some sacrifices, in order to sustain our business operations," Dutta said in a statement.

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IndiGo launches scheme to book two seats for single passenger

July 17, 2020 4:08:36 pm

"The charges for extra seat will be effectively up to 25% lower than the original booking cost. This offer is effective travel starting July 24, 2020," IndiGo said in a statement.

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As we go along, demand will change … will have to work out: Hardeep Puri on air travel bubbles

July 17, 2020 3:04:54 am

Puri also said the government has allowed United Airlines and Air France to operate flights from India to their respective countries.

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International flights to resume as India establishes ‘air bubbles’ with US, France: Hardeep Puri

July 16, 2020 10:16:03 pm

International flights Resume date in India: According to Puri, Air France will operate 28 flights between Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore to Paris from July 18 till August 1 while United Air will operate 18 flights between Delhi, Mumbai to Newark till 31 July.

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Air India withdraws job offers for around 180 trainee cabin crew members

July 12, 2020 12:44:28 pm

In a letter sent to one such trainee cabin crew member on July 6, the airline said, "In view of the current aviation scenario, it would not be possible for Air India to impart any further training to you for engaging your services."

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American Airlines threatens to cancel some Boeing Max orders

July 11, 2020 9:57:52 am

American had 24 Max jets before they were grounded in March 2019. It has orders for 76 more but wants Boeing to help arrange financing for 17 planes for which previous financing has or will soon expire, according to three people who spoke Friday on condition of anonymity to discuss private talks between the companies.