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COVID-19 cloud: IndiGo says earnings to be ‘materially impacted’, others cancel flights

March 12, 2020 7:39:57 am

IndiGo, India’s largest airline which handles nearly half of the country’s domestic passengers, said on Wednesday it expects its quarterly earnings to be “materially impacted” because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus is ending a 16-year plane boom for Boeing and Airbus

March 11, 2020 1:41:16 pm

In less than a month, the tumult has clipped about $175 billion in market value from the U.S. aerospace industry, a critical source of American exports. And the future looks just as grim. Passenger revenues could drop as much as $113 billion this year if the virus spreads extensively

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Coronavirus outbreak: DGCA warns airlines of action if declaration forms not provided

March 11, 2020 3:04:08 am

A senior DGCA official, without naming the airlines, said a few international airlines were found to be lacking in this regard, adding that the regulator “can stop their operations” if non-compliance continued.

Qatar travel ban to hurt Indian carriers; IndiGo, Air India and AI Express cancel Doha flights

March 10, 2020 1:30:21 am

After Kuwait, Qatar prohibits entry of travellers from India. However, flyers can pass through Doha airport for transit flights.

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IndiGo waives rescheduling fee for bookings amid coronavirus scare

March 8, 2020 12:35:50 am

Online travel agency ixigo has also announced a full refund for all flight bookings to China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Spain, Singapore, South Korea and Japan.

US lawmakers fault FAA, Boeing for deadly 737 Max crashes

US lawmakers fault FAA, Boeing for deadly 737 Max crashes

March 7, 2020 7:49:21 am

Boeing Co's 737 MAX has been grounded worldwide for nearly a year following the second of two crashes, one in Indonesia in October 2018 and one in Ethiopia last March, that together killed 346 people.

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Airlines may lose $113 billion in revenue due to coronavirus virus: IATA

March 20, 2020 10:41:29 am

Earlier, when the virus was still confined to China, IATA’s revenue impact estimate was significantly lower, at $29.3 billion.

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Airlines could lose up to $113 billion in passenger revenue due to coronavirus, says IATA

March 5, 2020 4:29:34 pm

The last time the industry faced a revenue shock of this magnitude was in 2009 during the global financial crisis, IATA Chief Economist Brian Pearce said at a media briefing in Singapore.

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Inadequate plane cleaning may have exposed flyers to coronavirus

March 5, 2020 9:45:37 am

The airline’s method of cleaning planes that could have carried infected passengers is “inadequate,” SafeWork NSW said in a March 2 notice to Qantas that was released by a trade union Thursday.

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Air India disinvestment: NRIs can now own up to 100% stake

March 4, 2020 4:07:11 pm

Air India disinvestment: As per the existing norms, 100 per cent FDI is permitted in scheduled domestic carriers, subject to certain conditions, including that it would not be applicable for overseas airlines.

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P&W engine concerns prompt House panel to summon govt officials to discuss flyer safety

March 4, 2020 1:14:01 am

Last month, chairperson of the panel TG Venkatesh, summoned officials of the Civil Aviation Ministry and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to discuss issues of passenger safety arising from these snags.

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

Air India divestment: Evaluating the offer, says Vistara chairman; no call yet on placing a bid

March 3, 2020 1:25:09 am

The central government, in January, had started the disinvestment process of the national carrier and has invited parties to place their expressions of interest by March 17, a deadline that is expected to be extended.

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

We are evaluating Air India: Vistara chairman on national carrier’s disinvestment

March 2, 2020 5:56:21 pm

On being asked if Vistara or Tata Sons were evaluating Air India, Bhat replied: "We (Vistara) are a joint venture."

Government allows airlines to provide in-flight Wi-Fi services

March 2, 2020 11:26:22 am

The central government on Monday permitted airlines operating in India to provide in-flight Wi-Fi services to passengers.

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Handing Thiruvananthapuram Airport to Adani: SC sends back Kerala govt’s plea to HC

February 29, 2020 1:50:04 am

Hearing an appeal filed by the state, a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde and comprising Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant said the contention regarding Article 131 of the Constitution — whether it involved a centre-state dispute — will be kept open for further hearing if necessary.

Vistara takes delivery of its first B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft

Vistara takes delivery of its first B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft

February 28, 2020 10:35:00 am

The plane, which has the registration number VT-TSD, will depart from the Boeing facility here at 2 pm (local time) on Friday and land in Delhi at 2 pm (local time) on Saturday, Vistara officials said here.

Delhi HC quashes Kunal Kamra's plea challenging flying ban by IndiGo, Vistara

Will look into Kunal Kamra’s representation against airlines: DGCA to Delhi High Court

February 28, 2020 1:22:58 am

The DGCA’s response came against the backdrop of the High Court expressing its displeasure on February 25 while hearing Kamra’s plea against the flying ban.

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Indian aviation sector outlook remains ‘negative’ amid coronavirus outbreak: Icra

February 27, 2020 5:56:24 pm

In a note, rating agency Icra said it has "maintained its negative outlook on the Indian aviation industry in view of the ongoing lockouts in parts of China following the outbreak of the coronavirus".

Air New Zealand may soon provide sleeper pods for economy class travellers

February 26, 2020 7:46:22 pm

The prototype, which is termed as the Economy Skynest, comes with six full-length lie-flat sleep pods, similar to those in trains or capsule hotels.

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Adani mulls bidding for Air India

February 25, 2020 3:16:59 pm

If Adani bids, it will join likes of Tata Group, Hindujas, IndiGo and New York-based fund Interups who are said to be considering putting in an expression of interest (EoI) at the close of the bid deadline next month.