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British Airways calls for vaccinated people to travel without restrictions

March 14, 2021 9:05:52 am

Sean Doyle, appointed BA’s chief executive last October, called on Britain to work with other governments to allow vaccines and health apps to open up travel, after a year when minimal flying has left many airlines on life support.

Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions: Report

March 11, 2021 8:21:46 am

If confirmed, the deal would head off a partial defection to Airbus SE by one of Boeing’s largest customers and provide Boeing much-needed support after the nearly two-year grounding of the 737 MAX family, following fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019.

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Domestic flight passengers with no check-in baggage to get fare discount

February 26, 2021 3:07:25 pm

The DGCA said that “as part of airline baggage policy, scheduled airlines will be allowed to offer free baggage allowance as well as "zero baggage/no check in baggage fares".

Covid-19 guidelines at airports: What are the revised state-wise protocols

February 25, 2021 10:38:21 pm

The Centre said on Tuesday that two new Covid-19 strains have been detected in three states — Maharashtra, Kerala and Telangana — but there is no scientific evidence to suggest that the recent surge being reported by the first two states is linked to these variants.

NCLT likely to begin Jet Airways resolution plan hearing today

February 23, 2021 3:07:31 am

Last year in October, the creditors of Jet Airways approved a resolution plan submitted by a consortium of UK-based Kalrock Capital and UAE-based businessman Murari Lal Jalan.

United Airlines engine failure: US orders inspection of some Boeing 777s jets; Japan suspends use

February 22, 2021 8:08:08 am

The regulatory moves involving Pratt & Whitney 4000 engines came after a United Airlines 777 landed safely at Denver International Airport on Saturday after its right engine failed.

Boeing CEO says company understands 'lives depend' on plane safety

Boeing warns pilots in wake of deadly Indonesian 737 crash

February 18, 2021 10:16:13 am

The Flight Operations Technical Bulletin, dated Monday, was sent to Boeing customers around the world. Its purpose is to “reinforce active flight crew monitoring of airplane state and flight path management to prevent airplane upsets.”


Vistara to start flights between Mumbai and Male from March 3

February 13, 2021 3:28:18 pm

The carrier's flights between Mumbai and Male would operate three times a week - Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Fare limits raised by up to 30%, air travel to be dearer

February 12, 2021 12:43:10 am

When the Centre reopened domestic air travel in May, it imposed fare restrictions, via bands, for flights to ensure that dynamic pricing does not hurt the consumer.

Chinese ditch flying (and blind dates) in blow to airlines

February 8, 2021 1:54:24 pm

About 10% of flights have been canceled over the coming fortnight, according to a BNEF report dated Feb. 3, which said China Southern Airlines Co. appears most affected with almost one-third of flights scrapped.

Profitable, loss making airports may be clubbed together and offered

February 5, 2021 12:37:20 am

Last year, the government privatised six airports for undertaking operations, management and development through PPP.

Airfare bands not permanent; will be done away with once normal flight operations resume: Civil Aviation Sec

February 4, 2021 10:19:24 pm

Civil Aviation Ministry to get rid of airfare bands as soon as normal flight operations begin affirms Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola.

Suspension of scheduled international passenger flights extended till Feb 28

January 28, 2021 7:53:42 pm

The DGCA circular also said that the suspension does not affect the operation of international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by it.

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.

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.