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Air India seeks to raise Rs 700 crore via short-term govt-guaranteed loan

February 25, 2020 4:41:49 am

Meanwhile, the Centre extended the time till March 6 for bidders to pose additional queries regarding sale of its 100% stake in Air India.

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Five IndiGo passengers deplaned for trying to open door

February 20, 2020 4:30:46 am

According to sources, the passengers were part of a 110-strong group from Srinagar travelling to Jeddah and two of the passengers were not allowed to board because they lost their boarding passes.

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IndiGo passenger on Jeddah flight tries to forcibly open aircraft door, 5 deplaned

February 19, 2020 10:37:51 pm

"During taxiing (for takeoff) the group leader demanded that two members of their group be accepted on board. Crew stopped him and convinced him to be seated on his place but again passenger shouted on board and tried to open the door," an IndiGo official said.

Vistara takes delivery of its first B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft

Vistara plans to start in-flight broadband service by March-end

February 19, 2020 5:10:35 pm

Vistara has tied up with Tata group firm Nelco to offer in-flight connectivity service.

SpiceJet to launch 20 new flights on domestic routes

February 19, 2020 2:41:02 pm

The new services will fly daily and will be operated by a mix of Boeing 737-800 and Bombardier Q400 aircraft, SpiceJet said.

India antitrust investigators see no evidence of collusion by IndiGo, SpiceJet and others: Report

India antitrust investigators see no evidence of collusion by IndiGo, SpiceJet and others: Report

February 19, 2020 1:57:54 pm

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) in 2015 ordered a probe into allegations of anti-competitive practices after similar fares were being offered on certain routes by IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir, state-run Air India and now-defunct Jet Airways.

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Boeing inspects 737 Max for fuel-tank debris in new setback

February 19, 2020 10:15:39 am

The debris problem -- a potential safety hazard -- is another embarrassment for Boeing as its new leaders work to reassure airlines, crew members and passengers of the company’s commitment to manufacturing quality and safety

Ahmedabad leads among major airports in wildlife strikes; 11 cases for every 10,000 flights

February 19, 2020 4:02:59 am

In 2019, 1,280 wildlife-strikes occurred at all airports, slightly lower than 1,320 in 2018. In 2017, the number of incidents stood at 1,125, while in 2016 it was 839.

Vistara takes delivery of its first B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft

Vistara codeshare pact with US-based United Airlines comes into effect

February 17, 2020 1:33:10 pm

The two airlines had signed the codeshare pact that allows United Airlines to book seats for its passengers on Vistara's flights in India.

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AI pilots spot jeep, man on Pune runway while taking off. This is what happened next

February 16, 2020 9:34:50 pm

Air India’s Pune-Delhi flight AI-852 was carrying 180 passengers and crew on board when the crew observed a jeep and a person on the runway.

Rajiv Bansal appointed Air India chief

February 13, 2020 8:03:51 pm

The post became vacant after incumbent Ashwani Lohani completed his tenure.

E-cigarettes, similar products banned from airports, aircraft: BCAS

February 13, 2020 4:44:37 am

Distribution, sale, storage and advertisement of such products is prohibited on any airport premises or any aircraft departing or arriving in India, the agency added.

DGCA grounds IndiGo pilot for 3 months for ‘intimidating’ passengers

February 11, 2020 3:55:04 am

The pilot-in-command of the Chennai-Bengaluru IndiGo flight has been suspended for “intimidating and threatening” a wheelchair-bound senior citizen and her daughter last month.

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Ahmedabad-Kolkata flight: IndiGo plane turns back after snag; 23rd P&W engine related in around two years

February 8, 2020 12:57:50 am

On Friday, pilots on an IndiGo-operated A320neo jet en route Kolkata witnessed engine vibrations shortly after taking off from Ahmedabad, following which the aircraft returned back to the airport.

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How to avoid Coronavirus on flights: Forget masks, says top airline doctor

February 7, 2020 4:17:17 pm

The virus can’t survive long on seats or armrests, so physical contact with another person carries the greatest risk of infection on a flight, said David Powell, a physician and medical adviser to the International Air Transport Association.

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Air India divestment: ‘Reasonable level of protection’ for staff

February 4, 2020 7:06:05 am

In an interview with The Indian Express, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey said “there has to be a balance” on protection for employees.

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Adani group may take over Ahmedabad airport operations in April 2020

February 4, 2020 3:12:34 am

When contacted, officials from the Adani group said there was no written intimation as yet about the takeover.

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Sitharaman Budget speech: 100 more airports to be developed by 2025 to support UDAN scheme

February 1, 2020 12:42:39 pm

FM Nirmala Sitharaman also said 1,150 trains will run under the public private partnership (PPP) mode, also four stations will be redeveloped with the help of the private sector.

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Hardeep Puri defends air travel ban on Kunal Kamra: ‘In US, he would have been locked up’

January 31, 2020 7:25:59 am

The minister justified his own intervention into the incident — through a late-night tweet on Tuesday, hours after Kamra heckled journalist Arnab Goswami in a flight.

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Shareholders of IndiGo parent reject Gangwal resolution on AoA changes

January 30, 2020 4:41:17 am

Gangwal’s RG Group sought the removal of the clauses that give the right of first refusal of shares to partner Bhatia whenever the former intends to sell.