Meanwhile, the Centre extended the time till March 6 for bidders to pose additional queries regarding sale of its 100% stake in Air India.
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.
"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 has tied up with Tata group firm Nelco to offer in-flight connectivity service.
The new services will fly daily and will be operated by a mix of Boeing 737-800 and Bombardier Q400 aircraft, SpiceJet said.
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.
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
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.
The two airlines had signed the codeshare pact that allows United Airlines to book seats for its passengers on Vistara's flights in India.
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.
The post became vacant after incumbent Ashwani Lohani completed his tenure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When contacted, officials from the Adani group said there was no written intimation as yet about the takeover.
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.
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.
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.