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Akasa Air Well Capitalized To Induct 72 Airlines In The Next Five Years, Says CEO Vinay Dube

Akasa Air Well Capitalized To Induct 72 Airlines In The Next Five Years, Says CEO Vinay Dube

Akasa Air received its third aircraft on Tuesday, which will be put into operation on the Mumbai-Bengaluru route. The airline is planning to add new aircraft every two weeks

18 August 2022
Government Removes Caps On Air Fares From August 31

Government Removes Caps On Air Fares From August 31

On May 25, 2020, the government introduced the upper and lower limits on the fares of airlines in order to protect weaker airlines and passengers from being...

10 August 2022

Airlines To Share International Passengers' Info With Customs Department Prior To Departure

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), under the finance ministry, on August 8 notified the 'Passenger Name Record Information Regulations,...

Are Indian Airlines Gaming Customers To Charge High Price For Air Travel?

Are Indian Airlines Gaming Customers To Charge High Price For Air Travel?

Steep price hike by all private airlines indicates a joint effort by the industry to recover Covid losses, say experts

09 August 2022

Price-Conscious Indians Make Business Difficult For Budget Carriers Like Indigo, SpiceJet

For airlines recovering from the Covid-19 blow, ticket pricing has emerged as a point of debate

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18 July 2022
DGCA Issues Directive To Airlines After Incidents Of Mishaps Rise

DGCA Issues Directive To Airlines After Incidents Of Mishaps Rise

Concerned over a rise in such incidents, the DGCA carried out many spot checks and advised that all aircraft at base as well as transit stations shall be...


18 July 2022
Delhi High Court Rejects Plea To Stop Spicejet Airline

Delhi High Court Rejects Plea To Stop Spicejet Airline

The court cannot stay the operation of an airline on the basis of a PIL and press reports, a bench headed by Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma said while...


17 July 2022
Indian Carriers Face Tough Time As Employees' Anger Over Low Salaries Well Up

Indian Carriers Face Tough Time As Employees' Anger Over Low Salaries Well Up

A significant section of aircraft maintenance technicians of IndiGo and Go First have gone on sick leave in the last week to protest against their low salaries


13 July 2022
DGCA Hopes 'Sick Leave Protest' At IndiGo, Go First Will End Soon

DGCA Hopes 'Sick Leave Protest' At IndiGo, Go First Will End Soon

On July 2, around 55 per cent of IndiGo's domestic flights were delayed as a significant number of its cabin crew members went on leave, with sources saying...


13 July 2022
Jet Airways Appoints Former Go First Executives As Heads Of Network Planning, Revenue Management

Jet Airways Appoints Former Go First Executives As Heads Of Network Planning, Revenue Management

Financial distress forced Jet Airways, which flew for more than two decades, to suspend operations on April 17, 2019, and a consortium of lenders, led by the...


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12 July 2022
SpiceJet's Overflowing Cup Of Woes, Is It Bad Luck Or Bad Management?

SpiceJet's Overflowing Cup Of Woes, Is It Bad Luck Or Bad Management?

Recurring instances of flight mishaps, DGCA show cause notice and now an FIR against its CMD, SpiceJet seems to be constantly flying into the eye of the storm


12 July 2022
Complaint Against Chairman Ajay Singh 'Bogus': SpiceJet

Complaint Against Chairman Ajay Singh 'Bogus': SpiceJet

Gurugram police on Monday said an FIR has been filed against Singh, who is the Chairman and Managing Director of SpiceJet, based on a complaint by one Amit...


04 July 2022
Amadeus Inks Pact With Air India For Providing Passenger Service System

Amadeus Inks Pact With Air India For Providing Passenger Service System

Air India is implementing the full Amadeus Altéa PSS (Passenger Service System) suite, including components ranging from revenue management, revenue...


24 June 2022
Air India Offers To Re-Hire Pilots After Retirement

Air India Offers To Re-Hire Pilots After Retirement

Pilots are the most expensive asset for an airline and get paid the highest compared to other key roles such as cabin crew and aircraft maintenance engineers


22 June 2022
Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Grows Nearly Five-Fold In May

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Grows Nearly Five-Fold In May

Domestic air passenger traffic in May 2021 stood at a meager 21-lakh, as per the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) data


22 June 2022
American Airlines To End Service To Four US Cities Amidst Pilot Shortage

American Airlines To End Service To Four US Cities Amidst Pilot Shortage

American Airlines (AA) will no longer serve Islip and Ithaca in New York; Toledo in Ohio; and Dubuque in Iowa beginning on September 7 due to a lack of pilots,...


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21 June 2022
Appreciate Indian Government's Idea To Make Air India A Strong Player In International Market: Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr

Appreciate Indian Government's Idea To Make Air India A Strong Player In International Market: Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr

The Tata Group took control of loss-making and debt-ridden Air India on January 27 after successfully winning the bid for the airline on October 8 last year


21 June 2022
If Tatas Can’t Make Air India Work, No One Else In India Can: Emirates President Tim Clark

If Tatas Can’t Make Air India Work, No One Else In India Can: Emirates President Tim Clark

The Tata Group took control of loss-making and debt-ridden Air India on January 27 after successfully winning the bid for the airline on October 8 last year


20 June 2022
Will Be Happy If Fare Caps Are Increased: Vistara CEO Vinod Kannan

Will Be Happy If Fare Caps Are Increased: Vistara CEO Vinod Kannan

The civil aviation ministry had imposed lower and upper limits on domestic airfares based on flight duration when services were resumed on May 25, 2020, after...


20 June 2022
Not Easy For Airline To Turn Profit In India: IATA Official

Not Easy For Airline To Turn Profit In India: IATA Official

Philip Goh, Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), made the remarks during a press conference at the...


20 June 2022
Vistara In No Hurry To Expand International Flight Operations: CEO Vinod Kannan

Vistara In No Hurry To Expand International Flight Operations: CEO Vinod Kannan

Vistara had ordered six B787 planes in 2018 but it has got delivery of only two of those aircraft till date


21 June 2022
Air India Considering Procuring Over 200 Aircraft; 70% To Be Narrow-Bodied Jets

Air India Considering Procuring Over 200 Aircraft; 70% To Be Narrow-Bodied Jets

Air India has not bought a single aircraft since 2006 when it placed orders for purchasing 111 aircraft — 68 from the US-based aircraft manufacturer Boeing...


19 June 2022
Government Asks Employees To Opt For Lowest Airfare, Book Tickets 21-Days Before Travel

Government Asks Employees To Opt For Lowest Airfare, Book Tickets 21-Days Before Travel

The Ministry further said that employees should book only one ticket for each leg of intended travel, make bookings even if approval of the tour program is...


16 June 2022
SpiceJet Hikes Fare Prices By Up To 15% Amidst High ATF Cost

SpiceJet Hikes Fare Prices By Up To 15% Amidst High ATF Cost

Singh noted that the ATF prices have surged as much as 120 per cent since June 2021, while urging the state and central governments to reduce taxes on jet...


16 June 2022
Jet Fuel Prices Hiked By Record 16%; Tenth Increase This Year

Jet Fuel Prices Hiked By Record 16%; Tenth Increase This Year

The price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) -- the fuel that helps aeroplanes fly -- has been increased by Rs 19,757.13 per kilolitre, or 16.26 per cent, to Rs...


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