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No Flights To Kolkata From Delhi, Mumbai, 4 Other Cities From July 6-19

No Flights To Kolkata From Delhi, Mumbai, 4 Other Cities From July 6-19

India resumed domestic passenger flights from May 25, after a gap of two months due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

04 July 2020
International Passenger Flights Remain Suspended Till July 15: Government

International Passenger Flights Remain Suspended Till July 15: Government

The restriction will not be applicable to cargo operations and flights specially approved by the Director General of Civil Aviation.

26 June 2020

India Considering Establishing 'Bilateral Bubbles' For Air Travel After US Action Against Air India

'As we contemplate further opening up in response to demands, we are looking at the prospect of establishing individual bilateral bubbles, India-US,...

Aviation Regulator Investigating AirAsia India After Pilot Alleges Safety Violations

Aviation Regulator Investigating AirAsia India After Pilot Alleges Safety Violations

The pilot tweeted on Sunday that he has been suspended by AirAsia India 'for standing up for safe operations of an aircraft and its passengers.'

16 June 2020

All-pet Jet A ‘Fanciful Thought’ As It Violates Air Safety Norms: Aviation Experts

Aviation experts say that all-pet jet can only be a fanciful thought as it is practically not safe to allow a person to carry as many pets as he or she wants...

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25 May 2020
Middle Seats Should Be Vacant In Repatriation Flights: Supreme Court

Middle Seats Should Be Vacant In Repatriation Flights: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has allowed the Centre and Air India to keep operating its scheduled flights with the middle seats filled for the next ten days.


25 May 2020
Domestic Passenger Flights Resume

Domestic Passenger Flights Resume

After a gap of two months, domestic passenger flight operations resumed on May 25 amid reluctance by various states to open up their airports in view of rising...


25 May 2020
80 Flights To And From Delhi Airport Cancelled On Day 1, Passengers Say No Prior Notice From Airlines

80 Flights To And From Delhi Airport Cancelled On Day 1, Passengers Say No Prior Notice From Airlines

Several passengers complained that their flights had been cancelled without prior notice from the airlines.


25 May 2020
Domestic Flights Resume After Two Months Of Lockdown

Domestic Flights Resume After Two Months Of Lockdown

All scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended in India since March 25 when the Centre imposed a lockdown to contain the virus.


23 May 2020
Can Govt Legally Do Away With Social Distancing Norm Inside Aircraft?

Can Govt Legally Do Away With Social Distancing Norm Inside Aircraft?

The Centre has invoked the Epidemic Disease Act and National Disaster Management Act to make social distancing mandatory in public places and in public...


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23 May 2020
If Situation Eases, International Flights Could 'Resume Even By Mid-June': Aviation Minister

If Situation Eases, International Flights Could 'Resume Even By Mid-June': Aviation Minister

All scheduled commercial passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 25 when the Modi government imposed a lockdown to contain the novel...


22 May 2020
Is Flying During Covid Safe? Experts Say Aircraft Have Inbuilt Air Filters That Can Flush Out Viruses

Is Flying During Covid Safe? Experts Say Aircraft Have Inbuilt Air Filters That Can Flush Out Viruses

Technical experts say that health and hygiene inside the cabin are ensured using multiple highly efficient airflow and filtration systems. The constant...


21 May 2020
DGCA Issues 7 Fare Bands For Air Travel, Ticket Prices Between Rs 2,000- Rs 18,600

DGCA Issues 7 Fare Bands For Air Travel, Ticket Prices Between Rs 2,000- Rs 18,600

A DGCA order said the that the lower and the upper fare limits for the first band is Rs 2,000 and Rs 6,000, respectively.


21 May 2020
Centre Caps Air Fares For 3 Months; Only 1/3rd Operations Allowed

Centre Caps Air Fares For 3 Months; Only 1/3rd Operations Allowed

The Centre prescribed lower and upper limit on air fares and said airlines will have to adhere to it for a period of three months.


16 May 2020
Easing Restrictions On Use Of Indian Air Space; 6 More Airports To Be Auctioned: FM Sitharaman

Easing Restrictions On Use Of Indian Air Space; 6 More Airports To Be Auctioned: FM Sitharaman

Announcing the fourth tranche of economic stimulus, she said only 60 per cent of Indian airspace is freely available.



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09 May 2020
Resuming Flight Operations Within A Week Will Be Fraught With Challenges. Here Is Why

Resuming Flight Operations Within A Week Will Be Fraught With Challenges. Here Is Why

The resumption of the domestic airlines at a time when the cases of Coronavirus continue to surge comes with several unprecedented challenges.


09 May 2020
Preparing To Start Domestic Flight Operations Within A Week: Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri

Preparing To Start Domestic Flight Operations Within A Week: Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri

The minister said in an interview to Outlook that domestic flight operations may start even before May 15.


25 April 2020
Gradual Resumption Of Domestic Air Travel Necessary To Prevent Massive Losses In Aviation

Gradual Resumption Of Domestic Air Travel Necessary To Prevent Massive Losses In Aviation

Aviation sector is easiest to open in a gradual manner. This is because aviation sector is the most regulated amongst its peers – Railways and Roadways.


16 April 2020
Passengers To Get Full Refund on Cancelled Flight Tickets Booked During First Lockdown: Aviation Ministry

Passengers To Get Full Refund on Cancelled Flight Tickets Booked During First Lockdown: Aviation Ministry

The ministry said the refund must be given to passengers within a period of three weeks from the date of the request for cancellation.


14 April 2020
Coronavirus: Govt Suspends Domestic, International Flights Till May 3

Coronavirus: Govt Suspends Domestic, International Flights Till May 3

The decision comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the lockdown across the country will be extended till May 3 to fight the coronavirus...


08 April 2020
Private Airlines Refused To Carry Samples Of Coronavirus To Pune For Testing

Private Airlines Refused To Carry Samples Of Coronavirus To Pune For Testing

In January, when the Covid-19 cases started to surface, all the private airlines operating from Pune refused to carry the biological specimens of the...


05 April 2020
'Proud Of You': Pakistan Air Traffic Controller Heaps Praise On Air India

'Proud Of You': Pakistan Air Traffic Controller Heaps Praise On Air India

India's national carrier was operating special flights from India to Frankfurt with relief materials and evacuated European nationals after the Deadly COVID-19...


31 March 2020
As All Domestic And International Flights Are Grounded, Here's What Happens To Your Air Tickets

As All Domestic And International Flights Are Grounded, Here's What Happens To Your Air Tickets

The government has suspended all international and domestic air operations till April 14. Whether the air operations will resume post-April 14 remains...


19 March 2020
Coronavirus: 'Airline Industry At Stake,' Says IndiGo, Announces Pay Cut For Employees

Coronavirus: 'Airline Industry At Stake,' Says IndiGo, Announces Pay Cut For Employees

Ronojoy Dutta, the IndiGo CEO, said he will himslef take a pay cut of 25% on his salary, emphasising the survival of the airline sector is at stake.


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