Tag: Airlines

Covid SOPs; DGCA Issues Fresh Circular, Violators To Be De-boarded From Aircrafts

Bhubaneswar: Taking stern note of violation of Covid-19 SOPs by air travellers, the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Saturday issued a fresh circular to ensure strict compliance by the travellers. As per the latest notification, the Airlines have to ensure that passengers are following the Covid SOPs. Besides, the violators will be de-boarded and […]

Minimise use of middle seat, DGCA tells airlines

New Delhi: The civil aviation regulator has asked airlines to avoid allocating the middle seat to passengers if aircraft capacity allows. “The airline shall allot seats in a manner that the middle seat or seat between two passengers is kept vacant, if the passenger load and seat capacity permit,” the Directorate General of Civil Aviation […]

Airlines Directed To Refund Fares Of Tickets Cancelled For COVID-19 Lockdown

New Delhi:  In a major relief for those who booked flight tickets during the first and the extended COVID-19 lockdown periods, the Centre has formed guidelines on refund of fares. In an official memorandum, the Ministry of Civil Aviation acknowledged the unusual situation that has arisen due to the lockdown and its consequential effect on […]

India Lockdown: Railways, Airlines suspended till May 3
India Lockdown: Railway, Airline passenger services suspended till May 3

New Delhi: Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak till May 3, the Indian Railways and Ministry of Civil Aviation have also decided to extend the cancellation of passenger train services and flight services till the lockdown period. Also Read: COVID-19 Lockdown Extended Till May 3, Announces […]

DGCA Asks Airlines To Be Vigilant In Airspace Over Iran, Iraq, Gulf Of Oman, Waters Of Persian Gulf

New Delhi: The DGCA on Wednesday asked Indian airline companies to remain vigilant and take all precautions in the airspace over Iran, Iraq, Gulf of Oman and waters of Persian Gulf, hours after Ukrainian International airlines carrying 170 passengers crashed near Tehran in Iran. “We had held meetings with the concerned Airlines and have sensitised […]

IndiGo airlines to gain most from Jet Airways collapse

New Delhi: The country’s largest carrier IndiGo is set to consolidate its position and rule the skies following the collapse of its rival Jet Airways. “The biggest airline will gain the maximum, so IndiGo will corner the major chunk of the air traffic. It anyways has massive capacity expansion plans lined up for the coming […]

SpiceJet to begin flight services from Jharsuguda airport from March 31

Jharsuguda: SpiceJet will begin its flight services to three places from Jharsuguda airport from March 31 for which sale of online tickets began from today. The private airlines will kick off its service in the routes Jharsuguda-Delhi, Jharsuguda-Hyderabad and Jharsuguda-Kolkata, informed Chairman of SpiceJet Ajay Singh during a press conference which was also attended by […]

Railways makes major announcement on connecting journeys & cancellation fee!

New Delhi: Just like airlines, railways will now issue linked PNRs for connecting journeys allowing passengers to cancel their onward journey without any cancellation fee, if it is due to delay in their first leg, senior official of railways said Friday. The facility, which will begin from April 1, will be beneficial for those passengers […]

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DGCA asks Airlines to make in-flight announcements in local languages too!

New Delhi: Indian aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday issued an advisory stating that airlines may consider using local language for in-flight announcements “to extent feasible”. Moreover, in order to enhance awareness about the cultural heritage of India, pilots can make in-flight announcements about important monuments or sites enroute the flight, […]

Excise duty on aviation fuel cut to 11% from 14%

New Delhi: Days after central excise duty cut in petrol and diesel, the government on Wednesday reduced the excise duty on aviation fuel to 11 per cent from 14 per cent in order to provide relief to airlines from high fuel costs. The Central Government “on being satisfied that it is necessary in the public […]

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Air Odisha, Jet commence Udan flight services on Jagdalpur-Raipur-Vizag & Allahabad route

New Delhi/Raipur: Air Odisha on Thursday commenced flight operations on the Jagdalpur-Raipur-Vizag route under the regional air connectivity — UDAN — scheme. Airline major Jet Airways too commenced operations under the air regional connectivity — UDAN — scheme from Allahabad. According to the airline, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Air Odisha’s flight route Jagdalpur-Raipur-Vizag from […]

IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh resigns

  New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier IndiGo’s President Aditya Ghosh on Friday resigned after a decade of piloting the airline to attain the dominant share of the country’s civil aviation market. As per a company statement, Ghosh “is resigning from the post of President of IndiGo effective July 31, 2018 and as a Director of […]

Phone on flight mode now allowed on airlines?

Beijing: Passengers can now use mobile phones in flight mode on many Chinese airlines, according to a media report. According to the South China Morning Post, several Chinese airlines lifted the restriction which did not apply to tablets and laptops. China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airlines were the first to lift the ban from Thursday. […]

AI Chief implores employees to maintain personal fitness

New Delhi: National passenger carrier Air India on Monday asked its employees to maintain personal fitness levels and improve airline’s on-time performance (OTP). According to Air India’s Chairman and Managing Director Rajiv Bansal, “alertness and responsive” levels of employees is crucial in the airline industry. “This is an industry where many facets of customer service have […]

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Jet Airways offers special fares on 24th anniversary

New Delhi: To commemorate its 24th anniversary, Jet Airways on Thursday said that it will come out with special fares on both domestic and international sectors on May 5. According to the airline, as part of its “One-day” offer effective from May 5, economy and premiere class guests will be able to get flat discount of […]