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Privatisation Of Bhubaneswar Airport: Youth Congress Opposes Centre’s Move

Odisha Youth Congress on Friday demonstrated in front of the DGCA office in New Delhi before submitting a memorandum against privatisation of Bhubaneswar Airport

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Draft Drone Rules, 2021 Framed On Self-Certification, Non-Intrusive Monitoring

Maximum penalty under Drone Rules, 2021 reduced to Rs 1 lakh. This shall, however, not apply to penalties in respect of violation of other laws. Also, Drone corridors will be developed for cargo deliveries.

DGCA Issues New Directives For Airports To Fine Passengers Without Masks

Bhubaneswar: The Directorate General Of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday issued new directives for all airports to ensure strict compliance of Covid-19 norms by passengers. In its circular, the DGCA has asked Airport operators to enhance surveillance in view of the violations of the protocols like wearing of masks by passengers. “The possibility of taking […]

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 […]

International Commercial Flights To Remain Suspended Till December 31

New Delhi: In the wake of the pandemic, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday extended the suspension on international commercial passenger services to/from India till the end of the year. In a circular issued by DGCA with regard to travel and visa restrictions related to Covid-19, Joint Director General mentioned that the […]

Fate Of Jeypore, Rourkela Airports Hanging Fire

Jeypore/Rourkela: Even though Odisha government is maintaining as many as 20 airstrips for regional air connectivity purposes, operation of flight services is yet to materialise in all the airstrips except Bhubaneswar and Jharsuguda. Thanks to official apathy, two such airstrips – Jeypore and Rourkela have remained non-functional despite a well prepared runway, air traffic control […]

DGCA Approves 12,983 Weekly Domestic Flights In Winter Schedule
DGCA Approves 12,983 Weekly Domestic Flights In Winter Schedule

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said it has approved 12,983 weekly domestic flights of airlines for the winter schedule that begins on Sunday and ends on March 27 next year. In last year’s winter schedule, the aviation regulator had approved 23,307 weekly domestic flights. The DGCA said on Sunday it has […]

DGCA Extends Suspension Of Scheduled International Passenger Flights Till Oct 31

New Delhi: The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till October 31, the Indian aviation regulator DGCA said Wednesday. “However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis,” the Directorate General of Civil Aviation added. Scheduled international passenger services have been suspended in […]

'Will Suspend Flight For 2 Weeks If Anyone Is Found Doing Photography Inside It'

New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA on Saturday said a scheduled flight will be suspended for a period of two weeks if anyone is found doing photography inside it. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) asked IndiGo on Friday to take “appropriate action” after the regulator found alleged violation of safety and social distancing protocols […]

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 […]

India Cancels All Visas Issued To Citizens Of 4 Countries

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has said that all visas issued to nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan, on or before March 3, and who have not yet entered India, stand suspended with immediate effect. Those required to travel to India due to compelling reasons, may seek fresh visas […]

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 […]

Air India Passengers Create Ruckus; DGCA Asks AI To Probe

New Delhi: Passengers on-board an Air India flight resorted to unruly behaviour after they got restive with the delay. Aviation regulator DGCA has asked the national carrier to look into the issue after the video shot by a passenger went viral. The Air India flight 865, was scheduled to depart at 10 a.m. on January […]

Delay In Jeypore Airport Operations Irks Locals

Jeypore: As wait for regular commercial flight services from Jeypore Airport under the Centre’s UDAN scheme continues to get delayed, voice of dissent in the local communities grows louder. According to sources, even though the runway, air traffic, terminal building and other facilities of the airport have been completed, Jeypore airport is yet to receive […]

Indian airlines to avoid Iranian airspace, will re-route flights: DGCA

New Delhi: Amid rising geopolitical tensions between the US and Iran, India’s aviation regulator DGCA Saturday said Indian airlines have decided to avoid the “affected part of the Iranian airspace” and reroute their flight “suitably”. On Friday, the American aviation regulator, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) prohibiting US-registered aircraft […]

India likely to ban Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in light of Ethiopian Airlines crash: DGCA official

New Delhi: India is likely to ban the use of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft by the country’s airline companies and the decision on the issue may be taken on Wednesday, a senior official of aviation watchdog DGCA said Tuesday. On Sunday, a 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed near Addis Ababa […]

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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, […]

No violation of rules in Jay Panda’s flight over Chilika Lake: DGCA

New Delhi: The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has dismissed the charges of dangerously flying over Chilika Lake brought against former Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda. In a letter to the director of Bhubaneswar airport, the DGCA has observed that there was no violation of rules and regulations. After conducting a detailed investigation into […]

Social activists oppose seizure of Jay Panda's helicopter

Choudwar: Protests have gained momentum against the seizure of former Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda’s helicopter on allegations of flying over Chilika Lake. Several social activists and intellectuals today staged a demonstration at Choudwar in Cuttack alleging that a conspiracy is being hatched by BJD-led Odisha government to target the former parliamentarian. “Several senior BJD […]

Helicopter landing row: My flight was in accordance with ATC regulations, says Jay Panda

New Delhi: Former Kendrapara MP Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda today categorically stated that the flight that he took on September 15 was in accordance with the Air Traffic Control (ATC) regulations. Panda’s statements came after he appeared before the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to submit necessary documents in connection with the false allegations levelled […]

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30 passengers 'bleed' in Jet Airways flight

Mumbai: At least 30 passengers on a Jet Airways Mumbai-Jaipur flight suffered ear and nose bleeding due to low cabin pressure during the ascent here on Thursday, an official said. The flight 9W-697 with 166 passengers and five crew, was forced to return back to Mumbai shortly after take-off, said a Jet Airways spokesperson. Several […]

RCF levy to come into effect from September

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has said that regional air connectivity fund (RCF) levy will come into effect from September 1, 2017. The levy is used to subsidise operations under the air regional connectivity scheme (RCS-Udan). “Central government has decided to revise the date of the levy on schedule flights being […]

DGCA acts tough against troubled SpiceJet

Concerned over the deteriorating condition of SpiceJet and large-scale flight cancellations, aviation regulator DGCA on Friday withdrew 186 of its slots and asked it to clear salary dues of all its employees in the next ten days

Air India, IndiGo, GoAir join latest war over airfares

It's bonanza time for air travellers, with Air India, IndiGo and GoAir today joining the latest war over airfares, launched by SpiceJet which had earned the wrath of DGCA for offering one rupee air fares two days ago

DGCA asks SpiceJet to immediately stop Re 1 ticket offer

Terming SpiceJet's offer of rupee one fare across its domestic network as "predatory" and a "malpractice", aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday came down heavily on the no-frill carrier and asked it to stop such pricing immediately