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Tag: Flight

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 […]

Limits On Airfares Set In Seven Bands As Per Flight Durations: Civil Aviation Minister

New Delhi: Domestic flights resuming next week will be placed in seven categories on the basis of the journey’s duration, and limits will be set on fares, which would be in place till August 24, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday. The minister said each band would have its specific lower and […]

Rahul Gandhi backs Kunal Kamra after airlines ban him

Former Congres President Rahul Gandhi has come out in suport of comedian Kunal Kamra, who has been banned by four airlines for allegedly accosting and a heckling journalist on board a flight. He has attacked the airlines for their acts. Gandhi tweeted “The ban imposed on #kunalkamra by 4 airlines is the act of a […]

Jet's backdoor nationalisation as state-run banks step in

New Delhi: Jet Airways promoter Naresh Goyal and his wife on Monday announced their decision to step down from the board of the airline he had founded 25 years ago under pressure from lenders who are being seen as rescuers of an asset that nearly went bust but for the government’s intervention. Experts say the […]

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Airfares soar over 100% as airlines cancel flights

New Delhi/Mumbai: Air passengers face the grim prospects of high air fares and fewer flight choices as several airlines cancel operations due to a number of reasons including the grounding of 737-MAX aircraft. According to industry insiders, some sectors have shown a rise of more than 100 per cent in last minute bookings. “With an […]

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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, […]

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Indigo flight returns to Kolkata after snag

Kolkata: A Bengaluru-bound Indigo flight from Kolkata returned to the NSCBI airport here on Sunday following a crack in the windshield of the aircraft, airport sources said. The flight 6E 345 had 178 passengers on board. “At around 10.15 a.m., Indigo 6E 345 returned due to windshield crack,” the sources said. It landed safely at […]

Jharsuguda airport may miss deadline

  Jharsuguda: Launch of flight operations from Odisha’s second commercial airport at Jharsuguda may get delayed. Though June 14 is the scheduled date for launch of flight services, the new airport has not received Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) license and training of security officials is still incomplete, sources said while citing reasons that could lead […]

IndiGo offloads passenger for complaining about mosquitoes, probe ordered

New Delhi: The Union government on Tuesday ordered a probe into an incident of deplaning of a passenger by IndiGo airline, over his alleged complaint of mosquitoes in the aircraft. The probe was ordered by Minister of Civil Aviation and Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday. “I have ordered an enquiry into the incident […]

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First non-stop Australia-Britain flight lands after 17 hours

London: The first non-stop scheduled flight from Australia to Britain landed in London on Sunday after a 17 hour, five minute journey across 14,875 km from Perth. The historic Qantas flight QF9, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with more than 230 passengers and crew on board, touched down at 5.03 a.m., at Heathrow, reports the Guardian. […]

Odisha seeks Bhubaneswar-Pune direct flight

Bhubaneswar: Odisha today urged the Centre to introduce direct flight services between Bhubaneswar and Pune by Air India or any other private airlines. In a letter to Minister of Civil Aviation, Ashok Gajapati Raju Pusapati, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said “I would like to seek your personal intervention in the matter for introduction of […]

Air India's Bhubaneswar-Bangkok direct flight flagged off

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today flagged off national carrier Air India’s maiden flight from Bhubaneswar to Bangkok at Biju Patnaik International Airport today. Air India’s new flight is the second direct international service from the Odisha capital. The airline operated a 162-seater Airbus A 320 neo aircraft on its inaugural flight from Bhubaneswar […]

Close shave for 95 Jet Konnect passengers in Assam

Jorhat (Assam): Ninety five passengers and crew of a Jorhat-Guwahati-Kolkata flight had a miraculous escape when the aircraft skidded off the runway at Rowriah airport here on Tuesday afternoon. “All the passengers and crew of the Jet Konnect flight number 7048 are safe and were brought down from the aircraft unhurt,” said Pravakar Mishra, station […]

AAI clears air on flight services from Rourkela

Rourkela: Bringing an end to uncertainty over the much anticipated launch of commercial air services from Rourkela, the Airport Authority of India has given nod to the commencement of flight services after state government’s consent to provide necessary CISF and Fire Services facilities. Air connectivity to the steel city under the central government’s ambitious ‘Ude […]

Flight services to Jharsuguda under UDAN scheme from September

Bhubaneswar: Flight services to Jharsuguda from Bhubaneswar under Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme is likely to begin from September later this year, Chief Secretary A P Padhi informed media after the first state level monitoring meeting today. “We have decided to operationalise the flight route between  Bhubaneswar and Jharsuguda from September while for […]

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Up to 2-year ban proposed on unruly passengers

New Delhi: The government on Friday announced draft rules for a national no-fly list that proposes a flying ban from three months to two years or beyond for unruly passengers on domestic flights. Civil Aviation Minster Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Aviation Secretary R.N. Choubey sought consulations from public and the industry stakeholders over the draft […]

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Dense fog envelopes Capital city; train and flight services hit

Bhubaneswar: Dense fog in twin cities (Cuttack-Bhubaneswar) threw normal life out of gear in the morning on Tuesday. Flight and train services were affected due to the low visibility. Several north-bound trains were running late.Travellers faced problems because of bad weather conditions. Rajdhani Express scheduled to leave Bhubaneswar at 9.30 am was rescheduled at 12 […]

Bomb scare on city-bound flight at Delhi airport; passengers safe

New Delhi: Two flights bound for Nepal and Bhubaneswar were today grounded just before taking off after security agencies were alerted of a bomb threat call on the two airliners at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here. Officials said passengers on board the two aircraft– Royal Nepal Airlines (Delhi-Kathmandu) and Air India (Delhi-Bhubaneswar– were […]