According to Akasa Air co-founder Belson Coutinho, the airliner, which completed 75 days of commercial operations on Friday, is a low-cost start-up and currently operates 7 aircraft to 17 different destinations.
Out of these new connections, Bhopal-Udaipur flight will be a regional connectivity scheme (RCS) route and will increase accessibility between the states.
The airline, which is "well capitalized", plans to start international services in the second half of 2023 once it has a fleet of 20 planes.
According to AI's new policy, a panel comprising functional representatives of HR and operations & flight safety will be constituted to examine the eligibility of pilots retiring in the next two years.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]