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  • SpiceJet inks MoU with Avenue Capital for financing, acquisition of up to 50 aircraft Mar 31, 2021 11:58 AM IST

    SpiceJet inks MoU with Avenue Capital for financing, acquisition of up to 50 aircraft

    The MoU sets out the conditions on which New York-based Avenue Capital will assist SpiceJet with its new aircraft portfolio, SpiceJet said in a statement.

  • DGCA approves 18,843 flights per week for summer schedule Mar 30, 2021 06:43 PM IST

    DGCA approves 18,843 flights per week for summer schedule

    The aviation regulator has also asked all airports to increase their surveillance and to ensure COVID-19 protocols are being adhered to as it believes the compliance at some airports is not satisfactory.

  • Summer schedule of airlines: Despite COVID restrictions, more airports to get busy Mar 30, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    Summer schedule of airlines: Despite COVID restrictions, more airports to get busy

    Sunday marked the beginning of the Northern Summer Schedule 2021 -- the longer of the two IATA schedules. In India, 108 airports will become active if all operations start as planned. Puducherry, Nanded and Bhatinda lose connectivity this season.

  • SpiceJet unveils special livery to honour actor Sonu Sood’s Covid-19 work Mar 20, 2021 01:04 PM IST

    SpiceJet unveils special livery to honour actor Sonu Sood’s Covid-19 work

    The airline wrapped a Boeing 737 aircraft with the actor’s livery dedicated to his selfless work during and after the lockdown

  • Cathay Pacific posts record loss, warns of long recovery Mar 10, 2021 02:24 PM IST

    Cathay Pacific posts record loss, warns of long recovery

    Like all major airlines, Cathay Pacific has seen its business evaporate during the coronavirus pandemic but the Hong Kong carrier has had an especially torrid year because it has no domestic market to fall back on

  • Singapore, Lufthansa Airlines IT provider hacked, frequent flyer data breached Mar 06, 2021 03:10 PM IST

    Singapore, Lufthansa Airlines IT provider hacked, frequent flyer data breached

    The hackers were able to access some computer systems at Atlanta-based SITA Passenger Service System for up to a month before the incident''s seriousness was confirmed on Feb. 24, a spokesman for the company''s Geneva-based parent company said.

  • SpiceJet launches 20 new flights on domestic routes; check details here Jan 30, 2021 05:04 PM IST

    SpiceJet launches 20 new flights on domestic routes; check details here

    After connecting Pakyong with Delhi, the airline will now also connect Pakyong with Kolkata under the government's regional connectivity scheme- UDAN.

  • Flybig, India's newest airline, to begin operations today: All you need to know Jan 01, 2021 01:29 PM IST

    Flybig, India's newest airline, to begin operations today: All you need to know

    India's newest airline - Flybig, which got the permit from DGCA in December, would will have its inaugural flight from Indore to Ahmedabad

  • Analysis: A realistic estimate of when airline traffic can return to pre-COVID levels Nov 05, 2020 12:56 PM IST

    Analysis: A realistic estimate of when airline traffic can return to pre-COVID levels

    Unless the cap on flights of airlines such as IndiGo, SpiceJet and Vistara is eased, a full recovery by the year-end seems unlikely for India's aviation sector

  • Jet Airways 2.0 may have an outside chance of success Oct 20, 2020 10:19 AM IST

    Jet Airways 2.0 may have an outside chance of success

    Oil prices, the major cost of an airline, are low and expected to remain low for the next few years. Air traffic is slowly picking up.

  • Tata Sons plans to sell entire stake in AirAsia India amid COVID-19 concerns: Report Jul 13, 2020 04:24 PM IST

    Tata Sons plans to sell entire stake in AirAsia India amid COVID-19 concerns: Report

    AirAsia India has been bleeding despite conservative growth plans since its launch in 2014

  • Bain Capital agrees with Virgin Australia administrator to buy struggling airline Jun 26, 2020 08:26 AM IST

    Bain Capital agrees with Virgin Australia administrator to buy struggling airline

    Bain's bid was chosen over a rival offer from Cyrus Capital Partners and a recaptalisation proposal put forward by Virgin Australia bondholders, administrator Deloitte said.

  • COVID-19 contact tracing app Aarogya Setu has alerted 1.4 lakh users: official; govt mulls making it mandatory for air passengers May 12, 2020 10:45 AM IST

    COVID-19 contact tracing app Aarogya Setu has alerted 1.4 lakh users: official; govt mulls making it mandatory for air passengers

    The official also said the government's official app helped generate information about 697 potential hotspots in the country.

  • Emirates to raise debt as it braces for 'most difficult months ever' May 10, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    Emirates to raise debt as it braces for 'most difficult months ever'

    In an internal email sent to staff on Sunday, Chairman Sheikh Ahmed said the months ahead would be the most difficult in the airline's 35-year history.

  • Boeing says it will need to borrow more money on coronavirus fallout Apr 28, 2020 07:43 AM IST

    Boeing says it will need to borrow more money on coronavirus fallout

    "Our first priority is going to be to pay that back, the principle and the interest that goes with it."

  • Airlines selling tickets without clarity on lockdown period unfair to consumers: CAPA Apr 09, 2020 01:47 PM IST

    Airlines selling tickets without clarity on lockdown period unfair to consumers: CAPA

    While the government is yet to decide on lifting the lockdown, Indian airlines have started taking bookings for travel on domestic flights from April 15.

  • Korean Air puts 70% of staff on leave Apr 08, 2020 11:12 AM IST

    Korean Air puts 70% of staff on leave

    The airline industry is among the sectors worst hit by the virus and the ensuing travel restrictions, with thousands of flights cancelled, routes cut, and companies facing financial turmoil.

  • SEBI finds undisclosed related party transactions at IndiGo in preliminary enquiry Feb 25, 2020 12:42 PM IST

    SEBI finds undisclosed related party transactions at IndiGo in preliminary enquiry

    The company said it has not received any communique from SEBI and hence is not in a position to comment on the same

  • India plays crucial role in Etihad's growth strategy, says airline official Feb 17, 2020 01:34 PM IST

    India plays crucial role in Etihad's growth strategy, says airline official

    Marking the Abu Dhabi-based carrier's 15-years of flying to India, Neerja Bhatia, Etihad Airways' Vice President, Indian Sub-continent, reiterated the airline's unwavering commitment to the country over the last 15 years, which she said, “has resulted in Etihad Airways becoming one of the most preferred airlines for travellers from India.”

  • If I was not a minister today, I would be bidding for Air India: Piyush Goyal Jan 23, 2020 03:44 PM IST

    If I was not a minister today, I would be bidding for Air India: Piyush Goyal

    Air India has been in the red for long and the government is now in the process of finalising the contours for its disinvestment.

  • SpiceJet fleet captain to Q400 pilots: Follow work ethics, prioritise flight operations Jan 21, 2020 08:14 AM IST

    SpiceJet fleet captain to Q400 pilots: Follow work ethics, prioritise flight operations

    A senior executive, in a letter, told the pilots to differentiate "what is primary and what could be secondary" and they would automatically give up "trivial issues that are taking priority over flight operations if they don't get the salary for a month"

  • Jet Airways employees union writes open letter; says will never let airline go down Apr 22, 2019 08:30 AM IST

    Jet Airways employees union writes open letter; says will never let airline go down

    The letter has come against the backdrop of Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha's reported comments that capable employees of Jet Airways would be absorbed by other airlines.

  • Republic Day rehearsals to hit about 900 flights at Delhi's IGI Airport: Report Jan 18, 2019 12:51 PM IST

    Republic Day rehearsals to hit about 900 flights at Delhi's IGI Airport: Report

    The shutdown proposed by IAF is likely to hit nearly 900 flights during the 1.5 hours rehearsal and parade period between January 18-26.

  • SpiceJet’s Ajay Singh hints at higher fares this busy season Aug 27, 2018 08:07 PM IST

    SpiceJet’s Ajay Singh hints at higher fares this busy season

    Weighed by the twin impact of a weaker rupee and higher fuel costs as well as one-time provision, SpiceJet posted a loss of Rs 38 crore in June quarter against a net profit of Rs 175 crore in the same period a year ago.

  • Opinion | Jet has to make tough calls to ride out turbulence Aug 10, 2018 06:46 PM IST

    Opinion | Jet has to make tough calls to ride out turbulence

    The Jet management has to take tough calls, and soon, to restore credibility. Investors will respect that rather than the chairman’s feelings of guilt and embarrassment.

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