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  • SpiceJet to sue for defamation after MD booked for 'fraud' Jul 12, 2022 11:55 AM IST

    SpiceJet to sue for defamation after MD booked for 'fraud'

    The airline said the complaint was "frivolous, mischievous and completely bogus".

  • A closer look at Akasa Air’s eco-friendly crew uniform in new video | Watch Jul 08, 2022 04:58 PM IST

    A closer look at Akasa Air’s eco-friendly crew uniform in new video | Watch

    Akasa Air crew will wear trousers and jackets made from recycled marine waste, while their sneakers (replacing traditional heels in a welcome move) will have soles carved from recycled rubber.

  • MC Explains| Why were IndiGo's flights delayed on July 2 and July 3? Jul 04, 2022 07:22 PM IST

    MC Explains| Why were IndiGo's flights delayed on July 2 and July 3?

    Indigo flights were delayed across the country on July 2 and 3, because a large number of employees took last-minute leave, ostensibly to attend the walk-in interviews for hiring cabin crew by Air India and Air India Express.

  • First look of Akasa Air's crew uniform: 'Focus on employee comfort' Jul 04, 2022 02:01 PM IST

    First look of Akasa Air's crew uniform: 'Focus on employee comfort'

    Akasa Air, a low-cost carrier backed by ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, is preparing to take flight by the end of July.

  • Why it makes sense for Air India to place a mega aircraft order? Jun 22, 2022 11:34 AM IST

    Why it makes sense for Air India to place a mega aircraft order?

    The expected aircraft order will give an operational boost to the airline, help in image building and reduce delays caused by aircraft maintenance issues. The older generation of aircraft in its fleet restricts efficiency and their replacement will be handy in taking on competition from budget carriers on the one hand and Gulf-based airlines on the other. 

  • Delhi-bound SpiceJet flight returns to Patna as engine catches fire, passengers safe Jun 19, 2022 01:24 PM IST

    Delhi-bound SpiceJet flight returns to Patna as engine catches fire, passengers safe

    All 185 passengers aboard the Patna-Delhi flight have been safely de-boarded

  • Tata Group may invest $75-100 mn in Air India Express in next 5 years to expand international operations Jun 13, 2022 05:22 PM IST

    Tata Group may invest $75-100 mn in Air India Express in next 5 years to expand international operations

    Will invest $15-20 mn annually for next 5 years; investment to be mostly for adding aircraft.

  • SpiceJet bars 90 pilots from flying 737 Max till re-training is complete as DGCA wants Jun 06, 2022 12:51 PM IST

    SpiceJet bars 90 pilots from flying 737 Max till re-training is complete as DGCA wants

    SpiceJet’s said that this restriction does not impact operations of Max aircraft as it has adequately trained pilots

  • IndiGo’s losses widen on higher fuel costs and rising COVID-19 cases in last quarter of FY22 May 26, 2022 01:26 PM IST

    IndiGo’s losses widen on higher fuel costs and rising COVID-19 cases in last quarter of FY22

    The high cost of fuel and a sliding rupee, along with the war in Ukraine has been the bane of IndiGo, like many other airlines across the world

  • SpiceJet suffers attempt of ransomware attack. Flights normal after some delays May 25, 2022 09:19 AM IST

    SpiceJet suffers attempt of ransomware attack. Flights normal after some delays

    The airline in a tweet this morning said that the attack slowed down its operations and impacted morning flight departures

  • Akasa Air reveals its plane. What's next? May 23, 2022 02:50 PM IST

    Akasa Air reveals its plane. What's next?

    Route selection determines whether an airline flies in the red or is in the black and Akasa Air’s route choices will be closely watched

  • Hope to start broadband internet service on SpiceJet aircraft soon: CMD May 23, 2022 01:38 PM IST

    Hope to start broadband internet service on SpiceJet aircraft soon: CMD

    SpiceJet will induct more Boeing 737 Max aircraft over the next few months and it hopes to start broadband internet service on its planes soon

  • Akasa Air to have airline code 'QP' May 17, 2022 05:57 PM IST

    Akasa Air to have airline code 'QP'

    New Delhi, May 17 Akasa Air, which is planning to start its commercial flight operations in July, on Tuesday said its airline code will be "QP". ..

  • Emirates airline cuts annual loss to $1.06 billion May 13, 2022 01:21 PM IST

    Emirates airline cuts annual loss to $1.06 billion

    Emirates said it increased destinations from 120 at the start of the financial year to over 140 destinations by the end and continued to reinstate services across its network.

  • Tata Sons picks new CEO to helm Air India after İlker Ayci setback May 12, 2022 06:28 PM IST

    Tata Sons picks new CEO to helm Air India after İlker Ayci setback

    The experience Wilson brings to the table from the years he has spent at the Singapore Airlines Group looks to be more relevant than what Ayci could have brought and the added advantage of his coming from a Tata Sons partner airline would make things simpler.

  • IndiGo becomes first Asian airline to land aircraft using GAGAN navigation system Apr 28, 2022 02:22 PM IST

    IndiGo becomes first Asian airline to land aircraft using GAGAN navigation system

    The flight was conducted using an ATR-72 aircraft and landed at the Kishangarh airport in Rajasthan, using GPS-aided geo-augmented navigation (GAGAN), which has been jointly developed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

  • Air India proposes to acquire entire equity of AirAsia India Apr 27, 2022 10:16 AM IST

    Air India proposes to acquire entire equity of AirAsia India

    CCI has notified of the proposal for Air India's acquisition of AirAsia India under the Competition Act, 2022. The proposed combination will not lead to any change in the competitive landscape or cause any appreciable adverse effect on competition in India, irrespective of the manner in which the relevant markets are defined

  • On the comeback trail, Jet Airways creates a flutter with talk of a hybrid seat configuration  Apr 19, 2022 02:24 PM IST

    On the comeback trail, Jet Airways creates a flutter with talk of a hybrid seat configuration 

    In a cost-conscious market like India, airline revenue is under severe pressure and ways to keep the costs low will decide the fate of Jet Airways as it attempts to become the first Indian airline to stage a comeback after shutting down

  • IndiGo becomes sixth largest airline in world by passengers: Official Airline Guide Apr 09, 2022 01:49 PM IST

    IndiGo becomes sixth largest airline in world by passengers: Official Airline Guide

    IndiGo also named the world's fastest growing airline with a 41.3 percent growth in frequency in March. It also ranked among the top 10 airlines in the world by seat capacity.

  • After two years, regular international flights to resume from today Mar 27, 2022 09:22 AM IST

    After two years, regular international flights to resume from today

    Battered by the pandemic, the airline industry is slowly coming back to normalcy and the resumption of normal overseas flights is expected to provide a fillip to the sector

  • Vaccine passports likely to become unnecessary, Airline Alliance CEO says Mar 24, 2022 07:48 AM IST

    Vaccine passports likely to become unnecessary, Airline Alliance CEO says

    “There’s no way that this has been integrated in one place,” Star Alliance Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Goh said in an interview in Singapore. “If you look to the future, if we were all vaccinated, or if we were all 90% vaccinated, why would you get a vaccination certificate? There will come to a point where maybe you don’t really need this.”

  • And, the winner is Vistara! Mar 11, 2022 06:29 PM IST

    And, the winner is Vistara!

    The airline added 59 percent more flights in 2021 over 2020 and deployed 64 percent more capacity by ASKs in the same period. It also came very close to its pre-pandemic performance with departures being just 5.17 percent shy of 2019 and ASKs being just over a percent lower than during 2019. However, sister airline AirAsia India, which is smaller, hasn't taken off during the pandemic.

  • Resumption of international flights: What's in store for Indian airlines  Mar 08, 2022 05:50 PM IST

    Resumption of international flights: What's in store for Indian airlines 

    Tourists have been flocking to every possible place which is open for business. This could well be replicated across the country as more international tourists are attracted.

  • Here's why government wants a 'scrupulous' background check on Air India chief Ilker Ayci Feb 21, 2022 11:34 AM IST

    Here's why government wants a 'scrupulous' background check on Air India chief Ilker Ayci

    The Tata Group, which formally acquired Air India from the government in January this year for Rs 18,000 crore, announced Ayci’s appointment as chief of the loss-making airlines on February 14

  • BlackRock raises alarm over ‘substantial irregularities’ in SpiceJet accounts Feb 09, 2022 10:16 AM IST

    BlackRock raises alarm over ‘substantial irregularities’ in SpiceJet accounts

    An investor in domestic carrier SpiceJet, BlackRock voted against an audit committee member due to “substantial accounting irregularities” for which they 'bear some responsibility'

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