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  • Airlines to get more airspace, cutting flying time; fuel costs, airfares could head south Oct 19, 2020 04:21 PM IST

    Airlines to get more airspace, cutting flying time; fuel costs, airfares could head south

    Indian Air Force has released 10 percent of its reserved air space for civil airlines, reducing flying time on 13 routes

  • The noose is tightening around Air India Sep 23, 2020 09:52 AM IST

    The noose is tightening around Air India

    The Air India divestment deserves one last chance and nothing more

  • Spicejet launches frequent flyer programme ‘SpiceClub’ Aug 19, 2020 12:41 PM IST

    Spicejet launches frequent flyer programme ‘SpiceClub’

    SpiceClub is segregated into four tiers – Classic, Silver, Gold and Platinum, through which members can earn points on every Rs 100 spent on flights and add-ons

  • Coronavirus impact | SpiceJet launches 1+1 offer to woo passengers Aug 03, 2020 10:40 AM IST

    Coronavirus impact | SpiceJet launches 1+1 offer to woo passengers

    During the sale, which commenced on August 3, flight tickets can be booked for the travel period until March 31, 2021.

  • COVID-19 impact: Airlines offer Starbucks coffee, insurance cover, full body checkups to woo fliers Jul 30, 2020 03:14 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact: Airlines offer Starbucks coffee, insurance cover, full body checkups to woo fliers

    Airlines and travel portals are also offering discounts for doctors, nurses and those from the armed forces

  • Are the Tatas getting ready to rule the Indian skies? Jul 10, 2020 09:10 AM IST

    Are the Tatas getting ready to rule the Indian skies?

    The aviation sector is likely to see another round of market share realignment

  • Here are the routes on which airlines charged the highest fares in May Jun 19, 2020 11:36 AM IST

    Here are the routes on which airlines charged the highest fares in May

    There are restrictions on fares and pressure on demand, then how are airlines fixing fares to ensure they make money? Read on.

  • DGCA to airlines: Keep middle seats vacant to extent possible Jun 01, 2020 02:43 PM IST

    DGCA to airlines: Keep middle seats vacant to extent possible

    However, if a flyer has been allotted the middle seat due to a high passenger load "then additional protective equipment like wrap-around gown of the Ministry of Textile approved standards" must be provided to that passenger in addition to three-layered face mask and face shield, said the DGCA order, which has been accessed by PTI.

  • Locust swarms a risk to airline operations, says DGCA May 29, 2020 07:27 PM IST

    Locust swarms a risk to airline operations, says DGCA

    The industry regulator has advised airlines to avoid flights through locusts swarms

  • Boeing resumes 737 MAX production at low rate May 28, 2020 09:00 AM IST

    Boeing resumes 737 MAX production at low rate

    The aircraft maker's best-selling plane was grounded in March 2019 after the second fatal 737 MAX crash in five months. Boeing declined to say what the current production rate is.

  • Jet Airways offers two Boeing aircraft for evacuating Indians stranded overseas May 25, 2020 02:27 PM IST

    Jet Airways offers two Boeing aircraft for evacuating Indians stranded overseas

    Besides offering two aircraft, Chhawchharia has mentioned about the need for funds commencement of proposed repatriation flights.

  • Middle seats on flights must remain vacant after June 6: Supreme Court May 25, 2020 01:22 PM IST

    Middle seats on flights must remain vacant after June 6: Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court also observed that middle seats should be kept vacant even in domestic flights.

  • Flyers to undergo COVID-19 test, quarantine upon entering J&K May 23, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    Flyers to undergo COVID-19 test, quarantine upon entering J&K

    The decision was conveyed by the department of disaster management, relief and reconstruction (state executive committee), extending the already set protocols for passengers returning passengers to the Union Territory.

  • Resumption of flight services a positive, but the sky looks hazy for airline stocks May 23, 2020 06:36 PM IST

    Resumption of flight services a positive, but the sky looks hazy for airline stocks

    Brokerage firm Centrum Broking believes that one-third of scheduled capacity is a reasonable starting point for the sector given that demand is likely to remain low.

  • Explained | From origin to airport: Do's & Don'ts May 23, 2020 10:16 AM IST

    Explained | From origin to airport: Do's & Don'ts

    Watch to find out a complete list of SOPs for flyers.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Kerala makes home quarantine mandatory for all those returning via domestic flights May 22, 2020 05:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Kerala makes home quarantine mandatory for all those returning via domestic flights

    The state has reported 690 cases after 24 more tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday. As of now over 80,000 people are under observation across the state.

  • What does it take to resume flights in about 4 days? May 22, 2020 11:40 AM IST

    What does it take to resume flights in about 4 days?

    While many airlines across the world have started with empty middle seats as the norm, India is not going ahead with the same, enabling airlines to sell all available seats, albeit with a price cap.

  • Domestic flights to resume from May 25: Here are the SOPs airlines need to follow May 21, 2020 02:45 PM IST

    Domestic flights to resume from May 25: Here are the SOPs airlines need to follow

    The airlines shall make all arrangements so as to ensure that the risk of transmission of COVID-19 virus is minimised.

  • EasyJet to restart flights in June with compulsory masks May 21, 2020 01:07 PM IST

    EasyJet to restart flights in June with compulsory masks

    The airline said it would restart primarily domestic flights in Britain and France from June 15, before adding other destinations later.

  • Lufthansa in advanced talks for state rescue deal worth about $10 billion May 21, 2020 08:27 AM IST

    Lufthansa in advanced talks for state rescue deal worth about $10 billion

    The deal would involve the government taking two seats on its supervisory board, but it would only exercise its voting rights as a whole in exceptional cases such as protection against a takeover.

  • Some airlines start bookings for June travel: Sources May 19, 2020 09:40 AM IST

    Some airlines start bookings for June travel: Sources

    A SpiceJet spokesperson, however, said its international bookings are closed till June 15.

  • EasyJet, Heathrow want early exit from UK quarantine rules May 11, 2020 01:37 PM IST

    EasyJet, Heathrow want early exit from UK quarantine rules

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday that a quarantine would soon be needed for people coming into this country by air to prevent a second peak of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • World's second-oldest airline, Avianca, driven to bankruptcy by coronavirus May 11, 2020 11:54 AM IST

    World's second-oldest airline, Avianca, driven to bankruptcy by coronavirus

    If it fails to come out of bankruptcy, Bogota-based Avianca would be one of the first major carriers worldwide to go under as a result of the pandemic, which has crippled world travel.

  • Five Air India pilots test positive for coronavirus May 10, 2020 01:48 PM IST

    Five Air India pilots test positive for coronavirus

    "Five Air India pilots have tested positive for coronavirus. These pilots were tested one after one. We suspect it could be a case of faulty testing kit as well," one of the sources said

  • India likely to operate 64 flights to repatriate 14,800 of its nationals from 12 countries May 05, 2020 02:48 PM IST

    India likely to operate 64 flights to repatriate 14,800 of its nationals from 12 countries

    The Central government is likely to operate 64 flights from May 7 to 13 to bring home around 14,800 Indian nationals stranded abroad because of the coronavirus lockdown

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