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  • SpiceJet introduces in-flight entertainment that can be accessed on personal devices Aug 10, 2020 04:25 PM IST

    SpiceJet introduces in-flight entertainment that can be accessed on personal devices

    In a press release, the airline said the new IFE system will have content like blockbuster movies, popular TV shows, cartoons and stand-up comedies.

  • Coronavirus impact to be severe, prolonged for aviation, hospitality, retail: ICRA Aug 10, 2020 04:05 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact to be severe, prolonged for aviation, hospitality, retail: ICRA

    The pandemic, followed by extended lockdowns in India both nationally and then localised, has impacted India Inc for the major part of the first quarter of the current financial year.

  • Flight IX1344 crash | Air India Express says it has no plans to skip Kozhikode airport from operating schedule: Report Aug 10, 2020 09:54 AM IST

    Flight IX1344 crash | Air India Express says it has no plans to skip Kozhikode airport from operating schedule: Report

    Air India Express is not planning to exclude Kerala’s Kozhikode airport from its operating schedule despite the flight crash on August 7.

  • Air India Express crash | Boeing likely to send technical team to examine debris of flight: Report Aug 10, 2020 09:18 AM IST

    Air India Express crash | Boeing likely to send technical team to examine debris of flight: Report

    Director General of Civil Aviation Arun Kumar said they will talk to Boeing to examine the crashed Air India Express flight IX 1344's original equipment for defects.

  • Kozhikode airport operator addressed all issues DGCA red-flagged: Aviation Minister Aug 09, 2020 07:35 AM IST

    Kozhikode airport operator addressed all issues DGCA red-flagged: Aviation Minister

    The Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 people on board overshot the runway at Kozhikode airport in Kerala at 7.40 pm on August 7 in rainy conditions and went down 35 feet into a slope before breaking up into two, killing at least 18 people.

  • SpiceJet withdraws promotional offer after DGCA flags violation of ticket fare terms: Report Aug 04, 2020 09:04 AM IST

    SpiceJet withdraws promotional offer after DGCA flags violation of ticket fare terms: Report

    Spicejet had announced a five-day 1+1 special offer on August 3 as a means to boost ticket sales amid the coronavirus pandemic

  • DGCA asks SpiceJet to withdraw sale offer for discounted tickets Aug 03, 2020 04:57 PM IST

    DGCA asks SpiceJet to withdraw sale offer for discounted tickets

    SpiceJet has launched a 1+1 offer to boost ticket sales amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Kuwait bans commercial flights from 31 countries including India Aug 02, 2020 10:06 AM IST

    Kuwait bans commercial flights from 31 countries including India

    The country’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation has put out a list of 31 countries on advice of health authorities amid the coronavirus pandemic

  • Dutch KLM group to cut 4,500-5,000 jobs due to COVID-19 pandemic Jul 31, 2020 02:41 PM IST

    Dutch KLM group to cut 4,500-5,000 jobs due to COVID-19 pandemic

    KLM said it does not expect demand to fully recover before 2023 or 2024 and said further staff reductions are possible “given the high level of uncertainty."

  • Jet Airways pays $13 million to acquire 6 Boeing aircraft, engines Jul 31, 2020 10:16 AM IST

    Jet Airways pays $13 million to acquire 6 Boeing aircraft, engines

    The airliner has faced a series of accusations of unpaid dues, even being dragged to the NCLT since it was grounded in April 2019

  • 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

  • IATA says airline traffic recovery to take longer than expected Jul 28, 2020 07:30 PM IST

    IATA says airline traffic recovery to take longer than expected

    In an update on the crisis which has led to a collapse in travel demand, the International Air Transport Association cited slow virus containment in the United States and developing countries, and a weaker outlook for corporate travel outlook.

  • Big US Boeing customers want the 737 MAX but say contracts need re-set Jul 24, 2020 08:48 AM IST

    Big US Boeing customers want the 737 MAX but say contracts need re-set

    Boeing is behind on hundreds of 737 MAX deliveries since regulators grounded the jet worldwide in 2019 in the aftermath of two crashes.

  • Air India says some employees died of COVID-19, their kin to be compensated Jul 21, 2020 03:55 PM IST

    Air India says some employees died of COVID-19, their kin to be compensated

    Families or legal heirs of permanent employees who die of COVID-19 will get Rs 10 lakh, the amount is Rs 5 lakh for fixed term contract employees and Rs 90,000 for casual employees who worked continuously for one year, the circular, a copy of which has been accessed by PTI, stated.

  • IATA chief: Four reasons to be optimistic about aviation Jul 21, 2020 12:42 PM IST

    IATA chief: Four reasons to be optimistic about aviation

    Optimism about the future does not take away the current pain that we are experiencing. Jobs are disappearing, as are some airlines. However, we must rely on our resilience and ingenuity in a crisis

  • Emirates to operate repatriation flights from 4 additional Indian cities to Dubai till July 26 Jul 19, 2020 08:25 PM IST

    Emirates to operate repatriation flights from 4 additional Indian cities to Dubai till July 26

    The Dubai-based airline had on July 11 announced that it would be operating special repatriation flights from Bengaluru, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) between July 12 and July 26.

  • Government sets up single-window clearance mechanism to expedite aviation sector proposals Jul 18, 2020 07:12 PM IST

    Government sets up single-window clearance mechanism to expedite aviation sector proposals

    The Investment Clearance Cell has been mandated to serve as a single-window system for attracting investment and its terms of reference include accelerating investments, bringing projects to the Empowered Group of Secretaries which require special incentive, policy interventions, expeditious clearances and systematic references, among others.

  • Domestic air traffic dropped 83% in June to 19.84 lakh, says DGCA Jul 18, 2020 03:26 PM IST

    Domestic air traffic dropped 83% in June to 19.84 lakh, says DGCA

    Occupancy rate for the month was around 60 percent for five of the six Indian airlines.

  • End of the jumbo: British Airways retires Boeing 747 early due to coronavirus crisis Jul 17, 2020 07:20 PM IST

    End of the jumbo: British Airways retires Boeing 747 early due to coronavirus crisis

    For over 50 years, Boeing's "Queen of the Skies" has been the world's most easily recognised jetliner with its humped fuselage and four engines. But its days were already numbered before the pandemic struck earlier this year.

  • IndiGo '6E double seat' option allows passengers to book two adjacent seats Jul 17, 2020 11:25 AM IST

    IndiGo '6E double seat' option allows passengers to book two adjacent seats

    IndiGo said the "6E double seat" scheme will not be available through travel portals, IndiGo call centre or airport counters. The scheme can only be availed using IndiGo's website.

  • SpiceJet, IndiGo in talks to kick-start long haul international flight services: Report Jul 17, 2020 11:22 AM IST

    SpiceJet, IndiGo in talks to kick-start long haul international flight services: Report

    The aviation industry could bank on people’s desire for direct long haul flights in the post-coronavirus world

  • Lack of social distancing by other passengers a top concern among flyers: IndiGo survey Jul 16, 2020 03:20 PM IST

    Lack of social distancing by other passengers a top concern among flyers: IndiGo survey

    The survey found that air transport is considered the safest form of travel by a wide margin for inter-city travel -- 68 percent of respondents felt air travel is safe. While driving was considered safe by 24 percent of the travellers, rail travel was considered safe by just 8 percent.

  • Coronavirus impact | Indian airlines staring at Rs 1.1-1.3 lakh crore revenue loss over 3 years: CRISIL Jul 15, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | Indian airlines staring at Rs 1.1-1.3 lakh crore revenue loss over 3 years: CRISIL

    Airlines are unlikely to recoup this loss as growth is not expected to return to pre-pandemic levels of double-digit increase at least in the medium term, CRISIL Research said.

  • India’s most congested airport is taking it easy these days Jul 15, 2020 12:48 PM IST

    India’s most congested airport is taking it easy these days

    Mumbai airport used to record up to 1,000 air traffic movements (ATMs) a day, but in June handled just 976 departures for the entire month.

  • International travel is picking up. But is it time yet to book those tickets? Jul 14, 2020 01:29 PM IST

    International travel is picking up. But is it time yet to book those tickets?

    Despite the challenges, countries are opening up, and airlines are adding to their services

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