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  • India to start drone trials for delivery of food, medicines, vaccines: Check details Jun 14, 2021 09:25 AM IST

    India to start drone trials for delivery of food, medicines, vaccines: Check details

    A global drone services provider ANRA Technologies will hold experimental deliveries of medicines in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology Ropar and with Swiggy for food deliveries.

  • Slots for Jet Airways will be based on existing norms, not historicity: Govt tells NCLT Jun 04, 2021 07:41 PM IST

    Slots for Jet Airways will be based on existing norms, not historicity: Govt tells NCLT

    In an additional affidavit, submitted to NCLT on Thursday, the ministry and DGCA said Jet Airways does not qualify for grant of slots on the basis of historic precedence and and the allocation will be based on slot allocation guidelines.

  • Explained | Impact of Cairn Energy's lawsuit on Air India's divestment plans May 17, 2021 07:10 PM IST

    Explained | Impact of Cairn Energy's lawsuit on Air India's divestment plans

    There are three major issues the government will face while trying to complete its divestment in Air India -- the timeline for the completion of stake sale, valuation of Air India and its assets, and a potential seizure of Air India’s assets by Cairn.

  • Airports in Gujarat and Goa suspend operations as Cyclone Tauktae approaches May 17, 2021 02:48 PM IST

    Airports in Gujarat and Goa suspend operations as Cyclone Tauktae approaches

    Operations of airports at Surat, Barodara, Lakswadeep, Bhavnagar, Port Bandar, Dui, Jamnagar, and Bhuj have been temporarily suspended.

  • Civil Aviation ministry extends fare capping in domestic flights till May 31 Apr 26, 2021 04:11 PM IST

    Civil Aviation ministry extends fare capping in domestic flights till May 31

    The cap on airline capacity at 80 percent would also be maintained till the end of next month.

  • Govt permits ICMR to conduct study on using drones to deliver COVID-19 vaccine Apr 22, 2021 08:18 PM IST

    Govt permits ICMR to conduct study on using drones to deliver COVID-19 vaccine

    The ICMR will conduct this study in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, the ministry’s press release said.

  • One year of lockdown: Domestic aviation sector on recovery path, hiccups due to pandemic remain Mar 24, 2021 04:02 PM IST

    One year of lockdown: Domestic aviation sector on recovery path, hiccups due to pandemic remain

    The lockdown and pandemic-related travel restrictions badly hit the Indian airlines. Revenues of major Indian scheduled carriers fell from Rs 46,711 crore during April-September 2019 to about Rs 11,810 crore during the same period in 2020, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri told the Rajya Sabha last month.

  • Domestic flight tickets to cost more; govt raises minimum fares by 5% Mar 19, 2021 08:56 PM IST

    Domestic flight tickets to cost more; govt raises minimum fares by 5%

    Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said the ministry has decided to retain the permissible limit of flyers to 80 percent of the schedule as number of air passengers decline due to COVID-19 restrictions and imposition of compulsory RT-PCR test.

  • Fare band for airlines will be done away as soon as normal operations resume: Civil Aviation Secy Feb 04, 2021 07:49 PM IST

    Fare band for airlines will be done away as soon as normal operations resume: Civil Aviation Secy

    Kharola said flight operations are operating at 80 percent capacity of the pre COVID-19 period. Of the 80 percent, the utilisation has only been 60-65 percent.

  • Airlines can operate maximum 60% of pre-COVID domestic flights until February 24 next year: Govt Nov 04, 2020 08:17 PM IST

    Airlines can operate maximum 60% of pre-COVID domestic flights until February 24 next year: Govt

    The ministry had resumed domestic passenger services from May 25, after a gap of two months due to the coronavirus-triggered lockdown.

  • Foreign airlines' flights will not be allowed at expense of Indian airlines: Hardeep Singh Puri Oct 08, 2020 04:47 PM IST

    Foreign airlines' flights will not be allowed at expense of Indian airlines: Hardeep Singh Puri

    New Delhi, Oct 8 Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday said the time has come to send a loud and clear message that foreign airline..

  • Recovery in domestic air passenger traffic continues in September: ICRA Oct 05, 2020 05:11 PM IST

    Recovery in domestic air passenger traffic continues in September: ICRA

    Besides, the domestic carriers also increased capacity deployment significantly to around 46 percent in September as compared to 33 percent in the month ago, according to ICRA.

  • DGCA extends suspension of international commercial flights till October 31 Sep 30, 2020 10:34 PM IST

    DGCA extends suspension of international commercial flights till October 31

    Restrictions will not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specially approved by the DGCA

  • Dues of 4 major domestic airlines to AAI more than doubled in February-July period Sep 20, 2020 05:49 PM IST

    Dues of 4 major domestic airlines to AAI more than doubled in February-July period

    An airline has to pay various charges like air navigation, landing, parking etc to the AAI to use facilities at any of its more than 100 airports.

  • Flight tickets to cost more from September 1, govt hikes aviation security fee Aug 21, 2020 12:31 PM IST

    Flight tickets to cost more from September 1, govt hikes aviation security fee

    The aviation security fee has been raised by Rs 10 for domestic passengers and around Rs 15 for international passengers.

  • Don't overpay when booking tickets for Vande Bharat flights via travel agents: Govt to citizens Jul 29, 2020 05:35 PM IST

    Don't overpay when booking tickets for Vande Bharat flights via travel agents: Govt to citizens

    Since May 6, international charter flights have been operated by Air India under the Vande Bharat Mission to help stranded people reach their destinations.

  • Civil Aviation Ministry planning e-gate pass facility at major cargo terminals by year-end Jul 21, 2020 08:00 PM IST

    Civil Aviation Ministry planning e-gate pass facility at major cargo terminals by year-end

    E-gate pass facility reduces paperwork, makes entry and exit quicker, and helps in social distancing as it ensures minimum physical contact.

  • International flights on July 20: Daily updates on arrivals, departures under Vande Bharat Mission Jul 20, 2020 07:52 AM IST

    International flights on July 20: Daily updates on arrivals, departures under Vande Bharat Mission

    Check flights leaving for and from India to bring back stranded Indians.

  • International Flights on July 10: Daily updates on arrivals, departures under Vande Bharat Mission Jul 10, 2020 08:26 AM IST

    International Flights on July 10: Daily updates on arrivals, departures under Vande Bharat Mission

    Check flights leaving for and from India to bring back stranded Indians.

  • International Flights: Daily updates on arrivals, departures under Vande Bharat Mission Jul 09, 2020 08:32 AM IST

    International Flights: Daily updates on arrivals, departures under Vande Bharat Mission

    Check flights leaving for and from India to bring back stranded Indians.

  • Govt issues draft rules for manufacturing, using drones Jun 05, 2020 07:46 PM IST

    Govt issues draft rules for manufacturing, using drones

    The rules said each drone importer, manufacturer, trader, owner and operator will need to take approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

  • Pet parents hire private jet, costing Rs 1.6 lakh per seat, to reunite with stranded fur babies Jun 05, 2020 06:03 PM IST

    Pet parents hire private jet, costing Rs 1.6 lakh per seat, to reunite with stranded fur babies

    The private jet has been booked by pet parents of two Shih Tzus, one Golden Retriever and one Lady Pheasant bird

  • Ministry of External Affairs holds flurry of meetings on 'Vande Bharat' mission May 06, 2020 10:00 PM IST

    Ministry of External Affairs holds flurry of meetings on 'Vande Bharat' mission

    Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla held a video-conference with chief secretaries of a number of states as part of efforts to ensure proper coordination in the operation christened 'Vande Bharat Mission', sources said.

  • Airlines asked to consider free flight cancellation amid COVID-19 scare Mar 11, 2020 09:38 PM IST

    Airlines asked to consider free flight cancellation amid COVID-19 scare

    Domestic air carriers have already announced various measures such as cancelling flights to the affected regions and waivers on rescheduling fee, among others, in the face of coronavirus concerns.

  • SpiceJet and GoAir ban comedian Kunal Kamra from flying, join IndiGo and Air India Jan 29, 2020 12:45 PM IST

    SpiceJet and GoAir ban comedian Kunal Kamra from flying, join IndiGo and Air India

    The move comes after IndiGo, also in a tweet, said that it is suspending Kamra, "in the light of the recent incident", which occurred on board a flight from Mumbai to Lucknow.

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