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  • International flights to remain suspended till December 31: DGCA Nov 26, 2020 11:51 AM IST

    International flights to remain suspended till December 31: DGCA

    International flight ban: Select international flights on limited routes will continue to run as per the specific approval granted by the DGCA.

  • UN agency ICAO to conduct partial audit of Indian aviation sector in February: Report Nov 03, 2020 11:59 AM IST

    UN agency ICAO to conduct partial audit of Indian aviation sector in February: Report

    It is yet uncertain whether the audit will be conducted physically or virtually as this would depend on the COVID-19 status by February

  • DGCA extends suspension of international commercial flights till November 30 Oct 28, 2020 12:42 PM IST

    DGCA extends suspension of international commercial flights till November 30

    Restrictions don't apply to cargo operations. Air travel bubble arrangements continue.

  • DGCA approves 12,983 weekly domestic flights in winter schedule Oct 25, 2020 04:32 PM IST

    DGCA approves 12,983 weekly domestic flights in winter schedule

    The DGCA said on Sunday it has approved 6,006 weekly domestic flights of IndiGo for this year's winter schedule. IndiGo is India's largest airline. SpiceJet and GoAir have got 1,957 weekly domestic flights and 1,203 weekly domestic flights approved, the regulator said.

  • 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..

  • DGCA issues detailed refund guidelines after SC verdict Oct 07, 2020 10:48 PM IST

    DGCA issues detailed refund guidelines after SC verdict

    The top court had, on October 1, also passed directions about the refund and credit shell formation for the bookings and cancellations done during the other time periods around the lockdown.

  • Lufthansa cancels all scheduled flights to India until October 20 after government restrictions Sep 29, 2020 09:51 PM IST

    Lufthansa cancels all scheduled flights to India until October 20 after government restrictions

    Lufthansa has urged the Indian authorities to work together with the German government in order to establish a temporary travel agreement between both countries. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation explained their decision by saying that the proposed schedule put Indian carriers at a significant disadvantage.

  • SC to consider Centre's suggestion of transferable refund vouchers for cancelled flight Sep 25, 2020 08:44 PM IST

    SC to consider Centre's suggestion of transferable refund vouchers for cancelled flight

    The bench said that it would not go into the issue of foreign airlines as the government of India cannot order refund on those tickets.

  • Airline passenger traffic is up, but so are flight cancellations. Here’s why Sep 23, 2020 11:15 AM IST

    Airline passenger traffic is up, but so are flight cancellations. Here’s why

    The huge number of cancellations shows that things are not going as planned and airlines are being more optimistic than they should be. With varying quarantine rules, weekend lockdowns and other restrictions in different cities, aviation is not what it used to be. Planning has become difficult and years of historical data are of little use, forcing airlines to be on their toes to adjust to the rapidly shifting landscape

  • 28.32 lakh domestic air passengers in August, 76% lower than in August 2019: DGCA Sep 16, 2020 03:50 PM IST

    28.32 lakh domestic air passengers in August, 76% lower than in August 2019: DGCA

    While IndiGo carried 16.82 lakh passengers, a 59.4 percent share of the total domestic market, SpiceJet flew 3.91 lakh passengers, which is 13.8 percent share of the total market, the DGCA data noted.

  • DGCA begins special safety audit of IndiGo, Vistara Sep 15, 2020 08:56 PM IST

    DGCA begins special safety audit of IndiGo, Vistara

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has already completed a similar exercise on Ajay Singh-owned private carrier SpiceJet and state-run Air India, as per the official.

  • View: DGCA no-photo order hurts passengers the most Sep 13, 2020 11:27 AM IST

    View: DGCA no-photo order hurts passengers the most

    Aviation regulator’s order barring photos at a government airport or from an aircraft in flight has been passed without much thought to the significant inconvenience it causes all around.

  • Kangana Ranaut flight incident: Two-week suspension of scheduled route if no-photography rules violated, warns DGCA Sep 12, 2020 02:56 PM IST

    Kangana Ranaut flight incident: Two-week suspension of scheduled route if no-photography rules violated, warns DGCA

    The order comes after norms were allegedly violated on a Chandigarh-Mumbai flight on which Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut and members of the media were on board.

  • Airlines to make full refund of tickets booked during lockdown period: DGCA proposes in SC Sep 06, 2020 08:50 PM IST

    Airlines to make full refund of tickets booked during lockdown period: DGCA proposes in SC

    For all other cases, the airlines shall make all endeavors to refund the collected amount to the passenger within 15 days, DGCA said.

  • DGCA orders resumption of pre-flight alcohol test for pilots, cabin crew Sep 06, 2020 11:34 AM IST

    DGCA orders resumption of pre-flight alcohol test for pilots, cabin crew

    The aviation regulator had on March 29 this year suspended breath analyser (BA) test for "all aviation personnel" like pilots, cabin crew members, ground handling staff and air traffic controllers due to the "extraordinary” circumstances posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and given the directions issued by the high courts in Delhi and Kerala.

  • DGCA bars use of wide-body aircraft at Kozhikode airport this monsoon Aug 11, 2020 09:52 PM IST

    DGCA bars use of wide-body aircraft at Kozhikode airport this monsoon

    The decision comes four days after a narrow-body Boeing 737 Air India Express flight with 190 people on board overshot the runway and crashed at the Kozhikode airport amid heavy rain

  • 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.

  • DGCA had issued notice to Kozhikode airport in July 2019 over critical safety lapses Aug 08, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    DGCA had issued notice to Kozhikode airport in July 2019 over critical safety lapses

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation pointed to cracks on the runway, water stagnation and excessive rubber deposits among other lapses in its show-cause notice.

  • 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

  • 19.84 lakh passengers flew domestically in June, load factor of airlines remained low: DGCA Jul 17, 2020 06:26 PM IST

    19.84 lakh passengers flew domestically in June, load factor of airlines remained low: DGCA

    'The passenger load factor in the month of June 2020 has shown a sharp decline due to limited air operations because of the COVID-19 outbreak,' the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said.

  • Fleet Path: Why GoAir grounded its A320ceos Jul 10, 2020 01:22 PM IST

    Fleet Path: Why GoAir grounded its A320ceos

    The small fleet size of the A320ceos made it possible for the airline to ground them and continue operations with the A320neos — of which the airline has over 40. The airline could have well become the first to switch over to a fleet of A320neo planes, but for COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 impact | DGCA extends suspension of international flights until July 31 Jul 03, 2020 03:58 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | DGCA extends suspension of international flights until July 31

    Earlier on June 26, the aviation regulator had announced an extension of the suspension of international flight operations until July 15.

  • India extends ban on international flights till July 31 Jul 03, 2020 03:35 PM IST

    India extends ban on international flights till July 31

    Aviation regulator DGCA said some International flights may, however, be allowed on select routes

  • 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.

  • 2.81 lakh passengers flew domestically, load factor of airlines remained low between May 25-31: DGCA Jun 16, 2020 06:22 PM IST

    2.81 lakh passengers flew domestically, load factor of airlines remained low between May 25-31: DGCA

    The data released by the regulator on Tuesday stated that 2.81 lakh passengers travelled domestically in India in May this year as compared to 1.218 crore that travelled in May 2019.

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