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  • India extends ban on international flights till May 31 Apr 30, 2021 01:55 PM IST

    India extends ban on international flights till May 31

    The restriction does not apply to international all-cargo operations flights approved by DGCA.

  • Mumbai airport to levy fine of Rs 1,000 on COVID-19 norm violators Apr 03, 2021 08:07 PM IST

    Mumbai airport to levy fine of Rs 1,000 on COVID-19 norm violators

    CSMIA announced its marshals will issue a fine of Rs 1,000 to individuals who refuse to comply with COVID safety norms such as wearing face masks that covers the nose and mouth and maintaining social distancing, amongst others at the airport.

  • Ban on scheduled international commercial flights extended till April 30 Mar 23, 2021 06:55 PM IST

    Ban on scheduled international commercial flights extended till April 30

    The passenger flights on select-international routes, operating under the air travel bubble arrangement, will continue, the aviation regulator said.

  • India's domestic air traffic down 36.71% YoY at 7.8 million passengers in February Mar 17, 2021 08:54 PM IST

    India's domestic air traffic down 36.71% YoY at 7.8 million passengers in February

    Cumulatively, a total of 155.61 lakh passengers travelled through domestic air routes in the last two months, lower than 251.50 lakh in January-February 2020.

  • Passengers not wearing masks properly to be de-boarded, treated as unruly: DGCA to Delhi HC Mar 17, 2021 06:37 PM IST

    Passengers not wearing masks properly to be de-boarded, treated as unruly: DGCA to Delhi HC

    The high court expressed satisfaction over the steps being taken by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

  • Pilots, cabin crew won't fly for 48 hours after getting COVID-19 vaccine, says DGCA Mar 09, 2021 02:40 PM IST

    Pilots, cabin crew won't fly for 48 hours after getting COVID-19 vaccine, says DGCA

    If, after 48 hours, the pilot experiences any symptoms, he or she will be reviewed by the treating physician or his or her authorized medical attendant, the DGCA said.

  • What Jet Airways really needs to soar again Mar 09, 2021 12:48 PM IST

    What Jet Airways really needs to soar again

    The Murari Lal Jalan-Kalrock Capital alliance won the bid to get Jet Airways back in the skie. But finding a suitor is just one of the many hurdles which the airline has to cross.

  • Jet Airways resolution process: MoCA, DGCA say no deemed approvals for slots Mar 04, 2021 07:46 PM IST

    Jet Airways resolution process: MoCA, DGCA say no deemed approvals for slots

    Jet Airways shuttered operations in April 2019 after running out of cash and is currently a resolution process under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC).

  • Domestic flight tickets to get cheaper for those who travel light Feb 27, 2021 11:51 AM IST

    Domestic flight tickets to get cheaper for those who travel light

    As per the current rules, passengers are permitted to carry up to 7 kilograms of cabin baggage and 15 kilograms of check-in luggage.

  • DGCA extends suspension of international commercial passenger flights till March 31 Feb 27, 2021 08:07 AM IST

    DGCA extends suspension of international commercial passenger flights till March 31

    Scheduled international flight operations were suspended from March 23 last year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

  • Domestic flight passengers with no check-in baggage to get concession on ticket; DGCA issues notification Feb 26, 2021 03:30 PM IST

    Domestic flight passengers with no check-in baggage to get concession on ticket; DGCA issues notification

    According to the current rules, passengers are permitted to carry up to 7 kilograms of cabin baggage and 15 kilograms of check-in baggage.

  • NCLT grants DGCA time till March 2 for Jet Airways slots Feb 26, 2021 10:49 AM IST

    NCLT grants DGCA time till March 2 for Jet Airways slots

    In September 2020, DGCA and the Ministry of Civil Aviation had said that the slots were temporarily allotted to other airlines.

  • COVID-19 | DGCA extends suspension of international passenger flights, visas until February 28 Jan 28, 2021 07:03 PM IST

    COVID-19 | DGCA extends suspension of international passenger flights, visas until February 28

    The DGCA exempted international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by it earlier.

  • DGCA issues guidelines for transportation of COVID-19 vaccine by air Jan 08, 2021 08:21 PM IST

    DGCA issues guidelines for transportation of COVID-19 vaccine by air

    The guidelines clearly state that the preferred mode of transport for the COVID-19 vaccine would be air considering the urgency at which it is required.

  • Asymptomatic COVID-positive air crew would undergo home isolation for 10 days: DGCA Dec 20, 2020 02:59 PM IST

    Asymptomatic COVID-positive air crew would undergo home isolation for 10 days: DGCA

    "Once declared 'fit for flying' at the IAF boarding centre, the air crew can commence flying only after DGCA medical assessment is issued," the circular added.

  • SpiceJet plane undershoots runway in Guwahati; DGCA grounds 2 pilots, pending inquiry Dec 05, 2020 06:14 PM IST

    SpiceJet plane undershoots runway in Guwahati; DGCA grounds 2 pilots, pending inquiry

    Officials said that while the plane landed before the designated point on the runway, none of the passengers were affected.

  • 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

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