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..
The statement comes against the backdrop of the Supreme Court order directing refund of air tickets for travel during the COVID-19 lockdown period from March 25 to May 24.
Notably, the Japanese greetings announced by the airline are already gender-neutral, so they will not need to be updated. With this announcement, Japan Airways becomes the first Asian airline to adopt an inclusive approach to welcome passengers.
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
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport catered to a total of 3,059 passengers that include 1,185 from Newark, 660 from Paris and 1,214 from Frankfurt, Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) said in a release.
SpiceJet will operate on the India-US route as per terms of Air Services Agreement between the two countries
The move is being seen as a way to contain spread of the novel coronavirus, as COVID-19 cases in West Bengal continue to rise
Aviation regulator DGCA said some International flights may, however, be allowed on select routes
As the government works out with other countries on ways to mitigate the quarantine requirements and see how services can re-start, there is a new thinking that is taking shape — the need to have more non-stop flights from India as passengers want to avoid hubs.
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Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted on May 26 evening that airports have handled 325 departures and 283 arrivals, with 41,673 passengers till 5pm on 26 May 2020.
The government on May 25 permitted the resumption of limited flight services by implementing a model in which the airport and the operating airlines will follow a set of precautions and observe social distancing norms.
All scheduled commercial passenger flights have been suspended since March 25 when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
About a third of domestic flight operations will resume from May 25 under strict norms. All commercial passenger flights were suspended with effect from March 25, when the country came under a lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Airlines will have to take approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) before any such flight
Travellers, airlines and airports are grappling with a hodgepodge of rules put in place during the pandemic that will make flying different in almost every country.
Specific details could still change, the people said on condition of anonymity, citing the uncertain timing of a recovery from the coronavirus crisis that has decimated air travel demand.
The five major airports allowed to restart operations include Karachi's Jinnah International Airport, Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport, Islamabad International Airport (IIAP), Quetta International Airport and Peshawar's Bacha Khan International Airport.
The European Commission made the non-binding recommendations on Wednesday as part of wider proposals to salvage the ailing tourism sector, which previously represented some 10 percent of the EU's economic output and employed almost 12 percent of its workforce.
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Wednesday that 30,000 Indians will return from 31 countries on 149 flights between May 16 and 22
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
Aviation regulator DGCA directed airlines on Sunday to stop taking bookings for travel after May 3, assuring them that they would be given sufficient time to restart flight operations.
While the government is yet to decide on lifting the lockdown, Indian airlines have started taking bookings for travel on domestic flights from April 15.
While GoAir has suspended all flights, IndiGo will run only 60 percent of normal schedule