Qantas said all of its international flights would be suspended by late March for at least two months after the government told citizens Wednesday to forego all overseas travel in a bid to halt the spread of novel coronavirus.
In a statement on Wednesday, the airline said it has made temporary adjustments to selected services to/from Bangkok and Singapore for March.
Under the UDAN scheme for affordable international connectivity, Assam government is likely to provide a subsidy of Rs 2,370 and Rs 4,400 for a certain number of seats on the flights operating on the Guwahati-Dhaka and Guwahati-Bangkok routes, respectively.
The rift between the Air India staff and the government has worsened with the government now accusing the employees of causing massive financial losses. Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh told Parliament on Thursday that the Vigilance Department was investigating 161 cases of irregularities.
As the stir by over 200 Air India pilots entered the eighth day today leading to cancellation of 10 international flights, the government said the DGCA will take action against those who have falsely reported sick and not joined work.
State-run carrier Air India has invited offers from banks to raise up to USD 800 million via external commercial borrowing and bridge financing, two documents posted on the company's website showed.
Four Air India international flights were cancelled today after about 100 pilots called in sick, evoking a strong response from the airline management which asked them to return to work by 6 PM this evening or face action.
The Air India today issued an official statement clarifying that there were no disruptions or cancellations of its international flights on Wednesday.
As many as 23 Air India pilots reported sick leading to cancellation of 10 international flights and the state-owned airline could face more trouble with around 100 pilots threatening to quit.
Low cost carrier IndiGo Airlines is flying high. The response to its international operations is better than expected and the company is now likely to add more flights on international routes soon.