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  • SpiceJet's pilots say they are 'caught between a rock and a hard place' Sep 22, 2022 08:55 PM IST

    SpiceJet's pilots say they are 'caught between a rock and a hard place'

    SpiceJet is facing a slew of issues that has seen its operations, pilots and crew members come under pressure. The end to the turbulence in the low-cost airline is nowhere in sight.

  • Indian pilots and cabin crew still struggle to negotiate salaries despite better airline operations Sep 16, 2022 08:21 PM IST

    Indian pilots and cabin crew still struggle to negotiate salaries despite better airline operations

    Unexpected events like the COVID-19 pandemic, and the collapse of Kingfisher and Jet Airways, have seen aviation personnel in India unwilling to fight for raises and lesser work.

  • Akasa Air to launch Delhi-Bengaluru, Delhi-Ahmedabad flights from October 7 Sep 16, 2022 06:10 PM IST

    Akasa Air to launch Delhi-Bengaluru, Delhi-Ahmedabad flights from October 7

    Akasa Air also plans to start a new flight on the Ahmedabad-Bengaluru route from October 7

  • Go First to delay IPO plans again till November on weak consumer sentiment Sep 09, 2022 05:46 PM IST

    Go First to delay IPO plans again till November on weak consumer sentiment

    The company says it has been advised to wait for the new ATF pricing mechanism to kick in before firming up IPO plans. The new mechanism is expected to help airlines predict ATF price movements based on international prices and help them be better prepared in case global crude prices rise.

  • Domestic air traffic likely to grow 52-54% compared to last year: ICRA Sep 07, 2022 02:32 PM IST

    Domestic air traffic likely to grow 52-54% compared to last year: ICRA

    Despite the recovery in passenger traffic, the rating agency expects the industry to report a loss between Rs 150-170 billion in 2022-23 due to high ATF prices and a depreciating rupee.

  • Price war in the sky: Airfares tumble after government lifts fare caps Sep 05, 2022 07:37 PM IST

    Price war in the sky: Airfares tumble after government lifts fare caps

    Aviation experts said that the new prices reflect the competitive landscape present in India and the fact that all airlines in India have reduced prices is a very positive sign for the industry going forward.

  • Benefits of ATF price reduction due to new pricing mechanism will be passed on to customers: Airline officials Sep 02, 2022 05:04 PM IST

    Benefits of ATF price reduction due to new pricing mechanism will be passed on to customers: Airline officials

    Most airlines in India are in talks with oil marketing companies including Bharat Petroleum Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, and Indian Oil Corporation and will sign supply agreements with OMCs by October.

  • Noida International Airport will cater to 4 million passengers in its first year of operation: Christoph Schnellmann Aug 30, 2022 06:13 PM IST

    Noida International Airport will cater to 4 million passengers in its first year of operation: Christoph Schnellmann

    Schnellmann said that the airport will be operational by October 2024 and while the majority of the traffic the airport will cater to will be domestic, he was hopeful that airlines will also start operating international short-haul flights from Noida airport soon after its launch.

  • Air India plans to increase international flights to Dubai and Qatar as part of winter schedule Aug 18, 2022 06:19 PM IST

    Air India plans to increase international flights to Dubai and Qatar as part of winter schedule

    Air India is seeking to take advantage of an expected increase in passenger traffic due to the FIFA World Cup tournament that will take place in November-December in Doha.

  • Aspiring transgender pilots will not have to undergo what I have faced: Adam Harry Aug 17, 2022 07:06 PM IST

    Aspiring transgender pilots will not have to undergo what I have faced: Adam Harry

    Adam Harry, a transgender person from Kerala, is getting closer to his dream of becoming a pilot, but has a long way to go.

  • DGCA again asks airlines, airports to ensure strict COVID-19 guidelines as cases rise Aug 17, 2022 06:48 PM IST

    DGCA again asks airlines, airports to ensure strict COVID-19 guidelines as cases rise

    The DGCA has also asked airlines to take strict action against passengers who do not comply with the directions.

  • Akasa Air well capitalised, Jhunjhunwala's untimely demise won't affect operations: Vinay Dube Aug 17, 2022 03:27 PM IST

    Akasa Air well capitalised, Jhunjhunwala's untimely demise won't affect operations: Vinay Dube

    Akasa will continue to grow its fleet by adding one new aircraft every two weeks, CEO Dube said

  • Jetstar-IndiGo partnership goes live, flyers can book direct connections to India Aug 17, 2022 01:38 PM IST

    Jetstar-IndiGo partnership goes live, flyers can book direct connections to India

    The partnership will allow Jetstar customers in Singapore and Southeast Asia to book low-cost direct flights and connections to India

  • SpiceJet settles with Boeing 737 MAX aircraft lessor Goshawk Aviation Aug 16, 2022 11:17 AM IST

    SpiceJet settles with Boeing 737 MAX aircraft lessor Goshawk Aviation

    The parties have agreed to settle all their disputes under and related to the aircraft lease agreements for 3 aircraft. The agreement, the terms of which are confidential, ends all litigation proceedings between the parties.

  • MC Explains | Are bird hits to planes dangerous and what is DGCA doing about it? Aug 15, 2022 04:09 PM IST

    MC Explains | Are bird hits to planes dangerous and what is DGCA doing about it?

    India's aviation regulator DGCA has asked airport operators to implement a habitat management programme to reduce the number of hazardous wildlife, perform risk assessment procedures and record bird activity around airports.

  • DGCA removes fare caps on tickets of domestic flights from August 31 Aug 10, 2022 04:29 PM IST

    DGCA removes fare caps on tickets of domestic flights from August 31

    The government had in June started discussions with airlines about the removal of price bands for passenger fares.

  • Cheaper jet fuel, offers galore: Is this the start of domestic airfares flying down? Aug 05, 2022 06:23 PM IST

    Cheaper jet fuel, offers galore: Is this the start of domestic airfares flying down?

    According to market experts and industry participants, ticket prices in India are most likely not going to fall due to high fuel costs, the depreciating rupee, and the struggling balance sheet of airlines.

  • While competition is increasing, there is no irrational behaviour in the industry: IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta Aug 03, 2022 07:23 PM IST

    While competition is increasing, there is no irrational behaviour in the industry: IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta

    Dutta added that Air India and Vistara are focused on the international market and he expects any capacity expansion by the Tata Group, which operates these airlines, to be focused on that.

  • The Best and Worst Airlines for Flight Cancellations in India Aug 03, 2022 05:34 PM IST

    The Best and Worst Airlines for Flight Cancellations in India

    Between January and June, Alliance Air canceled 1.74 percent of its flights every month while SpiceJet scrubbed 0.86 percent of its scheduled flights, data shows.

  • Airlines reported as many as 478 technical snags in last one year: Govt Jul 28, 2022 03:48 PM IST

    Airlines reported as many as 478 technical snags in last one year: Govt

    Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya M. Scindia in a response in the Lok Sabha said the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has carried out a total of 177 surveillance, 497 spot checks, and 169 night surveillance on engineering and maintenance aspects of scheduled operators during the last one year.

  • IndiGo welcomes Akasa Air, launches seventh Bengaluru-Kochi flight hours after new airline announces routes Jul 24, 2022 03:03 PM IST

    IndiGo welcomes Akasa Air, launches seventh Bengaluru-Kochi flight hours after new airline announces routes

    IndiGo the largest airline in India in terms of market share has a history of chocking out the competition in the Indian aviation industry through its aggressive route offerings and frequencies on those routes.

  • Akasa Air opens flight bookings. Check routes and prices Jul 22, 2022 10:51 AM IST

    Akasa Air opens flight bookings. Check routes and prices

    The newest airline in India plans to start operations of its flights from August 7 and in the inaugural phase of its network development, the airline will launch its operations by offering 28 weekly flights between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

  • Drone industry may soon see more incentives as government works on PLI hike Jul 21, 2022 06:41 PM IST

    Drone industry may soon see more incentives as government works on PLI hike

    The PLI scheme was launched in 2021 with an incentive of Rs 120 crore spread over three financial years. The turnover is expected to nearly double every year for the next five years, so, the industry wants a higher PLI quantum

  • As heavy rains lash Delhi, airlines issue flight delay warnings from IGI airport Jul 20, 2022 02:45 PM IST

    As heavy rains lash Delhi, airlines issue flight delay warnings from IGI airport

    Low-cost carriers SpiceJet and Vistara have issued flight delay warnings to their passengers on Twitter and have requested them to get in touch with the airline concerned for updated flight information.

  • MC Explains | How do full-body scanners at Delhi and Mumbai airport work? Jul 19, 2022 02:41 PM IST

    MC Explains | How do full-body scanners at Delhi and Mumbai airport work?

    The new body scanner will be a safer alternative for passengers as it doesn’t use X-rays or ionising radiation, say officials. There will be no need for physical frisking or passengers having to take off clothing so the scanners will speed up security checks, they note.

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