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Bengaluru: SpiceJet aircraft damages runway lights, flight operations hit

17 Mar 2018

Bengaluru: SpiceJet aircraft damages runway lights, flight operations hit

Flight operations were suspended for more than half an hour when four runway lights were damaged by a SpiceJet aircraft, while landing at the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru.

Over 120 SpiceJet, IndiGo flights to ply from Delhi T2

16 Mar 2018

Over 120 SpiceJet, IndiGo flights to ply from Delhi T2

Ending a four-month battle with Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), IndiGo and SpiceJet have agreed to shift their flight operations partially to Delhi Airport's revamped T2 (Terminal-2) from March 25.

SpiceJet enters whopping Rs. 81,000cr-deal with France's Safran for aircraft-engines

10 Mar 2018

SpiceJet enters whopping Rs. 81,000cr-deal with France's Safran for aircraft-engines

No-frills India airline SpiceJet has inked a $12.5bn (Rs. 81,000 crore) deal with French major Safran Group for CFM aircraft engines; it's one of the biggest-ever aviation sector deals.

Bengaluru: Check-in from airport buses, skip line

26 Feb 2018

Bengaluru: Check-in from airport buses, skip line

Have no check-in luggage, yet have to stand in queue to get your boarding pass? Why not take the BMTC volvo bus to the airport and do the check-in in the kiosks installed inside and get a printed boarding pass?

Poor visibility hits flight operations at Goa Airport

23 Feb 2018

Poor visibility hits flight operations at Goa Airport

Poor visibility due to fog severely affected flight operations at Goa's Dabolim Airport on Friday morning, as a result of which two international and three domestic flights were diverted to various cities.

Delhi Airport terminal T1 to get metro connectivity by March-end

13 Feb 2018

Delhi Airport terminal T1 to get metro connectivity by March-end

People traveling to Terminal 1 of Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) from any part of Delhi and the National Capital Region will now be able to take the metro soon.

SpiceJet contemplating using seaplanes on the Brahmaputra

04 Feb 2018

SpiceJet contemplating using seaplanes on the Brahmaputra

Low-cost airline SpiceJet is currently mulling introducing seaplanes on the Brahmaputra river in Assam.

Delhi: Three businessmen arrested for harassing woman on SpiceJet flight

27 Jan 2018

Delhi: Three businessmen arrested for harassing woman on SpiceJet flight

Three businessmen were arrested from West Delhi for allegedly harassing a woman on an airborne flight while travelling from Bengaluru to Delhi.

Air Deccan back with its Re 1 air tickets!

13 Dec 2017

Air Deccan back with its Re 1 air tickets!

Air Deccan, the first low-cost airline in India which shut operations in 2012, is all set to make a comeback under the government's Udan scheme.

Security lapse: Afghan exits Delhi Airport without Indian visa

12 Dec 2017

Security lapse: Afghan exits Delhi Airport without Indian visa

In a major security lapse, an Afghan national managed to exit from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport after landing there from Kabul, without an Indian visa.

Delhi: Intense fog from Dec 17, airport gets new tech

08 Dec 2017

Delhi: Intense fog from Dec 17, airport gets new tech

Delhi has had some relief this year regarding weather conditions, but intense fog is set to hit from December 17.

Passenger headed to funeral shouts at Alphons over flight delay

23 Nov 2017

Passenger headed to funeral shouts at Alphons over flight delay

A video of a woman shouting at Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons at the Imphal airport has gone viral.

SpiceJet plane with 180 passengers narrowly escapes Kabul airport attack

28 Sep 2017

SpiceJet plane with 180 passengers narrowly escapes Kabul airport attack

A New Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane having 180 passengers and crewmembers on board narrowly escaped a rocket attack by militants while taking off from Kabul airport yesterday.

Rockets land at Kabul airport following US defense secretary's arrival

27 Sep 2017

Rockets land at Kabul airport following US defense secretary's arrival

On September 27, at least two rockets hit the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul hours after US Secretary of Defense James Mattis's landed there.

Mumbai airport main runway operations resume after 26 hours

22 Sep 2017

Mumbai airport main runway operations resume after 26 hours

Flight operations at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport gradually resumed a day after a SpiceJet flight overshot the main runway 27, which remained non-operational for 26 hours.

SpiceJet owner Ajay Singh to take control of NDTV

22 Sep 2017

SpiceJet owner Ajay Singh to take control of NDTV

As NDTV founders Prannoy Roy, Radhika Roy and promoter RRPR Holding Pvt Ltd face a probe for allegedly concealing transactions, the channel is set to be handed over to a new owner.

SpiceJet Incident: Whistleblower writes to Aviation Ministry about potential hazard

21 Sep 2017

SpiceJet Incident: Whistleblower writes to Aviation Ministry about potential hazard

Following the SpiceJet flight skidding incident at Mumbai, Airports Authority of India's DGM (Aviation Safety), S Mangala, flagged off a potential hazard.

Mumbai Rains: Flight operations, local train services badly hit

20 Sep 2017

Mumbai Rains: Flight operations, local train services badly hit

Torrential rains continued to batter Mumbai for the second day, severely affecting the flight operations, delaying the suburban rail services, and disrupting the road traffic.

Mumbai: Heavy showers throw life out of gear once again

20 Sep 2017

Mumbai: Heavy showers throw life out of gear once again

Twenty days after "typhoon-like" rains inundated Mumbai, the city once again battled heavy showers and life was thrown out of gear.

Focus on regional connectivity pushes up airfares for bigger cities

01 Sep 2017

Focus on regional connectivity pushes up airfares for bigger cities

Domestic flights between metros and big cities are set to go up a notch as the government looks to direct funding to air connectivity between smaller towns.

IndiGo lifts ban on TDP MP Diwakar Reddy

19 Jul 2017

IndiGo lifts ban on TDP MP Diwakar Reddy

IndiGo has lifted the ban on TDP MP Diwakar Reddy with immediate effect.

Jet blast smashes IndiGo bus-window, 5 injured at Delhi Airport

08 Jul 2017

Jet blast smashes IndiGo bus-window, 5 injured at Delhi Airport

At least 5 people got injured after a IndiGo bus window imploded due to jet blast, allegedly from a SpiceJet plane approaching a parking bay.

Lowest Acquisition deal: Ajay Singh acquired SpiceJet at Rs. 2!

07 Jul 2017

Lowest Acquisition deal: Ajay Singh acquired SpiceJet at Rs. 2!

SpiceJet owner Ajay Singh acquired the low-cost carrier from Kalanithi Maran in 2015 at just Rs. 2.

As govt launches probe, 'unruly' MP Diwakar Reddy leaves country

17 Jun 2017

As govt launches probe, 'unruly' MP Diwakar Reddy leaves country

Even as the Civil Aviation Ministry ordered a probe into allegations of abusive behavior against TDP's JC Diwakar Reddy, the MP left for Paris late on June 16.

After Ravindra Gaikwad, TDP MP Diwakar Reddy banned by airlines

16 Jun 2017

After Ravindra Gaikwad, TDP MP Diwakar Reddy banned by airlines

Another MP has earned the wrath of Indian carriers. IndiGo and Air India have banned TDP MP JC Diwakar Reddy after he misbehaved with staffers at the Visakhapatnam Airport.

GST will force budget airlines to hike their fares

13 Jun 2017

GST will force budget airlines to hike their fares

Many Indians prefer air travel as it is faster, more comfortable and, thanks to the presence of several budget airlines, it is quite affordable these days.

Delhi hospital fined for leaving needle in woman's uterus

12 Jun 2017

Delhi hospital fined for leaving needle in woman's uterus

A private hospital was imposed Rs. 30 lakh as negligence cost for leaving a needle behind in a woman's uterus after her delivery in 2009.

India may permit in-flight Internet by August

22 May 2017

India may permit in-flight Internet by August

According to reports, the Centre will most probably permit in-flight internet on flights in India by August end.

Content on-the-go: Now stream movies, shows on Indian Railways!

15 May 2017

Content on-the-go: Now stream movies, shows on Indian Railways!

Indian Railways is going the distance to make trains journeys fun for passengers: it is now rolling out a content-on-demand service, which will let people stream their favorite movies and TV shows while travelling.

New Boeing 737 MAX's tests flights halted over engine issue

12 May 2017

New Boeing 737 MAX's tests flights halted over engine issue

US aerospace major Boeing has temporarily halted its new 737 MAX aircraft's test flights over potential engine problems.

Attention unruly passengers! India will soon have a no-fly list

05 May 2017

Attention unruly passengers! India will soon have a no-fly list

Following the Air India slapping row in March, centre on Friday issued draft rules for the aviation sector on no-fly list.

UDAN: Govt to spend Rs. 6.6-7.1cr on just one sector

04 May 2017

UDAN: Govt to spend Rs. 6.6-7.1cr on just one sector

On the first Delhi-Shimla flight under the UDAN scheme, government paid for 24 seats (50% of capacity), or Rs. 82,560 per flight.

UDAN Flight Scheme: Low fares and regional connectivity

29 Apr 2017

UDAN Flight Scheme: Low fares and regional connectivity

PM Narendra Modi launched the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) or Regional Air Connectivity Scheme (RCS) in a bid to achieve twin goals of connectivity and affordability.

Modi launches UDAN scheme for cheap flights

27 Apr 2017

Modi launches UDAN scheme for cheap flights

PM Modi has launched the UDAN scheme to make air travel cheaper and improve connectivity between cities and small towns.

Viral video: Sena MP Gaikwad now seen arguing with cops

20 Apr 2017

Viral video: Sena MP Gaikwad now seen arguing with cops

Wading into another controversy, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad had a heated argument with cops at Latur when they tried to disperse a protest by him.

Air India lifts ban on Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad

07 Apr 2017

Air India lifts ban on Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad

ANI reported that Air India has lifted the flying ban on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, a day after Sena members demanded the civil aviation ministry intervene in the matter.

Udan: Air India subsidiary first airline to take wing

03 Apr 2017

Udan: Air India subsidiary first airline to take wing

Air India Ltd's low-cost arm Alliance Air, which plans to launch services with a flight from Bhatinda to Delhi later in April, will be the first airlines to sign up for the government's Udan scheme,

United Indian airlines bar abusive Sena MP from flying

25 Mar 2017

United Indian airlines bar abusive Sena MP from flying

A day after Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad assaulted an Air India employee, all domestic airlines barred him from flying with them for an indefinite period.

Air India slapping incident: Major airlines stand together

24 Mar 2017

Air India slapping incident: Major airlines stand together

Following the assault on an Air India staffer, major players SpiceJet and IndiGo extended their support towards the "no fly list".

Qatar Airways to launch India's first fully foreign-owned airline

09 Mar 2017

Qatar Airways to launch India's first fully foreign-owned airline

Sources have confirmed that Qatar Airways seeks to launch India's first fully foreign-owned domestic airline.