Articles about Directorate General of Civil Aviation

Omicron: International flights unlikely to resume on December 15

01 Dec 2021

Omicron: International flights unlikely to resume on December 15

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday indicated the resumption of commercial international flights will likely be delayed.

IndiGo ticket prices may soon get cheaper: Here's why

17 Nov 2021

IndiGo ticket prices may soon get cheaper: Here's why

IndiGo airline is reportedly mulling separating its baggage charges from its air ticket in an attempt to position itself as an ultra-low-cost air carrier.

Taliban asks India to resume international flights to Afghanistan

29 Sep 2021

Taliban asks India to resume international flights to Afghanistan

The Taliban has reportedly written to India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), seeking the resumption of commercial flights between India and Afghanistan.

DGCA suspends flying license of MP government pilot for crash-landing

27 Aug 2021

DGCA suspends flying license of MP government pilot for crash-landing

Aviation safety regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has suspended the flying license of a senior pilot of the Madhya Pradesh government for one year for the crash landing of an aircraft at Gwalior airport in May this year.

Economy-class Delhi-London flight fares range from Rs. 1.03-1.47L: Aviation Ministry

09 Aug 2021

Economy-class Delhi-London flight fares range from Rs. 1.03-1.47L: Aviation Ministry

An economy-class ticket on the Delhi-London flight has been available for between Rs. 1.03 lakh and Rs. 1.47 lakh, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said on Sunday.

Ban on international passenger flights extended until July 31

30 Jun 2021

Ban on international passenger flights extended until July 31

The ban on international passenger flights to and from India has been extended until July 31, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Wednesday.

COVID-19 norms thrown to wind as couple ties knot mid-air

24 May 2021

COVID-19 norms thrown to wind as couple ties knot mid-air

A mid-air wedding in the presence of guests and relatives took place inside a SpiceJet chartered flight on May 23 morning wherein COVID-19 social distancing norms were violated, sources said on Monday.

Consider spot fines on passengers not wearing masks properly: DGCA

30 Mar 2021

Consider spot fines on passengers not wearing masks properly: DGCA

Aviation regulator Director-General of Civil Aviation on Tuesday told the airports to consider imposing spot fines, with the help of police authorities, on passengers who are not wearing masks properly and maintaining social distance as per the COVID-19 guidelines.

Flight tickets to get costlier as DGCA hikes security fee

30 Mar 2021

Flight tickets to get costlier as DGCA hikes security fee

Indian aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has increased Air Security Fee (ASF), making flight tickets costlier, starting from April 1.

Coronavirus: DGCA suspends international commercial flights till April 30

23 Mar 2021

Coronavirus: DGCA suspends international commercial flights till April 30

As the COVID-19 situation in India worsens, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday announced the suspension of international commercial flights till April 30.

Passengers not wearing masks properly will be de-boarded: DGCA

17 Mar 2021

Passengers not wearing masks properly will be de-boarded: DGCA

The DGCA informed the Delhi High Court on Wednesday that action is being taken against passengers not wearing masks properly despite repeated warnings and they will be de-boarded from planes before departure and treated as unruly passengers.

Fliers violating COVID-19 norms could be put on no-fly list

13 Mar 2021

Fliers violating COVID-19 norms could be put on no-fly list

The Civil Aviation Ministry on Saturday said passengers refusing to adhere to COVID-19 protocols and norms like wearing masks and maintaining social distancing could attract action as per law.

COVID-19 vaccination: DGCA issues guidelines for pilots, cabin crew

09 Mar 2021

COVID-19 vaccination: DGCA issues guidelines for pilots, cabin crew

Directorate General of Civil Aviation issued a series of guidelines on Tuesday to be followed by pilots and crew members after they get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Restrictions on international passenger flights extended until March 31

27 Feb 2021

Restrictions on international passenger flights extended until March 31

The prevailing restrictions on international passenger flights have been extended until March 31, India's aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a statement issued on Friday.

DGCA allows cheaper domestic flights for those without baggage

26 Feb 2021

DGCA allows cheaper domestic flights for those without baggage

Domestic flight operators are allowed to offer concessions on ticket fares to passengers traveling without baggage, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has said in a circular.

Aviation Ministry, DGCA grant permission to BCCI to use drones

09 Feb 2021

Aviation Ministry, DGCA grant permission to BCCI to use drones

Directorate General of Civil Aviation and the Civil Aviation Ministry have given conditional permissions to the Board of Control for Cricket in India for aerial filming of cricket matches this year.

9 barred by IndiGo over unruly conduct on Kangana's flight

25 Oct 2020

9 barred by IndiGo over unruly conduct on Kangana's flight

IndiGo has barred nine media personnel from flying with the airline for 15 days.

International passenger flights to remain suspended till September 30

31 Aug 2020

International passenger flights to remain suspended till September 30

As many expected, India is extending the ban on international passenger flights.

Air India Delhi-Moscow flight returns midway as pilot tests coronavirus-positive

30 May 2020

Air India Delhi-Moscow flight returns midway as pilot tests coronavirus-positive

An Air India flight from Delhi to Moscow had to return midway on Saturday after one of the pilots tested positive for COVID-19.

Air India can operate flights with full strength, for now

25 May 2020

Air India can operate flights with full strength, for now

On Monday, the Supreme Court allowed national carrier Air India to operate special international flights with occupied middle seats for ten days, till June 6.

Air India starts booking for domestic flights from May 25

22 May 2020

Air India starts booking for domestic flights from May 25

National carrier Air India has opened bookings for domestic flights scheduled from May 25 onwards, when civil aviation operations are slated to resume partially.

India's coronavirus death toll crosses 20; all that happened today

27 Mar 2020

India's coronavirus death toll crosses 20; all that happened today

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, India faces the challenges of its 21-day nationwide lockdown.

Coronavirus impact: All domestic flights canceled from midnight tomorrow

23 Mar 2020

Coronavirus impact: All domestic flights canceled from midnight tomorrow

In a major move, all domestic flights will be canceled from Wednesday to curb the coronavirus from spreading, the government said a short while ago.

Kunal Kamra's plea against flying ban dismissed by Delhi HC

20 Mar 2020

Kunal Kamra's plea against flying ban dismissed by Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to hear stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra's plea challenging a flying ban imposed on him.

Kunal Kamra's flying ban reduced; Delhi HC disposes comedian's plea

27 Feb 2020

Kunal Kamra's flying ban reduced; Delhi HC disposes comedian's plea

The aviation ban on stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra imposed by the airline Indigo has been reduced to three months from six months.

AI pilots spot jeep, man on runaway, take-off, avert disaster

15 Feb 2020

AI pilots spot jeep, man on runaway, take-off, avert disaster

A major disaster was averted this morning at the Pune airport when pilots, flying an Air India flight, spotted a jeep and a man on the runaway.

Certain Apple MacBook Pro models banned from flights: Details here

26 Aug 2019

Certain Apple MacBook Pro models banned from flights: Details here

In what may prove itself to be an inconvenience for Apple users, certain models of the MacBook Pro have been banned on flights, aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Monday.

Show cause notices issued to IndiGo executives over safety lapses

12 Jul 2019

Show cause notices issued to IndiGo executives over safety lapses

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued show cause notices to four senior executives of leading airline, IndiGo, over safety lapses on Friday.

Zomato's drone nails first food delivery test, flying at 80kmph

13 Jun 2019

Zomato's drone nails first food delivery test, flying at 80kmph

A few years back, the idea of food delivery via drones was nothing but a pipe dream.

AI pilot, sacked for failing alcohol-test, promoted as Regional Director

01 May 2019

AI pilot, sacked for failing alcohol-test, promoted as Regional Director

A senior pilot of Air India, Arvind Kathpalia, has recently been promoted as the Regional Director (Northern Region) of the national carrier.

All #JetAirways international flights canceled for today, tomorrow: Here's why

11 Apr 2019

All #JetAirways international flights canceled for today, tomorrow: Here's why

Debt-ridden Jet Airways has canceled all its international flights scheduled for Thursday and Friday owing to a scarcity of funds, reported NDTV citing some sources. Jet Airways' flights to Amsterdam, London, and Paris have been canceled for two days.

Jet Airways' flight safety at risk: Aircraft engineers to DGCA

19 Mar 2019

Jet Airways' flight safety at risk: Aircraft engineers to DGCA

Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered an emergency meeting after the Jet Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Welfare Association (JAMEWA) wrote to the aviation watchdog that Jet Airways' flight safety is at risk.

Indian aviation watchdog grounds Boeing 737 MAX 8s after #EthiopianAirlinesCrash

13 Mar 2019

Indian aviation watchdog grounds Boeing 737 MAX 8s after #EthiopianAirlinesCrash

The Indian aviation watchdog, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has decided to immediately ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes in the country. This comes days after the Ethiopian Airlines crash in which 157, including four Indians, were killed.

IndiGo cancels 30 flights owing to shortage of pilots

13 Feb 2019

IndiGo cancels 30 flights owing to shortage of pilots

Budget carrier IndiGo, on Tuesday, had to cancel as many as 30 flights across major airports, as a shortage of pilots continues to hamper its operations.

GoAir to pay Rs. 98,000 for canceling 25-tickets 'without reason'

15 Jan 2019

GoAir to pay Rs. 98,000 for canceling 25-tickets 'without reason'

In an incident of gross mismanagement, low-cost carrier GoAir has been recently directed by the consumer forum to pay more than Rs. 98,000 to a Mumbai-based man for canceling "without reason" 25 tickets that he had booked in 2015.

IndiGo plane makes emergency landing after smoke detected in cabin

11 Dec 2018

IndiGo plane makes emergency landing after smoke detected in cabin

In a terrifying incident, thick smoke spread inside the cabin of a Kolkata-bound IndiGo flight causing it to make an emergency landing.

IndiGo, SpiceJet to charge for web check-in, passengers are angry

26 Nov 2018

IndiGo, SpiceJet to charge for web check-in, passengers are angry

Low-cost airlines IndiGo and SpiceJet will now charge for web check-in from passengers, and this has obviouly upset fliers.

AI pilot, who failed alcohol-test twice, grounded for 3 years

12 Nov 2018

AI pilot, who failed alcohol-test twice, grounded for 3 years

On Monday, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) suspended the flying license of Air India pilot Capt. Arvind Kathpalia, who failed the BA (Breath Analyzer Test) on Sunday, for three years.

DGCA directs Jet, SpiceJet to address issues with Boeing-737 MAX

08 Nov 2018

DGCA directs Jet, SpiceJet to address issues with Boeing-737 MAX

Following the Lion Air crash, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked SpiceJet and Jet Airways to address possible issues with their Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

DGCA asks airlines to address issues with Boeing-737 MAX planes

08 Nov 2018

DGCA asks airlines to address issues with Boeing-737 MAX planes

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked Jet Airways and SpiceJet to take corrective action to address possible issues with their Boeing 737 MAX planes that could lead to "significant altitude loss" of the aircraft.