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.
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.
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.
11 Sep 2020
DGCA serves notice to IndiGo over ruckus on Kangana's flight
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has served a notice to IndiGo in connection to the chaos on its September 9 flight, which had Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut as a passenger.
04 Jun 2020
Government may resume international flights by next month
A recent report from India Today had suggested that the Ministry of Civil Aviation was contemplating to resume international flight operations in July.
29 Feb 2020
Mauritius President stopped at Varanasi airport over excess baggage
Mauritius President Prithvirajsing Roopun was reportedly stopped at the international airport in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
01 Dec 2018
You can fly drones from today: All details here
It had earlier been reported that individuals and companies would be legally allowed to fly drones in Indian airspace starting December 1, as per the Ministry of Civil Aviation's Drone Regulations 1.0.
14 Nov 2018
Woman abuses Air India crew after being denied alcohol, held
A business class passenger verbally abused an Air India crew member after she was denied extra alcohol aboard a London-bound flight from Mumbai.
05 Oct 2018
Kannur International Airport to be inaugurated on December 9
Kannur International Airport, the second greenfield airport set up under the public-private partnership (PPP) model, near Mattannur in Kerala's Kannur district would be inaugurated on December 9.
25 Sep 2018
100ml limit for liquids on flights might be lifted soon
According to government officials, the Ministry of Civil Aviation is considering installing and testing liquid explosive detectors at airports.
01 Sep 2018
Drunk man pees on woman's seat on Air India flight
An intoxicated man allegedly urinated on the seat of a woman passenger onboard an Air India international flight, prompting the Civil Aviation Ministry to seek a report from AI.
28 Aug 2018
You'll legally be able to fly drones from December 1
Starting December 1, individuals and companies will be legally allowed to fly drones in Indian airspace, except for in restricted areas, according to the civil aviation ministry's new Drone Regulations 1.0.
05 Aug 2018
Indian carriers need $50bn to buy planes over 10yrs: Report
Indian carriers will require a whopping $50bn to take the expected scheduled delivery of ordered planes over the next 10 years, Sydney-based Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation said.
03 Aug 2018
Jet Airways 'can't run after 60 days,' stake-sale attempts on
The debt-ridden Jet Airways, India's second-largest airline by market share, is desperate for cash, and has resumed talks with investment bankers for assistance in a stake sale.
02 Aug 2018
26 mid-air misses reported over Indian airspace this year: Sinha
Twenty-six cases of mid-air miss were reported over the Indian airspace this year till June, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha informed Lok Sabha.
26 Jul 2018
59 incidents of aircraft engine damage since 2014: Govt
There were 21 incidents of damage to aircraft engines during flights in 2017, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha informed Lok Sabha today, adding that the figure is also the highest in the last four years.
20 Jul 2018
Passengers flying from Delhi might soon have to pay more
Airfares for people flying out of Delhi's IGI Airport might soon undergo a hike, although a marginal one, as its operator, the DIAL, requested permission for increasing 'passenger service fee' (PSF).
15 Jun 2018
Want full refunds on airfare? Pay more for tickets first
If the government's 'full refund on airfare within 24 hours' proposal goes through, it might prove costly for other passengers.
12 Jun 2018
Business Roundup: Here are today's top 5 Business news
Hola! Missed the business headlines of the day? No worries, here's your daily wrap of business news.
04 Jun 2018
India slammed by IATA for taxing international tickets, creeping re-regulation
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today reprimanded India for taxing international tickets in contravention of the resolutions of the UN body International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
30 May 2018
Air India up for sale, but nobody interested in buying
In an embarrassing turn of events, the state-owned Air India airline has not received any buyer for government's 76% stake, a day before the bidding closes on Thursday.
29 May 2018
Center to finalize 'vision 2035' document, address aviation sector issues
The Center is concluding a strategic vision document for the fast-growing aviation sector in the country to address issues such as infrastructure constraints at airports, boosting air connectivity to smaller towns, and developing the local human resource.
22 May 2018
Relief for flyers: No Cancellation-charges within 24 hrs of booking
Bringing cheer to passengers, the aviation ministry has proposed lifting of airlines' cancellation charges if tickets are cancelled within 24 hours of booking.
01 May 2018
No-more-switching-to-flight-mode: Proposal to allow data, voice calls in-flight approved
Here is a good news for those who find switching their phones in airplane mode, when traveling by air, difficult.
19 Apr 2018
You might get Rs. 20,000 if your flight is delayed/cancelled
If the aviation ministry's recommendations are approved, you might soon be entitled to a compensation of up to Rs. 20,000 if your flight is delayed or cancelled, depending upon the impact.
06 Apr 2018
IndiGo is no longer buying Air India
IndiGo, India's largest domestic air carrier, which was among the first to express interest in buying Air India after the government announced its disinvestment, has now backed out, saying it doesn't have the capability required to successfully take on the airline's operations.
03 Apr 2018
Over 21,000 employees of disinvestment-bound Air India await March salary
The debt-laden national carrier Air India has delayed the payment of salaries for the month of March and is yet to intimate the employees about reasons for the delay, sources said.
24 Feb 2018
Air-India Sale: Government might sell it completely, shedding 100% stake
The Centre is mulling options for selling Air India completely, which include offloading 100% of its stake the debt-ridden national carrier.
01 Feb 2018
Navi Mumbai airport to be operational in next 5 years
Civil Aviation minister Jayant Sinha on Wednesday said the Navi Mumbai airport will take at least four to five years to become operational.
23 Jan 2018
In-flight internet may cost you Rs. 500 for 30 minutes!
The TRAI recently approved in-flight connectivity (IFC) in India, and also released its recommendations on the matter.
10 Jan 2018
Foreign airlines can invest up to 49% in Air India
Earlier, a parliamentary panel advised the government to defer Air India's (AI) privatization. They urged them to give 5yrs for AI's revival.
12 Dec 2017
Air India Privatization: Carrier to be split into 2
The government's Air India privatization plan seems to have taken shape. The Centre would split the state-run airline into two before sale.
03 Dec 2017
Poop from the sky! NGT asks panel to analyze "waste"
Delhi's "poop-from-the-sky" problem is back again, and the NGT wants to know if it is human or bird excreta.
23 Nov 2017
Airfares likely to increase with hike in passengers services fee
Airfares are likely to increase as the government mulls raising passenger services fee (PSF) by at least 38% to meet airport security costs.
17 Nov 2017
New scanners at Delhi Airport 'sensitive' to sarees, jewelry
The Delhi Airport has a new scanner that is "sensitive" to Indian attire. It will produce X-ray images to detect contraband concealed on the body.
12 Nov 2017
India needs 55 airports by 2030 to avert major crisis
India's airport network is at a "near-crisis situation", says a report by the CAPA, an aviation analysis group.
10 Nov 2017
New airports coming up in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai
India's four metros are all set to get second airports soon to tackle the growing traffic.
10 Oct 2017
Flights carrying soldiers' bodies may observe 30 seconds of silence
Passengers traveling in Indian planes carrying the mortal remains of military personnel martyred in combat may soon be requested to observe 30 seconds of silence.
26 Sep 2017
Air India Maharaja will sell scraps to make ends meet
Embattled state-run Air India now plans on vacating its unused hangar space at airports and sell out accumulated scrap to cut costs.
22 Sep 2017
Bengaluru: Jayant Sinha inaugurates Boeing India's new engineering centre
Expanding its operations, global aerospace major Boeing has opened an additional facility at Boeing India Engineering and Technology Center in Bengaluru.