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

13 Mar 2021

Flyers 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.

Coronavirus vaccine consignment awaits government nod for take-off from Pune

08 Jan 2021

Coronavirus vaccine consignment awaits government nod for take-off from Pune

On Thursday night, the Pune Airport was prepared to airlift vials of coronavirus vaccine, the first such exercise in India's massive inoculation drive.

30 India-UK flights to operate per week from January 8

02 Jan 2021

30 India-UK flights to operate per week from January 8

Only 30 flights per week will operate between India and the United Kingdom to and from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad, when services resume from January 8, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced on Friday.

Centre extends cap on domestic airfare till February 24

30 Oct 2020

Centre extends cap on domestic airfare till February 24

The lower and upper limits on fares for domestic air travel will remain in place for another three months, till February 24, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday.

Kerala crash: Digital flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder recovered

08 Aug 2020

Kerala crash: Digital flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder recovered

The digital flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder from the Air India flight that crashed in Kerala on Friday evening have been recovered, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday.

India establishes bilateral 'air bubbles' with France, US: Details here

16 Jul 2020

India establishes bilateral 'air bubbles' with France, US: Details here

India on Thursday announced it has set up bilateral "air bubbles" with France and the US to resume international commercial flights from Friday.

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 fares will be capped for three months

21 May 2020

Air fares will be capped for three months

Once airlines restore partial services from Monday, they will have to adhere to the pricing guidelines of the Civil Aviation Ministry, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday. The rates will be capped for three months.

Airlines suffered turbulence due to coronavirus: Understanding what future holds

17 May 2020

Airlines suffered turbulence due to coronavirus: Understanding what future holds

The globalized world was brought to a screeching halt with the onset of coronavirus pandemic.

In lockdown 4.0, public transport will be allowed with limits

14 May 2020

In lockdown 4.0, public transport will be allowed with limits

In the third extension of the countrywide lockdown, imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus, massive relaxations related to economic activities, manufacturing, and, more importantly, travel will be provided, a TOI report said on Thursday.

How will air travel change in post-Coronavirus era

13 May 2020

How will air travel change in post-Coronavirus era

On Tuesday, the Civil Aviation Ministry came up with a draft standard operating procedure (SOP) for commercial flights, indicating that air operations could also start, in a calibrated manner, in the fourth phase of coronavirus-induced lockdown.

Soon, you will get Wi-Fi on domestic Indian flights

02 Mar 2020

Soon, you will get Wi-Fi on domestic Indian flights

Finally, you will be able to use internet service on domestic Indian flights.

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.

Soon, you may have to pay more for flight tickets

08 Mar 2019

Soon, you may have to pay more for flight tickets

Passengers travelling via air, both domestic and international, might have to pay more for their tickets soon, as Passenger Service Fee (PSF) is due for an increase.

You'll have to pay for baggage screening at Delhi Airport

18 Jan 2019

You'll have to pay for baggage screening at Delhi Airport

From February 1, Delhi International Airport (DIAL), after being allowed by AERA, will charge for X-ray baggage fees ranging from Rs. 110 to Rs. 880 for domestic flights, and $149.33 (Rs. 10,655) to $209.55 (Rs. 14,952) for international flights.

Soon, drones could deliver organs, medical supplies in India

02 Dec 2018

Soon, drones could deliver organs, medical supplies in India

In a country like India, organ delivery can be a major problem, especially due to the mess of traffic.

Woman abuses Air India crew after being denied alcohol, held

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.

Drunk man pees on woman's seat on Air India flight

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.

Complaints against domestic air carriers increase to 7,251 in 20-months

05 Aug 2018

Complaints against domestic air carriers increase to 7,251 in 20-months

Complaints against domestic air carriers swelled to 7,251 between December 2016 to July this year, according to Civil Aviation Ministry platform AirSewa.

Passengers flying from Delhi might soon have to pay more

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).

Mumbai's iconic Air India Building getting sold?

28 Jun 2018

Mumbai's iconic Air India Building getting sold?

In an attempt to revive the debt-ridden Air India, the government is considering selling the iconic Air India building at Nariman Point in Mumbai to the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).

Center to finalize 'vision 2035' document, address aviation sector issues

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.

Fearing poaching by BJP, JD(S) and Congress MLAs reach Hyderabad

18 May 2018

Fearing poaching by BJP, JD(S) and Congress MLAs reach Hyderabad

Amid a power struggle in Karnataka, some of the newly-elected JD(S) and Congress MLAs from the state arrived in Hyderabad today and are expected to be lodged in five-star hotels or resorts there.

Over 21,000 employees of disinvestment-bound Air India await March salary

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.

PM Modi gives Suresh Prabhu additional-charge of Civil Aviation Ministry

10 Mar 2018

PM Modi gives Suresh Prabhu additional-charge of Civil Aviation Ministry

Commerce and Industries minister Suresh Prabhu was given additional charge of Civil Aviation Ministry, a day after President Kovind accepted the resignation of TDP's Ashok Gajapathi Raju.

Air-India Sale: Government might sell it completely, shedding 100% stake

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.

Generated 2.53L central-government jobs in 2 years: Government in Budget-2018

06 Feb 2018

Generated 2.53L central-government jobs in 2 years: Government in Budget-2018

In Budget 2018, the government proposed various measures for generating more employment opportunities. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said they would create as many as 75 lakh jobs.

#Budget2018: Modi government's last full-budget to focus on "Connecting India"

21 Jan 2018

#Budget2018: Modi government's last full-budget to focus on "Connecting India"

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is gearing up to present the Budget 2018-19 on 1 February; Budget-related proceedings were also formally kicked off earlier.

Delhi-Govt. ready to pay for water-sprinkling choppers to reduce pollution

23 Oct 2017

Delhi-Govt. ready to pay for water-sprinkling choppers to reduce pollution

The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP Government in Delhi has informed the Centre it is ready to bear the cost of deploying water-sprinkling choppers to curb pollution during winters.

Delhi Airport allows UDAN flight operations from Hindon airbase

22 Sep 2017

Delhi Airport allows UDAN flight operations from Hindon airbase

GMR Infrastructure-led Delhi Airport has accepted the Centre's request to allow low-cost, regional flights to operate from Ghaziabad's Hindon Airforce Station from the coming winter season.

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.

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.

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.

Korean Air uses stun guns on unruly passengers

20 Jan 2017

Korean Air uses stun guns on unruly passengers

Reports stated that Korean Air used stun guns at least 5 times on unruly passengers aboard their aircraft.