Articles about Directorate General of Civil Aviation

Air traffic controller in Delhi tests positive for psychoactive substance

22 Aug 2022

Patna
Air traffic controller in Delhi tests positive for psychoactive substance

An air traffic controller (ATCO) posted at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi was taken off duty after he failed a drug test.

SpiceJet fliers walk on Delhi airport's tarmac, DGCA orders probe

07 Aug 2022

SpiceJet
SpiceJet fliers walk on Delhi airport's tarmac, DGCA orders probe

Another incident involving low-cost airline SpiceJet was reported late Saturday night, following recent reports of technical problems with several airline planes.

Akasa Air's first flight takes off from Mumbai to Ahmedabad
Akasa Air's first flight takes off from Mumbai to Ahmedabad

The first flight of Akasa Air between Mumbai and Ahmedabad took off on Sunday, as it was officially launched by the Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia, and Minister of State General Vijay Kumar Singh (Retd.).

No need to panic: DGCA chief on recent flight snags
No need to panic: DGCA chief on recent flight snags

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) chief Arun Kumar on Sunday stated that recent technical issues with domestic flights would unlikely spark any chaos.

IndiGo plane skids off runway during take-off, wheels get stuck

29 Jul 2022

IndiGo
IndiGo plane skids off runway during take-off, wheels get stuck

An IndiGo flight from Jorhat, Assam, to Kolkata was reportedly canceled on Thursday after the aircraft went off the runway before takeoff and a pair of its wheels got trapped in the muddy outfield.

DGCA orders 'snag-prone' SpiceJet to run only 50% flights

27 Jul 2022

SpiceJet
DGCA orders 'snag-prone' SpiceJet to run only 50% flights

Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday directed the private airline SpiceJet to operate only 50 percent of its flights for eight weeks.

Air India Dubai-Kochi flight diverted due to 'loss of pressure'

22 Jul 2022

Air India
Air India Dubai-Kochi flight diverted due to 'loss of pressure'

According to sources, an Air India Dreamliner flight from Dubai to Kochi was diverted to Mumbai after the captain reported a "loss of pressure."

Smell in cabin: Air India Express flight diverted to Muscat

17 Jul 2022

Air India Express
Smell in cabin: Air India Express flight diverted to Muscat

Air India Express's Calicut-Dubai flight was diverted to Muscat, Oman, on Saturday night after a burning smell was observed in the cabin mid-air, PTI reported.

Yet another glitch: IndiGo flight makes emergency landing in Karachi

17 Jul 2022

SpiceJet
Yet another glitch: IndiGo flight makes emergency landing in Karachi

IndiGo's Sharjah-Hyderabad flight was on Sunday diverted to Pakistan's Karachi after the pilot reported a technical snag.

IndiGo Delhi-Vadodara flight diverted to Jaipur, probe ordered

15 Jul 2022

IndiGo
IndiGo Delhi-Vadodara flight diverted to Jaipur, probe ordered

India's top aviation regulator the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered a probe after a Vadodara-bound IndiGo flight that took off from Delhi was diverted to Jaipur on Thursday night.

DGCA notice to SpiceJet after 8 incidents in 18 days

06 Jul 2022

SpiceJet
DGCA notice to SpiceJet after 8 incidents in 18 days

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a show-cause notice to low-cost airline SpiceJet after its planes witnessed eight malfunction incidents in the past 18 days.

SpiceJet Delhi-Dubai flight diverted to Karachi over glitch, probe launched

05 Jul 2022

SpiceJet
SpiceJet Delhi-Dubai flight diverted to Karachi over glitch, probe launched

SpiceJet's Delhi-Dubai flight, with around 150 passengers, was on Tuesday diverted to Karachi after its fuel indicator malfunctioned, according to aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officials.

Indigo to conduct study for handling specially abled passengers better

01 Jun 2022

IndiGo
Indigo to conduct study for handling specially abled passengers better

IndiGo, which was fined Rs. 5 lakh for denying boarding to a disabled child at Ranchi airport in May, will conduct an internal case study on how to handle specially abled passengers better.

IndiGo fined Rs. 5 lakh for mishandling special needs child

28 May 2022

IndiGo
IndiGo fined Rs. 5 lakh for mishandling special needs child

Low-cost airline IndiGo has been fined Rs. 5 lakh for not allowing a child with special needs to board an aircraft from Ranchi earlier this month.

Air India flight returns to Mumbai after engine stops mid-air

20 May 2022

Air India
Air India flight returns to Mumbai after engine stops mid-air

An Air India (AI) flight had to return to the Mumbai airport just 27 minutes after takeoff as one of its engines shut down mid-air due to a technical snag.

Ranchi: IndiGo bars disabled child from boarding, Scindia orders probe

09 May 2022

IndiGo
Ranchi: IndiGo bars disabled child from boarding, Scindia orders probe

After a disabled boy was prohibited from boarding an IndiGo flight from Ranchi to Hyderabad on Saturday, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday ordered a probe.

India extends ban on international flights 'until further orders'

28 Feb 2022

Government of India
India extends ban on international flights 'until further orders'

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday said it has extended the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights to and from India until further orders.

Tata introduces 'enhanced meal service' on Air India flights

27 Jan 2022

Air India
Tata introduces 'enhanced meal service' on Air India flights

As Air India finally returns to the Tatas after 69 years, the group has taken its first step in the takeover by introducing an "enhanced meal service" on four flights departing from Mumbai, officials told news agency PTI.

Omicron: Curbs on international flights extended till January 31

09 Dec 2021

Omicron variant
Omicron: Curbs on international flights extended till January 31

Due to concerns over the new Omicron variant of coronavirus, the government has prolonged the suspension on scheduled foreign flights until January 31.

Omicron: International flights unlikely to resume on December 15

01 Dec 2021

COVID-19
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
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

Afghanistan
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

Gwalior
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

Air India
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

Coronavirus
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
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
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

India
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
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

COVID-19 Guidelines
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
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 Vaccine
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

Coronavirus
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
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
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

Chandigarh
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

COVID-19
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
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
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
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.

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