Directorate General of Civil Aviation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
31 Aug 2020
International passenger flights to remain suspended till September 30
As many expected, India is extending the ban on international passenger flights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
01 Nov 2018
#QatarAirways: Water tanker collides with aircraft in Kolkata airport
In yet another avoidable mishap in India's aviation sector, around 100 passengers were stranded at the Kolkata airport in the wee hours of Thursday after a water tanker collided with a Qatar Airways aircraft near its landing gear.
15 Oct 2018
Air India wall collision: Foreign media simply can't believe it
An Air India flight's collision with a boundary wall has left foreign media absolutely bewildered.
12 Oct 2018
Trichy-Dubai Air India flight collides with airport wall; passengers safe
In yet another bizarre incident in the aviation sector in India, an Air India flight from Tamil Nadu's Trichy to Dubai collided with the boundary wall at the Trichy airport late on Thursday night.
08 Sep 2018
Govt-run airports to have separate food counters with affordable snacks
Tea and snacks would be available at the MRP at some counters in government-run airports in India, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) said.
02 Sep 2018
GoAir Bengaluru-Pune flight suffers technical glitch; forced to make emergency-landing
A Pune-bound Airbus A320neo plane of GoAir from Bengaluru had to return back on Saturday after it suffered a technical snag.
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.
19 Aug 2018
Kerala: Commercial flight operations from Kochi Naval Base from tomorrow
The Center yesterday said Kerala's Kochi Naval Base will be thrown open for commercial flight operations from the morning of August 20, bringing a huge relief to people awaiting the resumption of air service from Kochi.
18 Aug 2018
Alliance Air to operate 'proving flight' to Kochi naval base
Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, will operate a "proving flight" to Kochi's naval base in Kerala today to study the safety aspects of operating ATR type aircraft from there.
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.
22 Jun 2018
DGCA probing altercation between AirAsia staff, passengers: Jayant Sinha
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has started a probe in an incident in which passengers of an AirAsia India flight from Kolkata to Bagdogra got into an altercation with the airline staff after the flight was delayed by over 4-hours.
19 May 2018
Mumbai: Domestic, International flights to be delayed till June 5
Several flights were delayed by almost an hour yesterday and day before, as Mumbai airport officials are upgrading the Instrument Landing System (ILS), responsible for guiding flights.