Directorate General of Civil Aviation: News

15 Jul 2022


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.

06 Jul 2022


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.

05 Jul 2022


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.

01 Jun 2022


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

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.

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.

09 May 2022


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.

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.

27 Jan 2022


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.

09 Dec 2021

Travel And Tourism

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.

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.

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.

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.

27 Aug 2021

Madhya Pradesh

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Delhi High Court

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

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 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.

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.

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.

27 Feb 2020

Delhi High Court

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.

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.

01 May 2019

Air India

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.

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.

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

Delhi High Court

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.