Ministry of Civil Aviation: News
21 Jan 2024Afghanistan
A commercial aircraft crashed in Afghanistan's northeast Badakhshan province on Saturday night (local time), local media reported.
17 Jan 2024IndiGo
India's popular low-cost airline, IndiGo on Wednesday said that its website was currently down due to "system upgrades".
16 Jan 2024IndiGo
The Centre on Tuesday issued show-cause notices to IndiGo Airlines and the Mumbai Airport, after a viral video showed passengers sitting and eating on the tarmac of the airport.
13 Dec 2023Bombay High Court
An IndiGo Airlines pilot, Angad Singh, has moved the Bombay High Court seeking permission to carry a kirpan—a small curved sword—inside airports.
01 Oct 2023India
Despite striving to improve its infrastructure for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE), India holds less than one percent of the world's share in this growing industry, IANS reported, citing a recent report by a high-level Parliamentary committee.
20 Sep 2023Akasa Air
The civil aviation ministry has approved Akasa Air's request to launch international flights.
07 Jun 2023Air India
Air India said on Wednesday that it is sending a ferry flight to Russia, where 216 passengers en route to San Francisco were stranded due to a technical issue on its flight on Tuesday.
12 May 2023National Company Law Tribunal
Aviation Working Group (AWG), a United Kingdom (UK)-based global aviation leasing watchdog, has placed India on its watchlist with a negative outlook in view of developments around the Go First Airlines crisis, reported Reuters.
13 Feb 2023COVID-19
In light of the global decline in COVID-19 cases, India lifted COVID-19 restrictions on travelers from six countries, including China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, and Japan, on Monday.
04 Jan 2023Air India
In a disturbing incident, a drunk man reportedly urinated on an elderly woman in a business class aisle seat of an Air India flight traveling from New York to Delhi on November 26.
28 Dec 2022Jyotiraditya Scindia
Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday said that the Centre has no plans to regulate airfares while also adding that the "market has to play itself out."
21 Dec 2022Bureau for Civil Aviation Security
Air travelers would not need to lay out laptops, phones, and chargers at security checkpoints as the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) is likely to issue technical norms making way for airports to adopt high-tech scanners capable of screening luggage without removing electronic devices.
13 Dec 2022Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi)
Amid complaints of chaos and delays at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport due to congestion, IndiGo on Tuesday issued a travel advisory for passengers.
12 Dec 2022Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi)
The chaos, delays, and overcrowding at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport continued on Monday as airport authorities were flooded with complaints by passengers.
24 Nov 2022United Arab Emirates
In a surprising decision, authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have said that people with a single name written on their passports are not allowed in the country.
22 Nov 2022COVID-19 Guidelines
The central government has relaxed the requirement to fill out the Air Suvidha form for individuals arriving in India from foreign nations on the back of the constantly falling COVID-19 cases in the country.
19 Nov 2022Arunachal Pradesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated Arunachal Pradesh's first greenfield airport—the Donyi Polo Airport—at Hollongi, 25 km from the capital city of Itanagar.
16 Nov 2022COVID-19
The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Wednesday said the use of masks was not compulsory for passengers during air travel, PTI reported citing the official order.
24 Sep 2022Airports Authority of India
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is set to replace the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel posted at non-core duties by private security personnel at 60 airports, it said in a release on Friday.
07 Aug 2022Mumbai
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.).
23 Jul 2022Drones
The United Kingdom, in the next two years, is expected to have the world's largest autonomous drone superhighway.
27 Mar 2022Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi)
After two years, India resumed international flight operations on Sunday.
26 Mar 2022Airports Authority of India
India will resume international flights from March 27 at midnight after a two-year-long break.
16 Mar 2022India
The Centre has decided to restore e-tourist visas for citizens of 156 countries, more than two years after international travel was halted owing to the COVID-19 outbreak.
08 Mar 2022Jyotiraditya Scindia
India is looking to resume international flights starting March 27, the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Tuesday.
28 Feb 2022Directorate General of Civil Aviation
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.
17 Feb 2022India
Amid the ongoing tension between Russia and Ukraine, India has removed the restrictions on the number of flights and seats between India and Ukraine under the Air Bubble arrangement.
02 Jan 2022Drones
India's civil aviation ministry unveiled a draft National Aerosports Policy (NASP 2022) on Saturday.
26 Nov 2021Union Health Ministry
India will resume regular international flights starting December 15, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said on Friday.
17 Nov 2021Boeing
Ace stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed Akasa Air struck a deal with Boeing to buy 72 fuel-efficient 737 MAX airplanes on Tuesday.
12 Oct 2021Government of India
Amid the improving COVID-19 situation in the country, the Civil Aviation Ministry on Tuesday permitted domestic airlines to function at their full capacity from October 18 onwards.
26 Aug 2021Jyotiraditya Scindia
The Centre on Thursday passed the Drone Rules 2021 to "liberalize" the norms governing drone usage in India.
26 Aug 2021Drones
The Ministry of Civil Aviation has eased the rules regarding drone operations in India by reducing the number of forms that need to be filled to operate them from 25 to five and decreasing the types of fees charged from the operator from 72 to four.
13 Aug 2021Government of India
The Civil Aviation Ministry has issued an order, allowing domestic airlines to increase flight capacity from 65% to 72.5%.
09 Aug 2021England
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.
22 Jun 2021Jet Airways
The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Tuesday cleared the resolution plan of Kalrock Capital and entrepreneur Murari Lal Jalan for the revival of the bankrupt Jet Airways.
06 May 2021Vaccine
The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Thursday issued guidelines to facilitate the vaccination of aviation personal, associated with both government and private entities, in an accelerated manner.
04 May 2021Vaccine
The Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA), the pilots' union of national carrier Air India, has threatened to "stop work" if the airline management fails to vaccinate its flying crew over 18 years of age on a priority basis.
23 Mar 2021Directorate General of Civil Aviation
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.
13 Mar 2021Directorate General of Civil Aviation
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.
26 Feb 2021India
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 2021Drones
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.
02 Jan 2021Coronavirus
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.
22 Dec 2020India
India's temporary suspension of all flights to and from the United Kingdom has impacted the travel plans of several Indian students who were hoping to travel home during the holiday season.
21 Dec 2020India
India has decided to temporarily suspend all flights to and from the United Kingdom until December 31, the Ministry of Civil Aviation announced on Monday.
30 Oct 2020Puri
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.