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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.

Rolls-Royce is developing world's fastest electric plane: See pictures

03 Jan 2020

Rolls-Royce is developing world's fastest electric plane: See pictures

As NASA continues with the vision of building the X-59 quiet supersonic jet, Rolls-Royce is setting its eyes on mastering the field of electric flight.

Certain Apple MacBook Pro models banned from flights: Details here

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.

#JetFiasco: Passenger, who suffered due to cabin-pressure, may lose hearing

23 Oct 2018

#JetFiasco: Passenger, who suffered due to cabin-pressure, may lose hearing

Mukesh Sharma, one of the five flyers who suffered nose and ear-bleeds last month, after the crew of Jet Airways forgot to switch on the system that regulates cabin pressure, may lose his hearing permanently.

Kannur International Airport to be inaugurated on December 9

05 Oct 2018

Kannur International Airport to be inaugurated on December 9

Kannur International Airport, the second greenfield airport set up under the public-private partnership (PPP) model, near Mattannur in Kerala's Kannur district would be inaugurated on December 9.

100ml limit for liquids on flights might be lifted soon

25 Sep 2018

100ml limit for liquids on flights might be lifted soon

According to government officials, the Ministry of Civil Aviation is considering installing and testing liquid explosive detectors at airports.

30 suffer nosebleed due to Jet Airways' staff negligence

20 Sep 2018

30 suffer nosebleed due to Jet Airways' staff negligence

In an incident that reeks of negligence, some passengers on a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur suffered nose and ear bleeding on Thursday morning after the flight crew forgot to switch on the system that maintains cabin pressure.

How this Air India pilot saved lives of 370 passengers

18 Sep 2018

How this Air India pilot saved lives of 370 passengers

On Monday, reports surfaced detailing the nightmarish ordeal Air India pilots had to endure on September 11 when they had to battle low fuel, multiple systems failure, and bad weather to safely land a 15-hour-long flight from New Delhi to New York.

Consumer Commission asks IndiGo to pay Rs. 20,000 to passengers

17 Sep 2018

Consumer Commission asks IndiGo to pay Rs. 20,000 to passengers

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), hearing a review plea of IndiGo Airlines against the Tripura state commission's order, asked IndiGo to pay Rs. 20,000 to Kalpana Rani Debbarma and her family, who failed to board the flight due to a deficiency in the airline's services.

Kolkata tops in 4G availability, much ahead of Delhi, Mumbai

11 Sep 2018

Kolkata tops in 4G availability, much ahead of Delhi, Mumbai

Kolkata, India's City of Joy, has a reason to cheer.

Air India flight lands at under-construction runway, by mistake

07 Sep 2018

Air India flight lands at under-construction runway, by mistake

On Friday evening, an Air India flight from Thiruvananthapuram to the Maldives ended up landing on an unoperational runway in Velana International Airport.

#BreakingGlassCeiling: India hires more female pilots than any other country

06 Sep 2018

#BreakingGlassCeiling: India hires more female pilots than any other country

Indian society has always been tagged patriarchal and rightly so. But there is one section that's aiming to break that label: the aviation sector, where 12% of commercial pilots are women.

India plans to construct 100 airports worth $60bn: Suresh Prabhu

04 Sep 2018

India plans to construct 100 airports worth $60bn: Suresh Prabhu

India plans to construct 100 airports at an estimated cost of $60 billion (about Rs. 4.2 lakh crore) in the next 10 to 15 years, Civil Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu said today.

IndiGo's festive offer: 10L seats for sale starting Rs. 999

03 Sep 2018

IndiGo's festive offer: 10L seats for sale starting Rs. 999

Budget carrier IndiGo today said it has put on sale 10L promotional seats for all-inclusive fares starting Rs. 999 for a one-way journey across its flight network, under a limited period offer.

AirAsia India inducts 19th aircraft; needs one more for international-operations

29 Aug 2018

AirAsia India inducts 19th aircraft; needs one more for international-operations

AirAsia India today announced the induction of 19th aircraft in its fleet and said it will add two new routes to its flight network from October.

This plane runs on bio-fuel made by 500 families

27 Aug 2018

This plane runs on bio-fuel made by 500 families

In a first-of-its-kind experiment for India, SpiceJet flew India's first biofuel-powered flight from Dehradun today morning.

Indian carriers need $50bn to buy planes over 10yrs: Report

05 Aug 2018

Indian carriers need $50bn to buy planes over 10yrs: Report

Indian carriers will require a whopping $50bn to take the expected scheduled delivery of ordered planes over the next 10 years, Sydney-based Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation said.

AI's Milan-Delhi flight returns after passenger tries to enter cockpit

04 Aug 2018

AI's Milan-Delhi flight returns after passenger tries to enter cockpit

A Delhi-bound Air India flight from Milan had to return to the airport in Italy within 30 minutes of take-off after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit.

Jet Airways 'can't run after 60 days,' stake-sale attempts on

03 Aug 2018

Jet Airways 'can't run after 60 days,' stake-sale attempts on

The debt-ridden Jet Airways, India's second-largest airline by market share, is desperate for cash, and has resumed talks with investment bankers for assistance in a stake sale.

No sandwich, samosas, AI-passengers to get packed-items like peanuts, cookies

03 Aug 2018

No sandwich, samosas, AI-passengers to get packed-items like peanuts, cookies

In a bid to save money, Air India has decided to give passengers on a flight (having less than an hour duration), packed food like peanuts, cookies etc., as opposed to snacks like samosas or sandwiches.

26 mid-air misses reported over Indian airspace this year: Sinha

02 Aug 2018

26 mid-air misses reported over Indian airspace this year: Sinha

Twenty-six cases of mid-air miss were reported over the Indian airspace this year till June, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha informed Lok Sabha.

Jet Airways faces crisis as employees reject 25% pay cuts

02 Aug 2018

Jet Airways faces crisis as employees reject 25% pay cuts

Cash-strapped Jet Airways has asked its employees, including pilots, to take salary cuts in the range of 5-25% for an indefinite period as it struggles to stabilize operations.

Air India airhostess proudly retires as daughter co-pilots last flight

01 Aug 2018

Air India airhostess proudly retires as daughter co-pilots last flight

To retire as proudly as Mumbai-based Pooja Chinchankar did would be everyone's dream.

Grieved families of MH370 victims hope for answers from official-report

30 Jul 2018

Grieved families of MH370 victims hope for answers from official-report

Relatives of people aboard Malaysian Flight MH370 said today they hoped a long-awaited report into the plane's disappearance might give them answers about one of the world's most enduring aviation mysteries.

Israeli airline drops plea against Air India flights via Saudi-airspace

27 Jul 2018

Israeli airline drops plea against Air India flights via Saudi-airspace

Israel's national carrier El Al has withdrawn its plea filed in Israel's High Court of Justice against the government decision to allow Air India to fly over Saudi Arabia's airspace on Delhi-Tel Aviv route.

59 incidents of aircraft engine damage since 2014: Govt

26 Jul 2018

59 incidents of aircraft engine damage since 2014: Govt

There were 21 incidents of damage to aircraft engines during flights in 2017, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha informed Lok Sabha today, adding that the figure is also the highest in the last four years.

Security-check without "security-checked": New policy in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru airports

26 Jul 2018

Security-check without "security-checked": New policy in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru airports

Next time your boarding pass isn't stamped "security checked", don't fret! This might be a new policy in place.

India to be world's third largest aviation market by 2025

23 Jul 2018

India to be world's third largest aviation market by 2025

India's aviation industry has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past few years, driven by government schemes, consistent increase in passengers, and investment by airlines.

Malaysia: AirAsia announces $30bn deal for 100 Airbus planes

19 Jul 2018

Malaysia: AirAsia announces $30bn deal for 100 Airbus planes

Malaysian budget airline AirAsia today announced an additional order of 34 Airbus A330neo planes, bringing the total value of its expanded 100-plane order to $30 billion.

34 Indian airports lack CCTV cameras, other basic security equipment

15 Jul 2018

34 Indian airports lack CCTV cameras, other basic security equipment

Airports across the country are lacking in basic security equipment like bomb detectors, baggage X-ray machines and walkie-talkies, the CISF has warned.

SpiceJet planning to spread wings, considering partnership with US companies

13 Jul 2018

SpiceJet planning to spread wings, considering partnership with US companies

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet is considering entering into major business-partnerships with two American companies, including an international-airline, and diversifying its activities beyond aviation, its chairman and managing director Ajay Singh has said.

Summer 2018 saw Indians flying more than ever

07 Jul 2018

Summer 2018 saw Indians flying more than ever

According to ToI, summer 2018 saw Indians taking to the skies like never before, with numbers of both domestic and international Indian fliers seeing a significant jump.

Taiwan' is now 'Chinese Taipei' on Air India website

05 Jul 2018

Taiwan' is now 'Chinese Taipei' on Air India website

National carrier Air India changed the name of Taiwan to Chinese Taipei on its website, following instructions from the government.

Air India follows other airlines to call Taiwan 'Chinese Taipei'

05 Jul 2018

Air India follows other airlines to call Taiwan 'Chinese Taipei'

Prodded by Beijing, and following on the footsteps of several major airlines, Air India has now modified its website to show Taiwan as "Taipei, Taoyuan International Airport, TPE, Chinese Taipei".

IndiGo launches flights connecting Trichy with Bengaluru, Kochi

29 Jun 2018

IndiGo launches flights connecting Trichy with Bengaluru, Kochi

Days after making Tiruchirappalli its 51st destination, IndiGo yesterday launched two more domestic services, Trichy-Bengaluru and Trichy-Kochi, after flagging off Trichy-Chennai flights on June 1.

Air hostess-turned pilot grounded for showing up drunk at work

26 Jun 2018

Air hostess-turned pilot grounded for showing up drunk at work

An air hostess-turned pilot of Air India was grounded after she was found tipsy during a pre-flight breathalyzer test on Sunday.

IndiGo's Chief Commercial Officer quits after 12-year stint

25 Jun 2018

IndiGo's Chief Commercial Officer quits after 12-year stint

On Monday, IndiGo announced the departure of its Chief Commercial Officer Sanjay Kumar, who is going to be replaced by William Boulter, the current Chief Strategy Officer at IndiGo.

Long-haul flights gaining preference amongst Indians: Survey

24 Jun 2018

Long-haul flights gaining preference amongst Indians: Survey

A number of Indian travelers are exploring far-off places, thanks to improved flight connectivity and better prices over a period of time, a survey said.

Want full refunds on airfare? Pay more for tickets first

15 Jun 2018

Want full refunds on airfare? Pay more for tickets first

If the government's 'full refund on airfare within 24 hours' proposal goes through, it might prove costly for other passengers.

This software by Honeywell will make flying safer in India

07 Jun 2018

This software by Honeywell will make flying safer in India

New Jersey-based conglomerate Honeywell International, at the behest of the Indian government, is developing a software solution that would decode over 100 Indian accents.