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No-more-switching-to-flight-mode: Proposal to allow data, voice calls in-flight approved

01 May 2018

No-more-switching-to-flight-mode: Proposal to allow data, voice calls in-flight approved

Here is a good news for those who find switching their phones in airplane mode, when traveling by air, difficult.

Aditya Ghosh resigns as IndiGo president, Rahul Bhatia appointed interim-CEO

28 Apr 2018

Aditya Ghosh resigns as IndiGo president, Rahul Bhatia appointed interim-CEO

After 10 long years and an incredible journey, IndiGo Working Director and President Aditya Ghosh has announced his resignation from both posts, effective 26th April and July 31st, respectively.

You might get Rs. 20,000 if your flight is delayed/cancelled

19 Apr 2018

You might get Rs. 20,000 if your flight is delayed/cancelled

If the aviation ministry's recommendations are approved, you might soon be entitled to a compensation of up to Rs. 20,000 if your flight is delayed or cancelled, depending upon the impact.

Soon, browse internet on board flights in India!

19 Apr 2018

Soon, browse internet on board flights in India!

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is all set to approve in-flight connectivity (IFC) at its next meeting on May 1, sources said.

Air India introduces 'family fee,' but you can avoid it

17 Apr 2018

Air India introduces 'family fee,' but you can avoid it

The next time you fly Air India, prepare to shell out up to Rs. 1,500 for sitting with your traveling group.

Domestic airfares see 4-9% reduction, despite increase in demand

14 Apr 2018

Domestic airfares see 4-9% reduction, despite increase in demand

This summer, domestic air travellers are in for some good news.

Government calls for bids for 75% stake-sale in Air India

28 Mar 2018

Government calls for bids for 75% stake-sale in Air India

The government has called for bids for sale of 76% stake in Air India (AI), which has debts of Rs. 52,000cr.

Tamil Nadu's maiden UDAN flight takes off from Salem

25 Mar 2018

Tamil Nadu's maiden UDAN flight takes off from Salem

Almost seven years later, flight services between Salem and Chennai were resumed on Sunday under the Centre's regional connectivity scheme 'UDAN.'

Most Indian airports to be over-stressed in 5years. But why?

18 Mar 2018

Most Indian airports to be over-stressed in 5years. But why?

Owing to a massive surge in passenger numbers, Indian airports are stretched well beyond their capacity and require billions of dollars worth of investment in infrastructure, analysts have warned.

Air-India Sale: Government might sell it completely, shedding 100% stake

24 Feb 2018

Air-India Sale: Government might sell it completely, shedding 100% stake

The Centre is mulling options for selling Air India completely, which include offloading 100% of its stake the debt-ridden national carrier.

Maharashtra signs Rs. 35,000cr deal with India's first individual aircraft-maker

20 Feb 2018

Maharashtra signs Rs. 35,000cr deal with India's first individual aircraft-maker

The Maharashtra government has inked a Rs. 35,000cr deal with India's first individual aircraft maker Amol Yadav to set up an indigenous factory in Palghar.

Vistara, Air India flights narrowly avoid deadly mid-air collision

11 Feb 2018

Vistara, Air India flights narrowly avoid deadly mid-air collision

Over 200 passengers narrowly escaped a deadly accident when two Vistara and Air India planes flying in the opposite directions missed each other by seconds.

Indians ignore safety instructions on flights, endanger themselves: Official report

04 Feb 2018

Indians ignore safety instructions on flights, endanger themselves: Official report

We have known this for long, but an official report has finally confirmed it: Indians habitually break rules, even to the point of endangering themselves.

In-flight internet may cost you Rs. 500 for 30 minutes!

23 Jan 2018

In-flight internet may cost you Rs. 500 for 30 minutes!

The TRAI recently approved in-flight connectivity (IFC) in India, and also released its recommendations on the matter.

Centre to divide Air India into 4 firms before sale

16 Jan 2018

Centre to divide Air India into 4 firms before sale

Centre will split the debt-laden Air India (AI) into four separate entities by 2018-end under a divestment plan proposed by PM Narendra Modi. 51% stake in each entity would be sold.

Mumbai-Delhi third busiest air route, but with poor punctuality

11 Jan 2018

Mumbai-Delhi third busiest air route, but with poor punctuality

The Mumbai-Delhi air route was the third busiest last year with about 130 flights daily, an air travel intelligence company has found.

Foreign airlines can invest up to 49% in Air India

10 Jan 2018

Foreign airlines can invest up to 49% in Air India

Earlier, a parliamentary panel advised the government to defer Air India's (AI) privatization. They urged them to give 5yrs for AI's revival.

Smuggling ring busted: Jet Airways attendant nabbed with $480,200 cash

09 Jan 2018

Smuggling ring busted: Jet Airways attendant nabbed with $480,200 cash

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted an elaborate scheme to illegally convert black money into gold.

Parliamentary panel: Don't privatize Air India, give 5yrs for revival

08 Jan 2018

Parliamentary panel: Don't privatize Air India, give 5yrs for revival

Parliamentary Standing committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture plans to tell the government that this is not an appropriate time to privatize Air India (AI).

Stricter security checks at airports till the New Year

26 Dec 2017

Stricter security checks at airports till the New Year

If you are traveling this festive season, prepare for intensive security checks at airports.

Made-in-India aircrafts now to be used for commercial flights

26 Dec 2017

Made-in-India aircrafts now to be used for commercial flights

PM Modi's "Make in India" initiative is all set to reach a new level. Soon, we will be flying regional flights in indigenously-built flights.

Airlines scrap Rs. 3,000 fee on canceled domestic tickets

18 Dec 2017

Airlines scrap Rs. 3,000 fee on canceled domestic tickets

Airlines in India will no longer levy a Rs. 3,000 charge when travelers cancel domestic tickets.

Flight delay: Aviation Minister calls up AI chairman, three suspended

14 Dec 2017

Flight delay: Aviation Minister calls up AI chairman, three suspended

Passengers of a Delhi-Vijayawada Air India flight yesterday had to sit inside the plane for 1.5 hours waiting for take-off.

You will soon have Wi-Fi, mobile internet in domestic flights

13 Dec 2017

You will soon have Wi-Fi, mobile internet in domestic flights

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has given its approval to in-flight connectivity (IFC) and will release its recommendations by December end or "next 15 days", said Chairman RS Sharma today.

Air Deccan back with its Re 1 air tickets!

13 Dec 2017

Air Deccan back with its Re 1 air tickets!

Air Deccan, the first low-cost airline in India which shut operations in 2012, is all set to make a comeback under the government's Udan scheme.

Air India Privatization: Carrier to be split into 2

12 Dec 2017

Air India Privatization: Carrier to be split into 2

The government's Air India privatization plan seems to have taken shape. The Centre would split the state-run airline into two before sale.

Tardy flyer slaps Air India staffer, gets slapped back

28 Nov 2017

Tardy flyer slaps Air India staffer, gets slapped back

After IndiGo received negative publicity for a staffer's misbehavior with a passenger, national carrier Air India (AI) is at the center of a similar controversy.

Pradeep Kharola replaces Rajeev Bansal as new Air India CMD

28 Nov 2017

Pradeep Kharola replaces Rajeev Bansal as new Air India CMD

Senior IAS officer Pradeep Singh Kharola has been appointed as the Chairman and managing director of Air India (AI).

GoAir's massive discounts: Flights at as low as Rs. 312!

25 Nov 2017

GoAir's massive discounts: Flights at as low as Rs. 312!

Low-cost carrier GoAir is offering flight tickets starting at Rs. 312 (one-way) from seven cities under a limited-period special sale offer on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Airfares likely to increase with hike in passengers services fee

23 Nov 2017

Airfares likely to increase with hike in passengers services fee

Airfares are likely to increase as the government mulls raising passenger services fee (PSF) by at least 38% to meet airport security costs.

Aadhaar-based verification at airports from next year

22 Nov 2017

Aadhaar-based verification at airports from next year

From 2018, passengers flying out of the Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Vijayawada airports will be able to enjoy paperless travel if they link their tickets to Aadhaar.

New scanners at Delhi Airport 'sensitive' to sarees, jewelry

17 Nov 2017

New scanners at Delhi Airport 'sensitive' to sarees, jewelry

The Delhi Airport has a new scanner that is "sensitive" to Indian attire. It will produce X-ray images to detect contraband concealed on the body.

Alleged hijacking attempt at Cochin airport, man detained

13 Nov 2017

Alleged hijacking attempt at Cochin airport, man detained

There was a major scare at the Cochin Airport today when a man allegedly tried to hijack a Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight.

India needs 55 airports by 2030 to avert major crisis

12 Nov 2017

India needs 55 airports by 2030 to avert major crisis

India's airport network is at a "near-crisis situation", says a report by the CAPA, an aviation analysis group.

Jaipur: AI pilot deserts plane on runway, leaves passengers stranded

10 Nov 2017

Jaipur: AI pilot deserts plane on runway, leaves passengers stranded

In a bizarre incident, an Air India pilot scheduled to take off from the Jaipur airport suddenly declared his shift was over and left the plane stranded on the runway.

AI trolls IndiGo over passenger manhandling video, then deletes ads

09 Nov 2017

AI trolls IndiGo over passenger manhandling video, then deletes ads

Air India took a jibe at IndiGo after a video of its staff thrashing a passenger went viral.

IndiGo staff assaults passenger, employee who recorded video sacked instead

08 Nov 2017

IndiGo staff assaults passenger, employee who recorded video sacked instead

There was outrage on social media after a video of IndiGo staff dragging and thrashing a passenger at the Delhi Airport went viral.

Drunk woman forces Doha-Bali flight's diversion to Chennai

06 Nov 2017

Drunk woman forces Doha-Bali flight's diversion to Chennai

A Doha-Bali flight of Qatar Airways had to be diverted to Chennai yesterday after an inebriated woman on board created a major ruckus.

This man 'hijacked' a Mumbai-Delhi flight for his girlfriend

02 Nov 2017

This man 'hijacked' a Mumbai-Delhi flight for his girlfriend

Two days after a hijack note on a Jet Airways flight sent airports in India into a tizzy, it has emerged that the hoax-threat was made by a Mumbai-based multi-millionaire jeweler.

This start-up aims to fly hybrid-electric planes by 2022

08 Oct 2017

This start-up aims to fly hybrid-electric planes by 2022

The aviation industry is a lifesaver for most of us, but what if it could be upgraded to save time and costs and reduce emissions?