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DGCA serves notice to IndiGo over ruckus on Kangana's flight

11 Sep 2020

DGCA serves notice to IndiGo over ruckus on Kangana's flight

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has served a notice to IndiGo in connection to the chaos on its September 9 flight, which had Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut as a passenger.

Meet the voice behind the coronavirus caller tune

11 Jun 2020

Meet the voice behind the coronavirus caller tune

You may or may not know Jasleen Bhalla, but we bet you know her voice.

Swiggy, Zomato cleared to test long-range 'delivery drones': DGCA

04 Jun 2020

Swiggy, Zomato cleared to test long-range 'delivery drones': DGCA

Soon, you may see unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) flying in with your food orders.

With domestic flights resuming, what will change at Delhi airport?

24 May 2020

With domestic flights resuming, what will change at Delhi airport?

As the government has allowed domestic flights to resume from Monday, Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport has decided to conduct operations from its Terminal 3.

Air India starts booking for domestic flights from May 25

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.

Air fares will be capped for three months

21 May 2020

Air fares will be capped for three months

Once airlines restore partial services from Monday, they will have to adhere to the pricing guidelines of the Civil Aviation Ministry, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday. The rates will be capped for three months.

Kunal Kamra's plea against flying ban dismissed by Delhi HC

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.

Kunal Kamra's flying ban reduced; Delhi HC disposes comedian's plea

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.

Delhi HC pulls up DGCA over Kunal Kamra's airlines ban

25 Feb 2020

Delhi HC pulls up DGCA over Kunal Kamra's airlines ban

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) should not have asked airlines to put comedian Kunal Kamra on a no-fly list, the Delhi High Court observed on Tuesday while hearing a petition filed by him.

Two passengers at Kolkata airport, suspected of coronavirus, isolated

13 Feb 2020

Two passengers at Kolkata airport, suspected of coronavirus, isolated

Authorities at Kolkata's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport detected two suspected cases of coronavirus on Thursday.

Kunal Kamra sends legal notice to IndiGo; demands Rs. 25L

01 Feb 2020

Kunal Kamra sends legal notice to IndiGo; demands Rs. 25L

Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra has sent a legal notice to IndiGo airlines after the budget flier suspended him for six months.

Kunal Kamra banned by airlines; what do lawyers, DGCA say?

30 Jan 2020

Kunal Kamra banned by airlines; what do lawyers, DGCA say?

Budget flier IndiGo on Tuesday suspended stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra from flying with the airline after the latter heckled journalist Arnab Goswami on a Mumbai-Lucknow flight.

After IndiGo and Air India, SpiceJet bans comedian Kunal Kamra

29 Jan 2020

After IndiGo and Air India, SpiceJet bans comedian Kunal Kamra

Since heckling journalist Arnab Goswami on a flight on Tuesday, stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra has been banned by three airlines.

Government wants to sell entire stake in Air India

27 Jan 2020

Government wants to sell entire stake in Air India

The government wants to sell Air India and has invited bids for the same. But unlike its previous attempt in 2018, this time the government has put its complete stake in the debt-ridden airlines on sale.

Citing threats, United States asks airlines to avoid Pakistani airspace

03 Jan 2020

Citing threats, United States asks airlines to avoid Pakistani airspace

The United States has asked all its airlines and pilots to be careful while using Pakistani airspace due to "extremist or militant activity".

Fog blinds Delhi: Weather department issues red alert

30 Dec 2019

Fog blinds Delhi: Weather department issues red alert

A thick blanket of fog has covered Delhi and neighboring areas, affecting rail, road and air traffic.

Terrorist, go back: NSUI workers, students tell BJP's Pragya Thakur

26 Dec 2019

Terrorist, go back: NSUI workers, students tell BJP's Pragya Thakur

Pragya Thakur, the parliamentarian from Bhopal, was on Wednesday greeted with unsavory words by students and the workers of National Students' Union of India (NSUI).

On SpiceJet flight, passenger confronts Pragya Thakur, video goes viral

23 Dec 2019

On SpiceJet flight, passenger confronts Pragya Thakur, video goes viral

BJP's Pragya Thakur, infamous for finding her way to controversies, is back in the news. The parliamentarian from Bhopal filed a complaint against SpiceJet claiming its crew misbehaved with her.

Pragya Thakur files complaint against SpiceJet crew over seat allotment

22 Dec 2019

Pragya Thakur files complaint against SpiceJet crew over seat allotment

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Saturday filed a complaint against private airline SpiceJet alleging misconduct.

4-month-old dies on SpiceJet flight; cause of death unknown

16 Nov 2019

4-month-old dies on SpiceJet flight; cause of death unknown

In a tragic incident, a four-month-old girl died during a Surat-Mumbai flight on Friday.

Delhi: Bag suspected to carry RDX, contained chocolates, toys

02 Nov 2019

Delhi: Bag suspected to carry RDX, contained chocolates, toys

A suspicious bag, that escalated security threat and triggered a situation of panic at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Friday morning, actually turned out to be just another unclaimed property containing some clothes and other items of personal use.

Last month, SpiceJet flight intercepted by Pakistan jets amid confusion

17 Oct 2019

Last month, SpiceJet flight intercepted by Pakistan jets amid confusion

With Indo-Pak tensions heightened since the Balakot airstrikes, Pakistani fighter jets intercepted a SpiceJet passenger plane over their airspace last month, sources in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said today.

5 routes under UDAN scheme to restart from Feb 13

18 Jan 2019

5 routes under UDAN scheme to restart from Feb 13

In a boost to low cost air travel in Maharashtra, five routes under the Center's UDAN scheme, which were discontinued some time back, will resume on February 13.

Soon, islands in Andaman will be connected by seaplanes

09 Jan 2019

Soon, islands in Andaman will be connected by seaplanes

According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, islands in Andaman will soon be connected by seaplanes that can land on or take-off from water.

IndiGo, SpiceJet to charge for web check-in, passengers are angry

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.

Indian airlines can meet just 3 weeks' expenses; needs govt-help

21 Nov 2018

Indian airlines can meet just 3 weeks' expenses; needs govt-help

Amid rising fuel prices and the weakening rupee, airlines in India are having a hard time staying afloat, and have asked the government to help them get unsecured credit from oil companies and airports.

DGCA directs Jet, SpiceJet to address issues with Boeing-737 MAX

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.

PM Modi inaugurates Sikkim's first Airport: Details here

24 Sep 2018

PM Modi inaugurates Sikkim's first Airport: Details here

Nine years after its foundation stone was laid, the stunning Pakyong Airport in Sikkim was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.

Bengaluru International Airport to introduce facial recognition facility from 2019

06 Sep 2018

Bengaluru International Airport to introduce facial recognition facility from 2019

Bengaluru International Airport Thursday said it plans to roll out facial recognition facility for the passengers of some select airlines from early next year as it seeks to make the boarding process paperless.

#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.

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.

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.

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.

Hyderabad: This isn't potty but 1.85kg of smuggled gold-paste!

23 Jul 2018

Hyderabad: This isn't potty but 1.85kg of smuggled gold-paste!

DRI officials stopped a smuggling bid at Hyderabad airport on Saturday and recovered around 2kg of gold that was being brought in from Colombo.

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.

Guwahati: Woman, returning from father's rites, stripped to 'verify' pregnancy

27 Jun 2018

Guwahati: Woman, returning from father's rites, stripped to 'verify' pregnancy

In a shocking incident, a woman was stripped by staff of CISF to ensure her pregnancy at Guwahati's Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, on Sunday.

Carrying baggage heavier than 15kg to become costlier for domestic-flyers

23 Jun 2018

Carrying baggage heavier than 15kg to become costlier for domestic-flyers

Carrying check-in baggage beyond 15 kg will prove to be costlier to domestic flyers on low-cost carriers like IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir.

Surat-Bengaluru daily flights from June, courtesy AirAsia

08 May 2018

Surat-Bengaluru daily flights from June, courtesy AirAsia

In a first, AirAsia will start a daily flight connecting Bengaluru with Surat from June 1 this year, the same month it completes 4 years in the business.

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.

100 flights cancelled as Mumbai Airport shuts-down for two days

09 Apr 2018

100 flights cancelled as Mumbai Airport shuts-down for two days

Due to pre-monsoon repair and preventive maintenance work on the intersection of two cross-runways (09/27 and 14/32), Mumbai Airport will remain shut today and tomorrow for six hours.