AirAsia India puts growth on hold while government dallies over reforms

AirAsia India has halted its expansion plans after just a year in business as it waits for a government decision on whether to change a protectionist measure regulating overseas flights, the budget carrier`s chief executive said.

Gold worth Rs 90 lakh seized from passenger

Gold biscuits, weighing 3.26 kg and valued at Rs 90 lakh, were today seized from a passenger from Dubai at nearby Karipur International airport, officials said.

SpiceJet requests deferment on payment, but AAI unmoved

The airline has also requested the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to waive the interest against these dues on account of payment of charges towards landing, parking and other support services availed by the carrier.

IndiGo may file for IPO in May to raise Rs 2,500 cr

The largest airline by market share, IndiGo, is likely to file IPO papers with the Sebi by May to raise up to Rs 2,500 crore, industry sources said.

AirAsia offers 3 million seats at discounted prices

In one of the biggest discounted sale offers, Malaysian carrier AirAsia today put three million (30 lakh) seats up for grab for destinations including India.

Aircraft with tribute to JRD Tata unveiled

JRD Tata was a visionary who established civil aviation in India for the benefit of its people, Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata said today after unveiling an AirAsia India aircraft with JRD Tata livery.

Forex-rate changes, higher costs result in losses for AirAsia

Budget carrier AiraAsia reported a wider fourth-quarter net loss of 429 million ringgit ($120 million) on Thursday, blaming exchange-rate changes and finance costs related to aircraft purchases.

SpiceJet says it has started paying back to it creditors

Budget carrier SpiceJet has started paying back to its creditors with the airline clearing all its dues related to TDS payments following its ownership going back in the hands of the original promoter Ajay Singh.

Spicejet to launch flights to Hubli from next month

The airline will re-launch daily flight services to Hubli from Mumbai and Bengaluru from March 1 and has opened the booking for these flights as well, SpieceJet said in a release.

Australian flag carrier Qantas world's safest airline

 Australian flag carrier Qantas has been named the world`s safest airline in a report published by Wednesday.

IndiGo to start fifth daily non-stop flight to Pune

Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Friday announced the launch of its fifth daily non-stop flight to Pune, effective from Jan 4, 2015.

Lufthansa flights grounded in new pilots' strike

Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, said it will cancel 200 flights on Friday, affecting 25,000 passengers, as a consequence of a pilots' strike to be held later in the day.

FIA asks govt to advise DGCA not to allow AirAsia launch operations

Claiming that the approvals granted to AirAsia India were "illegal", Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) has asked the government to advise aviation regulator DGCA not to allow the new no-frill airline to launch its operations which is set for June 12.

AirAsia to connect 10 cities this fiscal

The new low-cost airline AirAsia (India), starting operations June 12 connecting Bangalore and Goa, is expected to fly to 10 cities by the fiscal-end and break even at the end of the fourth month, said a company official.

Malaysia Airlines union urges CEO to resign

The influential union represents about half of Malaysia Airlines` 19,500 worldwide employees.

Dubai-based 'flydubai' doubles its network in India

The Dubai-based carrier will operate four weekly flights to Delhi from June 1.

AirAsia plans flights in India soon

Asia's leading budget carrier, AirAsia, is hoping to begin operations in India in two to three months, the airline's CEO said on Friday.

SpiceJet ups frequency on top three tourism spots from Delhi

Spicejet will operate special flights from Delhi to country's top three tourist hotspots - Srinagar, Goa and Bagdogra - to meet the increased traffic demand during the peak holiday season.

Funeral service planned for Australian couple traveling on MH370

The first funeral service for passengers on board the missing Malaysian jet will be held on Sunday with a family of an Australian couple deciding to hold a memorial nearly two months after the plane disappeared.

Kin of MH370 passengers angered by Malaysia Airlines` notice to vacate hotel

The relatives of the ill-fated passengers aboard mysterious Malaysian Airlines MH370 were seen leaving their hotel in Beijing, just a day after the airline officials denied providing them any more accomodation.