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Air tickets set to get more expensive

Air tickets set to get more expensive

Air travel in the country is all set to get costlier by up to 15 per cent with a rise in prices of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) in the last two months.

Oct 02, 2017, 10:14 AM IST
No-Fly List with 3 levels of unruly behaviour ban enforced

No-Fly List with 3 levels of unruly behaviour ban enforced

India is the first country in the world to have a national no-fly list based on safety.

Sep 08, 2017, 13:50 PM IST
Rodent troubles cause Air India to delay flight with 200 passengers by 9 hours

Rodent troubles cause Air India to delay flight with 200 passengers by 9 hours

As per aviation regulator DGCA’s rules, crew members, that includes pilots, are not allowed to be on duty continuously beyond a stipulated number of hours.

Aug 29, 2017, 09:15 AM IST

Expedite engine supply to India: DGCA tells Pratt & Whitney

The DGCA has asked Pratt & Whitney to expedite the supply of engines to India as many of the A320 neo planes operated by IndiGo and GoAir have been grounded due to issues related to its engines.

Aug 24, 2017, 23:02 PM IST

SpiceJet says excess baggage fee needed to keep fare lucrative

No-frills carrier SpiceJet, that has hiked excess baggage rates, on Wednesday said the charges would help low-cost carriers like it remain competitive in the market.

Aug 23, 2017, 23:26 PM IST
Now, pay three times more for excess baggage on all domestic flights

Now, pay three times more for excess baggage on all domestic flights

Currently, all domestic carriers allow free checked-in baggage up to 15 kgs. Only Air India allows free baggage up to 23 kg.

Aug 18, 2017, 12:46 PM IST
Pilots will have to serve 1-year notice, DGCA clears proposal

Pilots will have to serve 1-year notice, DGCA clears proposal

Senior pilots will now have to wait for one year to join a new employer as aviation regulator DGCA has made it mandatory for commanders to serve a 12-month notice period before quitting job.

Aug 16, 2017, 20:01 PM IST
IndiGo coach window shatters from jet blast, FIR registered

IndiGo coach window shatters from jet blast, FIR registered

Five passengers on-board an IndiGo coach at the airport here sustained minor injuries after a window shattered, allegedly due to a jet blast from a SpiceJet plane approaching a parking bay.

Jul 08, 2017, 22:19 PM IST
Relief for domestic air passengers as airport charges slashed

Relief for domestic air passengers as airport charges slashed

Domestic air passengers will have to pay less at the airports, particularly the non-major ones, from the next month as the aviation regulator has brought down certain charges to the level of last December.

Jun 19, 2017, 21:19 PM IST
TDP MP Diwakar Reddy, banned by six airlines for unruly behaviour, says won't apologise; probe ordered

TDP MP Diwakar Reddy, banned by six airlines for unruly behaviour, says won't apologise; probe ordered

Spicejet, GoAir, Jet Airways, Vistara airlines today joined Indigo and Air India to put the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP under no fly list for his unruly behaviour with a staffer at the Vishakhapatnam airport.

Jun 16, 2017, 10:04 AM IST
Delhi Police grills 34 pilots for using 'filthy' language against DGCA official on WhatsApp group

Delhi Police grills 34 pilots for using 'filthy' language against DGCA official on WhatsApp group

In an unusual development, the Delhi Police on Tuesday examined a group of pilots after the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) filed a police complaint against some police for making obscene remarks against its top officials on a WhatsApp group. 

Jun 06, 2017, 17:01 PM IST

DGCA plans to extend notice period for commanders to 1 year

Various airlines, including IndiGo and Jet Airways, under the banner of Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) have been pitching for increasing the mandatory notice period for pilots to one year from six months.

May 16, 2017, 21:27 PM IST
Rules on no-fly list vague, should specify ban period: Experts

Rules on no-fly list vague, should specify ban period: Experts

The duration of ban under government's draft rules on no-fly list should not be left to the discretion of the airlines, according to experts while an air passenger rights body has called the proposed regulation "vague" and "hurriedly prepared".

May 06, 2017, 10:42 AM IST
No-fly list: New draft rule for airlines announced; 2-year suspension for life threatening behaviour

No-fly list: New draft rule for airlines announced; 2-year suspension for life threatening behaviour

This is for the first time in the history of civil aviation that a no-fly list is being proposed to address the issues pertaining to civil aviation safety.

May 05, 2017, 11:35 AM IST

No collusion like situation at Delhi airport: DGCA

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday claimed there was not a collusion like situation between Air India and IndiGo planes at Delhi`s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport on Friday morning.

Apr 07, 2017, 20:04 PM IST

Missing flights makes DGCA issue stringent guidelines

 After two flights from India went 'missing' in international airspace, the DGCA has issued stringent guidelines to ensure cockpit discipline for crew of all airlines in the country, official sources said on Friday.

Mar 17, 2017, 21:45 PM IST
Zoom Air, India’s newest private airline, begins operations: All you must know

Zoom Air, India’s newest private airline, begins operations: All you must know

India’s newest private airline, Zoom Air, launched its daily scheduled operations from Wednesday.

Feb 16, 2017, 14:14 PM IST
Air India operations head comes under close scrutiny of DGCA

Air India operations head comes under close scrutiny of DGCA

Taking note of the allegations made against Air India's operations head Capt A K Kathpalia, DGCA is gathering information to ascertain whether he had skipped compulsory pre-flight medical test on multiple occasions.

Feb 10, 2017, 19:44 PM IST
Air India operations head taken off flying duty

Air India operations head taken off flying duty

Acting on aviation regulator DGCA's orders, Air India has taken off flying duties its operations department head for skipping the mandatory pre-flight medical test.

Feb 09, 2017, 13:25 PM IST
Apply same rule for all players: Spicejet on OTP system review

Apply same rule for all players: Spicejet on OTP system review

With the aviation regulator DGCA reviewing airlines' on-time performance (OTP) mechanism at four airports, budget carrier SpiceJet on Monday called for applying same rules for all players and making the system more efficient.

Jan 30, 2017, 19:05 PM IST