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Average airfares fall 18% last year, says Civil Aviation Ministry

Average airfares fall 18% last year, says Civil Aviation Ministry

Average airfares dropped 18 percent in 2016 and additional capacities can further bring down the fares, Union Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today said as he disfavoured the idea of capping ticket prices.

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.

Your flight boarding pass will not be torn anymore

Your flight boarding pass will not be torn anymore

Passengers' boarding passes will no more be required to be torn before boarding a flight, with aviation security watchdog BCAS scrapping the decades-old mandatory requirement for the airlines.

Your flight boarding pass will not be torn anymore

Your flight boarding pass will not be torn anymore

Passengers' boarding passes will no more be required to be torn before boarding a flight, with aviation security watchdog BCAS scrapping the decades-old mandatory requirement for the airlines.

Domestic air passenger traffic up by 15% in March

Domestic air passenger traffic up by 15% in March

The deceleration in the domestic air traffic growth continues for the second consecutive month this year with the demand for travel going up nearly 15 percent to 90.45 lakh in March.

 

Airlines slashed their prices during summer holidays

Airlines slashed their prices during summer holidays. Watch the full segment for more details.

Indian-origin's startup 'Zunum Aero' developing hybrid electric planes by early 2020s

Indian-origin's startup 'Zunum Aero' developing hybrid electric planes by early 2020s

The regional hybrid-electric aircraft, which will have 10 to 50 seats, are being developed with backing from Boeing's HorizonX innovation cell and JetBlue Technology Ventures.

 

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad's repeated attempts to fly go in vain as airlines remain resolute

Since Tuesday, he had been trying hard and soul to fly to Delhi, either by getting open tickets or by buying new ones. However, everytime his attempt to manage a ticket by using alias has resulted into a complete failure.

Biofuels can cut jet engine pollution by up to 70%, confirms NASA study

Biofuels can cut jet engine pollution by up to 70%, confirms NASA study

We show that, compared to using conventional fuels, biofuel blending reduces particle number and mass emissions immediately behind the aircraft by 50 to 70 per cent, researchers said.

Air India, SpiceJet give massive discounts on tickets; price starts at Rs 777

Air India, SpiceJet give massive discounts on tickets; price starts at Rs 777

While Air India is giving one ticket free for every booking in First Class and Business Class, SpiceJet would be offering tickets priced as low as Rs 777 on select routes.

Vistara launches three day celebration sale

Share Bazar, Mandi Live, Aap Ka Bazar, First Trade, Big Debate etc.

Full List: Best and worst international airlines 2016

Full List: Best and worst international airlines 2016

The company has put the list together keeping in mind the best on-time performance records every year, delay and cancellation patterns of the airlines across the globe.

Air India ranked third worst performing airline in the world

Air India ranked third worst performing airline in the world

In what could come as a major blow and embarrassment to the national carrier, Air India has been ranked among the world's worst airlines in the world coming in at the third place.

Initial NOC for starting air services to be valid for 3 years

Initial NOC for starting air services to be valid for 3 years

The initial no-objection certificate for starting scheduled passenger and cargo airlines will now be valid for three years with the government tweaking existing norms to improve the ease of doing business in the aviation sector.

GoAir sale: Airline offers lowest fare starting at just Rs 999

GoAir sale: Airline offers lowest fare starting at just Rs 999

To be booked by December 31, 2016, the tickets are valid for flights commencing January 9, 2017 to April 15, 2017.

Shell out little more even to book middle seat in flights, preferred seats attract more charges

Shell out little more even to book middle seat in flights, preferred seats attract more charges

Shell out a little more even if you want a middle seat in flights with airlines charging extra for preferred seats as they look to increase their ancillary revenues amid stiff competition.
With regulations permitting unbundling of various services offered by domestic carriers, choosing a particular seat, especially the window ones and those with more leg space, comes at extra cost.

Delhi airport to restart stamping cabin bag tags as trial run ends

Delhi airport to restart stamping cabin bag tags as trial run ends

As the one-week trial comes to an end, Indira Gandhi International Airport will restart with stamping cabin bag tags from Friday. 

Airlines to pay Rs 50,000 fine if their planes drop human waste from air

Airlines to pay Rs 50,000 fine if their planes drop human waste from air

The menace of human waste being splattered on houses from airplanes while landing, on Tuesday led the National Green Tribunal to slap a fine of Rs 50,000 on the airline whose aircraft empties toilet tanks on air.

Cyclone Vardah: Airlines take steps for passenger safety, succour

Various domestic airlines on Monday said they have initiated steps to minimise customer inconvenience and ensure safety of and provide succour to passengers travelling from or to Chennai in the aftermath of cyclone Vardah.

Airlines slash fares post Centre's demonetisation move, offer heavy discounts – check details here

Airlines slash fares post Centre's demonetisation move, offer heavy discounts – check details here

The Narendra Modi government's decision to ban old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 has affected the aviation sector with the sale of air tickets declining by 10 percent.