Terror alert: Air India advises passengers to reach airports 3 hours early
Terror alert: Air India advises passengers to reach airports 3 hours early

Air India has urged its passengers to reach airports well on time to avoid delays in view of agencies scaling up security measures.

Rat forces London-bound Air India flight to return to Mumbai, probe ordered
Rat forces London-bound Air India flight to return to Mumbai, probe ordered

Air India flight from Mumbai going to London had to return after a cabin crew member spotted a rat on board.

Rajnath Singh visits BSF plane crash site in Dwarka
Rajnath Singh visits BSF plane crash site in Dwarka

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday visited the site where the Border Security Force (BSF) plane crashed this morning.

New Year bonanza for air travellers! 2% levy on domestic, international fares deferred
New Year bonanza for air travellers! 2% levy on domestic, international fares deferred

Government's plan to impose two percent levy on most domestic and international air tickets from January 1 has been deferred.

Chennai floods: Returning to normalcy, both day and night flight services resume
Chennai floods: Returning to normalcy, both day and night flight services resume

After the resumption of flight operations partially on Sunday, normalcy is likely to be restored in flood-battered Chennai airport with full-fledged services from Monday.

Chennai airport to be made operational in rain-battered Tamil Nadu today
Chennai airport to be made operational in rain-battered Tamil Nadu today

With the water receding, the Chennai airport is expected to be operational for regular air services from Saturday.

RBI relaxes norms for aircraft, helicopter imports

Relaxing norms for aircraft and helicopter imports, RBI Thursday said banks can allow advance remittances for imports once the company has approval from aviation regulator DGCA.

Katra chopper crash: DGCA team begins probe

The Vaishsnodevi shrine is located at a height of 5,300 feet on the Trikuta Hills. Katra town is 50 Kms away from Jammu.

DGCA to complete certification of six IndiGo A320 neos in December
DGCA to complete certification of six IndiGo A320 neos in December

Certification from the DGCA is mandatory prior to induction of any type of new aircraft in the fleet.

DGCA allows domestic carriers to roll out zero bag charges
DGCA allows domestic carriers to roll out zero bag charges

Aviation regulator DGCA has now allowed domestic carriers to roll out "zero bag" fares and charge penalty against check-in baggage for tickets booked under such an offer.

 

Air Arabia explores biz opportunities with FlyEasy

FlyEasy is currently awaiting aviation regulator DGCA approval for starting a regional airline.

Air Costa in funding talks ahead of launch of pan-India ops

Regional carrier Air Costa, which is awaiting aviation regulator's nod to fly pan-India, is in talks with various investors for raising funds.

Domestic air traffic grows by 14% in September

The seat occupancy across airlines, however, clocked lower than August 2015 due to the end of tourists season, DGCA said.

Air India urges DGCA to relax fitness norms for cabin crew
Air India urges DGCA to relax fitness norms for cabin crew

Air India has sought relaxation in the mandated fitness standards for cabin crew, citing that less stringent requirements would help the airline retain a sizable chunk of its cabin staff.

High airfares: Domestic carriers seek week's time for suggestions

Domestic carriers Tuesday sought a week's time from the government to come up with their proposals to address the issue of "high fares", especially during the festival time after failing to reach a consensus on the issue.

New civil aviation policy in advanced stage: Minister

The proposed new civil aviation policy was under advanced stage of preparation and the draft would be placed in the public domain for eliciting opinions, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati said Monday.

Air India gets go-ahead from Airbus to extend use of 3 ageing A320s

National carrier Air India has got the go-ahead from European aircraft maker Airbus to use three of its ageing A320s for a longer duration, even as the state- run airline is in the process of replacing the entire fleet of these planes with new fuel-efficient aircraft.

DGCA tells Spicejet to charge Rs 400 for 'zero-bag' violations
DGCA tells Spicejet to charge Rs 400 for 'zero-bag' violations

In June this year, the budget carrier had rolled out a scheme, offering a discount of Rs 200 to every passenger who books a flight with only one handbag and no check-in baggage.

PM Modi's concern over predatory airfares, likely cess on tickets

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed serious concern over the predatory pricing by the domestic airlines, an issue that will be addressed shortly by the civil aviation ministry, which is also mulling a two per cent cess on tickets in its new aviation policy.

Jet Airways pilots put 152 passengers at risk, land plane with near empty fuel tanks
Jet Airways pilots put 152 passengers at risk, land plane with near empty fuel tanks

In an incident that will send shivers down the spine of all air passengers, a Jet Airways flight from Doha to Kochi made an emergency landing at Thiruvanathapuram with almost empty fuel tanks.