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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fliers may soon be able to use biometric details for security checks at airports

Fliers may soon be able to use biometric details for security checks at airports

Usage of biometric details for security check at airports may soon be a reality for fliers. The government is working on putting in place a system after thorough feedback for a pilot project.

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.

'No incident in India with regard to Galaxy Note 7'

'No incident in India with regard to Galaxy Note 7'

Clearly denying any accident to have taken place, Samsung on Thursday said that no untoward incident has occured with regard to Galaxy Note 7 in India as not even a single unit of the device was sold in the country.

HC asks AirAsia to place its brand licensing agreement before DGCA

HC asks AirAsia to place its brand licensing agreement before DGCA

AirAsia India, a joint venture between Tata Sons and AirAsia Berhad, was on Friday asked by Delhi High Court to place before DGCA its brand licensing agreement (BLA) with the Malaysian entity to determine who controls the Indian low-cost carrier.

Samsung executives meet DGCA officials over Galaxy Note issue

Samsung executives meet DGCA officials over Galaxy Note issue

Senior executives of Samsung met officials of aviation regulator DGCA, two days after one of the company's high-end smartphones caught fire inside an IndiGo aircraft.

Samsung phone catches fire in aircraft; DGCA summons company

Samsung phone catches fire in aircraft; DGCA summons company

A high-end Samsung smartphone caught fire inside a Chennai-bound IndiGo aircraft on Friday, creating a scare among 175 passengers on-board but the plane made a safe landing.

Air Safety: DGCA bans clicking pictures near aircraft

Air Safety: DGCA bans clicking pictures near aircraft

DGCA via its latest circular on air safety has asked airlines to ensure that passengers do not indulge in photography while embarking or disembarking from aircraft.