Air travellers to get refund on development fee for tickets booked beyond April 30

Air travellers to get refund on development fee for tickets booked beyond April 30

DGCA has asked airlines to refund development fee charged from passengers flying out of the IGIA on the tickets booked for journey beyond April 30.

DGCA mulls easing aircraft import norms

DGCA mulls easing aircraft import norms

 Domestic airlines might soon be allowed to import aircraft that are up to 18 years old, with aviation watchdog DGCA proposing to ease the norms as government looks to boost regional air connectivity.

SpiceJet sacks pilot who forced air hostess to sit with him in cockpit during flight

SpiceJet sacks pilot who forced air hostess to sit with him in cockpit during flight

The SpiceJet airline has sacked one of his pilots for allegedly asking the chief air hostess of the flight to sit with him in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 flight. 

Bad news for flyers! SpiceJet hikes ticket cancellation charges

Bad news for flyers! SpiceJet hikes ticket cancellation charges

Budget carrier SpiceJet has also increased its ticket cancellation charges by over Rs 350, days after its competitor IndiGo announced a flat charge of Rs 2,250 even as the DGCA deadline for airlines to submit their response on the issue ended on Friday

Jet to hire over 50 Foreign pilots

Jet to hire over 50 Foreign pilots

 Jet Airways is in the process of hiring over 50 expat pilots to fly its widebody B-777 planes, with six of these aircraft, currently on lease to Abu Dhabi- based Etihad Airways, are expected to start returning to the Indian carrier's fleet from June.

Indigo to charge Rs 2,250 for cancelling domestic flight ticket

Indigo to charge Rs 2,250 for cancelling domestic flight ticket

Budget carrier IndiGo is all set to charge Rs 2,250 fee from its customers wanting to cancel their domestic flight tickets, a move that is likely to attract some queries from the aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

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.