DGCA issues circular to airlines on handling unruly passengers amid COVID-19

DGCA said for identification, prevention and management of unruly passengers in the context of COVID-19, operators should develop in-flight procedures to manage such situations.

Jun 24, 2020, 23:43 PM IST

Supreme Court asks Centre to discuss ticket price refund issue with airlines

The Supreme Court on Friday (June 12) asked the Centre and the airline companies to discuss modalities for full refund of tickets for domestic and international flights which were cancelled following the COVID-19 lockdown.

Jun 12, 2020, 14:02 PM IST

Keep middle seats vacant or provide safety kit to passengers, DGCA to airlines

The airline regulator asked the airlines to provide a three-layered face mask, face shield and a wrap-around gown to those bring allotted the middle seat in an aeroplane. 

Jun 01, 2020, 16:19 PM IST

DGCA says locust swarm post threat to flights, issues guidelines for pilots

The aviation regulator advised pilots to consider the impact of a large number of locust on the windshield which may impact their forward vision and stated that use of wipers in the windsheild will only worsen the situation.

May 29, 2020, 20:39 PM IST

Movement pass not needed for people with flight, train tickets, says Noida police

The Delhi-Noida border was sealed amid the coronavirus pandemic last month with authorities only allowing the movement of those working for the essential services. Only those with valid identity cards or a movement pass are currently allowed through the border.

May 23, 2020, 09:05 AM IST

COVID-19 Lockdown 3.0: Airline, Indian Railway services suspended till May 17 to contain coronavirus pandemic

Delhi Airport, however, issued a passenger advisory stating, "As per the govt mandate, all domestic and international scheduled flight operations will continue to remain suspended till 2359 hours IST of 17th May 2020."

May 01, 2020, 21:49 PM IST

Airlines must refrain from booking tickets, no decision yet on commencing flight operations: DGCA

The aviation regulator has asked airlines to cease all news bookings and intimated to them that instructions regarding commencing of operations will be given in due course of time.

Apr 19, 2020, 21:15 PM IST

5,500 GoAir employees to go on leave without pay till May 3

In March, the Wadia Group-owned airline asked its employees to go on LWP on a rotational basis besides cutting their salaries.

Apr 19, 2020, 14:57 PM IST

COVID-19: By the end of May 2020, most world airlines will be bankrupt, says CAPA

CAPA said, "Cash reserves are running down quickly as fleets are grounded and what flights there are operate much less than half full."

Mar 16, 2020, 13:39 PM IST

Airlines waive off cancellation fee, asked to run extra flights as Kashmir terror threat looms

The government had issued an advisory asking Amarnath Yatris and tourists to return as soon as possible.

Aug 03, 2019, 06:38 AM IST

Air travelers not happy with Airlines for reducing leg space between the seats

Air travelers not happy with Airlines for reducing leg space between the seats. Watch this video to know more.

Aug 02, 2019, 07:54 AM IST

Morning Breaking: Red alert issued for all airports, airlines across India over security threat

A red alert was issued for all airports and airlines in the country by civil aviation security agency following intelligence inputs over security threat in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack and subsequent developments this week.

Mar 03, 2019, 08:14 AM IST

Red alert issued for all airports, airlines across India over security threat

The alert was issued by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).

Mar 02, 2019, 22:24 PM IST

Indian airlines combined losses could reach $1.9 billion this year: Report

Ticket prices have not risen to compensate for higher costs, said CAPA report.

Sep 04, 2018, 08:49 AM IST

Over 24,000 technical snags reported by airlines in 2017: Jayant Sinha

Civil Aviation Minister said that the technical snags in airlines have gone up from 15,048 in 2014 to 21,500 in 2016. 

Mar 15, 2018, 09:20 AM IST

Emirates unveils first-class cabins at Dubai Airshow with virtual windows to relay sky - See pics

Emirates, the Middle East's largest air carrier, has unveiled new, state-of-the-art, first class private suites.

Nov 12, 2017, 12:18 PM IST

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

This mother's nightmarish tale while flying with Etihad Airways will give you chills

Mohana Ray's flight with Etihad Airways has all the makings of a modern-day nightmare: alone with two little girls – one of them down with fever, a '30 hour' journey, rude airline staff, forcibly stranded in an airport and no one to help

Aug 03, 2017, 12:47 PM IST

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.

May 30, 2017, 22:34 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