DGCA extends suspension of international commercial passenger flights

Amid the suspension, special international flights have been allowed under the Vande Bharat Mission since May last year and under bilateral "air bubble" arrangements with select countries since July. India has formed air bubble pacts with several countries including the US, the UK, and the UAE.

Feb 27, 2021, 12:43 PM IST

DGCA suspends scheduled international passenger flights till February 28

The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights due to the spread of the highly infectious novel coronavirus has been extended till February 28, India's aviation regulator body DGCA said on Thursday. The DGCA circular also said that the suspension does not affect the operation of international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by it.

Jan 29, 2021, 07:48 AM IST

COVID-19 pandemic: Suspension of international passenger flights to continue till February 28

The government on Thursday (January 28) extended a ban on international scheduled commercial flights to/from India till February 28 in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The DGCA circular said that the suspension will not affect the operation of international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by it. 

Jan 28, 2021, 21:03 PM IST

New COVID-19 strain: Govt extends restrictions on UK-India flights till February 14

The flight services between India and UK resumed from January 6, while those from the UK to India will re-commenced from January 8. Last month, these services were suspended to stop the spread of a mutant Covid-19 strain which was recently discovered in the UK.

Jan 28, 2021, 09:01 AM IST

New COVID-19 strain: Centre makes RT-PCR test, 7-day isolation must for flyers from UK, check details

The Ministry of Civil Aviation further ordered stringent precautions, the passengers arriving in the country from the UK in all transit flights before 22 December, will have to mandatorily undergo RT-PCR test for Covid-19 on arrival. 

Dec 22, 2020, 14:44 PM IST

SpiceJet plane undershoots runway in Guwahati, all safe; 2 pilots off-rostered by DGCA

Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation has grounded the two SpiceJet pilots who were operating the SG960 Bengaluru-Guwahati flight, the DGCA officials said.

Dec 05, 2020, 18:04 PM IST

Photos, videos allowed in flights, not recording gadgets that create chaos: DGCA

The clarification comes a day after the DGCA had said that a scheduled flight will be suspended for a period of two weeks if anyone is found taking photographs inside the plane. Airlines were also asked to take necessary punitive action against those found clicking pictures inside the aircraft.

Sep 13, 2020, 20:58 PM IST

DGCA pulls up IndiGo, seeks report over ruckus on Kangana Ranaut’s Chandigarh-Mumbai flight

Aviation regulator DGCA has asked for a report from IndiGo airlines on the alleged violation of safety and social distancing protocols by mediapersons in its Chandigarh-Mumbai flight that had actor Kangana Ranaut as a passenger, sources said on Friday.

Sep 11, 2020, 16:55 PM IST

Centre proposes full refund in 15 days on air tickets booked before lockdown

The full refund has been proposed for tickets booked during the lockdown on domestic, international and foreign airlines.

Sep 06, 2020, 20:00 PM IST

Ban on international flights into India extended till September 30

Scheduled international passenger services continue to remain suspended in India since March 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Aug 31, 2020, 14:16 PM IST

Put people on 'no fly list' for not wearing masks: DGCA tells airlines

The country’s aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday asked the airlines to put on a no-fly list those air passengers who are not prepared to wear masks during flight and violate the set COVID-19 pandemic standard operating procedure (SOP).

Aug 28, 2020, 16:05 PM IST

Kerala AI Express plane crash: Issues red-flagged by DGCA were addressed and rectified, says Aviation Minister HS Puri

All issues such as excessive rubber deposits, water stagnation and cracks that were red-flagged by aviation regulator DGCA in the past were "addressed and rectified" by the Kozhikode airport operator, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday.

Aug 08, 2020, 23:10 PM IST

Pilot of crashed AIE flight was most experienced, had landed on Kozhikode runway at least 27 times: Aviation Minister HS Puri

 The pilot in command of the crashed Air India Express flight Captain Deepak Vasant Sathe, who was among those killed in the accident, was one of the most experienced commanders with more than 10,000 flying hours and had landed the aircraft at the Karipur airport at least 27 times in the past, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday (August 8, 2020).

Aug 08, 2020, 15:34 PM IST

India extends international flights ban till July 31

The aviation regulator however added that select international scheduled flights on selected routes may be permitted on a case to case basis.

Jul 03, 2020, 16:15 PM IST

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

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

SpiceXpress receives DGCA approval for drone trials

Post trials and approvals, the airline plans to use drones in delivery of essential supplies to remote areas, the company said in a release.

May 29, 2020, 12:29 PM IST

No bookings for middle seat after June 6, Supreme Court tells Air India, asks Bombay HC to take final call

The court said that after June 6, Air India will operate its non-scheduled flights in accordance with the interim order to be passed by the Bombay High Court.

May 25, 2020, 17:03 PM IST

Air India to start bookings for domestic flight from 12.30 pm today

Aaviation regulator DGCA on Thursday issued seven bands of ticket pricing with lower and upper fare limits – Rs 2,000 and Rs 6,000, respectively.

May 22, 2020, 11:37 AM IST