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Non-stop: American Airlines eyes Mumbai; prepares to compete with Tata-backed Air India

Non-stop: American Airlines eyes Mumbai; prepares to compete with Tata-backed Air India

🕔18:12, 18.Nov 2021

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Re-entering India’s sky after a gap of nearly 10 years, the Texas-based American Airlines is looking to connect more destinations, especially Mumbai to the US, via non-stop services. Besides, the airline sees the sector gaining more

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Go First to add 32 domestic flights

Go First to add 32 domestic flights

🕔06:54, 12.Nov 2021

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Go First, formerly known as GoAir, will introduce 32 new flights to expand its domestic network. The airline will add Amritsar, Surat, Dehradun and Aizawl to its domestic network, and these airports will be connected by

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India extends ban on int’l commercial flights till Nov 30

India extends ban on int’l commercial flights till Nov 30

🕔21:54, 29.Oct 2021

New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) To deal with the ongoing Covid pandemic, India’s civil aviation regulator on Friday extended the ban on scheduled international commercial flights till November 30. In the notification, the Directorate General of Central Aviation (DGCA), however, said:

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Tatas plan to pilot synergy between airlines, post SPA

Tatas plan to pilot synergy between airlines, post SPA

🕔15:54, 15.Oct 2021

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Conglomerate Tata Group plans to pilot synergy between all its airlines to compete in various market segments. Post the SPA transaction, Tatas will have two full-service carriers — Vistara and Air India — along with

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Centre tweaks airfare cap rules, gives more pricing freedom

Centre tweaks airfare cap rules, gives more pricing freedom

🕔13:00, 19.Sep 2021

New Delhi, Sep 19 To give more pricing flexibility to the airlines, the Centre has tweaked the airfare cap rules. According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the fare band will now only be applicable for a 15-day cycle. Notably, the

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Earning wings: Akasa Air’s clearances likely by year-end

Earning wings: Akasa Air’s clearances likely by year-end

🕔17:55, 20.Aug 2021

New Delhi, Aug 20  Stock market maverick Rakesh Jhunjhunwala backed upcoming airline venture — Akasa — is expected to get all Central clearances to commence airline operations by year-end. Accordingly, the proposed airline venture has applied for a NoC (No

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IndiGo announces Gwalior as its 70th domestic destination

IndiGo announces Gwalior as its 70th domestic destination

🕔06:53, 17.Aug 2021

New Delhi, Aug 17  To strengthen regional connectivity, airline major IndiGo on Monday announced Gwalior as its 70th domestic destination. The airline will operate ATR aircraft for direct flights from Gwalior to Delhi and Indore from September 1 onwards. In

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SpiceJet’s YoY Q1FY22 net loss widens to Rs 729 cr

SpiceJet’s YoY Q1FY22 net loss widens to Rs 729 cr

🕔07:10, 14.Aug 2021

New Delhi, Aug 14  Budget airline SpiceJet on Friday reported a net loss of Rs 729 crore in the first quarter of FY2022. The Q1FY22 net loss is higher than Rs 593 crore in the same quarter of the previous

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DGCA seeks India-UK airfare details from airlines

DGCA seeks India-UK airfare details from airlines

🕔07:07, 9.Aug 2021

New Delhi, Aug 9  Civil aviation regulator DGCA has sought details of airlines’ fares for the India-UK route. The development comes amid a uproar among the air travellers over high airfares as India-UK flights restart on Sunday after a pause

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Airlines rush to get their workforce vaccinated

Airlines rush to get their workforce vaccinated

🕔09:23, 13.May 2021

Mumbai, May 13  In anticipation of rising travel demand on the back of an accelerated vaccination programme, several domestic airlines are planning to initiate an internal inoculation drive for their workforce. Accordingly, low-cost carrier GoAir will soon commence a programme

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Covid Effect: Airlines demand assistance package, capacity reduction

Covid Effect: Airlines demand assistance package, capacity reduction

🕔06:25, 14.Apr 2021

New Delhi, April 14  Resurgence of Covid infections along with the re-imposition of partial travel restrictions in some major states have triggered a clamour among a section of airlines for financial assistance as well as reduction of flight capacity. Industry

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Vistara commences non-stop flights between Mumbai and Male

Vistara commences non-stop flights between Mumbai and Male

🕔07:21, 4.Mar 2021

New Delhi, March 4  Full-service carrier Vistara on Wednesday commenced its non-stop flights between Mumbai and Male. According to the airline, the inaugural flight was operated by Vistara’s Airbus A320neo aircraft. The airline will fly three times a week on

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SpiceJet inducts 2 more wide-body aircraft to cargo fleet

SpiceJet inducts 2 more wide-body aircraft to cargo fleet

🕔14:35, 20.Jan 2021

New Delhi, Jan 20  To further strengthen cargo operations, budget carrier SpiceJet has inducted two more wide-body planes — a Boeing 767 and Airbus A330 — to its cargo fleet. Accordingly, with the latest induction, SpiceJet will have a dedicated

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Centre to hold talks with airlines on Wednesday

Centre to hold talks with airlines on Wednesday

🕔11:45, 16.Dec 2020

New Delhi, Dec 16  Centre on Wednesday will hold a consultative meet with domestic airlines amid the ongoing pandemic. Industry Sources say the consultative process is used to gauge the impact of Covid-19, to restore capacity and regional connectivity. Recently,

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SpiceJet ties-up with logistic firms to deliver Covid-19 vaccine

SpiceJet ties-up with logistic firms to deliver Covid-19 vaccine

🕔07:12, 11.Dec 2020

New Delhi, Dec 11  Airline major SpiceJet has tied-up with logistics firms to provide seamless end-to-end cold chain solutions for Covid-19 vaccine delivery. SpiceJet and Snowman Logistics signed a Memorandum of Understanding for movement of Covid-19 vaccine. Under the MoU,

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Airlines allowed to deploy up to 80% capacity in domestic sector

Airlines allowed to deploy up to 80% capacity in domestic sector

🕔07:25, 4.Dec 2020

New Delhi, Dec 4  The Centre has allowed domestic airlines to deploy up to 80 per cent of their pre-Covid flight capacity from an earlier 70 per cent, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday. In a tweet,

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Airlines’ 60% capacity cap extended till February

Airlines’ 60% capacity cap extended till February

🕔08:17, 5.Nov 2020

New Delhi, Nov 5  The limited domestic passenger flight capacity, of up to 60 per cent of pre-Covid level, has been extended till February 24, 2021. In September, the Centre had increased the limited domestic passenger flight operations’ capacity to

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Lufthansa cancels all flights between Germany and India from Sept 30

Lufthansa cancels all flights between Germany and India from Sept 30

🕔08:16, 30.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 30  Airline major Lufthansa said on Tuesday that it will cancel all planned flights between Germany and India from September 30 to October 20. According to the airline, the move comes after Indian authorities rejected Lufthansa’s planned

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Airlines allowed to deploy up to 60% capacity in domestic sector

Airlines allowed to deploy up to 60% capacity in domestic sector

🕔16:27, 2.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 2 The Centre on Wednesday increased the limited domestic passenger flight operations’ capacity to 60 per cent from an earlier 45 per cent, with immediate effect. Till now, the Centre had permitted only 45 per cent capacity utilisation

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Vistara operates maiden long-haul flight from Delhi to London

Vistara operates maiden long-haul flight from Delhi to London

🕔07:00, 29.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 29  Full-service carrier Vistara on Friday operated its first long-haul flight from Delhi to London. As per an airline statement, the flight was operated on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Vistara is operating the special, non-stop flights under

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