Civil aviation minister's statement on Air India privatisation 'highly damaging': Employees' union
In a letter to PM, the Aviation Industry Employees' Guild said "Coming from the civil aviation minister...this statement is highly damaging, uncalled for at this stage and has massive financial implications for Air India, as our passengers will start cancelling their flight bookings and/or prospective passengers refrain from booking seats on AI flights..."
Delhi airport may get 'air train' connecting it's terminals by 2022
To connect Delhi airport's terminals an 'air train' might soon be develop...
DGCA to monitor passenger complaints, ensure timely redress
The move is aimed to empower the passengers at a time when air passenger ridershi...
Passengers flying to Delhi from four cities to get pollution masks: AirAsia India
The initiative is being taken in view of high pollution levels in Delhi, the airline said, adding that PM 2.5 particles can "reach deep into the lungs". PM 2.5 are tiny particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter. "The campaign will commence on November 19, 2019, and end on November 29, 2019," AirAsia India said in a statement.
August domestic air passenger traffic up only 3.7%: IATA
The average global demand for domestic travel, however, climbed 4.7 per cent in the month under review compared to August last year.
Tie-up to help SpiceJet access wider network of Gulf Air: Ajay Singh
The tieup is commercial and SpiceJet to collaborate with Gulf Air in engineering, cargo, personnel.
Cyclone Bulbul: IndiGo cancels flights, offers alternate arrangements to passengers
"The peak hour of the cyclone is expected from 10 PM Saturday until 4 AM Sunday. All the passengers of the affected domestic flights are being notified and alternate arrangements being offered,"the low-cost carrier said in a statement. With around 48 per cent share in the domestic air passenger market, IndiGo is the largest airline in India.
Delhi’s air has improved over 3 years: Prakash Javadeka
Both Houses held a debate on growing air pollution in the country, particularly in Delhi. Replying to the debate, Javadekar said: “There is a general improvement in Delhi’s air quality over the past three years. There were 106 good and satisfactory days in 2016, 152 in 2017, 159 in 2018. This year, out of 324 days, 190 have been good and satisfactory.”
Toxic air makes flying out of capital dearer
Air pollution in Delhi has taken air travel back to the times when only the rich could afford to fly, domestic airfares departing from the capital have soared to an unprecedented high. The cheapest one-way fare from Delhi to Jaipur was Rs 14,000.
Airport hospitality companies keen to improve passenger experience
While privatisation of Indian airports has fuelled the growth of airport lounges, most lounge operators are seeing limited room to expand their core operations, and are taking the premium services path to boost revenue.
DGCA probes GoAir incident at Bengaluru airport; summons pilots
A source said the Airbus plane had touched the unpaved surface outside the runway after landing and the pilot took off again. The aircraft was diverted to Hyderabad. Reportedly, the flight carrying around 170 passengers was being flown by an expat pilot. The fligt was later diverted to Hyderabad.
Domestic air passenger traffic slips to 1.8% in July: Report
The growth in the industry capacity continued to be muted in July at 3.5 percent, primarily due to the grounding of Jet Airways.
Passengers face hassle at airports across India as IndiGo's server goes down
The outage added to passenger woes as dozens of Indian flights already faced delays or cancellations on Monday, according to reports, due to a decline in visibility because of air pollution shrouding New Delhi, home to the country's busiest airport. Hassled travellers affected by IndiGo's outage posted pictures on Twitter of long lines at check-in counters at major airports.
For every new A320neo plane, ground an old one with unmodified PW engines: DGCA to IndiGo
The DGCA had told IndiGo to replace PW engines of 97 A320neo family aircraft "at all costs" by January 31.
Interested in buying a stake in IndiGo, but not in Air India: Qatar Airways CEO
Qatar Airways has no interest in buying a stake in Air India but is interested in IndiGo, said its CEO.
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