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29 March, 2020, 07:39 PM IST

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An AirAsia India spokesperson said, "There was a case reported of suspected Covid-19 passengers aboard I5-732, Pune to New Delhi on 20th March 2020, seated in Row 1. The passengers were subsequently screened and tested negative." As a safety measure after landing, the aircraft was parked at a remote bay and suspected passengers disembarked from the front door, the spokesperson noted.

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  • Government officials admitted that airlines were not providing cancellation fee waiver but added that the government might not act. “It is probably not the best time in view of the financial problems airlines are facing due to Covid-19,” said a senior government official, who did not want to be named.

    According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) data, passenger load factors of all major airlines - Air India, SpiceJet, GoAir, IndiGo, AirAsia India and Vistara - increased in February as compared to January.

    All domestic airlines, including government-owned Air India, have announced a waiver on re-booking charges in case a customer does not want to travel on the designated date. Wadia group-owned private carrier GoAir, which was earlier offering free cancellation, has said it will now allow people to only reschedule their flights for no charge.

    Revenue grew on the back of a 38 per cent increase in capacity and 19 per cent rise in average fare.

    At present, the Vistara board will likely shepherd the Air India bid. Once a decision is reached, it will be taken to the Tata Sons board, officials said. In November 2018, the Tata Sons board reportedly cautioned the management against rushing into any deal with Jet Airways, suggesting a thorough due diligence.

    Enforcement Directorate is probing an allegation of money laundering against AirAsia Bhd for which India’s former director R Venkataramanan was called for probe. AirAsia BHd's Former CEO Tony Fernandes, Venkataramanan and others are also being investigated by the CBI on charges of criminal conspiracy under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

    New Delhi, Feb 20 () Streamlining internal processes has enabled AirAsia India to achieve top spot in on-time performance (OTP) at four metro airports in January, its CEO Sunil Bhaskaran said on Thursday.

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    The passenger load factors of Air India, SpiceJet, GoAir, IndiGo, AirAsia India declined in January 2020 as compared to December last year, as per the DGCA data. The passenger load factor measures the seat capacity utilisation of the airline.

    Fernandes and other top managers of AirAsia are being investigated by CBI on charges of criminal conspiracy.

    Tony Fernandes and others stand booked by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on charges of criminal conspiracy under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is also probing allegations of money laundering. CBI registered the FIR on May 29, 2018 following a case registered by the ED on charges of money laundering.

    A few minutes after the flight took off from the airport, a woman passenger on board allegedly gave a note to one of the cabin crew, asking it to be delivered to the pilot. The note said there were bombs strapped to her body and she would detonate it any moment, an airport official said.

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