DGCA extends suspension of int'l commercial passenger flights till March 31
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.
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Suspension of scheduled international passenger flights extended till Feb 28
This extension of ban is an indication that regular international flights would not begin by February-end but the government is discussing a possibility of starting regular international flights by summer of 2021.
DGCA yet to decide on the return of 737 MAX to service, says Boeing India
The statement comes after US and European aviation regulators have cleared the aircraft, which have been grounded since March 2019, following two fatal crashes.
Domestic airfare limits to remain till March 31: Aviation Ministry
The upper and lower limits on domestic airfares will remain in place till March 31, the ministry of civil aviation said on Friday.
DGCA issues guidelines to airlines for carrying COVID-19 vaccines packed in dry ice
"All operators while engaging in transportation of COVID-19 vaccines packed with dry ice shall establish the maximum quantity of dry ice that can be loaded in a given cargo hold or in the main deck (passenger cabin) when a passenger version is deployed for all cargo operations," the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) noted.
Masks probably may never even go, says ICMR chief Balram Bhargava
"We don't know how much of the population we'll have to vaccinate to break the virus transmission. What we know is that we've been able to control the pandemic in the country by following COVID-19 appropriate behaviour... I am of the opinion that masks will probably be the last to go and probably may never even go," Bhargava said.
South runway of Bangalore airport becomes CAT-III B compliant
The mechanism is functional at the south runway of the airport since 05.30 am on Thursday. Until now, the permissible visual range was 550 metres and 300 metres, for landing and take-off, respectively, it said. This makes Bangalore airport the only aerodrome in South India and sixth in the country with CAT III B runway.
Suspension of scheduled international passenger flights extended till Jan 31
Scheduled international passenger services have been suspended in India since March 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Asymptomatic air crew who test positive for COVID-19 will undergo 10-day home isolation
If COVID-positive crew members have 'mild symptoms', they will "continue home isolation and will stand discharged after 10 days of symptom onset and no fever for three days", the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a circular, adding there is no need for "testing after the home isolation period is over".
74.3% passengers refunded Rs 3,200 crore for lockdown flight cancellations: Government
The Supreme Court had on October 1 said that a full and immediate refund should be given to passengers for the air tickets cancelled between March 25 and May 24. No scheduled domestic and international passenger flights operated in the country in this period.
International flight ban extended till Dec 31, 2020
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) today announced ban on international flights will continue till the end of this year. The order, however, clarified that cargo flights and limited international flights under bubble arrangement will continue to operate.
DGCA studying the FAA order on return on Boeing 737 MAXs
This would mean good news for SpiceJet, which has 205 Boeing 737 Max’s on order and about 13 of them are grounded in India since the FAA banned it after two fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.
DGCA extends suspension of scheduled international passenger flights till November 30
The international passenger services have been suspended in India since March 23. But special international flights have been operating under the Vande Bharat Mission since May and under the bilateral 'air bubble' arrangements with selected countries since July.