Air India operating cargo flights to move medicines, medical equipment on Saturday
National carrier Air India and its regional arm Alliance Air are operating a host of cargo charter flights mostly with medical equipment and medicines on several routes on Saturday, an Air India spokesperson said.
GoAir offers its aircraft, crew, airport staff to govt for emergency services
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Airport heroes: staying away from families to handle rescue flights
Operational staff, cleaning staff, baggage handling, airside management, bird chaser are among the staff of Delhi airport who are staying at the airport and will remain there till the end of lockdown period on April 14. Besides, staff of the CISF, customs, Air Traffic ontroller and immigration are also present at the airport for smooth operation.
COVID-19: IndiGo offers govt its aircraft and crew to transport medicine, equipment across country
As the government has suspended all passenger flight operations in India to curb the spread of coronavirus, IndiGo's fleet of more than 250 planes is currently grounded. "The airline has expressed support to contribute in the ferry supply of medicine, equipment, and relief samples from one part of the country to another," the low-cost carrier said.
Govt allows use of passenger planes to ferry cargo to fight Coronavirus
“The government has allowed airlines to carry cargo in their passenger aircraft, which are grounded at various airport, and approvals from the aviation regulator - Directorate General of Civil Aviation - is in process,” said a source, who did not want to be identified.
Coronavirus: US to airlift citizens stranded in India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a three-week lockdown in the country as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus that has claimed over 26,000 lives globally.
China's rearguard actions to arrest COVID-19 spread offer lessons for India: Health experts
India's nationwide lockdown is broadly compared to that of China's sledgehammer clampdown of over 56 million residents of cental Hubei province and its capital Wuhan since January 23, which reported over 68,000 cases of the country's total 81,340 COVID-19 infections and 3,292 deaths as of Thursday.
IndiGo assures staff no salary and leaves will be deducted because of suspension of operations
The government mandated all domestic flights will suspended from Tuesday midnight. International flights have already been suspended. “For those who don’t have to be working during this temporary suspension of operations, we will make no deductions of salaries or leaves,” Ronojoy Dutta wrote in a communication Tuesday.
Grounding domestic flights will stop carriers haemorrhage
After coronavirus hit India, Indian airlines have been rescheduling operations to adjust to the low demand across the country. All carriers, prior to Covid-19, operated a fleet of over 650 aircraft, which had already reduced to 385 aircraft by Monday morning. CAPA, predicts the aviation industry will be hugely impacted by Coronavirus-led slowdown.
Government extends ban on international flights till April 14
The government had banned all international commercial flights landing in India for a week beginning March 22.
Vistara implements leave without pay for 30% of staff; defers increments
The CNPL stretches from the CEO all the way down to managers. The top down approach means that CXOs, senior vice presidents and vice presidents will take three day leaves, while the ones lower down take 1-2 days. Most of cabin crew, security and ground staff will be exempted.
RIL best stock for flight to safety: Jal Irani
The company has done a lot to mitigate potential cash flow issues, says Senior V-P, Edelweiss.
COVID-19: Ready to fly migrant workers from Delhi, Mumbai to Patna during lockdown, says SpiceJet CMD
IndiGo and GoAir have also offered their aircraft and crew and staff members to the government for any mission required to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Airport lounge companies want relief on rentals
Hong Kong-based Plaza Premium Group and Bird Group and Travel Food Services (TFS) are the two major lounge operators in the country and together operate about two dozen lounges across airports.
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