Aviation industry lobby group seeks incentives for the sector
Airports Council International has sought suspension of all national and local aviation-specific taxes until December 31, including passenger departing taxes and revenue share payment made by private airport operators, and a moratorium on new national and local aviation-specific taxes until December 31.
ACI urges govt to defer aviation specific taxes till Dec 31
Airports Council International (ACI) has urged the government to defer aviation s...
GoAir defers part of accrued March salaries to April
India’s aviation industry, like its global peers, has been the worst hit by the Coronavi...
IOC declares force majeure on oil purchases from Saudi, UAE, Iraq, Kuwait
IOC has reduced processing at its refineries by at least one-fourth as shutting down of businesses, suspension of flights and most vehicles staying off road due to the 21-day nationwide lockdown has led to drastic fall in demand. Sources said IOC has asked the four suppliers to defer some of the volumes they were to deliver in April.
USD 35 billion liability in June quarter over COVID-19: Airlines' body
India has imposed a 21-day lockdown to contain the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), and domestic and international commercial passenger flights have been suspended for this period.
Coronavirus: Civil Aviation Ministry says coordinating with states to ensure cargo flight operations
"Based on requirements received from various states on urgent basis, the senior officials of the ministry coordinate with supply agencies for providing required material which can be further transported to the desired destinations," said a statement by the ministry on Monday.
Domestic airlines, cargo operators transport over 15 tons of medical supplies
Amid the lockdown imposed to help curb the spread of coronavirus, domestic airlines and cargo operators along with the Indian Air Force have transported 15.4 tons of medical supplies in 62 flights between March 26 and March 30, said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
Air India pilots union asks DGCA to temporarily suspend pre-flight and post-flight alcohol tests
Referring to the Spicejet pilot's case, a letter by Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) stated that "continuing BA Tests in these circumstances is extremely dangerous" as the machine for the test remains the same and droplets or aerosols of infected pilots may infect the healthy.
Planes flying to ensure ICMR kits to test COVID-19 reach on time: Puri
"The first flight on Friday morning has already delivered 1.4 tonnes of ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) kits from Delhi to Aizawl, Kolkata and Hyderabad while another such movement of ICMR kits is in progress from Mumbai to Pune, Bengaluru & Thiruvananthapuram," Puri wrote on Twitter.
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.
Indian aviation sector may incur $3.3-3.6 billion loss in June quarter: CAPA India
In a report, CAPA India said airlines are expected to post a loss of around USD 1.75 billion while that of airports and concessionaries could be USD 1.50-1.75 billion. Ground handlers are estimated to post a loss of USD 80-90 million. Together, the loss for the sector is anticipated to be USD 3.3-3.6 billion in the first quarter of the next financial year.
GoAir offers its aircraft, crew, airport staff to govt for emergency services
GoAir said on Friday it has offered government its aircraft, crew and airport staff to carry out emergency services and repatriation of citizens, two days after another low-cost carrier IndiGo made a similar offer.
Airports in Asia-pacific region stare at $5.6 billion loss in first quarter: ACI
The airport industry is expected to report USD 5.6 billion loss in the first quarter following a traffic volume loss of about 1.5 billion passengers in the Asia-Pacific region due to prolonged duration of coronavirus outbreak, Airports Council International said.
Coronavirus effect: DGCA extends validity of pilots' licences nearing expiry by 90 days
DGCA has also extended the validity of medical assessment certificates, aircraft rating certificates, skill test certificates, etc, for a period of 90 days.
Fearing next wave, China doesn’t want its Diaspora coming back
Shaken by the almost 600 "imported” cases, China has already announced the sealing of its borders to foreigners.
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