West Bengal govt extends ban on flights from six cities to Kolkata till August 31
Ban on flights to Kolkata Airport from 6 cities (Delhi, Mum...
IndiGo's Hyderabad-Aurangabad flight from Aug 19: Official
The coronavirus-enforced lockdown in late March had led to the suspension of domes...
Pakyong in Sikkim another risky airport with tabletop runway
Constructed by the Airport Authority of India at an estimated cost of Rs 605 cro...
SpiceJet introduces in-flight entertainment that can be accessed on personal devices
In a press release, the airline said the new IFE system will have content like blockbuster movies, popular TV shows, cartoons and stand-up comedies.
How travelers are beating tough flight curbs in the age of Covid
Eight months into the pandemic, the push to normalize is seeing some try to travel internationally again, whether for a long-delayed but essential business trip or to return to where they live.
Suspension of international flights from the country extended till August 31
"The government has decided to extend the suspension on the scheduled international commercial passenger services to/ from India up to 2359 hours IST of 31st August," the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in statement.
SpiceJet operates charter flight to repatriate 352 Canadian nationals to Toronto
“The flight departed from New Delhi at 8.10 am IST and is scheduled to reach Toronto at 6:40 pm (local time). The airline chartered a wide-body Airbus A330-900 Neo aircraft from Hi Fly for this flight. The twin-aisle A330 Neo aircraft has a configuration of 353 economy and 18 business class seats,” the airline said in a statement.
In a first, SpiceJet brings home 269 Indians in long-haul charter flight from Amsterdam
Airline chairman Ajay Singh said, “SpiceJet is immensely proud to operate its maiden long-haul repatriation flight from Amsterdam to India and bring back home our fellow Indian nationals. This is a historic moment for SpiceJet and Indian aviation.”
No flight operations at Kolkata airport on revised total lockdown days
As per the new changes the Lockdown will be enforced on August 20 and 21 and August 27 and 28, instead of August 16, 17, 23 and 24 as announced earlier, the government order said. The other lockdown dates - i.e. August 5, 8 and 31 are unchanged.
Unscheduled transit flights cannot land for specific hours at Delhi airport on August 15
According to a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), transit flights cannot land at the Delhi airport between 6 AM and 10 AM as well as between 4 PM and 7 PM on August 15.
Virgin Atlantic to resume flights from London to Delhi, Mumbai from September 2
Virgin Atlantic plans to operate three flights a week from Delhi to London Heathrow from September 2, while Mumbai services are planned to re-commence from September 17 with four flights per week.
21.07 lakh people travelled domestically by air this July, 82.3% lower than July 2019
The occupancy rate in SpiceJet was 70 per cent in July this year. However, the occupancy rate for other major airlines IndiGo, GoAir, Vistara, AirAsia India and Air India in July stood at 60.2 per cent, 50.5 per cent, 53.1 per cent, 56.2 per cent and 45.5 per cent respectively, according to the DGCA.
SpiceJet offers automated customer service and check-in facility on WhatsApp
Domestic flights resumed in India on May 25 after a gap of two months due to the coronavirus-triggered lockdown. However, passengers have been asked to follow various rules such as mandatory online check-in in order to ensure social distancing and avoid coronavirus transmission.
Pay charges daily and then operate flights from airports: AAI puts GoAir on 'cash and carry' basis
An airline has to pay various charges -- air navigation, landing, parking etc -- to AAI, which works under the Civil Aviation Ministry, to use facilities at any of its more than 100 airports.