Month: September 2018

Government owes Air India over Rs 1146.86 crore for VVIP charter flights: RTI data

September 30, 2018

New Delhi: The total outstanding of cash-strapped Air India towards government for VVIP charter flights stands at Rs 1146.86 crore, according to the latest response from the national carrier to an RTI application. According to the details furnished by the Air India on September 26 to applicant Commodore Lokesh Batra (retd), the Defence Ministry has […]

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Jet Airways flight suffers technical snag at 36,000 feet, makes emergency landing

September 30, 2018

A Jet Airways flight + with over 100 people on board made an emergency landing at Indore airport on Sunday after one of its two engines failed when the plane was cruising at 36,000 feet. Twin-engine aircraft like the Boeing 737 and Airbus A-320 can land safely on a single engine. “Flight 9W 955, Hyderabad […]

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Jet Airways defaults on salaries yet again, seeks 13 more days

September 29, 2018

New Delhi: The crisis-hit Jet Airways has yet again defaulted on the salaries of its employees. The cash-strapped airline has told its employees that some portion of their August salaries will be disbursed on October 9. The latest communication comes after earlier this month the company said it will release the employee salaries in two […]

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Indian aviation scores low in safety globally, ranks below to even Bangladesh

September 29, 2018

As per an aviation safety audit, India ranks below its neighbouring nations of Myanmar, Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and North Korea. In the Asia-Pacific region, the only countries that India precedes on this list are Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu and Samoa, which are smaller nations in comparison to the India. The Universal […]

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Jet Airways set to raise Rs 3,500 crore via stake sale, save Rs 2,000 crore in costs

September 28, 2018

Crisis-hit Jet Airways is likely to have informed its lenders that it will raise around Rs 3,500 crore in the next six months via a stake sale in its loyalty programme, JetPrivilege, and pump in fresh funds in the company, Mint reported. The airline also told lenders it will shave off costs by as much […]

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Air India: Mumbai set to get connected with 6 new global destinations

September 28, 2018

Air India, which is the only Indian carrier flying directly to the US, will commence its direct flight services from Mumbai to the German city Frankfurt and New York’s JFK Airport from October 1 and October 4, respectively, the official added. Air passengers from the city are set get a seamless connectivity to at least […]

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‘India will see fast adoption of drone racing and gaming’

September 27, 2018

Simon Johnson, the vice-president of Drone Industry Association Switzerland (DIAS), shares his views with Sujith Nair on India’s new drone policy; why Switzerland is described as the “Home of Drones” and the future prospects of the drone industry. He feels India would be surprised by the swift adoption of drone racing and gaming. It involves […]

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Air India, Jet Airways paid more than a crore every month to passengers for flight cancellations, delays

September 27, 2018

The two struggling domestic airlines – Air India and Jet Airways – paid a hefty amount every month as a compensation for flight cancellations, delays etc. These expenses include refunds to passengers, rebooking on other flights, refreshments and hotel accommodation as and when required. The two domestic carriers have spent Rs 26.6 crore so far […]

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Sikkim’s Pakyong Airport is a Himalayan beauty- Photos

September 25, 2018

If it’s Sikkim, can it be anything but beautiful? India’s Himalayan state today got its first airport—and it’s an absolute stunner. Built into the side of a lush green cliff at a height of 4,500 ft above sea, Pakyong Airport near Gangtok wears a boutique charm, helped by the fact that it can only accept […]

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How tough was it to give Sikkim its first ever airport

September 24, 2018

Gangtok : Flying straight to Sikkim is soon going to be a reality as the Himalayan state has got its first ever airport. Pakyong Greenfield Airport project was unique and challenging. There were steep slopes on the project site, the region receives high rainfall and there were existing water channels along the project site. The […]

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