Month: April 2019

137 Air India Flights To Be Delayed Today After Saturday’s Server Snag

April 28, 2019

The five-hour shutdown of Air India’s check-in software on Saturday morning is still causing its ripple effect as the airline said 137 flights will be delayed today. The average duration of delay would be of 197 minutes, the airline spokesperson said. Thousands of passengers were stranded on Saturday morning at airports across the world as […]

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GMR, CCE of Ireland join hands for crew training

April 28, 2019

Mumbai: GMR Aviation Academy and Ireland-based Cabin Crew Europe have joined hands to provide EASA-approved cabin crew initial training courses in the country. As part of the tie-up, in which the graduates in the domestic market will obtain European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)- attestation for the first time, these courses will be initially conducted at […]

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“Employees Facing Grave Hardships:” Full Text Of Jet CEO Vinay Dube’s Letter To Staff

April 27, 2019

Cash-strapped Jet Airways‘ chief executive officer, Vinay Dube, told the airline’s staff that its group of lenders are unable to make any salary commitments until the bidding process is complete. The letter from Mr Dube comes at a time the airline owes money to its lessors, suppliers, pilots and oil companies. Earlier this month, debt-laden […]

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Jet Airways frequent flyer miles still valid, can be used for flights, hotels, fuel

April 26, 2019

Jet Airways may have shut operations, but its frequent flyer miles can still help you fly. All those holding JPMiles or Jet Privilege Miles need not worry as to what would happen to these now. As per a letter from Jet Privilege Pvt to all JP Miles holders, these frequent flyer miles are still valid […]

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GoAir Blr-del flight diverted to Nagpur after snag

April 26, 2019

NEW DELHI: A GoAir flight winging its way from Bangalore to Delhi on Friday suffered cabin pressurisation snag and had to divert to the closest airport, Nagpur, where the Airbus A320 landed safely. A senior DGCA authentic stated: “GoAir A320 aircraft (VT-WAF) while operating flight G8-7001 has diverted to Nagpur due to pressurization snag. Aircraft […]

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In Bengaluru, first-time flyer sparks panic after opening emergency exit on GoAir flight

April 26, 2019

Passengers onboard GoAir flight bound from Bangalore’s Kempe Gowda International Airport to Lucknow were deboarded Thursday after a first time flyer opened the emergency exit of the flight. A 24-year-old Sunil Kumar, who was seated near the emergency window, was briefed by the cabin crew about the emergency exit. Despite the briefing, Kumar opened the […]

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Jet Pilots Accuse SpiceJet Official of Humiliating Them at Job Interview; Airline Denies Charges

April 25, 2019

Mumbai, Apr 25 (PTI) The pilots union of the grounded Jet Airways has expressed shock over some alleged remarks by a senior SpiceJet executive against their members during a recent recruitment drive in the city earlier this week. The reaction came after a Spicejet official allegedly told some Jet pilots that they were doing a […]

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Engine of Air India’s Boeing 777 Shuts Down at Delhi Airport After Catching Fire

April 25, 2019

New Delhi: An engine of an empty Boeing 777 aircraft of Air India shut down at the Delhi airport on Wednesday night during a technical inspection, the airline said. Airport fire personnel then observed that black fumes were coming out of the engine’s exhaust, following which they sprayed foam on it, Air India said in […]

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Hired about 1,000 Jet Airways employees; will add 40 more planes in next few weeks, says SpiceJet CMD Ajay Singh

April 24, 2019

Terming the temporary grounding of Jet Airways as ‘sad’ for the Indian aviation sector, SpiceJet’s chairman and managing director (CMD) Ajay Singh said that the airline hired about 1,000 employees of the cash-strapped airline. SpiceJet was happy to provide jobs to Jet Airways’ employees, he said, besides reducing inconvenience to flyers, according to a media […]

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Does Air India still need to keep flying?

April 22, 2019

Even after private airlines were allowed to re-enter the Indian aviation space in the early 1990s, State-owned carrier Air India has remained a constant in the sector, despite having its own share of ups and downs. The airline is still reeling under a financial loss of ₹5,765 crore recorded in fiscal 2017. Saving private airlines […]

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