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DGCA extends validity of airworthiness certificate of planes allowed to fly during lockdown

April 5, 2020

NEW DELHI: Aviation regulator DGCA on Friday announced that it is temporarily extending the validity of airworthiness review certificate (ARC) of all aircraft, which are permitted to operate during the 21-day lockdown imposed by the government to contain the spread of coronavirus, till July 3. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), in a circular, […]

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Minister Allows Indian Airlines To Take Domestic Bookings

April 3, 2020

India’s Civil Aviation Minister has announced that airlines can accept bookings for domestic flights after 14th April. The news will be a boost to airlines, which have struggled since India imposed a 3-week national lockdown that banned air travel. International flights, including repatriation flights for Indians, will resume on a case-by-case basis after the lockdown. […]

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All Domestic Flights Banned from Today Midnight Till March 31 to Control COVID-19 Spread

March 24, 2020

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has announced that no domestic commercial airlines shall fly with effect from the midnight that is 11:59 pm on March 24 till the midnight of March 31. Airlines have to plan operations so as to land at their destination before the given time on the given date. The restrictions, however, […]

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Aviation industry set to crash as India gounds domestic flight services

March 24, 2020

NEW DELHI: COVID-19-hit aviation sector of India is bracing for a huge impact as Ministry of Civil Aviation has ordered suspension of all domestic flight services, except solely cargo-carrying flights beginning Tuesday midnight for an “undefinite period”  to contain spread of the pandemic. Kinjal Shah, Vice President at the Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency […]

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India planning Rs 12,000-crore rescue package for aviation sector hit by coronavirus outbreak

March 19, 2020

In its bid to rescue the aviation sector, India is planning to allocate a bail-out package worth of Rs 11,900 crore for the aviation sector, which has witnessed a major hit after the coronavirus halted the air travel and forced countries to close their borders, news agency Reuters quoted two government sources as saying. According […]

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Cancel flight ticket, or reschedule? The best way to readjust your travel plans in times of coronavirus

March 19, 2020

After suspending all visas till April 15 following WHO’s classification of the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic, India’s Civil Aviation Ministry asked airlines to waive off rescheduling charges, and all airlines have agreed. Now all domestic airlines, including government-owned Air India, have announced a waiver on re-booking charges in case a flyer does not want […]

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Jet Founder Naresh Goyal’s Home Raided In Alleged Money Laundering Case

March 5, 2020

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate raided the Mumbai residence of Naresh Goyal, founder of the now-grounded Jet Airways, late Wednesday night in connection with an alleged money laundering probe initiated by the agency. The central agency, taking cognisance of a FIR filed by a travel company that has accused Mr Goyal and his wife, Anita […]

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IndiGo mid-air scare after 22nd engine snag in 2 years

January 24, 2020

New Delhi: Yet another snag-prone Pratt and Whitney engine (PW) of IndiGo A320 Neo stalled soon after taking off from Mumbai for Hyderabad as 6E-5384 in the early hours of Thursday. While passing flight level 23,000 feet, one of the engines experienced the now common high vibration with a loud bang sound, stalled and had […]

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Air India seeks Rs 2,400 cr government guarantee to raise funds

December 13, 2019

New Delhi: Faced with acute financial crunch, Air India has sought Rs 2,400 crore guarantee from the government to raise fresh funds to mainly meet its operational requirements, according to an official. The development comes at a time when the government is in the process of finalising the contours for divestment of debt-laden Air India. […]

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Flyers stranded for 43 hours as flight gets diverted to Singapore

December 13, 2019

Bengaluru: In one of the worst nightmares for any flyer, a GoAir flight carrying 158 passengers, suffered a technical glitch mid-air, 33 minutes after it took off from Singapore’s Changi Airport to Bengaluru, in the wee hours of Monday. It had to return to Changi to carry out repairs. Passengers reported to have smelled heavy […]

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