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Articles by Tushar Srivastava
Won’t shift from T1, SpiceJet tells DIAL
SpiceJet has told the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the GMR-led consortium that operates the Indira Gandhi International airport, that it won’t move out of the airport’s domestic terminal, also known as Terminal 1D.
Published on Dec 13, 2016 01:03 PM IST
Worrying when market leader is in loss: SpiceJet CMD
SpiceJet’s record average passenger load factor of 92% for 19 months in a row is not a consequence of low fares, said Ajay Singh, CMD SpiceJet
Published on Dec 12, 2016 10:39 AM IST
Demonetisation: 25 private planes made sorties around Delhi
The government has asked aviation authorities to ascertain the final destinations of around 25 private jets and helicopters that took off from “uncontrolled airfields” around Delhi in the days that followed the November 8 demonetisation announcement.
Updated on Dec 01, 2016 11:02 AM IST
Air India chief comes out in support of pilots
Pilots protesting against a recent draft proposal by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) that threatens cancellation of license of those feigning illness have found an unlikely supporter in Air India chief, Ashwani Lohani.
Published on Nov 30, 2016 12:49 PM IST
European countries make a beeline for India’s open skies
Requests have started pouring in from various European countries for having an open skies agreement with India after the government announced a change of rules in the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP).
Updated on Nov 29, 2016 01:08 PM IST
IndiGo’s focus is on profitability not passenger occupancy: Aditya Ghosh
IndiGo’s focus is to build a “large air transportation network” and to “grow profitably”, the budget airline’s chief Aditya Ghosh has said.
Updated on Nov 28, 2016 08:18 PM IST
Demonetisation hits airline bookings, but portals eye surge
Domestic air ticket sales have seen a ten per cent drop since the government announced the demonetization move, airline and travel companies told HT. Ticket sales, officials said, had dropped by as much as 15% in the days following the demonetization announcement and the impact was felt more by offline agents in smaller cities.
Updated on Nov 28, 2016 10:36 AM IST
Aviation ministry directs Air India to apply stricter norms after Mumbai mishap
The aviation ministry has ordered Air India (AI) to strictly implement the recommendations made by the committee that probed the Mumbai airport accident where a technician died after being sucked inside an aircraft last December.
Published on Nov 03, 2016 12:30 AM IST
Investigation underway in AirAsia ‘fraud’, govt says waiting for inputs
An audit investigation into the alleged “fraudulent transactions of Rs 22 crore” in Tata Group’s aviation joint venture with AirAsia as mentioned by ousted Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry is already underway, senior company officials told HT.
Updated on Oct 28, 2016 11:47 AM IST
More sky marshals on commercial flights after Uri terror attack
India has increased the number of sky marshals deployed on commercial flights after the terrorist attack in Uri and in view of intelligence reports indicating an imminent hijack threat.
Published on Oct 26, 2016 07:29 PM IST
HT exclusive | When Jet Airways flight with 150 people made a ‘blind’ landing
Pilots of Jet Airways flight 9W-555 with 150 passengers and crew on board did a “blind” landing in Thiruvananthapuram on August 17 last year, clueless where the runway was, a civil aviation investigation has found.
Updated on Oct 23, 2016 10:55 PM IST
Air India wants retirement age to be increased to 60
While AI has been hiring pilots since last year on contractual basis, it has not recruited people for functions such as maintenance and support.
Updated on Oct 18, 2016 01:44 PM IST
Exclusive terminal: New Delhi’s T1D may go all IndiGo
In a first-of-its-kind agreement, budget carrier IndiGo, India’s biggest airline by market share, may get Delhi airport’s domestic terminal, better known as Terminal 1D, for its exclusive use.
Updated on Oct 13, 2016 10:38 AM IST
Pak’s India flight likely to run into the ‘relationship’ hurdle
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), the lone carrier maintaining direct air connectivity between India and Pakistan, may face the heat as a fall out of the strained relations between the two countries.
Updated on Oct 12, 2016 11:36 AM IST
DGCA goes after tipsy engineers taxiing planes
AME’s, who are responsible for keeping an aircraft in proper working condition through regular maintenance, inspections and repair, were allowed to shift planes from one hangar to another at night
Published on Oct 11, 2016 03:29 PM IST
HR issues affected merger of AI and IA: Aviation secy
Published on Oct 11, 2016 06:07 AM IST
At last, Indian civilian aircraft set to drop British-era marking
Published on Oct 10, 2016 08:54 AM IST
At last, Indian civilian aircraft set to drop British-era marking
India will make a renewed attempt to change the registration codes of civilian aircraft that begin with the initials VT (for Viceroy Territory), seen as a legacy of the country’s colonial past.
Updated on Oct 10, 2016 12:38 AM IST
Levy on domestic flights to fund connectivity in regional areas
Updated on Oct 07, 2016 09:43 AM IST
Jet Airways pilots suspended after Heathrow near-miss
Published on Oct 07, 2016 07:13 AM IST
New levy on domestic flights. How does this impact your air fare?
The regional connectivity fund (RCF) that will be set up to subsidise regional flights would be raised by imposing a levy on domestic flights and not a cess on air tickets.
Published on Oct 06, 2016 08:25 PM IST
Jet Airways plane flies too low after take-off from Heathrow, pilots suspended
Passengers on board a London-Mumbai Jet Airways flight had a narrow escape after the aircraft flew just metres above the Heathrow airport
Updated on Oct 07, 2016 11:33 AM IST
AI, IndiGo call a truce on Mumbai airport ad war
Published on Oct 06, 2016 06:00 AM IST
Ad war in the sky: Air India and IndiGo finally call a truce
Air India and IndiGo have finally called a truce after taking potshots at each other over the past two weeks in an ad war at the Mumbai airport which had threatened to spill over and had the aviation ministry worried.
Updated on Oct 05, 2016 11:34 AM IST
Aviation regulator lifts ban on Galaxy Note 7 sold post September 15: Samsung
Samsung’s India arm on Friday said that the aviation regulator has issued an advisory to travellers and airline companies lifting the restrictions on in-flight use of the new Samsung Galaxy Note7, purchased after 15th September, 2016.
Updated on Sep 30, 2016 03:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAnirban Ghoshal and Tushar Srivastava, New Delhi
India mulls denying Pakistan airspace, flyers may feel pinch
Published on Sep 29, 2016 09:35 AM IST
BySoubhik Mitra and Tushar Srivastava
After Saarc meet snub, govt likely to review air services agreement with Pak
If New Delhi decides to ban air links and overflight facilities with Pakistan — as it had done after the Parliament attack in December 2001 — it might have implications for flyers from both countries who would have to pay more and spend longer flying hours.
Updated on Sep 29, 2016 01:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySoubhik Mitra/Tushar Srivastava, Mumbai/new Delhi
CEO reveals Vistara’s secret for retaining employees
At a time when most Indian carriers are finding it hard to retain their cockpit crew in the face of increased poaching by domestic and foreign rivals, the Tata Group-Singapore Airlines-promoted Vistara has said less than five pilots have left the airline in the last 20 months.
Updated on Sep 28, 2016 01:31 PM IST
IndiGo, Air India take sky war to ad world
Published on Sep 28, 2016 12:25 PM IST
IndiGo, AI bring sky-war to ad world
The recent ad war between IndiGo and state-owned Air India (AI) has seen the national carrier taking on the country’s biggest airline by marketshare, quite aggressively.
Updated on Sep 28, 2016 02:54 PM IST