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Articles by Tushar Srivastava
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
IndiGo’s focus is to build a “large air transportation network” and to “grow profitably”, the budget airline’s chief Aditya Ghosh has said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While AI has been hiring pilots since last year on contractual basis, it has not recruited people for functions such as maintenance and support.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Passengers on board a London-Mumbai Jet Airways flight had a narrow escape after the aircraft flew just metres above the Heathrow airport
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.
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.
Hindustan Times | ByAnirban Ghoshal and Tushar Srivastava, New Delhi
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.
Hindustan Times | BySoubhik Mitra/Tushar Srivastava, Mumbai/new Delhi
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.
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.