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Airlines may resume food on flights with less than 2-hour duration

  • The ban on serving food on flights of less than two hours duration came into effect on April 15 during the devastating second wave of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
During the second wave of the pandemic, the civil aviation ministry allowed meals for flights flying for more than two hours.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
During the second wave of the pandemic, the civil aviation ministry allowed meals for flights flying for more than two hours.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 13, 2021 03:49 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Airlines warned over safety as jets return from pandemic storage

Regulators, insurers and experts are warning airlines to take extra care when reactivating planes left in extended storage during the Covid-19 pandemic, citing potential pilot rustiness, maintenance errors and even insect nests blocking key sensors.
The unprecedented number of aircraft grounded as coronavirus lockdowns blocked air travel - at one point reaching two-thirds of the global fleet - has created a spike in the number of reported problems as airlines return them to service.(Unsplash)
The unprecedented number of aircraft grounded as coronavirus lockdowns blocked air travel - at one point reaching two-thirds of the global fleet - has created a spike in the number of reported problems as airlines return them to service.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 03:30 PM IST
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Sydney | ByReuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Govt allows more flights on domestic routes, extends bar on international routes

The civil aviation ministry has asked the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to prepare the new schedule with airlines with additional routes.
The order has revised the Centre’s earlier order issued on May 21 restricting capacity utilisation of domestic flights to a third of the approved summer schedule. (HT photo)
The order has revised the Centre’s earlier order issued on May 21 restricting capacity utilisation of domestic flights to a third of the approved summer schedule. (HT photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 11:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

‘Uncertainty on domestic flights caused by states’: Hardeep Puri

Aviation minister Hardeep Puri said the initial hurdles in resuming operations were because a few states were not ready.
Aviation minister Hardeep Puri said the airlines are equipped and precautions have been taken at airports where you don’t need any human contact. (Photo @HardeepSPuri)
Aviation minister Hardeep Puri said the airlines are equipped and precautions have been taken at airports where you don’t need any human contact. (Photo @HardeepSPuri)
Updated on May 27, 2020 10:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Can’t eat inside plane, avoid lavatory: India sets ground rules to fly again

The aviation ministry advised pregnant ladies and passengers with ailments to avoid travel.
A passenger wearing a protective mask inside an airport terminal.(REUTERS)
A passenger wearing a protective mask inside an airport terminal.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 21, 2020 01:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Domestic flights to resume ops in ‘calibrated manner’ from May 25, SOPs soon

The domestic flights that will be allowed to operate are likely to connect all major tier-I cities.
All airports and air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from next week, tweeted civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri. (HT photo)
All airports and air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from next week, tweeted civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri. (HT photo)
Updated on May 20, 2020 08:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Airlines say lack of direct relief may cause downsizing of sector

Indian airlines seeking a comprehensive bailout package said the Centre’s stimulus moves will give little relief considering the fleets are grounded and daily losses are mounting due to the lockdown.
The clampdown on Indian aviation began in mid-February with a ban on flights to and from coronavirus-hit countries.(AP file photo)
The clampdown on Indian aviation began in mid-February with a ban on flights to and from coronavirus-hit countries.(AP file photo)
Updated on May 19, 2020 03:48 AM IST
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livemint, New Delhi | ByRhik Kundu

U.S. airlines burn through $10 billion a month as traffic plummets

U.S. airlines are collectively burning more than $10 billion in cash a month and averaging fewer than two dozen passengers per domestic flight because of the coronavirus pandemic, industry trade group Airlines for America said in prepared testimony seen by Reuters ahead of a U.S. Senate hearing on Wednesday.
Even after grounding more than 3,000 aircraft, or nearly 50% of the active U.S. fleet, the group said its member carriers, which include the four largest U.S. airlines, were averaging just 17 passengers per domestic flight and 29 passengers per international flight.(Unsplash)
Even after grounding more than 3,000 aircraft, or nearly 50% of the active U.S. fleet, the group said its member carriers, which include the four largest U.S. airlines, were averaging just 17 passengers per domestic flight and 29 passengers per international flight.(Unsplash)
Updated on May 06, 2020 05:14 PM IST
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Reuters | ByReuters| Posted by Kabir Bhandari

Coronavirus era will force airlines, airports to go for costlier revamps

Airlines have been burning through $10 billion a month as passenger totals have tumbled more than 90% during the past month, according to Airlines for America.
General view of an empty Gatwick airport, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues, Gatwick, Britain.(REUTERS)
General view of an empty Gatwick airport, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues, Gatwick, Britain.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 06, 2020 07:44 AM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Domestic, international flight ops suspended till May 17

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said the foreign and domestic airlines will be informed about the opening of their operations in due course.
On Friday, revising downwards its forecast, global aviation consultancy CAPA projected India’s domestic air traffic at 5.5-7 crore for the current financial year citing structural damage and weakness of customer sentiment becoming more visible. (AP)
On Friday, revising downwards its forecast, global aviation consultancy CAPA projected India’s domestic air traffic at 5.5-7 crore for the current financial year citing structural damage and weakness of customer sentiment becoming more visible. (AP)
Updated on May 03, 2020 01:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByEdited By Ashutosh Tripathi

Airlines borrow $31 billion to weather pandemic blow to travel

Lenders worldwide have pledged more than $31 billion of loans to major airlines scrabbling to line up funding as the coronavirus pandemic forces them to ground their fleets.
In the dash to secure financing, airlines have either been drawing down from on existing credit lines or taking on new loans.(Unsplash)
In the dash to secure financing, airlines have either been drawing down from on existing credit lines or taking on new loans.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 28, 2020 04:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBloomberg

Covid-19: All domestic, international flight ops to remain suspended till May 3

On April 11, Hindustan Times reported that suspension of commercial flights and railway travel may be extended till month-end.
Updated on Apr 14, 2020 01:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Coronavirus-hit airlines in push for divisive route subsidies

Major airlines are seeking operating subsidies for key routes once coronavirus restrictions are lifted, a leaked lobbying document shows, stoking tensions with some low-cost carriers that are less likely to benefit from the additional funds.
Route subsidies feature on a list of financial support requests circulated among airline members of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and seen by Reuters.(Unsplash)
Route subsidies feature on a list of financial support requests circulated among airline members of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and seen by Reuters.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 12, 2020 10:19 AM IST
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Paris | ByReuters

A sea of seats and just 11 flyers: airlines’ woes dwarf US aid

With the coronavirus pandemic shrinking the number of passengers, now down more than 90%, some U.S. airlines have announced plans to cut as many as eight out of 10 flights in coming months.
Carriers have cut food and drink service with only canned or bottled water available on request in some cases.(AP file photo)
Carriers have cut food and drink service with only canned or bottled water available on request in some cases.(AP file photo)
Updated on Mar 28, 2020 11:05 AM IST
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Airlines advised to be ready to run extra flights from Srinagar: Report

The advisory came hours after the Indian Army, citing intelligence inputs, said Pakistan-based terrorists were planning to target the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.
Airlines have been advised to be ready to run extra flights from Srinagar in the wake of the turbulent situation in the state.(AP Photo)
Airlines have been advised to be ready to run extra flights from Srinagar in the wake of the turbulent situation in the state.(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 08:07 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Airlines allowed to use vacant slots at Mumbai airport till September

The number of daily flights operating from the city’s airport had dropped to 650 from 950 after Jet Airways stopped operations on April 17. In order to meet rising demand and to lower rising ticket fares, the civil aviation ministry allowed IndiGo, SpiceJet and Vistara to take up these slots on an interim basis for three months.
Civil aviation ministry allowed IndiGo, SpiceJet and Vistara to take up vacant slots on an interim basis for three months.(ABHIJIT BHATLEKAR/MINT)
Civil aviation ministry allowed IndiGo, SpiceJet and Vistara to take up vacant slots on an interim basis for three months.(ABHIJIT BHATLEKAR/MINT)
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 08:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByNeha LM Tripathi

Airlines tweaked safety norms to show fewer violations: Audit

According to the special audit of airlines and airports – conducted between September and December last year – some DFDR parameter limits in aircraft were found to be set at values that were inflated or lower than manufacturer settings in order to avoid red flags.
A recent civil aviation audit ordered by the government has revealed that the limits for some aircraft performance parameters were modified by operators in order to reduce the number of reported violations and improve safety records, according to Union minister Suresh Prabhu.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/ Mint File Photo)
A recent civil aviation audit ordered by the government has revealed that the limits for some aircraft performance parameters were modified by operators in order to reduce the number of reported violations and improve safety records, according to Union minister Suresh Prabhu.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/ Mint File Photo)
Published on Apr 15, 2019 06:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar

Kerala floods: Airlines, railways step up operations to provide assistance

The closure of flood-hit Kochi airport since August 16 has led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights.
Air India has offered to operate Boeing Dreamliners in case they want to deliver the materials to Thiruvananthapuram.(File photo)
Air India has offered to operate Boeing Dreamliners in case they want to deliver the materials to Thiruvananthapuram.(File photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2018 11:15 PM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Airlines in India are not charging exorbitant air fares, DGCA tells Delhi high court

The plea by consumer rights activist Bejon K Misra has alleged that the authorities, including DGCA, were acting as “silent spectators” to the “arbitrary” fixing of fares by the airlines.
The Chatrapati International Airport in Mumbai(Satish Bate/HT File Photo)
The Chatrapati International Airport in Mumbai(Satish Bate/HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2018 06:35 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Day-long shutdown in Maharashtra, top airlines issue advisory

Maratha leaders have called for a bandh from 8 am to 6 pm across Maharashtra, except Navi Mumbai and Thane. Essential services, including public transport, are exempt.
Domestic carriers such as Indigo, Vistara and Jet Air have advised travellers to factor in extra time while travelling to and from the airport. They have also been advised to check flight timings before starting for the airport.(Satish Bate/HT File Photo)
Domestic carriers such as Indigo, Vistara and Jet Air have advised travellers to factor in extra time while travelling to and from the airport. They have also been advised to check flight timings before starting for the airport.(Satish Bate/HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2018 02:35 PM IST
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Mumbai, Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Airlines inspecting Boeing 737 engines after fatal Southwest incident

The CFM56-7B engine type involved in the Southwest incident is one of the most common plane engines, paired with the world’s most-sold plane, the Boeing 737.
A Southwest Airlines jet sits on the runway at Philadelphia International Airport after it was forced to land with an engine failure, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.(AFP)
A Southwest Airlines jet sits on the runway at Philadelphia International Airport after it was forced to land with an engine failure, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.(AFP)
Published on Apr 18, 2018 05:27 PM IST
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Reuters, Singapore | ByReuters

Airlines staring at Rs 50 crore loss during 20-day closure of Chandigarh airport

Inconvenience ahead Over 1 lakh passengers to be affected, 24-hour operation and flights to Canada, Australia demanded after runway upgrading work is completed.
(HT File Photo)
(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 15, 2018 11:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByVivek Gupta, Chandigarh
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