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Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri further said that there were 4,360 flight movements across the country and 5,46,763 footfalls at the airport on the day.(PTI)

Domestic passenger traffic growing steadily towards pre-Covid numbers: Centre

ANI | By Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 02:23 PM IST
Flight movement was disrupted across the country in the aftermath of a Covid-19 induced lockdown.
Air India will operate two flights to London on January 6 after a brief embargo on India-UK flights.(PTI)
Air India will operate two flights to London on January 6 after a brief embargo on India-UK flights.(PTI)

Flights to UK will begin from January 6 amid concerns over new mutant strain

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 10:25 PM IST
Department of Biotechnology secretary Renu Swarup on Tuesday said the number of people tested positive for the new mutant strain of Coronavirus has reached 71.
The aviation ministry has held a round of meetings with airline executives on transport logistics.(REUTERS)
The aviation ministry has held a round of meetings with airline executives on transport logistics.(REUTERS)

Airport operators told to draft SOPs for Covid-19 vaccine transport

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 03:56 AM IST
The SOPs will be drafted in coordination with the ministry of health and the department of pharmaceuticals, which will be spearheading the formation of a multi-mode cold chain that will ensure the refrigerated production, transport, storage and distribution of the vaccines .
Travellers walk outside of King's Cross station as the British government imposes a stricter tiered set of restrictions amid the coronavirus disease pandemic, in London on December 20.(Reuters Photo)
Travellers walk outside of King's Cross station as the British government imposes a stricter tiered set of restrictions amid the coronavirus disease pandemic, in London on December 20.(Reuters Photo)

India temporarily suspends flights from UK over mutant coronavirus strain

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 03:40 PM IST
The suspension will come into effect on December 22 and will remain in place till December 31.
Passengers queue as they arrive to catch domestic flights at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Passengers queue as they arrive to catch domestic flights at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Govt says domestic airlines can operate 60% of their pre-Covid domestic passenger flights till February 24 next year

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 06:34 PM IST
The civil aviation ministry had last month announced increasing the limited domestic flight operations from 45 per cent to 60 per cent.
Scheduled international passenger flights continue to remain suspended in the country since March 23 due to the pandemic.(Bloomberg)
Scheduled international passenger flights continue to remain suspended in the country since March 23 due to the pandemic.(Bloomberg)

IndiGo to charge Rs 100 for check-in at airport counters

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 05:00 PM IST
The aviation ministry had in May made it mandatory for passengers to do web check-in so as to reduce touch points at the airport amid the coronavirus pandemic. Once web check-in is done, the online boarding pass is issued by the airline to the passenger.
Stranded Indian nationals arrive from Afghanistan at IGI airport T3 in New Delhi, September 3.(PTI)
Stranded Indian nationals arrive from Afghanistan at IGI airport T3 in New Delhi, September 3.(PTI)

International flights: Who are eligible to fly to these 13 countries?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 04:13 PM IST
The civil aviation ministry has released a detailed guideline on who can travel to these countries from India along with the criteria for travelling to India from these countries.
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

‘Soaring higher’: Aviation minister says domestic flight operations picking up

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Puri added that the footfall at airports stood at 2,40,657 with total number of flyers at 1,20,388.
Indian airlines resumed domestic operations on May 25, after being grounded for two months during a government-backed lockdown to contain the pandemic.(AP file photo)
Indian airlines resumed domestic operations on May 25, after being grounded for two months during a government-backed lockdown to contain the pandemic.(AP file photo)

Airlines allowed to operate at 60% capacity

Livemint, New Delhi | By Rhik Kundu
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 06:41 AM IST
Scheduled airlines in India will be able to sell seats up to 60% of an aircraft’s capacity on domestic flights, up from 45%, the civil aviation ministry said on Wednesday in a further easing of restrictions on the sector clobbered by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Planes of different airlines parked at T-3 of IGI Airport in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Planes of different airlines parked at T-3 of IGI Airport in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

Aviation industry may take a big hit: Govt note

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji and Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 04:12 AM IST
Based on the preliminary estimates by airlines,the sector may be set for a reduction of 50-60% in international traffic and up to a 50% drop in domestic traffic, an official note said.
A part of the Air India Express flight is seen through a broken wall after it skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode, Kerala on Friday.(AP Photo)
A part of the Air India Express flight is seen through a broken wall after it skidded off a runway while landing at the airport in Kozhikode, Kerala on Friday.(AP Photo)

He saved our lives: Air India Express plane crash survivors laud brave pilot

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 11:31 AM IST
Out of the 190 people on board the Air India Express plane , 123 people have been injured and 20 are in serious condition, said hospital sources adding some of them received spinal cord injuries in the impact.
DGCA said the guidelines on air travel were tweaked based on the recommendations of an experts’ panel the civil aviation ministry constituted on May 26 to review and strengthen public health protocols.(PTI Photo)
DGCA said the guidelines on air travel were tweaked based on the recommendations of an experts’ panel the civil aviation ministry constituted on May 26 to review and strengthen public health protocols.(PTI Photo)

Try to keep middle seats empty: DGCA to airlines

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 06:25 AM IST
Earlier this month, civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri earlier this month said keeping the middle seats vacant has not been an option for any airline in the world.
CISF security personnel at T3 Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, in New Delhi on Sunday. The flight services are resuming from Monday after an order by the central government.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
CISF security personnel at T3 Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, in New Delhi on Sunday. The flight services are resuming from Monday after an order by the central government.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

Domestic flights resume today after ‘long day of hard negotiations’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta and Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 05:35 AM IST
The Union health ministry separately released guidelines for travellers on domestic and international flights. In both types of flights, airlines have been advised not to board anyone showing symptoms of Covid-19.
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said the SOPs released by the aviation ministry gives detailed guidelines about it.(PTI file photo)
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said the SOPs released by the aviation ministry gives detailed guidelines about it.(PTI file photo)

Domestic travellers with green status on Aarogya Setu needn’t be quarantined: Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 07:02 PM IST
“We have clarified that if anyone has the Aarogya Setu app, it’s like a passport and you are, why should anybody want any quarantine,” Hardeep Singh Puri said.
(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By R Sukumar
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 05:05 AM IST
The big middle-seat-in-aircraft question in India doesn’t concern armrests, but why the ministry of civil aviation believes it is alright to seat people there.
The Centre has put limits on air fares in seven bands as per the flight durations and they would be in place till August 24, aviation minister Hardeep Puri said.
The Centre has put limits on air fares in seven bands as per the flight durations and they would be in place till August 24, aviation minister Hardeep Puri said.

Air fares fixed for next 3 months, Delhi-Mumbai maximum fare Rs 10,000

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 10:35 PM IST
The government has said it is time for India to open up following stringent measures for a nationwide lockdown for over two months.
A passenger wearing a protective mask inside an airport terminal.(REUTERS)
A passenger wearing a protective mask inside an airport terminal.(REUTERS)

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 01:24 PM IST
The aviation ministry advised pregnant ladies and passengers with ailments to avoid travel.
Domestic passenger flight services will resume from May 25 in a calibrated manner, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Wednesday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo)
Domestic passenger flight services will resume from May 25 in a calibrated manner, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Wednesday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo)

Covid-19 lockdown: Aviation stocks rally as domestic passenger flights to resume from May 25

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 11:41 AM IST
All scheduled commercial passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 25, when the government imposed a lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Inside planes, middle seats might not be left vacant though such a proposal was initially on the table, according to the official, who also said measures will be taken to maintain social distancing at airports(AP file photo)
Inside planes, middle seats might not be left vacant though such a proposal was initially on the table, according to the official, who also said measures will be taken to maintain social distancing at airports(AP file photo)

Domestic flights to resume from Monday, global cases reach 5 million: Covid-19 news today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 08:36 AM IST
Here is a preview of the top Covid-19 news today from India and the world.
An Air India flight evacuating 327 stranded Indians took off from London for Ahmedabad (Gujarat) as part of government's 'Vande Bharat' mission, on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
An Air India flight evacuating 327 stranded Indians took off from London for Ahmedabad (Gujarat) as part of government's 'Vande Bharat' mission, on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Secondary temperature check, same pilot and crew: All you need to know about new rules for flying

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 10:38 AM IST
Passenger ID checks will also not be required so as to minimise the crowds at terminal gates, according to the new guidelines.
The rules make it compulsory for all passengers to arrive at the airport only after completing their web check-in at home.(PTI)
The rules make it compulsory for all passengers to arrive at the airport only after completing their web check-in at home.(PTI)

No cabin luggage, those over 80 not allowed in draft SOP for domestic flights

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 05:03 PM IST
The draft standard operating procedures (SOPs) proposed by the civil aviation ministry for passengers, airlines and airport operators at a meeting on Monday have done away with the rule of keeping the middle seats vacant in compliance with social distancing norms.
On Thursday, PM Modi held a “comprehensive” meeting to discuss strategies to boost the economy, with an eye on enhancing investment.
On Thursday, PM Modi held a “comprehensive” meeting to discuss strategies to boost the economy, with an eye on enhancing investment.

PM Modi meets ministers to firm up lockdown-exit strategy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 04:55 PM IST
Home minister Amit Shah, Railway minister Piyush Goyal and aviation minister Hardeep Puri were among those who attended the meeting.
The staffer who tested positive complained of throat pain a few days back and he got tested on Tuesday, a government official said. (HT photo)
The staffer who tested positive complained of throat pain a few days back and he got tested on Tuesday, a government official said. (HT photo)

Aviation ministry HQ to be sealed after staffer tests Covid-19 positive

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 04:41 PM IST
Officials who have had contact with the staffer will be tested.
Several people have been complaining on social media as domestic airlines have decided not to give refunds in cash for flight cancelled due to the lockdown.(Representative Photo)
Several people have been complaining on social media as domestic airlines have decided not to give refunds in cash for flight cancelled due to the lockdown.(Representative Photo)

Aviation ministry holds meeting with airlines to discuss refund for cancelled flight tickets during lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 03:51 PM IST
The meeting comes at a time when some of the airlines have even announced resumption of their flight services in a limited manner from May 4, without waiting for any directives from the government.
The rule mandates that control of an airline always remain in Indian hands, one of several reasons global firms have been wary of bidding for Air India Ltd.(Mint FILE)
The rule mandates that control of an airline always remain in Indian hands, one of several reasons global firms have been wary of bidding for Air India Ltd.(Mint FILE)

Modi govt considers easing foreign control rule to aid Air India sale: Report

Bloomberg | By Shruti Srivastava
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 02:54 PM IST
Currently, foreign airlines are barred from buying more than 49% in a local carrier, and foreign investors, other than airlines, need government approval to buy a stake bigger than 49%.
File photo of Delhj’s IGI airport.(HT Photo)
File photo of Delhj’s IGI airport.(HT Photo)

India plans to open 100 airports at a cost of Rs 1 lakh crore by 2024: Report

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 12:39 PM IST
With economic activity at a six-year low and prospects of further slowdown looming, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen to double down on infrastructure projects in a bid to revive growth and achieve a target of making India a $5 trillion economy by 2025.
As of now, of the 100 operational airports, 61 are covered by the CISF while the rest are covered by local police.(HT Photo)
As of now, of the 100 operational airports, 61 are covered by the CISF while the rest are covered by local police.(HT Photo)

Money collected from big airports to help expand CISF security cover

New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2019 01:01 AM IST
As of now, of the 100 operational airports, 61 are covered by the CISF while the rest are covered by the local police, which, say security experts, is not ideal.
Earlier this year, the civil aviation ministry approved a “meet and greet” plan, under which airports across the country were allowed to hire a company for the facilitation of passengers at a price that entitles them to additional services.(Alamy Stock Photo)
Earlier this year, the civil aviation ministry approved a “meet and greet” plan, under which airports across the country were allowed to hire a company for the facilitation of passengers at a price that entitles them to additional services.(Alamy Stock Photo)

Soon, hire a guide to board Air India flights

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 05:21 AM IST
An Air India official aware of the development said the services could cost between Rs 2,500 and Rs 5,000 per passenger, depending on the facilities availed.
Air India is going to provide meet and greet services to the passengers at the airport.(Reuters photo)
Air India is going to provide meet and greet services to the passengers at the airport.(Reuters photo)

Air India to offer meet and greet service at airports

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 11:49 AM IST
The Air India airline has designed the package for passengers who may like to travel with enhanced comfort level and are willing to pay for the assistance offered.
Fog and inclement weather affects visibility and hits operations at Chandigarh International Airport every winter, especially during the peak season in December and January.
Fog and inclement weather affects visibility and hits operations at Chandigarh International Airport every winter, especially during the peak season in December and January.

Brace for grounding of flights at Chandigarh airport this winter too

By Hillary Victor, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2019 11:01 PM IST
Awaiting defence ministry’s permission, work on installing advance instrument landing system stalled
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