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According to data collated by independent aviation analyst Ameya Joshi, founder of aviation website NetworkThoughts, the total number of domestic air passengers during the first seven days of April stood at 17,16,834.(HT Photo)

Second Covid-19 wave casts a cloud over fragile aviation sector

Livemint | By Rhik Kundu, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 11:50 PM IST
  • According to a report by ICICI Securities, an average of 239,000 people took domestic flights every day during the week, less than the 251,000 people who travelled in the previous week.
The average number of passengers per flight during March 2021 was 109, against an average of 111 passengers per flight in March 2020(AP)
The average number of passengers per flight during March 2021 was 109, against an average of 111 passengers per flight in March 2020(AP)

Domestic passenger traffic slips to 10-year low in pandemic-hit FY21

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 08:01 PM IST
  • The domestic passenger traffic in March 2021 has been estimated at around 77-78 lakh, a marginal decline of about 1 per cent over February during which airlines had flown around 78.30 lakh passengers
Indigo has created a special package for those employees who will be affected by the current decision to reduce staff strength.(MINT PHOTO.)
Indigo has created a special package for those employees who will be affected by the current decision to reduce staff strength.(MINT PHOTO.)

Indigo lays off 10% staff to tide over crisis in aviation sector, calls decision ‘unfortunate’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 07:54 PM IST
The airline said despite taking several measures like implementing pay cuts and putting in place mandatory leave without pay for employees, it has not been able to sustain business amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
India resumed domestic air travel last month with a strict ban on international flight operations in place.(Bloomberg)
India resumed domestic air travel last month with a strict ban on international flight operations in place.(Bloomberg)

Flying amid Covid-19 pandemic: Airlines across globe are stopping in-flight alcohol sales

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 10:23 AM IST
US’ Delta Airlines will only be serving alcohol in its international flights. Many airlines, including British budget airline EasyJet, have settled with only serving bottled water aboard.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 10:54 PM IST
Aviation minister Hardeep Puri said the initial hurdles in resuming operations were because a few states were not ready.
Major events and glitches in aviation sector this year(Reuters file photo)
Major events and glitches in aviation sector this year(Reuters file photo)

Major events and glitches in aviation sector in 2019

Hindustan Times | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2019 05:46 AM IST
From shutdown of Jet Airways operations to grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, this year saw many events in the aviation sector.
Usha Padhee, joint secretary of civil aviation ministry, with defence personnel.(Twitter)
Usha Padhee, joint secretary of civil aviation ministry, with defence personnel.(Twitter)

Defence pilots may soon join civil aviation sector to tackle staff crunch

Hindustan Times | By Neha LM Tripathi, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 12:20 AM IST
Civil aviation joint secretary discusses possibility to tackle staff crunch in industry
Stranded passengers wait at the check-in area at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok.(AFP)
Stranded passengers wait at the check-in area at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok.(AFP)

Chaos, delays hit aviation sector; travellers stranded

UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 12:04 AM IST
Many international airlines, such as Air Canada and Emirates, cancelled their flights from Delhi and low-cost Indian carriers, IndiGo and Spicejet, were forced to factor in extra costs to operate longer route.
An IndiGo airline taxi on the runway prior to take off at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.(AFP File Photo)
An IndiGo airline taxi on the runway prior to take off at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.(AFP File Photo)

IndiGo reports first loss since listing amid high fuel cost, weaker rupee

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 07:48 PM IST
The company’s co-founder and interim CEO Rahul Bhatia said aviation in India is facing significant pressure from high fuel costs, rupee depreciation and intense competition.
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