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SpiceJet has been designated as an Indian scheduled carrier to operate according to the terms of the Air Services Agreement between India and the US.(REUTERS)

Spicejet gets permission to operate flights to US

Hindustan Times, New delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 06:19 PM IST
National carrier Air India is currently the only Indian airline operating flights to the US after all international commercial air passenger services were suspended since March 22, in the wake of travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The co-founder of Indonesia’s Lion Air, one of two airlines that lost passengers and crew in recent crashes involving the 737 MAX, has lashed out at Boeing’s handling of the accidents as the potential business fallout from the jet’s grounding intensifies.(REUTERS)
The co-founder of Indonesia’s Lion Air, one of two airlines that lost passengers and crew in recent crashes involving the 737 MAX, has lashed out at Boeing’s handling of the accidents as the potential business fallout from the jet’s grounding intensifies.(REUTERS)

‘They treat us as Third World’: Lion Air co-founder hits out at Boeing

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 10:46 AM IST
Rusdi Kirana said a recent apology by Boeing over the 346 lives lost in the two disasters, firstly at Lion Air in October and then at Ethiopian Airlines last month, stood in contrast to what he viewed as hasty earlier criticism of Lion Air’s pilots.
SpiceJet on Monday announced the launch of non-stop flights from Mumbai to Colombo, Dhaka, Riyadh, Hong Kong and Kathmandu.
SpiceJet on Monday announced the launch of non-stop flights from Mumbai to Colombo, Dhaka, Riyadh, Hong Kong and Kathmandu.

SpiceJet to start direct flights from Mumbai to Colombo, 4 other int’l destinations

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2019 02:36 PM IST
In a release, the carrier said it would be the first Indian budget carrier to launch daily direct flights on the Mumbai-Colombo, Mumbai-Dhaka, Mumbai-Riyadh, Mumbai-Hong Kong and Mumbai-Kathmandu sectors. Boeing 737 NG aircraft would be deployed in the new routes.
An Indigo spokesperson, however, said the airline has not cancelled any additional flights other than the schedule cancellations.(File Photo)
An Indigo spokesperson, however, said the airline has not cancelled any additional flights other than the schedule cancellations.(File Photo)

IndiGo cancels around 130 flights for Friday

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 05:18 PM IST
Acute shortage of pilots along with NOTAMs at some airports forced IndiGo to cancel around 130 flights for Friday, a source said.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation is reviewing IndiGo and SpiceJet’s new policy to introduce a charge for passengers who check-in over the internet.(HT File Photo)
The Ministry of Civil Aviation is reviewing IndiGo and SpiceJet’s new policy to introduce a charge for passengers who check-in over the internet.(HT File Photo)

Government reviewing IndiGo, SpiceJet web check-in fee for seats after complaints

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 03:49 PM IST
IndiGo was responding to passengers who had questioned the low-cost airline’s move to levy a fee on web check-ins. In a series of responses to several tweets, IndiGo said that the seat fee policy had been revised effective November 14.
An AirAsia Japan Co engineer looks at an engine of the company's first Airbus SAS A320 aircraft.(Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg)
An AirAsia Japan Co engineer looks at an engine of the company's first Airbus SAS A320 aircraft.(Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg)

AirAsia nears $23 billion deal with Airbus, to surpass IndiGo’s A320neo fleet

Bloomberg | By Benjamin Katz
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 10:24 AM IST
AirAsia, already the second-biggest customer for Airbus’s re-engined A320 narrowbody, is weighing an order for as many as 100 A321neo aircraft, according to people familiar with the discussions.
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