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Two IndiGo flights avert mid-air collision, DGCA orders probe

The incident took place at Kempegowda International Airport on January 7 when IndiGo flights 6E 455 (to Kolkata) and 6E 246 (to Bhubaneswar) were reportedly given the mandatory clearances from the ATC at the same time.
DGCA director general Arun Kumar said strictest action will be taken against those found delinquent. (Representational image)
DGCA director general Arun Kumar said strictest action will be taken against those found delinquent. (Representational image)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 05:14 AM IST
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The near-miss at Bengaluru airport: All you need to know

On January 7, two flights of the same carrier--IndiGo--took off at the same time, nearly resulting in a collision, said the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). While one plane was headed to Kolkata, the other was Bhubaneswar-bound.
Two planes from the same carrier--IndiGo--were involved in the near-miss on January 7 (Representative Photo)
Two planes from the same carrier--IndiGo--were involved in the near-miss on January 7 (Representative Photo)
Published on Jan 19, 2022 09:22 PM IST
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Tragedy averted in Bengaluru's skies as 2 IndiGo flights nearly collide mid-air

Aviation regulator DGCA, which has initiated a probe into the incident, said the incident took place on January 7.
The near-mishap involved two planes of the same carrier: IndiGo (Representative Image)
The near-mishap involved two planes of the same carrier: IndiGo (Representative Image)
Published on Jan 19, 2022 06:52 PM IST
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DGCA issues guidelines for Covid positive air crew

The special medical exam will be held at one of the Indian Air Force boarding centres after complete clinical recovery, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a circular posted on its website on Monday.
Aircrew members who experience mild symptoms can remain in home quarantine for seven days after onset of symptoms and no fever for three days (Representational photo)
Aircrew members who experience mild symptoms can remain in home quarantine for seven days after onset of symptoms and no fever for three days (Representational photo)
Published on Jan 12, 2022 12:18 AM IST
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ByNeha Tripathi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

DGCA makes breathalyser checks more stringent

If tested positive for the first time, a pilot will be given the option of getting retested using the same equipment or an alternative one.
In 2019, the aviation regulator asked Air India to terminate the services of one of its pilots who failed the test. (HT File)
In 2019, the aviation regulator asked Air India to terminate the services of one of its pilots who failed the test. (HT File)
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 04:48 AM IST
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ByNeha LM Tripathi, New Delhi

International flights to remain suspended till January 31, says DGCA

The central aviation body the new rule was in slight modification of its circular issued on November 26 that had allowed scheduled international flights to operate from December 15.
Representational image.(Vijayanand Gupta/ HT Photo)
Representational image.(Vijayanand Gupta/ HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 09, 2021 07:59 PM IST
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Eye on Omicron: India defers full resumption of international flights

Regular commercial international passenger flights were scheduled to restart from December 15 after being suspended in March last year.
DGCA has said it will notify the date of full resumption of commercial international passenger services later and was monitoring the situation following the global alarm over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. (AFP Photo/Representative use)
DGCA has said it will notify the date of full resumption of commercial international passenger services later and was monitoring the situation following the global alarm over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. (AFP Photo/Representative use)
Updated on Dec 01, 2021 05:09 PM IST
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ByNeha LM Tripathi

Domestic flights carried 70% more passengers in Oct 2021 than in previous year

According to aviation regulator DGCA, domestic airlines flew 8.99 million passengers last month, as against 5.27 million in October 2020.
IndiGo flew 4.8 million passengers in October 2021, the highest among all domestic carriers (Used only for representation)
IndiGo flew 4.8 million passengers in October 2021, the highest among all domestic carriers (Used only for representation)
Published on Nov 18, 2021 09:28 PM IST
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SpiceJet's licence to carry 'dangerous goods' suspended temporarily

  • An article or substance is termed a ‘dangerous good’ if it poses a risk to health, safety, property or the environment.
SpiceJet's licence to carry 'dangerous goods' suspended temporarily. (MINT_PRINT)
SpiceJet's licence to carry 'dangerous goods' suspended temporarily. (MINT_PRINT)
Published on Oct 15, 2021 10:58 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Covid-19: Suspension of international flights extended till October 31

Cargo operations and flights on certain routes allowed by the DGCA have been kept outside the purview of the restrictions.
Scheduled commercial flights between India and international destinations are restricted since March 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic struck. ((Representational photo))
Scheduled commercial flights between India and international destinations are restricted since March 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic struck. ((Representational photo))
Updated on Sep 28, 2021 07:30 PM IST
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DGCA directs DDA to reduce heights of four residential buildings in Vasant Kunj

  • DGCA has earmarked four buildings- Ganga, Yamuna, Narmada, Saraswati and asked DDA to reduce the height of the concerned structures to a permissible limit within 60 days
DDA’s notice has put residents of these buildings on edge and the Resident Welfare Association (RWA) is planning to appeal against the orders
DDA’s notice has put residents of these buildings on edge and the Resident Welfare Association (RWA) is planning to appeal against the orders
Updated on Sep 05, 2021 08:48 PM IST
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By | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Covid-19: Suspension of international flights extended till September 30

Cargo operations and flights on certain routes allowed by the DGCA have been kept outside the purview of the restrictions.
Scheduled commercial flights between India and international destinations are restricted since March 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic struck. (Representational photo)
Scheduled commercial flights between India and international destinations are restricted since March 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic struck. (Representational photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2021 01:34 PM IST
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By | Written by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

DGCA lifts ban on Boeing 737 Max aircraft

The DGCA had banned the operation of Boeing 737 Max aircraft over Indian airspace in March 2019, following two fatal accidents involving Lion Air flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines flight 302.
DGCA lifts ban on Boeing 737 Max aircraft.(Bloomberg)
DGCA lifts ban on Boeing 737 Max aircraft.(Bloomberg)
Published on Aug 26, 2021 05:32 PM IST
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By | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Domestic air travel sees record surge since 2nd Covid wave, 50L flew in July

IndiGo flew as many as 29.32 lakh passengers, constituting 58.6 per cent of the total domestic air passengers’ market share, while SpiceJet carried 4.56 lakh – accounting for 9.1 per cent of the share.
The civil aviation ministry has for the fourth time this year revised the domestic air fares, following which the prices have been increased by nine to 12 per cent.
The civil aviation ministry has for the fourth time this year revised the domestic air fares, following which the prices have been increased by nine to 12 per cent.
Updated on Aug 14, 2021 12:01 AM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

DGCA: Check fare on airline site, not search engine to avoid exaggeration

DGCA said that metasearch engines might show exaggerated airfares (Agencies)
DGCA said that metasearch engines might show exaggerated airfares (Agencies)
Published on Aug 10, 2021 05:41 PM IST
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DGCA asks passengers to check fares from airline website and not search engines

  • DGCA's word of caution comes days after IAS officer Sanjeev Gupta tweeted that the one way trip fare of a British Airways flight from Delhi to London scheduled for August 26 was priced at 3.95 lakh on Google travel.
The Ministry of civil aviation took to Twitter on August 8 to refute claims of one way trip fare charging <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>4 lakh
The Ministry of civil aviation took to Twitter on August 8 to refute claims of one way trip fare charging 4 lakh
Published on Aug 10, 2021 10:57 AM IST
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By | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'Reports have no proven basis': Aviation ministry on high Delhi-London fare

The issue came to light after Sanjeev Gupta, secretary at the ministry of home affairs, on Saturday raised concern about the high prices during college admission time.
While there have been lower and upper limits on all domestic airfares in India since May 25 last year, no such limits have been imposed on international airfares.(Pratik Chorge/HT File Photo)
While there have been lower and upper limits on all domestic airfares in India since May 25 last year, no such limits have been imposed on international airfares.(Pratik Chorge/HT File Photo)
Published on Aug 09, 2021 07:20 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

DGCA extends ban on international flights till August 31

  • The DGCA however pointed out that international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a "case to case basis" in its circular.
International passenger flights were suspended in India from March 23 last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.(HT Photos)
International passenger flights were suspended in India from March 23 last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.(HT Photos)
Published on Jul 30, 2021 04:58 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Covid-19: DGCA extends ban on scheduled international flights till July 31

A DGCA notification stated that international flights may be allowed on routes by the competent authority on a ‘case-to-case’ basis.
Covid-19: DGCA extends ban on scheduled international flights till July 31 (File photo for representation)
Covid-19: DGCA extends ban on scheduled international flights till July 31 (File photo for representation)
Published on Jun 30, 2021 01:10 PM IST
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By | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Jet Airways’ revival plan gets NCLT nod

The Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT)directed the Jalan-Kalrock consortium to get the required approval and licences to restart the airline within 90 days.
The insolvency plea against Jet Airways, filed by the lenders’ consortium led by State Bank of India, was admitted by NCLT in June 2019, two months after it was grounded.(Mint)
The insolvency plea against Jet Airways, filed by the lenders’ consortium led by State Bank of India, was admitted by NCLT in June 2019, two months after it was grounded.(Mint)
Published on Jun 23, 2021 02:23 AM IST
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Livemint | ByRhik Kundu, New Delhi

Domestic air traffic plunges 63% in May: DGCA

  • The DGCA data said that among private carriers, IndiGo carried 1.6 million passengers in May, making up nearly 55% of the domestic market. SpiceJet flew 199,000 passengers, accounting for 9.4% share of the market.
The dip in passenger numbers came at a time when the country was battling a spike in Covid-19 cases due to the second wave.
The dip in passenger numbers came at a time when the country was battling a spike in Covid-19 cases due to the second wave.
Updated on Jun 18, 2021 07:49 AM IST
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ByGireesh Chandra Prasad, New Delhi

India extends international passenger flights ban till May 31 amid Covid surge

International flights were first suspended in March 2020 after a nationwide lockdown was imposed to tackle the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The government launched the Vande Bharat Mission in May 2020 to fly home Indians stranded abroad.
India extended the ban international flights till May 31, 2021. (File Photo)
India extended the ban international flights till May 31, 2021. (File Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2021 01:45 PM IST
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By | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

DGCA extends fare cap on domestic flights, operations at 80% of pre-Covid level

The decision comes amid rising number of cases.
Air India flight 185 arrives from New Delhi, narrowly beating the cut-off after Canada's government temporarily barred passenger flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days, at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada(REUTERS)
Air India flight 185 arrives from New Delhi, narrowly beating the cut-off after Canada's government temporarily barred passenger flights from India and Pakistan for 30 days, at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 26, 2021 07:49 PM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

News updates from HT: DGCA allows banned Boeing 737 Max to fly over India

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The first Boeing 737 MAX 7 is unveiled in Renton, Washington, US.(Reuters File Photo)
The first Boeing 737 MAX 7 is unveiled in Renton, Washington, US.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Apr 20, 2021 08:56 PM IST
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India finalises air bubble pact with Sri Lanka

India now has such pacts with 28 countries, including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Canada, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, the Maldives, Nigeria, Qatar, the UAE, the UK and the USA.
A Sri Lankan airport worker in protective suit stands inside a terminal at the Katunayake International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP)
A Sri Lankan airport worker in protective suit stands inside a terminal at the Katunayake International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP)
Published on Apr 10, 2021 11:06 PM IST
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Mumbai airport to collect 1,000 spot fine for violation of Covid-19 norms

After it found passengers at some airports flouting the mandatory Covid-19 safety protocols during the routine surveillance, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had advised airports to explore the option of taking stricter actions
As part of its SOP for the resumption of domestic flights in May last year, CSMIA had placed guidelines on safety practices across the airport in the form of physical and digital boards.(HT Photo)
As part of its SOP for the resumption of domestic flights in May last year, CSMIA had placed guidelines on safety practices across the airport in the form of physical and digital boards.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 03, 2021 11:00 PM IST
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PTI | , Mumbai

Bolster airport checks, consider spot fine: DGCA

This the first time the aviation regulator has recommended fining people for flouting Covid-19 protocols and it comes at a time when the industry as well as the administration expects a significant uptick in air travel.
According to the DGCA, at least 15 passengers till date have been charged for violating Covid-19 norms in domestic and may be put on a “no-flying” list for a period of three months.(HT Photo)
According to the DGCA, at least 15 passengers till date have been charged for violating Covid-19 norms in domestic and may be put on a “no-flying” list for a period of three months.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2021 02:35 AM IST
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Impose fines on passengers not wearing masks 'properly': DGCA to airports

  • On March 13, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had asked airports and airlines to ensure that passengers wear mask and maintain social distance at all times during air travel, and take action against those violating the norms.
Passengers at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport, Mumbai. (HT file)
Passengers at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport, Mumbai. (HT file)
Published on Mar 30, 2021 05:05 PM IST
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DGCA approves 18,843 flights per week from 108 airports for summer schedule

DGCA approves 18,843 flights per week for summer schedule
Representational Image (Unsplash)
Representational Image (Unsplash)
Published on Mar 30, 2021 04:37 PM IST
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Airlines may ban 15 passengers for not following Covid-19 norms on flights

The regulator allows carriers to ban passengers (putting them on no-fly list) for three to 24 months for not following the rules.
The DGCA had on March 13 asked airlines to de-board passengers who do not wear their masks
The DGCA had on March 13 asked airlines to de-board passengers who do not wear their masks "properly" despite repeated warnings.(PTI file photo)
Published on Mar 24, 2021 10:49 PM IST
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