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Heading to airport? Beware of the new 'one hand bag' rule for passengers

  • The one hand bag guidelines comes in addition to the existing single check-in baggage rule imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The decision bars passengers from carrying more than one cabin luggage on flights within India. (HT PHOTO)
The decision bars passengers from carrying more than one cabin luggage on flights within India. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 02:01 PM IST
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IndiGo flags off six domestic flights from Indore, to operate daily

  • The new flights will connect Madhya Pradesh's largest city to Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
An IndiGo Airlines Airbus A320-200 aircraft(File photo)
An IndiGo Airlines Airbus A320-200 aircraft(File photo)
Published on Oct 31, 2021 05:07 PM IST
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India allows domestic flights to operate at full capacity amid demand surge

  • Domestic airlines have been operating at 85% capacity since September 18 owing to coronavirus disease (Covid-19) measures.
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)
Published on Oct 12, 2021 05:12 PM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

As festivities begin, domestic air passenger traffic surges in September

Domestic flights witnessed a fuller crowd in September as air passenger traffic rose to around 69 lakh. However, the ICMR worried that this “revenge travel” might increase the risk of the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Domestic flights witnessed a fuller crowd in September as air passenger traffic rose to around 69 lakh. (Reuters/Representative)
Domestic flights witnessed a fuller crowd in September as air passenger traffic rose to around 69 lakh. (Reuters/Representative)
Published on Oct 06, 2021 04:44 PM IST
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Kabul airport ready for international flights: Afghanistan civil aviation body

Afghanistan's civil aviation authority announces that Kabul airport is completely operational, domestic flights have started at the airport and the facility is ready for international flights to resume normal activity. 
Kabul airport ready for international flights: Afghanistan civil aviation body(Reuters | Representational image)
Kabul airport ready for international flights: Afghanistan civil aviation body(Reuters | Representational image)
Updated on Oct 04, 2021 01:05 PM IST
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Domestic flight fare band applicable for 15 days a month: Here is what it means

Domestic flight capacity has been increased to 85 per cent, the civil aviation ministry said. 
The aviation ministry hikes domestic flight capacity to 85 per cent. (HT_PRINT)
The aviation ministry hikes domestic flight capacity to 85 per cent. (HT_PRINT)
Published on Sep 18, 2021 08:46 PM IST
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Indian tourism rebounds, demand for airline fuel surges amid Covid-19

Indians have flocked to tourist spots across the country from the beaches of Goa on the west coast to the mountainous north on aeroplanes and in cars after the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Air travel has climbed sharply with domestic flights this month around 75% of pre-coronavirus levels.
Indians have flocked to tourist spots across the country from the beaches of Goa on the west coast to the mountainous north on planes and in cars after the easing of restrictions.(Unsplash)
Indians have flocked to tourist spots across the country from the beaches of Goa on the west coast to the mountainous north on planes and in cars after the easing of restrictions.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 26, 2021 04:55 PM IST
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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

Delhi-Mumbai flight ticket to cost over 5,000 as Centre revises airfare

Flights under 40 minutes will now cost a minimum of 2,900 instead of 2,600.
The Centre has increased the domestic flight fare by 9 to 12 per cent. 
The Centre has increased the domestic flight fare by 9 to 12 per cent. 
Published on Aug 13, 2021 04:20 PM IST
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Negative RT-PCR report may not remain mandatory for domestic flying: Puri

Discussion on doing away with the provision of carrying negative RT-PCR report is going on involving several ministries, civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said.
Air travellers get themselves registered for Covid-19 tests at the T-3 terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi(PTI)
Air travellers get themselves registered for Covid-19 tests at the T-3 terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi(PTI)
Published on Jun 06, 2021 08:48 PM IST
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Domestic flights' fare band cannot be permanent feature: Hardeep Singh Puri

The ministry has no intention to regulate air ticket price once the situation becomes fully normal, the minister said.
Hardeep Singh Puri explains that his ministry will not regulate flight ticket prices when domestic services come back to their pre-covid figures. (PTI)
Hardeep Singh Puri explains that his ministry will not regulate flight ticket prices when domestic services come back to their pre-covid figures. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 10, 2021 12:27 PM IST
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By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Domestic travel: List of new flights starting from October 12

Domestic flights: The domestic aviation sector is eyeing at a speedy recovery during the festive season.
File photo of Bhuntar airport in Kullu-Manali.(PTI)
File photo of Bhuntar airport in Kullu-Manali.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 07:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Domestic flights: Pre-Covid figures will be reached between Diwali and New Year, says Hardeep Singh Puri

Domestic aviation sector, which has been badly hit by the lockdown, will soon see pre-Covid number of passengers and flights between Diwali and New Year, minister hopes.
Domestic flights will soon achieve their pre-Covid numbers, Hardeep Singh Puri has said.(PTI)
Domestic flights will soon achieve their pre-Covid numbers, Hardeep Singh Puri has said.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 03, 2020 04:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

International and domestic flights: Four major relaxations provided to airlines

Airlines have been allowed to resume on-board meal services, pre-covid baggage rules in the last few months
Domestic and international flights resumed with many restrictions which are gradually being done away with.(PTI)
Domestic and international flights resumed with many restrictions which are gradually being done away with.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 26, 2020 10:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

5-year-old flies alone from Delhi, mother receives him at Bengaluru airport

Vihaan Sharma travelled alone from Delhi and was greeted at the airport by his mother, who saw him after three months.
Vihaan Sharma with his mother at the Bengaluru airport. (ANI photo)
Vihaan Sharma with his mother at the Bengaluru airport. (ANI photo)
Updated on May 25, 2020 04:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Supreme Court redflags Air India’s full capacity flights, asks Mumbai HC to decide

The Centre and Air India had moved Supreme Court after Bombay high court questioned why the airline was not keeping the middle seats vacant in international flights.
The domestic air travel resumed in the country on Monday after a two-month gap due to Covid-19 pandemic.(PTI Photo)
The domestic air travel resumed in the country on Monday after a two-month gap due to Covid-19 pandemic.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2020 02:38 PM IST
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Passengers complain as nearly 80 flights to and from Delhi cancelled amid restrictions by states

All commercial passenger flights resumed, except in Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, after being suspended towards the end of March when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
Passengers stand in a queue as they arrive at T-3 airport for domestic travel, after flights resumed in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Passengers stand in a queue as they arrive at T-3 airport for domestic travel, after flights resumed in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2020 04:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

‘I was nervous’: First flyers share experience as domestic air services resume

Domestic air travel resumed in the country on Monday, after a gap of two months. The air travel was stopped and all flights grounded since March 25 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Passengers arrive at the airport in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur to board flights, as domestic air operations resumes on Monday.(ANI photo)
Passengers arrive at the airport in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur to board flights, as domestic air operations resumes on Monday.(ANI photo)
Updated on May 25, 2020 10:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

From 14-day quarantine to 7 days home isolation: Guidelines for domestic air travellers from today

All domestic air passengers have been advised to monitor their health for 14 days after travel, inform authorities if they develop symptoms.
Security personnel stand guard as airport staff sanitse Prayagraj airport during the fourth phase of Covid-19 nationwide lockdown, in Prayagraj on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Security personnel stand guard as airport staff sanitse Prayagraj airport during the fourth phase of Covid-19 nationwide lockdown, in Prayagraj on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2020 03:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

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

The government has said it is time for India to open up following stringent measures for a nationwide lockdown for over two months.
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.
Updated on May 21, 2020 10:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

In new flight rules, airfare fixed by govt, only one check-in bag allowed

Elderly, pregnant women, and people with health issues are advised to avoid travel. Passengers staying in the containment zone will not be allowed to travel.
Passengers may also have to quarantine upon reaching their destination depending on the norms decided by the states. (HT Photo)
Passengers may also have to quarantine upon reaching their destination depending on the norms decided by the states. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2020 08:28 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

Yes, our aircraft are ready to fly again: Airlines tell aviation ministry

The Central government is planning to start domestic flights with several guidelines, but as of now, no clear instruction has been given to them.
As per the set protocol, airlines have to submit their aircraft details to the DGCA and the MoCA before the resumption of their flight operations.(HT file photo/ Vipin Kumar)
As per the set protocol, airlines have to submit their aircraft details to the DGCA and the MoCA before the resumption of their flight operations.(HT file photo/ Vipin Kumar)
Updated on May 16, 2020 05:47 PM IST
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New Delhi, Delhi, India | ByAsian News International | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

India’s domestic air traffic to fall to 90 mn this fiscal: Report

In its report titled ‘COVID-19 &  the State of Indian Aviation Industry,’ the aviation consultancy forecast domestic traffic to decline to around 80-90 million this fiscal from an estimated 140 million in FY2020.
Domestic and international flights have been suspended till April 15 amid nationwide lockdown to curb spreading of coronavirus infections.(ANI file photo)
Domestic and international flights have been suspended till April 15 amid nationwide lockdown to curb spreading of coronavirus infections.(ANI file photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2020 05:45 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India

Domestic carriers to operate 23,403 flights per week during winter schedule

The number of weekly flights in the upcoming winter schedule is 1.2% higher than 23,117 such flights operated during the previous winter schedule.
A senior DGCA official said 23,403 departures per week have been finalised, covering 103 airports.(File Photo)
A senior DGCA official said 23,403 departures per week have been finalised, covering 103 airports.(File Photo)
Updated on Oct 19, 2019 12:01 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

SpiceJet announces 14 new domestic flights and 4 new routes including Pune-Patna, Chennai-Rajahmundry, to operate from July 1

As a part of its pitch for more flights to non-metros and smaller cities, SpiceJet is introducing four new routes — Pune-Patna, Chennai-Rajahmundry, Hyderabad-Calicut and Bengaluru-Tuticorin.
SpiceJet will deploy a mix of its fleet of Boeing 737 and Bombardier Q-400 aircraft on its new routes.(Reuters File Photo)
SpiceJet will deploy a mix of its fleet of Boeing 737 and Bombardier Q-400 aircraft on its new routes.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2018 09:47 PM IST
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