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Australia to require negative Covid-19 results for international travellers(Pexels)

International travellers will have to show negative Covid-19 test before boarding flight to Australia

By Reuters | Posted by Nishtha Grover | Sydney
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 08:44 AM IST
Australia is applying stricter travel rules in order to curb the spread of the new strain of coronavirus. For the same reason, all international travellers will have to show a negative Covid-19 test before boarding a flight.
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Ajay Khurana, Chairman, REHAU South Asia.
Ajay Khurana, Chairman, REHAU South Asia.

Ajay Khurana: Leading REHAU India’s flight to newer horizons

UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 12:33 PM IST
REHAU, a leading global player in the furniture and building industry, is all set to foray into new product segments, solutions as well as verticals under the leadership of Ajay Khurana, Chairman, REHAU South Asia.
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Netherlands ban flights from UK after detecting new coronavirus strain(Reuters)
Netherlands ban flights from UK after detecting new coronavirus strain(Reuters)

Netherlands to stop flights coming from UK after finding new and more infectious coronavirus strain

By Reuters | Posted by Nishtha Grover
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 11:37 AM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson along with scientists recently revealed that they have detected a new strain of the novel coronavirus in Britain and it is 70% more infectious. As a result, Netherlands has put a ban on all flights coming from the UK.
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Dense fog enveloped parts of Delhi on Sunday morning(Livemint)
Dense fog enveloped parts of Delhi on Sunday morning(Livemint)

Dense fog engulfs Delhi, Skymet warns of flight disruptions

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 09:58 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) also warned of very dense fog in isolated places over Uttar Pradesh, Uattarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and New Delhi.
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“That’s a neat place to sleep,” wrote an Instagram user.(Instagram/@_zachgriff)
“That’s a neat place to sleep,” wrote an Instagram user.(Instagram/@_zachgriff)

What a secret resting cabin for flight crew looks like. Watch

By Amrita Kohli | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 08:24 PM IST
Zach Griff, a ‘full-time traveler’ as he describes himself on Instagram, posted a video that shows this hidden room.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched seaplane service between Kevadiya and Ahmedabad on October 31, 2020.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched seaplane service between Kevadiya and Ahmedabad on October 31, 2020.(PTI)

Seaplane services in India take flight; routes hold the key to success, say experts

By Neha LM Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 04:17 PM IST
Industry experts said they hoped the UDAN scheme would boost seaplane activity, but routes should be chosen keeping in mind both tourism and business traffic
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The IndiGo filight took off for New Delhi at around 8.05 am from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) but returned minutes later.(Bloomberg File Photo)
The IndiGo filight took off for New Delhi at around 8.05 am from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) but returned minutes later.(Bloomberg File Photo)

Bird hit forces IndiGo’s Delhi-bound flight to return to Mumbai

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 10:00 PM IST
IndiGo said it arranged an alternate aircraft to operate the flight from Mumbai to Delhi.
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Passenger footfalls at Indian airports in single day rises to 2,88,401 as flights resume(Twitter/indiahottopics)
Passenger footfalls at Indian airports in single day rises to 2,88,401 as flights resume(Twitter/indiahottopics)

‘Soaring higher’: Passenger footfalls at Indian airports in single day rises to 2,88,401 as flights resume services

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | New Delhi [India]
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 11:04 AM IST
As the travel curbs lift from flight services, Indian airports record number of passengers flying in single day rise to 1,44,112 while the total number of arriving passengers was 1,44,289
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SpiceJet likely to start two more flights on Delhi-Dharamshala route from October 1

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Dharamshala, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 12:17 AM IST
At present, Spicejet operates one flight on this sector. Alliance Air, the domestic arm of national carrier Air India, also operates a flight on the route.
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Second batch of Indian deportees from Saudi Arabia to arrive on Sept 24(Twitter/JPJets_Group)
Second batch of Indian deportees from Saudi Arabia to arrive on Sept 24(Twitter/JPJets_Group)

Riyadh-Chennai flight scheduled to bring back Indian deportees from Saudi Arabia on September 24

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Riyadh [Saudi Arabia]
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:30 AM IST
Second batch of Indian deportees from Saudi Arabia to arrive on Sept 24 via Riyadh-Chennai flight, other flights from Riyadh and Jeddah being currently worked out
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Russia to resume flights with Belarus and others from next week amid Covid-19(Twitter/eTurboNews)
Russia to resume flights with Belarus and others from next week amid Covid-19(Twitter/eTurboNews)

Russia to resume flights with Belarus and others from next week amid Covid-19

By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Moscow
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 11:02 AM IST
Throwing its borders open, Russia will resume flights with Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and South Korea from next week
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Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar take their first flights in months.
Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar take their first flights in months.

Milind Soman, Ankita Konwar share pics as they take first flight in 6 months: ‘Things have changed so much, trying to adjust’

UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 06:36 PM IST
Milind Soman was all praises as he took a flight, after coronavirus shutdown, from Mumbai. Sharing pictures from the airport, the actor said that the entire procedure of ‘checking in and boarding was very smooth, even better than before‘.
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Hawaii allows travellers to skip quarantine if tested negative for COVID-19 on arrival(Twitter/W0rld2020)
Hawaii allows travellers to skip quarantine if tested negative for COVID-19 on arrival(Twitter/W0rld2020)

Hawaii allows travellers to skip 14-day quarantine if tested negative for COVID-19 on arrival

By Associated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Honolulu
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 08:58 AM IST
Hawaii encourages pre-travel testing to add a greater element of safety for travel into the US, allows travellers to skip quarantine with virus test
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Saudi Arabia to partially lift international flight restrictions from Tuesday(Twitter/Aviaforaviators)
Saudi Arabia to partially lift international flight restrictions from Tuesday(Twitter/Aviaforaviators)

Saudi Arabia partially lifts flight restrictions, allows ’exceptional categories’ to enter and exit the kingdom

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Riyadh
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 10:36 AM IST
After a travel curb of six months courtesy the COVID-19 pandemic, Saudi Arabia will partially ease the suspension on international flights from Tuesday while all restrictions on air, land and sea transport for Saudi citizens are expected to end ‘after January 1’ next year
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Air India plans to operate special flight from Basra in Iraq to New Delhi(Twitter/LaxmanR83204220)
Air India plans to operate special flight from Basra in Iraq to New Delhi(Twitter/LaxmanR83204220)

Vande Bharat Mission: Air India plans to operate special flight from Basra in Iraq to New Delhi

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Baghdad [Iraq]
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 10:50 AM IST
Indian Embassy in Baghdad alerts Indian nationals stranded in Iraq to register for travelling to India under the Vande Bharat Mission
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More international flights from Chandigarh soon, says aviation minister

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 10:54 PM IST
Decision to be implemented soon after negotiations with Air India and other flight operators, Puri said during a BJP Chandigarh unit executive meeting through video conferencing
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Most domestic airlines issue online advisories on how early you should arrive for your flight.(Gajanan Nirphale)
Most domestic airlines issue online advisories on how early you should arrive for your flight.(Gajanan Nirphale)

Covid-19 travelling rules: New dos and dont’s for flights and trains

By Aishwarya Iyer | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 10:41 AM IST
Wherever you’re headed and whatever the reasons, it’s going to take longer and cost more. Airports are distanced and digital. Train bookings open a week in advance. And don’t forget to pack your own snacks.
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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, in-flight meal service was not permitted on domestic flights since their resumption on May 25.(PTI)
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, in-flight meal service was not permitted on domestic flights since their resumption on May 25.(PTI)

Govt permits meals on flights; airlines can put flyers on no-fly list for refusing to wear mask

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2020 01:11 PM IST
Moreover, any passenger who refuses to wear a face mask in a flight can be put on the no-fly list by the airline, said a senior official of the aviation regulator DGCA.
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Chrystal Hicks gave birth to Sky Airon Hicks on a plane. (representational image)(Unsplash)
Chrystal Hicks gave birth to Sky Airon Hicks on a plane. (representational image)(Unsplash)

It’s a boy! Woman gives birth on flight, names the newborn Sky

By Associated Press | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | ANCHORAGE, Alaska
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2020 02:28 PM IST
Chrystal Hicks gave birth to Sky Airon Hicks around 1 a.m. after boarding a plane.
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Only a small percentage of domestic flights are operating since late March due to spread of coronavirus disease.(HT Photo)
Only a small percentage of domestic flights are operating since late March due to spread of coronavirus disease.(HT Photo)

Restriction on domestic flights to remain in effect till November 24

By HT Correspondent |Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 08:51 PM IST
Domestic flights have been operating on reduced capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Nidhi Agarwal and her son have been stuck in India since March.
Nidhi Agarwal and her son have been stuck in India since March.

Closed borders, few flights leave NRIs struggling

By Rachel Lopez and Vanessa Viegas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 04:57 AM IST
The Vande Bharat flights that bring Indians stranded abroad back to the country, are also offering seats on their return journeys provided the country permits entry.
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The plea, filed by Air Passengers Association of India, claimed that refusal to refund the amount is “arbitrary” and is in blatant violation of the Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) as acceptance of ‘credit shell’ is at the sole discretion of the passengers.(Amal KS/HT)
The plea, filed by Air Passengers Association of India, claimed that refusal to refund the amount is “arbitrary” and is in blatant violation of the Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) as acceptance of ‘credit shell’ is at the sole discretion of the passengers.(Amal KS/HT)

SC notice to Centre on plea for refund of ticket for flights cancelled due to Covid

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 06:13 PM IST
A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan sought replies on the plea which has alleged that airlines have failed to refund the ticket amount and are “illegally imposing” the mechanism of ‘credit shell’ on unwilling passengers.
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The Manipur government has asked the Centre to stop all five daily flights landing in Imphal for a period of 10 days.(PTI)
The Manipur government has asked the Centre to stop all five daily flights landing in Imphal for a period of 10 days.(PTI)

Manipur wants to stop flights for 10 days to clear Covid-19 test backlog

By HT Correspondent| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 02:53 PM IST
Manipur is struggling with a rising backlog of samples waiting to be tested for Covid-19.
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More than 57,000 citizens have returned to India on flights being operated under Vande Bharat since May 6, Hardeep Puri said.(PTI)
More than 57,000 citizens have returned to India on flights being operated under Vande Bharat since May 6, Hardeep Puri said.(PTI)

75 more flights to US, Canada in Vande Bharat Phase 3

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 11:34 PM IST
These flights will be scheduled between June 9 and June 30 to cities including New York, Newark, Chicago, Washington, San Francisco, Vancouver and Toronto.
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The highest passenger load capacity was seen on the Delhi route departing out of Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The highest passenger load capacity was seen on the Delhi route departing out of Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

50 flights operated to and from Mumbai on Tuesday

By Neha LM Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 06:02 AM IST
CSMIA connected to 14 sectors which were operated by seven airlines. On Tuesday, CSMIA catered to a total of 6,247 passengers which include 4,400 passengers at departures and 1,847 at arrivals.
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IndiGo decided to curtail its operations in Mumbai due to Cyclone Nisarga.(MINT)
IndiGo decided to curtail its operations in Mumbai due to Cyclone Nisarga.(MINT)

Cyclone Nisarga forces IndiGo to cancel 17 flights out of Mumbai on Wednesday

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 12:21 AM IST
IndiGo will operate only three flights of Mumbai on Wednesday to Chandigarh, Ranchi and Patna.
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In February, when the lockdown was not imposed, around 4.12 lakh passengers travelled daily through domestic flights in India, according to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) data.(ANI)
In February, when the lockdown was not imposed, around 4.12 lakh passengers travelled daily through domestic flights in India, according to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) data.(ANI)

390 domestic flights carried over 35,000 passengers on Saturday till 5 pm: Hardeep Puri

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2020 10:01 PM IST
Hardeep Puri also mentioned on Twitter that a number of people holding valid residence permits in the UAE have been approaching the Indian government to go back to the country.
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During the pre-lockdown period, Indian airports handled around 3,000 daily domestic flights, aviation industry sources said.(ANI)
During the pre-lockdown period, Indian airports handled around 3,000 daily domestic flights, aviation industry sources said.(ANI)

513 domestic flights carrying 39,969 passengers flew in India on Friday: Hardeep Puri

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2020 02:46 PM IST
Hardeep Puri said on Twitter on Saturday: “Day 5. 29th May till 2359 hrs. Departures 513. 39,969 passengers handled. Arrivals 512. 39,972 passengers handled.” A departure is counted as a flight during the day.
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On Monday, a total of 428 domestic flights carrying 30,550 passengers operated while on Tuesday, 445 flights ferried 62,641 people.(PTI)
On Monday, a total of 428 domestic flights carrying 30,550 passengers operated while on Tuesday, 445 flights ferried 62,641 people.(PTI)

494 domestic flights ferried 38,078 passengers in India on Thursday: Govt

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2020 04:12 PM IST
Domestic flight operations resumed in the country on Monday after a gap of two months of suspension due to the coronavirus lockdown. International passenger flights continue to remain suspended.
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The government on Thursday allowed airlines to operate passenger flights from May 25.(REUTERS)
The government on Thursday allowed airlines to operate passenger flights from May 25.(REUTERS)

SpiceJet opens booking for domestic flights

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2020 06:41 PM IST
Operations of commercial passenger flights were suspended from March 25 in the wake of COVID-19 and subsequent lockdown.
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