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The decision has been taken amid concerns over a new strain of the coronavirus that is feared to be more contagious, which forced at least five countries on Sunday to ban travel from the United Kingdom, with several others considering similar restrictions.(Representational Photo/REUTERS)

India suspends UK flights till December 31 over new variant of Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 08:17 PM IST
The ministry of civil aviation on Monday also noted passengers from all transit flights arriving from UK scheduled to reach India by December 22 will be subjected to mandatory RT-PCR tests on arrival
File photo: Passengers at the NSCBI Airport in Kolkata.(PTI)
File photo: Passengers at the NSCBI Airport in Kolkata.(PTI)

Direct flights from Delhi to Kolkata allowed on all days

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 09:05 PM IST
The restrictions on flights arriving from five other cities - Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad – would, however, remain. They are allowed only on three days a week.
Foreign nationals will have to abide by Covid-19 and quarantine guidelines of the respective state they are intending to visit.(PTI)
Foreign nationals will have to abide by Covid-19 and quarantine guidelines of the respective state they are intending to visit.(PTI)

Centre relaxes visa restrictions, allows foreign students, businessmen, but not tourists

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 02:02 PM IST
Except electronic, tourist and medical visas, all other existing visas will be restored immediately.
HT Image
HT Image

Aviation regulator ropes in QCI for drone certification

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2020 08:45 AM IST
In June, the Ministry of Civil Aviation had issued draft rules for making and using drones in the country, which stated that an authorised manufacturer or importer can sell its devices only to an individual or entity approved by DGCA
Aircraft stand at Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi (Photographer: T. Narayan/Bloomberg)
Aircraft stand at Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi (Photographer: T. Narayan/Bloomberg)

Airlines can decide baggage limitations for domestic flights, says civil aviation ministry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 02:30 PM IST
Since domestic flights resumed operations on May 25, only one check-in baggage and one hand baggage per passenger has been allowed.
Alliance Air has deployed its 70-seater ATR 72 aircraft on the Chandigarh-Kullu route. The flight will operate on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.(HT file photo)
Alliance Air has deployed its 70-seater ATR 72 aircraft on the Chandigarh-Kullu route. The flight will operate on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.(HT file photo)

Only 8 passengers on board 70-seater Alliance Air Chandigarh-Kullu aircraft as flights resume

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 05:49 PM IST
Return flight from Kullu cancelled due to technical reasons, will fly back on Tuesday; Covid-19 safety measures in place
More than 12,60,000 stranded Indians have been repatriated under the Vande Bharat mission, according to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA).(PTI)
More than 12,60,000 stranded Indians have been repatriated under the Vande Bharat mission, according to the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA).(PTI)

Vande Bharat: 153 stranded Indians depart from Thailand for New Delhi in Air India flight

Bangkok | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2020 06:48 AM IST
The Vande Bharat Mission started in early May to evacuate Indians stranded abroad due to coronavirus restrictions.
The scheme is a key component of Centre’s National Civil Aviation Policy led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and launched in June 2016.(AFP)
The scheme is a key component of Centre’s National Civil Aviation Policy led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and launched in June 2016.(AFP)

Govt approves 78 new routes under Udan scheme; focus on North East, islands

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 07:47 PM IST
The Udan is a regional airport development scheme aimed at enhancing connectivity to remote and regional areas of the country and making air travel affordable.
Besides, Uttar Pradesh there was a special focus on North-Eastern Regions, hill states, and islands. The awarding of these 78 routes under UDAN 4 is in line with the Act East Policy of the Central government. (Photo Reuters)
Besides, Uttar Pradesh there was a special focus on North-Eastern Regions, hill states, and islands. The awarding of these 78 routes under UDAN 4 is in line with the Act East Policy of the Central government. (Photo Reuters)

Uttar Pradesh gets 18 air routes under Centre’s UDAN scheme

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Anupam Srivastava
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 05:21 PM IST
Kanpur has been the major beneficiary in the latest routes sanctioned.
Passengers queue to get their documents verified before entering the IGI Airport amid the lockdown in New Delhi on May 30, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Passengers queue to get their documents verified before entering the IGI Airport amid the lockdown in New Delhi on May 30, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Plan for Covid-19 test at airport for international flyers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 04:05 AM IST
The proposal to conduct Covid-19 tests at the airport, officials said, will be useful to passengers who are not carrying a recent test report.
The government is also considering allowing Indians who wish to travel out of the country to do so—on the condition that the countries they are travelling to do not have embargoes on incoming travel.
The government is also considering allowing Indians who wish to travel out of the country to do so—on the condition that the countries they are travelling to do not have embargoes on incoming travel.

Centre pushes business travel to rebuild economic links

Livemint, New Delhi | By Gireesh Chandra Prasad
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 08:07 AM IST
Central govt wants to seize the initiative and boost FDI.The ministry of civil aviation has already announced the establishment of the so-called bilateral air bubbles
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.
The Centre said that the airlines ought to make full refund to passengers.(PTI File Photo)
The Centre said that the airlines ought to make full refund to passengers.(PTI File Photo)

Supreme Court tells private airlines to give refunds for cancellations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 03:43 AM IST
A non-profit organisation, Pravasi Legal Cell, filed a petition in the top court saying that passengers did not intend to avail of the Credit Shell within the stipulated period and should be given a full refund.
Government officials who asked not to be named said that the scheme is a part of the government’s overall plan to ensure targeted welfare and job opportunities for workers who have returned home .(HT File)
Government officials who asked not to be named said that the scheme is a part of the government’s overall plan to ensure targeted welfare and job opportunities for workers who have returned home .(HT File)

Govt to conduct skill mapping of returned workers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 12:19 AM IST
The scheme is a joint initiative of the skill ministry, the ministry of civil aviation and the ministry of external affairs which aims to create a database of qualified citizens based on their skillsets and experience to tap into and fulfil demand of Indian and foreign companies.
As of Thursday, a total of 23,475 Indians have been repatriated under Vande Bharat Mission. They include 4,883 workers, 4,196 students and 3,087 professionals. (ANI photo)
As of Thursday, a total of 23,475 Indians have been repatriated under Vande Bharat Mission. They include 4,883 workers, 4,196 students and 3,087 professionals. (ANI photo)

Vande Bharat Mission in phase 3 may rope private airlines, talks on

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 09:37 PM IST
The third phase is set to begin after June 13, when the second phase will end. India is bringing back about 32,000 citizens on more than 160 flights from 47 countries during the second phase, which began on May 16.
Registration on Aarogya Setu app and self-declaration is mandatory.(PTI)
Registration on Aarogya Setu app and self-declaration is mandatory.(PTI)

From origin to airport and inside aircraft: Dos and Dont’s of air travel announced by government

Hindustan Tijmes, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 01:29 PM IST
The ministry has specified that only one check-in bag and one cabin bag will be allowed per traveller.
Earlier this month, the airline had opened bookings for those passengers who met eligibility criteria and wished to travel from India to London, Singapore and select destinations in the United States on flights operating between May 8 to May 14.(PTI PHOTO.)
Earlier this month, the airline had opened bookings for those passengers who met eligibility criteria and wished to travel from India to London, Singapore and select destinations in the United States on flights operating between May 8 to May 14.(PTI PHOTO.)

After internal email goes viral, Air India says flight bookings are closed for now

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com |Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 06:01 PM IST
“Commencement of commercial domestic or international flights will be announced by the Government of India. Passengers are requested to follow the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Air India Twitter handle and respective websites for official announcements regarding resumption of operations,” an Air India spokesperson said.
Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri being screened by a health worker.(PTI)
Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri being screened by a health worker.(PTI)

Civil aviation ministry HQ reopens; ‘is sanitized and safe,’ tweets Hardeep Singh Puri

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 03:55 PM IST
Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri, who was working out of Nirman Bhawana and Udhyog Bhawan in the meanwhile, said that he worked from the Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan office today.  
Even as flight operations were suspended in the country March 25 onwards, relief flights, cargo flights and Air Force flights are operational.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Even as flight operations were suspended in the country March 25 onwards, relief flights, cargo flights and Air Force flights are operational.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

IGIA designated hub to distribute Covid essentials

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2020 01:01 AM IST
The airport operator on Thursday said that the ministry of civil aviation has designated Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport as a major hub for the import and distribution of Covid-19 medical essentials.
A security personnel wearing a facemask amid coronavirus lockdown stands guard outside at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.(AFP)
A security personnel wearing a facemask amid coronavirus lockdown stands guard outside at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.(AFP)

Delhi airport becomes major hub for Covid-19 related medical essentials

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 01:38 PM IST
A 3800 square metre dedicated distribution facility has been made operational at the airport for the purpose.
The staffer who tested positive complained of throat pain a few days back and he got tested on Tuesday, a government official said. (HT photo)
The staffer who tested positive complained of throat pain a few days back and he got tested on Tuesday, a government official said. (HT photo)

Aviation ministry HQ to be sealed after staffer tests Covid-19 positive

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 04:41 PM IST
Officials who have had contact with the staffer will be tested.
The ministry has asked all those who had come in contact with the Covid-19 positive employee to go into self isolation.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The ministry has asked all those who had come in contact with the Covid-19 positive employee to go into self isolation.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Aviation ministry staffer tests positive for Covid-19, govt assures ‘all possible help’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 01:24 PM IST
The ministry, in a tweet, stated that the employee tested positive for Covid-19 on April 21 and had attended the office on April 15. 
The Indian railways has also begun special parcel train services in a bid to increase supply of essential items like medical supplies, medical equipment and groceries in small parcel sizes, in addition to freight trains that are already plying on the Indian Railways’ network.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The Indian railways has also begun special parcel train services in a bid to increase supply of essential items like medical supplies, medical equipment and groceries in small parcel sizes, in addition to freight trains that are already plying on the Indian Railways’ network.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Centre steps up ops for medical equipment supply after shortfall complaints

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 11:04 PM IST
The union government has also formed a committee under the ministry of home affairs for enabling supply of medical equipment.
NIAL has started evaluation of the technical bids of the four companies out of which one agency is expected to be selected by November 29.(Burhaan Kinu / HT File)
NIAL has started evaluation of the technical bids of the four companies out of which one agency is expected to be selected by November 29.(Burhaan Kinu / HT File)

DIAL, Zurich airport among four firms that want to develop Jewar airport

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 08:54 AM IST
On July 6, 2017 the ministry of civil aviation had given site clearance for the Jewar airport project via letter to director civil aviation department.
Arvind Singh, a 1988-batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre, on Wednesday took charge as the chairman of the Airports Authority of India(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Arvind Singh, a 1988-batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre, on Wednesday took charge as the chairman of the Airports Authority of India(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Senior IAS officer Arvind Singh takes over as AAI chairman

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2019 06:47 AM IST
Arvind Singh also worked as chairman and managing director of Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited and Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited.
Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Government should make Indian aviation sector globally competitive: SpiceJet CMD

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2019 11:30 AM IST
Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet, in an interview to PTI rued that the civil aviation sector in India is highly taxed and identified it as one of the major stumbling blocks in making it globally competitive.
As of now, of the 100 operational airports, 61 are covered by the CISF while the rest are covered by local police.(HT Photo)
As of now, of the 100 operational airports, 61 are covered by the CISF while the rest are covered by local police.(HT Photo)

Money collected from big airports to help expand CISF security cover

New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2019 01:01 AM IST
As of now, of the 100 operational airports, 61 are covered by the CISF while the rest are covered by the local police, which, say security experts, is not ideal.
The Delhi-bound flight of Indigo airlines with passengers on board was delayed by more than seven hours at Mumbai airport.(Reuters Photo)
The Delhi-bound flight of Indigo airlines with passengers on board was delayed by more than seven hours at Mumbai airport.(Reuters Photo)

IndiGo Delhi flight with passengers stranded on runway for 7 hours

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 11:35 AM IST
Flight 6E-6097 was scheduled to leave Mumbai at 3:15 pm and reach Delhi at 5.30 pm. The plane finally departed at 9:55 pm.
Apart from enabling private operators, drones could become surveillance tools of State actors.(Representative Image)
Apart from enabling private operators, drones could become surveillance tools of State actors.(Representative Image)

Drones: It is important to address the privacy issues

By Ananth Padmanabhan
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2019 07:52 AM IST
The Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Regulations, 2018, pay a lip service to privacy of citizens.
Airindia Authorities struggle to remove Spice jet aircraft,Which over short the main runway while landing at Mumbai Airport in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)
Airindia Authorities struggle to remove Spice jet aircraft,Which over short the main runway while landing at Mumbai Airport in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)

Bombay HC asks civil aviation ministry to ensure passengers’ safety

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2019 01:41 AM IST
The court noted that it had taken around three days to remove the SpiceJet aircraft as the only Disabled Aircraft Retrieval Kit (DARK) required for the operation was in Mangaluru to clear an Air India Express plane, which had also overshot the runway.
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