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DGCA approves 18,843 flights per week from 108 airports for summer schedule

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2021 04:37 PM IST
DGCA approves 18,843 flights per week for summer schedule
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Representational Image (HT FILE)

Parliamentary committee calls for uniformity in flight cancellation charges

PTI |
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2021 06:39 PM IST
The committee underlined the need for rationalising the cancellation charges and prescribing an 'upper limit'
Tourism body urges Goa government to allow chartered flights from 'safe' places(Photo by Sarang Pande on Unsplash)
Tourism body urges Goa government to allow chartered flights from 'safe' places(Photo by Sarang Pande on Unsplash)

Tourism body urges Goa government to allow chartered flights from 'safe' places

PTI |
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 07:46 PM IST
While suspension of international commercial passenger flight services have been extended till March 31, tourism body in Goa suggests government to form travel bubbles with Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, other CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries, the UK, Poland and Finland
Mohit Chadda stars in Flight.
Mohit Chadda stars in Flight.

Flight trailer: Mohit Chadda stars in airborne thriller

PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 10:36 AM IST
  • The trailer for Flight, a new film starring Mohit Chadda, has been released. Watch here.
Airlines rewrite route maps as leisure travel shows early signs of comeback(Photo by Pascal Müller on Unsplash)
Airlines rewrite route maps as leisure travel shows early signs of comeback(Photo by Pascal Müller on Unsplash)

Airlines rewrite route maps as leisure travel shows early signs of comeback

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 05:01 PM IST
Airlines maps are ditching business hubs and are being overhauled to reflect new demand in leisure travel. Here’s what you need to know about the opportunity for travellers right now
A passenger speaks with health workers before taking a Covid-19 test upon her arrival from London at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)
A passenger speaks with health workers before taking a Covid-19 test upon her arrival from London at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)

Passengers from Heathrow stuck at Amritsar airport for over 12 hours due to Covid-19 testing

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 04:09 PM IST
India has suspended all passenger flights from the UK till December 31 after the emergence of a mutated variant of coronavirus there, joining several countries that have imposed a similar flight ban.
As curbs ease in Melbourne , international flights have reopened and upon arrival, passengers to quarantine.(Unsplash)
As curbs ease in Melbourne , international flights have reopened and upon arrival, passengers to quarantine.(Unsplash)

International flights arrive in Melbourne after 5 months as curbs ease

Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:57 PM IST
As curbs ease in Melbourne , international flights have reopened and upon arrival, passengers to quarantine.
Scheduled international passenger flights continue to remain suspended in the country since March 23 due to the pandemic.(Bloomberg)
Scheduled international passenger flights continue to remain suspended in the country since March 23 due to the pandemic.(Bloomberg)

IndiGo to charge Rs 100 for check-in at airport counters

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 05:00 PM IST
The aviation ministry had in May made it mandatory for passengers to do web check-in so as to reduce touch points at the airport amid the coronavirus pandemic. Once web check-in is done, the online boarding pass is issued by the airline to the passenger.
All passenger flights are currently being operated from Delhi airport’s Terminal 3 due to less air traffic amid the pandemic.(AP Photo)
All passenger flights are currently being operated from Delhi airport’s Terminal 3 due to less air traffic amid the pandemic.(AP Photo)

Delhi airport to relocate UV sanitization tunnels to inline baggage handling system

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2020 02:22 PM IST
Once the new system is put in place, passengers will not have to queue up at the departure forecourt area and go through manual loading and unloading of baggage.
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri at a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI)
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri at a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI)

Air bubbles only way forward for international travel during pandemic: Hardeep Puri

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 03:48 PM IST
Scheduled international passenger flights have remained suspended in India since March 23 due to the pandemic.
On Tuesday, IndiGo had said that a passenger who travelled on flight 6E 381 from Chennai to Coimbatore on Monday evening tested positive for the disease.
On Tuesday, IndiGo had said that a passenger who travelled on flight 6E 381 from Chennai to Coimbatore on Monday evening tested positive for the disease.

12 IndiGo passengers who travelled on four flights test positive for Covid-19

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 08:22 PM IST
Domestic passenger flights resumed in India from Monday. Since then, 16 passengers of three different airlines have tested positive for Covid-19.
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

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
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.
The sixth and seventh bands would consist of flights with durations between 150-180 minutes and 180-210 minute(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The sixth and seventh bands would consist of flights with durations between 150-180 minutes and 180-210 minute(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Limits on air fares set in seven bands as per flight durations: Hardeep Puri

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 04:56 PM IST
The minister said the first band, which would have its specific lower and upper limits of air fare, will consist of flights that are of less than 40 minutes duration.
Passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 25 when the first phase of lockdown was imposed to check the spread of coronavirus that has infected more than one lakh people and killed more than 3,100 people in India so far.(PTI)
Passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 25 when the first phase of lockdown was imposed to check the spread of coronavirus that has infected more than one lakh people and killed more than 3,100 people in India so far.(PTI)

Not up to Centre alone to resume passenger flights, says Hardeep Puri

Hndustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 11:42 PM IST
Only cargo flights, medical evacuation flights and special flights approved by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have been allowed to operate during the lockdown.
At airports with more than one terminal, initially only one terminal shall be used and larger terminals can be scaled down to reduce cleaning area, considering limited availability of material resources, the SOP stated.(Bloomberg)
At airports with more than one terminal, initially only one terminal shall be used and larger terminals can be scaled down to reduce cleaning area, considering limited availability of material resources, the SOP stated.(Bloomberg)

Airport guidelines to bring more checks, reduce rush

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 02:13 AM IST
Flight operations are likely to be scaled up in a gradual manner towards their previous level, according to the government’s plan. Airline operations are likely begin in Tier-I cities first, the statement added.
Strict social distancing norms will be introduced inside the planes to ensure space between two passengers.(ANI PHOTO.)
Strict social distancing norms will be introduced inside the planes to ensure space between two passengers.(ANI PHOTO.)

Flights to begin in limited capacity at airports post-lockdown: AAI

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 09:21 PM IST
Flight operations to its original level are likely to be scaled up in a gradual manner, according to the government’s plan. Airline operations are likely to begin in Tier-I cities first.
AOT, which operates six airports including the country’s largest international hub, Suvarnabhumi Airport, saw nearly 900,000 flights and 141.8 million passengers in the year ended September 2019, booking profits of 25 billion baht ($773 million).(Unsplash)
AOT, which operates six airports including the country’s largest international hub, Suvarnabhumi Airport, saw nearly 900,000 flights and 141.8 million passengers in the year ended September 2019, booking profits of 25 billion baht ($773 million).(Unsplash)

Airports of Thailand expect passengers to decline by more than 50%

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Airports of Thailand (AOT) expects the number of passengers to drop to 66.58 million and the number of flights to decline by 44.9% to 493,800 for its fiscal year ending in September.
Aeroplanes at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai after all flights were cancelled during the lockdown announced against the coronavirus pandemic.(ANI)
Aeroplanes at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai after all flights were cancelled during the lockdown announced against the coronavirus pandemic.(ANI)

India extends international passenger flight ban till April 14

Hindustan times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2020 04:24 PM IST
The DGCA had earlier suspended all international commercial passenger flight to and from India till March, 29.
Portuguese airline Hi Fly decided to bring about a change by introducing single-use plastic free flight. (Representational Image)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Portuguese airline Hi Fly decided to bring about a change by introducing single-use plastic free flight. (Representational Image)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

World’s first single-use plastic free passenger flight takes off

Lisbon (Portugal) | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2018 03:37 PM IST
The flight took off on Wednesday from Lisbon to Natale, Brazil, without a single piece of single-use plastic on board. There were no plastic cups, plastic silverware, plastic cocktail stirrer, and plastic food containers, Fast Company reported.
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