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Hopeful of starting good percentage of international ops before Aug-Sept: Hardeep Puri

May 24, 2020 12:58:23 am

A senior government official, on condition of anonymity, said that the Civil Aviation Ministry has been monitoring the situation in countries like the US, the UK, Italy, the UAE, Singapore, Thailand, etc to assess whether it will be safe to resume commercial operations to these destinations.

Bombay HC allows Air India pilot to challenge new rule that does not mandate vacant seat between two passengers

HC allows Air India pilot to challenge new rule that does not mandate vacant middle seat

May 23, 2020 5:36:29 pm

The plea, filed by Commander Deven Kanani, stated that during the Vande Bharat Mission flights, Air India did not maintain physical distancing norms and filled all seats, endangering lives of the passengers.

Bombay HC allows Air India pilot to challenge new rule that does not mandate vacant seat between two passengers

Air fares capped for 3 months, web check-in, face mask, and Aarogya Setu approval must

May 22, 2020 7:09:06 am

While airlines did not offer an official comment on the proposal to cap fares, they said a minimum fare would help only if intrinsic demand was muted, but setting an upper cap could create shortages like that for trains.

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Govt caps fares for airlines: Here is how much your flight tickets will cost

May 21, 2020 8:50:46 pm

India Domestic Flights Tickets and Fares: Union Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said 40 per cent of the seats in any flight would have to be sold at the mid-point of the lower and upper air fare limits prescribed for any route by the authorities.

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Domestic flights to resume: Full text of Aviation Ministry guidelines

May 21, 2020 2:52:44 pm

Airlines are allowed to release boarding passes only after obtaining a self-declaration from passengers that they are not residing in a containment zone or have been under quarantine, the ministry guidelines said.

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Global aviation sector expected to achieve 100% efficiency only by 2023: Expert

May 21, 2020 1:10:38 pm

While the airline industry is going through a rough patch during lockdown, Mathews says the industry has to "try to reduce spending as much as possible so that you don't run out of cash".

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Curbs on flights hurt IMD’s weather data collection, IndiGo steps in to help

May 20, 2020 1:10:13 am

IndiGo has also incorporated a plan for its pilots to report high-level wind and temperature data at different stages of a flight as desired by IMD across all flight operations.

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Some airlines start bookings for June travel: Report

May 19, 2020 12:10:07 pm

Commercial flights have been suspended since March 25 when the country-wide lockdown began to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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Govt’s push for reforms in civil aviation: Easing of airspace restrictions, auction of 6 airports and more

May 16, 2020 8:04:19 pm

Opening up more airspace would reduce travel time and save on fuel, besides making civilian flying more efficient, Sitharaman said.

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Govt prepares for staggered resumption of flights: Stamping of boarding passes suspended

May 15, 2020 4:58:40 pm

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security issued a circular Wednesday doing away with security personnel stamping boarding passes of flight passengers at airports.

Jet Airways insolvency resolution professional seeks fresh EoI for defunct airline

May 13, 2020 1:42:46 pm

The last date for submission of bid documents is May 28 and the final list of prospective resolution applicants will be issued on June 10, as per a public document.

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Amid pandemic, a US airline will ‘most likely’ fold this year: Boeing CEO

May 12, 2020 9:05:05 am

“Traffic levels will not be back to 100%. They won’t even be back to 25%. Maybe by the end of the year we approach 50%. So there will definitely be adjustments that have to be made on the part of the airlines," Boeing CEO said.

IndiGo CEO says airline has ‘no interest’ in buying stake in Virgin Australia

May 12, 2020 3:05:43 am

"We deny the contents of these reports and would like to clarify that IndiGo has not formulated any indicative proposal, nor does it have any interest in this matter,” IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said in a statement.

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This airline is using downtime to enhance cabin interiors

May 6, 2020 8:03:07 pm

To ensure that the aircraft are well protected, all cavities like engine air intakes, APU exhaust, air data probes and sensors are all covered with approved covers and blanked.

Lufthansa to pay no dividend for 2019 as airline seeks bailout

May 6, 2020 10:06:13 am

Lufthansa needs to be rescued after coronavirus travel bans forced the German group to ground 700 of its aircraft, leading to a 99% drop in passenger numbers and causing the group to lose about 1 million euros ($1.1 million) in liquidity reserves per hour.

First aircraft to evacuate Indian citizens stranded in UAE leaves Kochi

Masks for fliers and crew fine, don’t support leaving middle seat empty: Air transport body

May 6, 2020 1:15:38 am

The International Air Transport Association has said that onboard social distancing measures can result in “dramatic cost increases to air travel”.

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GoAir pitches for govt support to tide over COVID-19 crisis

May 4, 2020 9:58:06 pm

GoAir said the airline has been requesting the Indian banking system for financial support but they have not yet reached a conclusion on how they should financially support the airlines despite various advisories from the RBI, it said

Canada, U.S. are likely to extend travel restrictions until June 21

25-30% flights may resume after lockdown; airlines, airports begin preparations

May 1, 2020 3:21:41 am

The indication from government officials, however, is that flights are expected to resume with 25-30 per cent capacity mid-May onwards.

How airlines are modifying their services for post Covid-19 lockdown period

April 30, 2020 7:41:23 pm

Air carrier Vistara has announced temporary service alterations in domestic flights' premium economy class and economy class, including reduction in meal choices and withdrawal of some services.

Airbus says virus aviation crisis still at ‘early stage’

April 29, 2020 5:58:16 pm

Airbus executives expressed hope Wednesday that jet deliveries stalled by the virus could start picking up in the second half of the year.

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