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    Jio starts offering mobile services on 22 international flights

    With this, Jio has become the second Indian telecom company to offer in-flight service. Tata group firm Nelco has started providing in-flight mobile services in Vistara airlines on the London route.

    Saudi Arabia has permitted outbound passenger flights to India: AI Express

    In a circular issued on Tuesday, Saudi Arabia's General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) said it was "suspending travel to and from the following countries: (India, Brazil and Argentina) including any person who has been in any of the mentioned countries above in the last 14 days prior to their arrival to the Kingdom".

    A hydrogen powered plane could be reality by 2035

    With environmental agencies across the globe pushing for cleaner fuel alternatives, major companies are putting billions in research to find a solution. One of those solutions is hydrogen, with everything from cars to buses in development.

    Government removes restriction on check-in baggage on domestic flights

    According to the revised flying norms issued by the aviation ministry, there will be no restrictions on check-in baggage and passengers can carry as much allowed by respective airline. “Baggage limitations will be as per the airlines’ policies,” read the order by the aviation ministry.

    Average daily airline passengers grow close to two times in the past three and a half months

    According to analysts, this growth is largely because of discretionary or need-based travel. An analyst with a leading brokerage who wished to be unnamed said, “This is a pent-up demand. It includes travellers who were stranded in a particular location due to lockdown restrictions. It also includes travellers who planned visits to their relatives.

    Air tickets: SC asks Centre to clarify on modalities of refund to passengers, agents

    A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah said that it is only concerned with refund and non-refund of money for tickets booked during the lockdown period.

    Dehradun Airport's first phase upgradation to be completed by next month: AAI

    The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is investing Rs 353 crore for the airport's facelift to enhance its peak passenger handling capacity by eight-fold to 1,800 passengers, as per the release.

    Polish Airlines to introduce direct flight between Bengaluru and Warsaw

    The technology giant has about 3000 professionals working in the country. Infosys BPM chief executive Anantha Radhakrishnan said the new flight service will help them expand their workforce in Poland.

    Bengaluru airport processes 1.8 lakh kg pomegranates amid COVID-19

    The airport also accounted for 99% of the total pomegranate exports from Karnataka, according to the data available from the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) and the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCIS).

    Government looks to sweeten Air India sale deal, discusses proposals for prospective bidders

    Senior government officials said there are some options, including allowing interested parties to bid based on the enterprise value, being considered but a significant reduction in debt was unlikely.

    59 employees of Air India group have availed leave without pay scheme: Puri

    The aviation sector has been significantly impacted due to the travel restrictions imposed in India and other countries in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    9,488 pilots required in India in next five years: Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

    9,488 pilots required in India in next five years: Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

    The aviation sector has been hit hugely by the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, all domestic carriers have instituted various cost-cutting measures like pay cuts, layoffs or leave without pay in the past few months.

    Airbus reveals concepts of new hydrogen-powered zero-emission aircraft, could enter service by 2035

    Airbus reveals concepts of new hydrogen-powered zero-emission aircraft, could enter service by 2035

    At a press briefing, Airbus India president Remi Maillard told reporters that, "we believe that hydrogen will increasingly become more cost-competitive in the future, because other industries, and not just aviation, will move towards hydrogen power sources".

    Offering free tickets on Vande Bharat flights would have further affected airlines' finances: Puri

    Offering free tickets on Vande Bharat flights would have further affected airlines' finances: Puri

    The Central government had started the Vande Bharat mission on May 6 to help stranded people reach their destinations through special international flights on payment basis. Scheduled international passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 23.

    SpiceJet to start flights to Darbhanga from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru next month

    SpiceJet to start flights to Darbhanga from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru next month

    The announcement comes weeks after Minister of State for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri reviewed the ongoing construction work of the Darbhanga airport in poll-bound Bihar and the Deoghar airport in Jharkhand.

    Government looks to sweeten Air India sale deal, discusses proposals for prospective bidders

    Government looks to sweeten Air India sale deal, discusses proposals for prospective bidders

    Senior government officials said there are some options, including allowing interested parties to bid based on the enterprise value, being considered but a significant reduction in debt was unlikely.

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