No return to pre-crisis air traffic before 2023: IATA
"Covid's effects on air travel are certainly going to last a number of years with no quick rebound to 2019 levels," the global airline body's Chief Economist Brian Pearce said.
COVID-19: Air India partly seals its Centaur Hotel for sanitisation
"All hotels are currently closed and Centaur was also not functioning as ...
Airports Authority of India to procure 198 body scanners for 63 airports
Out of these 198 scanners, 19 will be for the Chennai airport, 17 fo...
64 repatriation flights to be operated by Air India from May 7-13, private airlines may join later: Hardeep Singh Puri
The minister, while addressing a virtual press conference, said private Indian airlines may join the repatriation effort after May 13.
All support extended to staff at headquarters, Air India says after employee tests positive for COVID-19
As Air India accords top priority to safety and well-being of its employees, all support is being extended to the staff concerned, according to the statement. Air India headquarters will remain closed for sanitisation for two days, adhering to protocol, the spokesperson said.
Domestic airlines, cargo operators transport over 15 tons of medical supplies
Amid the lockdown imposed to help curb the spread of coronavirus, domestic airlines and cargo operators along with the Indian Air Force have transported 15.4 tons of medical supplies in 62 flights between March 26 and March 30, said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
COVID-19: Aviation min likely to come up with guidelines on refunds for cancelled flight tickets
Several people have been complaining on social media as domestic airlines have decided not to give refunds in cash for cancelled flights due to the lockdown and instead issue credit for future travel.
Vistara trying to retain jobs & cut spending: Chairman Bhaskar Bhat
Vistara's balance-sheet is “reasonably good” in terms of liquidity and there is no pressing need for any immediate fund infusion by Tata Sons, said Bhaskar Bhat, the chairman of Tata SIA Airlines that operates the airline.
Air India says financial situation very challenging, LWP "on voluntary basis" for staffers win-win
The airline had issued an internal order on Tuesday asking its departmental heads and regional directors to identify employees, based on various factors like efficiency, health and redundancy, who will be sent on compulsory LWP for up to five years. Under this scheme, the airline said, the management can pass an order requiring the employees to compulsorily go on leave.
Covid-19: Airlines in trouble on visa suspension order
Domestic and international airline operations are expected to be seriously dented by the travel restrictions imposed by the government late on Wednesday.
Lockdown-hit casual workers of Air India move Bombay High Court seeking work
As per the plea, casual workers are allowed to work for a maximum of 240 days a year and are paid Rs 535 for each day of the services rendered by them.
IndiGo introduces option to book two seats for single passenger to ensure additional safety
The low-cost carrier said the "6E double seat" scheme will not be available through travel portals, IndiGo call centre or airport counters.
After flip-flops, IndiGo clarifies pay cut for senior employees will be for entire 2020-21
The country's largest domestic airlines had on Friday announced pay cut ranging between 5 and 25 per cent.
In a first, IndiGo & SpiceJet to wet-lease planes to launch long-haul overseas flights
Making Indian airlines fly long-haul international has been a consistent endeavour of the aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri, who has always maintained that Indian airlines should fly directly to these destinations and take away traffic from international carriers that fly passengers through various hubs.
GoAir announces quarantine packages for passengers, starting at Rs 1,400 per person per night
The packages, the first of its kind by an airline in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, can be availed through GoAir's holiday package website, the Wadia group-promoted airline said in a release.