India plans aircraft leasing company at GIFT City to counter Chinese dominance
The finance ministry classified aircraft leasing as a financial activity last week, a step that allows IFSC entities to provide such services. SBI and BoB did not respond to queries.
Govt sweetens AI deal; bidding allowed on enterprise value
“In simple terms, the bidder will have to say how much of debt would the probable ...
Govt likely to extend Air India bid deadline to December 14; investors to get flexibility on debt
The flexibility to potential investors on t...
Commercial flights from Bareilly airport expected to start by December: Airports Authority of India
The release said the AAI is also building a regular terminal building with an area of 2,520 square metre at the Bareilly airport and more than 80 per cent of its construction work has been completed.
SpiceJet to operate two daily seaplane flights between Sabarmati riverfront, Statue of Unity from Saturday
The seaplane flights will be operated by SpiceJet's subsidiary Spice Shuttle. The duration of each flight would be around 30 minutes.
Hong Kong bars Air India flights for fourth time as passengers test positive for COVID-19
Previous bans were on the airline's Delhi-Hong Kong flights during September 20-October 3 and August 18-August 31 and October 17-October 30. Passengers from India can arrive in Hong Kong only if they have a COVID-19 negative certificate from a test done within 72 hours prior to the journey, according to rules issued by the Hong Kong government in July.
DGCA extends suspension of scheduled international passenger flights till November 30
The international passenger services have been suspended in India since March 23. But special international flights have been operating under the Vande Bharat Mission since May and under the bilateral 'air bubble' arrangements with selected countries since July.
Vistara introduces three days of leave without pay for pilots in September
The three-days leave without pay (LWP) measure for pilots is in addition to a cut in monthly base flying allowance.
Air India bans RT-PCR tests through Point of Care devices, Companies say decision unfair
Manufacturers of TrueNat and CBNAAT (cartridge-based nucleic acid amplification test) systems said the decision was taken without any explanation and has put their customers in trouble. TrueNat has reached out to ICMR and Air India to reverse the decision.
Budget airline GoAir appoints Kaushik Khona as CEO in place of Vinay Dube
Khona was with the Wadia Group for almost 4 years from 2008 to 2011. During that period, he was appointed as the CEO of GoAir from April 2009 to June 2011. Post that, Khona was in Dunlop Tyres at Germany, UK and India.
SpiceJet to launch 8 new flights between India-Bangladesh under air bubble pact
The Gurugram-headquartered airline will operate four times a week non-stop flight services between Kolkata and Chittagong, besides connecting Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai with Dhaka, a release said. Chittagong, the port city, will be the 11th international destination of SpiceJet, it said, adding that all the new services will be operated from November 5.
AirAsia India partners with Avis to offer passengers car rental services
As there are restrictions on mobility, particularly in major Indian cities due to the coronavirus pandemic, flyers are turning to car rental and chauffeur-driven vehicles as a safe, private and flexible alternative to public transport, the airline said.
Airlines selling tickets for ghost flights: Passengers
Flight cancellations due to new restrictions by a state, like one recently by West Bengal government, are understandable. But in the past few weeks, passengers like Shetty and Sutaria found they were sold tickets for flights not scheduled at all or were likely to be cancelled later due to low demand.
India needs USD 50 billion investment to build airport assets over 2 decades: Report
Currently, there are 108 operational airports in the country, including 21 AAI-run international airports, seven international airports in joint ventures and one private state government-run international airport.