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International flight ban extended till Dec 31, 2020
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) today announced ban on international flights will continue till the end of this year. The order, however, clarified that cargo flights and limited international flights under bubble arrangement will continue to operate.
Fare limits to remain in place for another three months: Civil Aviation Minister
The ministry had on May 21 placed these limits through seven...
DGCA studying the FAA order on return on Boeing 737 MAXs
This would mean good news for SpiceJet, which has 205 Boeing 737 Max’s on order and ...
Cutting off air: Is the government doing enough to resuscitate the aviation industry?
The airline, operating at a capacity of 55% of pre-Covid level, says it will take a few more months to return to normalcy. IndiGo had to renegotiate with lessors and trim expenses.
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.
Foreign airlines' flights will not be allowed at expense of Indian airlines: Aviation Minister
On September 28, Lufthansa had to cancel its flights between India and Germany from September 30 to October 20 as the DGCA withdrew permission for them saying there are restriction on Indians who want to travel to Germany and this puts "Indian carriers at a significant disadvantage resulting in inequitable distribution of traffic in favour of Lufthansa."
Airlines to operate 13,000 flights per week during winters
Indian airlines have already achieved over 55% of pre-COVID capacity with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) approving 12,983 domestic departures for the winter schedule starting today.
SpiceJet climbs 10% as DGCA to study FAA decision on Boeing 737 MAX planes
SpiceJet has a fleet of 13 such planes that were grounded in March 2019, as per a PTI report. SpiceJet and now-shuttered Jet Airways were operating MAX aircraft before they were grounded on safety concerns, the PTI report said.
DGCA issues airline ticket refund guidelines after Supreme Court verdict
The top court had, on October 1, also passed directions about the refund and credit shell formation for the bookings and cancellations done during the other time periods around the lockdown.
AirAsia India plans expansion; set to induct three more Airbus A320 neos by June 2021
On November 17, Malaysia's AirAsia Berhad had said it was reviewing its investment in AirAsia India. Against this backdrop, there have also been concerns about the domestic airline.
Civil aviation min, DGCA grant conditional exemption to NCRTC for using drones
The conditions include securing necessary clearances from the local administration, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, Indian Air Force and Airport Authority of India, prior to operation of remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS), the Civil Aviation Ministry said in the release.
Parliament passes bill to give statutory status to aviation regulators
The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020 also provides for keeping aircraft belonging to the country's armed forces outside the purview of the Aircraft Act, 1934.
Government allows Hyderabad's ICRISAT conditional usage of drones for agricultural research
About 18 conditions and limitations to ICRISAT include data Acquisition for agricultural research activities within the ICRISAT research field using Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems are as below, the government said.
Civil Aviation Ministry to charge passengers higher aviation security fee from September 1
Making the air travel slightly costlier, the officials said the ASF for domestic flyers will be increased to Rs 160 from Rs 150 starting next month, and international passengers will pay 5.2 USD instead of 4.85 USD as the ASF from September 1.
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.