Indonesia plane crash search finds remains, debris at Java sea

JAKARTA:Search and rescue personnel worked through the night to find victims of the Lion Air plane crash in Indonesia, sending 24 body bags to identification experts as the airline flew dozens of grieving relatives to the country‚Äôs capital. The 2-month-old Boeing jet crashed into the Java Sea early Monday, just minutes after taking off from […]

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Indian pilot Bhavye Suneja reported dead by embassy

JAKARTA: Indian pilot Bhavye Suneja was killed on Monday after the ill-fated Indonesian plane he was flying crashed into the sea, the Indian Embassy in Jakarta said. The a Lion Air plane flight JT610 en-route to Pangkalpinang crashed with 188 passengers and crew near Kerawang, 13 minutes after taking off from Jakarta Soekarno Hatta International […]

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Indonesia plane crash: All 189 passengers, crew on Lion Air likely killed

NEW DELHI: All 189 passengers and crew aboard a crashed Indonesian Lion Air jet were likely killed in the accident, rescue officials said on Monday, as they announced they had found human remains and would continue the grim search through the night. The Boeing-737 MAX, which went into service just months ago, vanished from radar […]

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Vistara gets Rs 2,000 crore from Tata Sons, Singapore Airlines

NEW DELHI: Full service carrier Vistara, which is preparing to fly overseas, has received Rs2,000 crore from Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, according to a regulatory filing. The airline, majority-owned by Tatas, commenced operations more than three years ago and currently has a fleet of 22 planes. On 12 October, the board of Vistara approved […]

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Wow Air to connect New Delhi with Vancouver from June

NEW DELHI: Icelandic long-haul budget carrier Wow Air, which is set to commence its flight services to India from December, said Wednesday it plans to fly to Vancouver in Canada from New Delhi, starting June next year. The proposed flights on the New Delhi-Vancouver routes will be operated thrice a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and […]

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Jayant Sinha discusses possibility of direct flights to Perth with Western Australia Tourism Minister

NEW DELHI: Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Wednesday held discussions with Western Australia Tourism Minister Paul Papalia on starting direct flights to Perth. Air India Chairman and Managing Director Pradeep Singh Kharola was also present at the meeting. India is already a fast growing market for Western Australia with the number […]

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Air India to connect Mumbai with John F. Kennedy International Airport

NEW DELHI:National carrier Air India will connect the city with a direct daily flight to John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, is the primary international airport serving New York City., starting December,an airline official said. The airline currently flies a daily service to Newark’s Liberty Airport from the city. “We will launch our air services […]

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India plans to amend aircraft security rules

NEW DELHI:India’s Civil Aviation Ministry plans to allow aircraft operators to deploy employees of aerodrome operators and domestic airlines for security duties. The proposal is part of amendments mooted for aircraft security rules and it also comes at a time when the passenger numbers are on the rise. India is one of the fastest domestic […]

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Jewar Airport: Gautam Buddh Nagar admin sends land-acquisition proposal to government

NOIDA: A proposal for acquisition of 1,334 hectares of land in Jewar for an international airport has been sent to the Uttar Pradesh government by the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration, officials said. After examining the proposal, the state government would issue a notification under section 11A of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in […]

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