SpiceJet upgrades system, bookings to be temporarily hit

NEW DELHI:Customers of SpiceJet will not be able to book tickets or carry out any modification in their journey plans between 2300 hours on Tuesday and 0930 hours Wednesday owing to a systems upgrade, the airline has said. However, the airline’s check-in systems will remain functional during the shutdown period and the operation will also […]

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Jet Airways continues with incremental layoffs to cut cost

NEW DELHI: Crisis-hit Jet Airways (India) Ltd continues to use layoffs in small chunks as one of the means to reduce cost with the carrier handing over pink slips to around 16 more employees, a person familiar with the development said on Monday. These employees were working as ground staff in Jet Airways’s Kochi and […]

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Dehradun airport to be renamed after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

NEW DELHI:The Uttarakhand government on Saturday decided to rename the Dehradun airport after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, an official said. The proposal to rename the Jolly Grant airport after Vajpayee was approved by the state cabinet at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, the official said. The cabinet also gave […]

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Air Odisha’s UDAN license cancelled for poor performance

NEW DELHI: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has cancelled the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) licence of low-cost carrier Air Odisha for seven airports for its irregular flight services, an official said on Friday. Air Odisha flight services to the eastern regions, including Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand have been suspended under […]

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Indonesia wraps up Lion Air crash victim identification

JAKARTA: Indonesia on Friday wrapped up the grim task of identifying Lion Air jet crash victims from recovered body parts, with a preliminary report on the cause of the accident that killed 189 people due next week. The Boeing 737 Max jet — one of the world’s newest and most advanced commercial planes — plunged […]

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Jet Airways in talks to secure sustainable financing

NEW DELHI: Jet Airways (India) Ltd is in active discussions with various investors to secure sustainable financing, and cost optimisation efforts have resulted in savings worth Rs 500 crore in the first half of the current fiscal, its chief executive officer (CEO) Vinay Dube has said. In a communication to JetPrivilege members, Dube also said […]

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‘From time to time, government is providing support to Air India’

NEW DELHI: The government of India is providing required support to debt-laden Air India from time to time and no money is being given to the airline without checks and balances, a senior official said Monday. The national carrier, which is staying afloat on taxpayers’ money, is working on ways to revive its fortunes. Civil […]

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Jet Airways cancels 10 flights from Mumbai, flyers stranded

MUMBAI: Hundreds of passengers of Jet Airways were left stranded at the city airport after the carrier cancelled 10 domestic flights from here on Sunday, an airline source said. The Jet Airways said the flights were cancelled from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) due to “operational issues”. However, the airline source claimed it […]

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Bihar’s Darbhanga to witness first ever Air show by forces

DARBHANGA: In a first, the Indian Air Force will be holding an air show at Darbhanga Air Force Station in Bihar on November 20, showcasing its skill and attracting youths to join the prestigious force, IAF officials said. IAF’s four Dhruv helicopters will form a part of ‘Sarang’ helicopter aerobatic team, they said, adding the […]

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