Airlines to share international passengers’ info with Indian government prior to departure

NEW DELHI: The government of India has asked airlines to share all international passengers’ details, including contact and payment information, with customs authorities 24 hours prior to the departure of flights. The move is aimed at preventing law offenders from fleeing the country. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), under the finance […]

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India will re-evaluate airfare cap depending on ATF price movement

NEW DELHI: The government of India will certainly re-evaluate the fare cap in place for domestic airlines once there is a healthier environment in terms of jet fuel prices, according to Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. After the coronavirus pandemic rattled the country’s civil aviation space, the sector is now in recovery mode, especially in […]

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Air India reported 184 tech snags in last one year, IndiGo 98, SpiceJet 77

NEW DELHI: Air India, IndiGo and SpiceJet reported 184, 98 and 77 incidents due to technical snags during the one year period till June 30, Minister of State for Civil Aviation V K Singh said on Monday. Go First, Vistara and AirAsia India reported 50, 40 and 14 incidents due to technical snags in the […]

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Akasa Air to start Bengaluru-Mumbai flights from August 19

NEW DELHI: Akasa Air on Tuesday said it will start operating flights on the Bengaluru-Mumbai route from August 19. The new carrier will launch commercial flight operations on August 7 by running its first service on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route. On August 13, the airline will start operations on the Bengaluru-Kochi route. “With this, Akasa Air […]

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Akasa Air to operate its 1st commercial flight on August 7; opens ticket sales

NEW DELHI: New airline Akasa Air on Friday said it will launch commercial flight operations on August 7 by operating its first service on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route using Boeing 737 Max aircraft. In a statement, the carrier said it has opened ticket sales on 28 weekly flights it will be operating on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route from August […]

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Star Air to expand regional connectivity, adds 2 Embraer E175 aircrafts

NEW DELHI: In its effort to strengthen India’s regional connectivity, Star Air, the aviation vertical of Sanjay Ghodawat Group, announced the regional carrier has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for two Embraer E175 aircrafts with Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), one of the largest Regional Aircraft Lessors in the world. The same was announced during […]

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Air India appoints Sandeep Gupta as Chief Pilot for Airbus A350 fleet

NEW DELHI: As it prepares to revamp operations and strengthen its fleet, Air India on Monday appointed its senior executive Sandeep Gupta as the Chief Pilot for its wide-body Airbus A350 fleet. Currently, Captain Gupta is the Chief Pilot for the A320 fleet as well as incharge of the airline’s Hyderabad-based training centre CTE. According […]

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Father-daughter duo creates history in Indian Air Force, flies same formation

BIDAR: A father-daughter duo has created history in the Indian Air Force (IAF), when they flew in the same formation here recently, IAF said on Tuesday. There has not been any previous instance in the IAF where a father and his daughter were part of the same formation for a mission, an official release said. […]

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Domestic air passenger traffic grows nearly five-fold in May: DGCA data

NEW DELHI: Domestic air passenger traffic saw a strong recovery in demand as Indian carriers flew 1.20 crore passengers on the local routes in May, logging nearly five-fold year-on-year volume growth, DGCA data showed on Wednesday. Domestic air passenger traffic in May 2021 stood at a meager 21-lakh, as per the Directorate General of Civil […]

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TAS, L&T to deliver 100th missile launcher for IAF’s Akash project

NEW DELHI: Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) have jointly delivered 100th Akash Air Force Launcher (AAFL) for Indian Air Force, developed with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). This event was flagged off by Dr BHVS Narayana Murthy, DG-MSS, DRDO at the Vemagal facility of TASL (near Bengaluru) on the […]

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