Jet Airways to ground operations temporarily from tonight

NEW DELHI:Teetering for over four months due to cash-drought, Jet Airways, flying for over 25 years, Wednesday said its last flight will takeoff later this night, after its lenders refused to offer a Rs 400-crore lifeline. “With immediate effect, we are compelled to cancel all our international and domestic flights. The last flight will operate […]

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Indonesia’s Garuda says to cancel 49-jet Boeing 737 deal after crashes

Indonesia’s national carrier Garuda has told Boeing it will cancel a multi-billion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after the model was involved in two fatal crashes. The move could spark more cancellations from other major carriers, an aviation analyst said, as Boeing and US federal regulators get set to face their first […]

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DGCA suspends flying licence of Air India Director of Operations Arvind Kathpalia for 3 yeras

NEW DELHI: Aviation regulator DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has suspended the flying licence of Air India Director of Operations Arvind Kathpalia who failed alcohol test Sunday, a senior official said. On Sunday, Air India grounded Kathpalia after he failed to clear pre-flight alcohol test. In the case of Kathpalia being detected ‘BA positive’ […]

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Himachal Pradesh seeks early launch of UDAN-2 Project in state

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday requested Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to expedite the implementation of the second step of the Centre’s regional connectivity scheme UDAN-2, aimed at addressing the problem of poor air links to difficult areas across the country. The chief minister made the request in a meeting […]

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Revival package of Air India in final stages: Jayant Sinha

KOLKATA: Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Monday said that the revival package of debt-ridden Air India (AI) was at its final stage and would be announced soon. The revival package is being undertaken after the government failed to divest the national carrier to private operators due to huge liabilities. “We have […]

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Government owes Air India over Rs 1146.86 crore for VVIP charter flights

NEW DELHI: The total outstanding of cash-strapped Air India towards government for VVIP charter flights stands at Rs 1146.86 crore, according to the latest response from the national carrier to an RTI application. According to the details furnished by the Air India on September 26 to applicant Commodore Lokesh Batra (retd), the Defence Ministry has […]

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