Wizz Air partners with COVID-19 testing firm for cheaper tests

LONDON: Hungarian airline Wizz Air announced a COVID-19 testing partnership to allow its British passengers to take cheaper tests, as a negative coronavirus certificate starts to re-open travel markets. Wizz Air, whose primary market is in eastern Europe but increasingly serves western Europe, said on Tuesday that its passengers could pay 85 pounds ($114) for […]

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Air India facing a very challenging financial situation: Hardeep Puri

NEW DELHI: India’s Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri has called Air India’s leave without pay (LWP) scheme a “win-win for employees and management”, and pointed out that Air India has not laid off a single employee even as international and domestic carriers have resorted to cost cutting through layoffs. In a letter to Rajya Sabha […]

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ACI, IATA call for urgent industry-wide support to underpin recovery

MONTREAL/ GENEVA: Airports Council International (ACI) World and International Air Transport Association (IATA) have reinforced the urgent call for governments to use testing as a means to safely re-open borders and re-establish global connectivity. This is essential to prevent the systemic collapse of aviation industry with non-debt generating financial support, they said. The dual measures […]

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Key pact inked to allow Swiss developer to begin work on Jewar airport project

NOIDA: The Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL) and Zurich Airport International AG on Wednesday signed a key agreement that would allow the Swiss developer to begin work at the site of the upcoming Jewar airport near Delhi, officials said. The ”concession agreement” for the Greenfield airport, estimated to cost Rs 29,560 crore, was inked between […]

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Delhi airport to resume flight operations at T2 terminal from October

NEW DELHI: The Delhi airport will resume flight operations at the T2 terminal from October 1, said its operator DIAL on Monday.   “The resumption of operations at T2 will be with 96 air traffic movements (48 departures and 48 arrivals) per day and increase progressively up to 180 by end of October,” said a […]

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Air India employees receiving Provident Fund dues within 30-60 days

NEW DELHI: National carrier Air India has clarified that it had already deposited the TDS and the Provident Fund (PF) dues for superannuated employees which are being released within 30-60 days. There have been reports that Air India has defaulted on the deposit of TDS and PF dues since January this year. Responding to IANS […]

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American Airlines, unions make new push to win government payroll assistance

By David Shepardson, Tracy Rucinski WASHINGTON/CHICAGO: American Airlines AAL.O Chief Executive Doug Parker and seven major airline unions on Wednesday made a new push to win additional government assistance to keep nearly 20,000 workers on the payroll past October 1. In a letter to congressional leaders, the White House and Treasury, Parker and the unions […]

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28.32 lakh domestic air passengers in August, 76% lower than in August 2019: DGCA

NEW DELHI: A total of 28.32 lakh domestic passengers travelled by air in August this year, 76 per cent lower than the corresponding period last year, aviation regulator DGCA said on Wednesday. While IndiGo carried 16.82 lakh passengers, a 59.4 per cent share of the total domestic market, SpiceJet flew 3.91 lakh passengers, which is […]

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Covid impact: SpiceJet Q1FY21 net loss at over Rs 593 crore

NEW DELHI: Airline major SpiceJet on Tuesday reported a net loss of Rs 593.4 crore during Q1FY21, as flight operations remained suspended for most part of the quarter following the nationwide lockdown. The company had reported a profit of Rs 261.7 crore in the same quarter of the previous year. The company’s results belie the […]

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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia to lift travel restrictions from January 2021

NEW DELHI: Saudi Arabia has announced that it will lift travel restrictions from January 2021. In a statement on Sunday, the Interior Ministry attributed the delay in lifting the restrictions due to the severe Covid-19 situation in some countriesm reports Xinhua news agency. The Health Ministry said it has the right, according to the situation, […]

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