India extends suspension of international flights till September 30

NEW DELHI: Amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Director-General of Civil Aviation on Sunday extended the suspension on scheduled international commercial passenger flights till September 30, 2021, said a circular by the office of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on case to […]

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India extends suspension on international passenger flights till August 31

NEW DELHI: The coronavirus-induced suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till August 31, aviation regulator DGCA said on Friday. “However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis,” the Directorate General of Civil Aviation added. Scheduled international passenger services have been suspended in […]

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India:Suspension of scheduled international passenger flights extended till July 31

NEW DELHI: The coronavirus-induced suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till July 31, India’s aviation regulator DGCA said on Wednesday. “However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis,” the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) added. Scheduled international passenger services have been […]

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IndiGo offers discount for vaccinated passengers

NEW DELHI: IndiGo will give 10 per cent discount from Wednesday onwards to all passengers who have taken at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, a statement said. The discount would be given on base fare and only “limited inventory” is available under this offer, the airline’s statement noted. “The offer is only available to […]

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Emirates Air posts $5.5 billion loss as virus disrupts travel

DUBAI: The Middle East’s largest airline, Emirates, announced on Tuesday a net loss of USD 5.5 billion over the past year as revenue fell by more than 66% due to global travel restrictions sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. The Dubai-based airline said revenue had declined by USD 8.4 billion, largely due to the suspension of […]

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Airbus expands India COVID-19 relief, delivers more oxygen plants, ventilators, mobile ICUs

NEW DELHI: Airbus has doubled down on its response to the COVID-19 crisis in India, delivering more than 36 tonnes of additional medical equipment to the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) and deploying humanitarian flights to move supplies from abroad as well as within the country. Airbus is delivering oxygen plants, ventilators, oxygen concentrators, BPAP […]

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Hyderabad airport handles largest consignment of Sputnik V

NEW DELHI: GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) on Tuesday handled largest shipment of Russian made Sputnik V vaccines. The vaccine consignment arrived from Russia on a specially chartered freighter RU-9450 which touched down Hyderabad Airport at 03.43 hours. While GHAC has already handled several import shipments of vaccines prior to this, Tuesday’s shipment of 56.6 […]

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ICMR given permission for study of Covid-19 vaccine delivery using drones

NEW DELHI: Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted a conditional exemption for drone deployment to the Government of Telangana. The drone usage permission has been granted for conducting experimental delivery of Covid-19 vaccines within Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) Range using drones. The permission exemption is valid […]

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