Shanghai’s Covid-19 surge stalls construction of China’s 3rd aircraft carrier

BEIJING: The massive surge of COVID-19 cases in Shanghai city has hit China’s shipbuilding industry, including the launch of the third aircraft carrier scheduled for April next year. For over a fortnight, Shanghai — China’s business and industrial hub with over 26 million people — has been literally shut down with strict lockdown as the […]

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Aviation sector to grow further; traffic nearing pre-Covid-19 level: Officials

NEW DELHI: The country’s civil aviation sector has almost reached the pre-COVID level in terms of traffic and will continue to grow further, officials said on Thursday. They were speaking at the curtain raiser event here for Wings India 2022, a key event which is to be held from March 24 to 27 in Hyderabad. […]

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Domestic air passenger volume spikes 70.5% to 89.85 lakh in October

NEW DELHI: Domestic air passenger volume spiked 70.46 per cent in October to 89.85 lakh over the same month of 2020, DGCA data showed on Thursday. The Indian carriers had flown 52.71 lakh passengers in October last year. It may be recalled that domestic traffic along with international flight services remains shut for two months […]

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Dubai Air Show opens to industry on the mend amid Covid-19 pandemic

DUBAI: Dubai’s biennial Air Show opened Sunday to a world still reeling from the pandemic and an aviation industry hard-hit by the coronavirus, but on the mend. Boeing and Airbus have traditionally been the stars of the aviation trade show, competing for multi-billion-dollar Gulf-based airline purchases and hammering out final details minutes before back-to-back press […]

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India to allow foreign tourists travelling by chartered flights from October 15, rest from November 15

NEW DELHI: India has decided to allow foreign tourists into the country, beginning with granting tourist visas to those travelling by chartered flights from October 15 and those by regular planes from November 15. The Union Home Ministry on Thursday announced that with this, the restrictions placed on visa and international travel since March 2020 […]

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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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