6.4 million domestic passengers in January; 43% lower than December: DGCA

NEW DELHI: Around 64.08 lakh domestic passengers travelled by air in January, approximately 43 per cent lower than the 1.12 crore who travelled in December, Indian aviation regulator said on Friday. The passenger load factors — which means occupancy rates — fell for all Indian carriers in January as compared to December, the Directorate General […]

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Alliance Air’s ATR plane flies without engine cover; DGCA starts probe

NEW DELHI: An Alliance Air flight from Mumbai to Bhuj, carrying 70 passengers, flew without engine cover that was later retrieved from the runway at the city airport on Wednesday, prompting aviation regulator DGCA to start a probe into the incident, according to an official. The ATR aircraft landed safely at Bhuj in Gujarat. Alliance […]

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DGCA temporarily suspends SpiceJet’s licence to carry dangerous goods

NEW DELHI: Aviation regulator DGCA has temporarily suspended SpiceJet’s licence for the transportation of ‘dangerous goods’ for alleged violations, according to sources. The suspension is for 30 days, and during this period, SpiceJet will not be allowed to carry dangerous goods, including lithium-ion batteries, on its domestic as well as international flights, the sources told […]

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7.82 million domestic air passengers in March, slightly lower than February : DGCA

NEW DELHI: Around 78.22 lakh domestic passengers travelled by air in March, which is slightly lower than 78.27 lakh who travelled in February, Indian aviation regulator DGCA said on Tuesday. According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), 77.34 lakh people travelled by air within the country in January. While IndiGo carried 41.85 lakh […]

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Banned since 2019, Boeing 737 Max allowed to overfly India with DGCA nod

NEW DELHI: Indian aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday allowed foreign-registered Boeing 737 Max aircraft, which were grounded in the country since the March 2019 fatal crash of such a plane in Ethiopia, to overfly India after taking the agency’s permission. Moreover, foreign lessors are allowed to fly their grounded 737 Max aircraft out of India […]

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DGCA, aviation ministry refuse to give assurance on Jet Airways slots issue

NEW DELHI: Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) have refused to give any assurance on Jet Airways’ slots issue, in an affidavit to NCLT. In a joint affidavit to the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), DGCA and MoCA stated that “slots allocated […]

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DGCA allows airlines to offer fare discount to customers with no baggage

NEW DELHI: Aviation regulator DGCA on Friday allowed airlines to provide concessions in air fares to customers travelling with no check-in baggage. The move comes days after the Directorate General Civil Aviation (DGCA) provided greater flexibility to domestic carriers on fixing ticket prices by increasing the minimum fare band on domestic flights tickets. “As part […]

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Air Taxi India becomes nation’s newest airline

NEW DELHI: The civil aviation regulator has granted operation permit to Air Taxi India, making the company the newest airline in the country. According to a senior Directorate General of Civil Aviation official, the airline has received the permit this week. The airline is set to launch regional operations. It plans to deploy the Tecnam […]

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India extends suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger flights to December 31

NEW DELHI: India’s aviation safety regulator DGCA on Thursday extended the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger flights to December 31. The restrictions, however, will not apply on international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), an official circular said. “In partial modification of circular dated 26.6.2020, the […]

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DGCA extends suspension of international passenger flights till November 30

NEW DELHI: The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till November 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Wednesday. “However, the international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis,” the Indian aviation regulator said in a […]

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