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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DGCA issues detailed refund guidelines after Supreme Court verdict

NEW DELHI: Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued detailed guidelines on Wednesday regarding a refund of the ticket price for the flights cancelled amid the coronavirus-triggered lockdown. The guidelines came six days after the Supreme Court directed that a full and immediate refund should be given to passengers for the air tickets cancelled […]

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DGCA asked to keep breath alcohol test in abeyance due to Covid-19 fear

NEW DELHI: Keeping in mind the elevated risk of Covid -19 virus transmission due to the order, pilots have asked the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to keep in abeyance the order on mandatory breath alcohol testing for 100 per cent of crewmembers operating international flights. In a letter to the DGCA, the pilots […]

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Airline ticket refund: DGCA tells Supreme Court that tickets booked during coronavirus lockdown are entitled for refund

NEW DELHI: Airline ticket refund, DGCA, Supreme Court, Coronavirus lockdownThe Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has informed the Supreme Court that people who had booked air tickets during the lockdown are entitled to immediate refunds. The DGCA also clarified that in case of tickets booked prior to the lockdown up to May 24, the […]

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