Maximum 60% of pre-Covid domestic flights can be operated till February 24

NEW DELHI: Indian airlines can operate maximum 60 per cent of their pre-COVID domestic passenger flights till February 24 next year due to the prevailing coronavirus situation, the Civil Aviation Ministry has said. The ministry had informed the airlines about the 60 per cent limit through an official order on September 2 but it had […]

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Domestic airlines to fly 12,983 flights per week this winter

NEW DELHI: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has approved 12,983 domestic flights for the winter schedule, 44 per cent lower than the number of domestic weekly flights during the last winter schedule. The winter schedule begins on Sunday, October 25 and would go on till March 27. During the previous winter schedule, a […]

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India proposes full refund on domestic, foreign airline tickets booked during lockdown

NEW DELHI: In an affidavit in the Supreme Court, O.K. Gupta, Director, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, said for the domestic airlines if the tickets were booked directly with the airline or through an agent, during the first lockdown period, – March 25 – April 14 – for the journeys to be undertaken in both […]

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428 domestic flights operated on Monday, not 832: Aviation Ministry

NEW DELHI: A total of 428 domestic passenger flights operated on Monday, clarified the Civil Aviation Ministry on Tuesday, hours after Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said 832 flights operated on the day. An excel sheet issued by the ministry on Tuesday evening stated that 428 domestic flights carrying 30,550 passengers departed for their […]

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Domestic flights resume after two months: Delhi’s first departure is to Pune and Mumbai’s first to Patna

NEW DELHI: Indian skies will open up for domestic passenger services from Monday after a gap of two months, with Delhi-Pune and Mumbai-Patna flights being among the first to take off, aviation industry sources said. All scheduled commercial passenger flights have been suspended since March 25 when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb […]

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IndiGo, SpiceJet, other airlines resume online bookings for domestic flights for June

NEW DELHI: Some airlines have started bookings for flights from June onwards, sources said amid commercial flight services remaining suspended till May 31 due to the coronavirus lockdown. A SpiceJet spokesperson, however, said its international bookings are closed till June 15. Commercial flights have been suspended since March 25 when the country-wide lockdown began to […]

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India suspends domestic, international flights till May 3

NEW DELHI:¬†Following the address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing the extension of coronavirus lockdown till May 3,¬†all domestic and international flights have been suspended till May 3, the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has said. “All domestic and international scheduled airlines operations shall remain suspended till11:59pm of 03 May 2020,” the aviation regulator DGCA […]

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GoAir expands network, announces new domestic and international flights

NEW DELHI: Expanding its network, GoAir on Thursday announced it would start 12 new flights on international sector connecting India with cities such as Bangkok and Dubai. The low-cost carrier said it would start 16 new domestic flights too, that will connect Hyderabad with eight cities across India. “We will be launching three new destinations […]

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