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  • UPA gave sweet deal to Kingfisher Airlines to keep it afloat: BJP

    New Delhi: In an all-out attack against the Congress, the BJP on Thursday alleged that the previous UPA government had given a “sweet deal” to the beleaguered Kingfisher Airlines to keep it afloat and suggested that the airline was perhaps owned by the Gandhi family. Attacking Rahul Gandhi at a press meet, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national spokesperson Sambit Patra, showing a purported confessional statement of a hawala trader, alleged that the Congress

  • After Jet Airways delays salaries, pilots warn of non-cooperation

    Mumbai: With Jet Airways delaying salaries of its pilots and engineers for the second consecutive month amid a severe financial crunch, its pilots have warned the management of “non-cooperation” over default on payments. The Naresh Goyal-promoted private airline, in which UAE national carrier Etihad holds 24 per cent stake, is facing acute cash crunch after posting two back-to back quarterly losses this year.

  • Wrong to impose GST on international air tickets, says IATA

    New Delhi: Global airlines’ body IATA has strongly opposed levying of GST on international air tickets, dubbing the taxation as “wrong” as it contravenes many global agreements to which India is a party.

  • Indore: Now, 10 flights for Bengaluru from city

    Indore: The number of flights for Bengaluru, the country’s IT hub, has reached 10 now. Private airlines IndiGo has launched four additional flights for Bengaluru. Airport director Aryama Sanyal said new flights for Bengaluru started from Sunday evening. The first flight departed from Bengaluru at 7.55 pm and arrived in the city at 10 pm.

  • Qatar Airways will soon apply for launch of an Indian airline, says Akbar Al Baker

    Sydney: Qatar Airways will “soon” move an application to launch a full-service airline in India for domestic operations, according to its chief Akbar Al Baker. He said the proposed airline would be fully financed by Qatar’s sovereign fund. It would have Indians heading the board and as most of its members.

  • Indore: Now, 6th direct flight for Bengaluru from July 1

    Indore: There is good news for the frequent flyers to Bengaluru. IndiGo airline is going to launch its fourth flight for the capital city of Karnataka from July 1. With this, the total number of the flight operating for Bengaluru will be six. Owing to increased passenger pressure for the IT city Bengaluru, airlines are introducing flights for the financially lucrative route. In this year, four flights started for Bengaluru.

  • Indore: Jayant Sinha inquires about international flights to start from city

    Indore: The minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha on Friday inquired from city airport director about the airlines, which want to start international flights from Indore.  He said ministry will expedite the matter if any proposal has been received in this regard. The minister held a detailed discussion with airport director Aryama Sanyal on the subject.

  • Singapore Airlines to launch world’s longest non-stop flight

    Singapore: Singapore Airlines is set to launch the world’s first non-stop flight with almost 20 hours in the air, by the end of this year, the media reported on Thursday. Singapore Airlines’ newest plane, the Airbus A350-900ULR — for Ultra Long-Range — will travel on a record-breaking, globe-spanning flight that will connect Singapore to New York, reports CNN,

  • One dead after Southwest jet engine failure says US official 

    New York: A catastrophic engine failure on a Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Dallas left one person dead and prompted an emergency landing in Philadelphia today. Southwest flight 1380, a Boeing 737, encountered a problem with the engine shortly after take-off from New York’s LaGuardia airport, Robert Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, told a news conference.

  • Airlines to oust directors appointed without security clearance

    New Delhi : Cracking the whip, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has asked airlines to remove within 30 days the directors on their boards who have been appointed without prior security clearance, failing which their operations would be suspended.

  • Grounded jets to return to service by April-end: P&W

    New Delhi : Grounded passenger jets of no-frills airlines IndiGo and GoAir will take to the skies again by the end of April, said Pratt & Whitney (P&W) President Robert F. Leduc.

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    Bombay High Court tells DGCA to check flyers’ anxiety over aircraft engines

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday directed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to ensure that “passenger safety was not compromised with”, in light of the engine troubles being faced by some aircraft belonging to private airlines Indigo and Go Air.

  • Airlines liable to pay passengers for denying boarding: DGCA to HC

    New Delhi : Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has told Delhi High Court that it does not permit the practice of overbooking of flights and the airlines are liable to compensate the passengers who are denied boarding despite having confirmed tickets. Air India also conceded before the court that not permitting a passenger holding confirmed tickets to board a flight would amount to deficiency of service and the consumer

  • Harassment charge against Airasia crew

    Bengaluru: A woman who travelled by an AirAsia India flight has alleged that she was sexually harassed by three crew members, days after the airline filed a complaint with the police and DGCA against her for being a “disruptive passenger”.

  • Air Deccan, Air Odisha to get 10 slots at DIAL

    New Delhi  Air Deccan and Air Odisha will get a total of 10 slots at the Delhi airport for their flights under the regional connectivity scheme, according to officials. Both airlines bagged a significant number of routes in the first round of bidding under the ambitious RCS, which seeks to connect unserved and under-served airports.

  • New data may help pinpoint location of MH370: Australia

    Canberra: The Australian agency overseeing the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 released two new reports on Wednesday, which may help pinpoint where the Boeing 777 disappeared. The underwater search for the missing jetliner, which vanished in 2014, was called off in January after almost three years of searching, Xinhua news agency reported. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and other agencies, however, continued to conduct drift modeling and satellite