Free Press Journal
  • IndiGo announces 24 new flights on 4 new routes from September

    New Delhi: Budget carrier IndiGo announced today the launch of 24 new flights on its network including services on four new routes, the operations on which would start from September. The announcement was made even as the airline has grounded six of its A320 neo aircraft since July due to Pratt & Whitney engine issues. The planes are expected to be back in operation in the second

  • Another IndiGo A-320 Neo aircraft grounded, sixth to be stopped since July

    New Delhi: Budget carrier IndiGo has grounded another of its A320 neo aircraft, the airline confirmed today, making it the sixth aircraft to be stopped from operations since July. The aircraft has been grounded at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here. The airline maintained that the aircraft was grounded because it was undergoing a routine engine change.

  • Jet Airways may shut down after 60 days, if these steps are not taken

    New Delhi: India’s biggest full-service carrier Jet Airways Ltd has told its pilots the airline may be grounded in 60 days unless cost-cutting measures including pay cuts are put in place, a senior company executive told Reuters on Friday. Pilots who have refused a proposed 15 percent pay cut for two years had been informed that the airline was running out of time to slash costs and raise revenue, the source said.

  • 4-month-old baby dies after developing breathing problem on IndiGo flight

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: A four-month-old boy developed breathing problem onboard a Patna-bound flight and died at the Hyderabad airport on Tuesday, police said. The baby was travelling with his parents from Bengaluru in an IndiGo flight when he developed breathing problem, they said.

  • IndiGo net plunges 97% on high fuel costs, forex losses

    Mumbai : InetrGlobe Aviation, which runs largest domestic carrier IndiGo, on Monday reported a steep 96.6 per cent fall in net profit to Rs 27.8 crore in June quarter, hurt by forex losses and high fuel prices.

  • Mid-air tragedy averted: 2 IndiGo planes came face-to-face on July 10 in Bengaluru airspace

    Mumbai: Nearly 330 passengers had a narrow escape after two IndiGo planes averted a mid-air collision over the Bangalore airspace on Tuesday, prompting authorities to launch a probe into the incident, industry sources said. The aircraft involved in the incident were operating on Coimbatore-Hyderabad and Bangalore-Cochin routes. An IndiGo spokesperson confirmed the incident. The Hyderabad-bound plane had 162 passengers while the other aircraft was carrying 166 passengers.

  • IndiGo’s Chief Commercial Officer Sanjay Kumar quits

    New Delhi: IndiGo today said its Chief Commercial Officer Sanjay Kumar is leaving the airline and would be replaced by William Boulter. Kumar, who has been associated with the no-frills carrier for the last 12 years, has put in his papers to pursue other career interests, IndiGo said in a release.

  • Air passenger traffic grows 16.53% in May

    New Delhi : Domestic air passenger traffic grew 16.53 per cent to 11.86 million in May this year over the same period a year ago, according to data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday.

  • Jaipur-Mumbai IndiGo flight receives bomb threat mid-flight

    New Delhi: The IndiGo call center received a bomb threat for its Jaipur-Mumbai flight early morning on Tuesday. The call was received around 5:30 in the morning from an unidentified person.

  • GoAir ropes in ex-EasyJet exec Vrieswijk as new CEO

    Mumbai : Budget carrier GoAir has appointed former EasyJet executive Cornelis (Cor) Vrieswijk as its new chief executive officer, four months after Wolfgang Prock-Schauer quit the same position to join the rival IndiGo.

  • No bids received so far for Air India: Aviation Secretary

    New Delhi: The Centre has not received any bids so far for its stake in state-run carrier Air India, aviation secretary R.N. Chaubey said on Wednesday, a day before the formal bidding process closes. “No bids have been received so far for Air India. We will not extend deadline for Expression of Interest (EOI) submission,” Chaubey said. The deadline for receiving bids has already been extended once from May 14 to May

  • Air fares set to rise as IndiGo to levy Rs 400 fuel surcharge

    New Delhi : IndiGo, the country’s largest airline, on Tuesday announced levying fuel surcharge of up to Rs 400 per passenger on domestic routes to offset rising oil prices, a move that would increase fares.

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    IAF jet, IndiGo flight avert mid-air collision over Chennai

    Mumbai: A mid-air disaster was averted on May 21 when an IndiGo plane which was on a collision course with an Indian Air Force (IAF) in Chennai airspace steered away to safety following an auto-generated warning, a source said.

  • IndiGo, Air Deccan planes avert mid-air mishap over Dhaka

    Mumbai: A mid-air mishap was averted in the Dhaka airspace after an automatically generated warning alerted the pilots of IndiGo and Air Deccan planes, which came dangerously close to each other, allegedly breaching the mandatory separation limit, sources said. The incident, which took place on May 2 in the Bangladesh airspace, happened when IndiGo’s Agartala-bound flight 6E892 from Kolkata and Air Deccan’s flight DN 602, which was on its way to Kolkata

  • President and Whole Time Director Aditya Ghosh

    Aditya Ghosh to deboard IndiGo, Taylor to replace

    New Delhi : In a surprise development, IndiGo on Friday said that Aditya Ghosh will step down as president and is likely to be replaced by one of its former executives Gregory Taylor.

  • Jet Airways flies out of AI stake sale process

    New Delhi : The ambitious strategic stake sale of loss-making Air India as well as its two subsidiaries seem to be hitting air pockets with the two potential bidders deciding to keep away citing the contours of the process.