The body representing Indian pilots, the India Pilots’ Guild, has approached the Delhi High Court against a notice issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), instituting random drug testing on flight crews and air traffic controllers, which is effective from January 31, 2022. As such, the Delhi High Court has issued a notice to DGCA seeking a response to the matter. According to the India Pilots’ Guild, DGCA’s... Read More
Singapore Blames Indian Airlines for Deploying Crew Members Without Completing a 14-Day Home Quarantine
The Singapore Immigration Department has raised concerns with Indian airlines, alleging that they are breaking the COVID-19 protocol by deploying crew members on international flights before completing the 14-day mandatory home isolation period. The aviation authority Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is likely to look into the matter and take action if required. The increase in the Omicron cases and home isolation requirements have made it challenging for the... Read More
The flight schedules of Indian domestic carriers are likely to be reduced soon. The passengers who have made reservations may have to consider making changes in their travel plans accordingly. Unlike the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government is not imposing the limitations unilaterally. Domestic airlines have witnessed a substantial drop in passenger numbers as well as illness among crew members in the last fortnight, forcing many airlines... Read More
With the changes happening in the aviation industry in India with the introduction of ultra-low-cost carrier Akasa about to take off and Jet Airways looking to make a comeback, it seems that things are changing too. The upcoming airline Akasa and Jet Airways are looking to hire pilots for their carriers and other staff. According to the various executives, the existing airlines Indigo and SpiceJet are apparently the options from... Read More
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