June 3rd, 2022 2:37 PM 0 COMMENTS

India Crosses Pre-Pandemic Domestic Flight Numbers

It seems that Indian airlines are back on track as they have been pushing forward with their bid to have additional domestic capacity. The airlines of the country have already crossed the pre-pandemic numbers for quite some time now. The carriers crossed the pre-pandemic numbers in January this year, however, had to hold back because of the resurgence of Covid. But now in the quarter ending June, the airlines are... Read More

Airlines to Face Strict Actions by DGCA for Wrongly Denying Boarding to Passengers

All Indian airlines have been ordered by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to give compensation and services to passengers who are denied boarding despite being at the airport on time or in the case of a flight cancellation or delay. In the event that airlines violate the instruction, the aviation authority warned that "severe action will be initiated against the erring airline, including imposing financial penalties as per... Read More

DGCA to Start Checking Airplanes on Night Stops

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), India's aviation authority, plans to perform a thorough examination of commercial aeroplanes in the country. The focus will be on aircraft that have been in service for a long time and have accumulated a large number of flying hours to ensure that their structural integrity is not jeopardised. In India, a sequence of incidents in the previous few weeks have focused attention on... Read More

April 21st, 2022 8:19 PM 0 COMMENTS

For the First Ever Since the Pandemic, India’s Daily Domestic Passengers Exceed 400,000

India has returned to pre-pandemic traffic levels exactly two years and one month after suspending all domestic flights. On April 17th, 407,900 passengers flew within the country, bringing the total back to 2019 levels and indicating that the long-awaited rebound has arrived. Since domestic flights resumed in May 2020, Indian airlines have experienced a series of setbacks, ranging from the government's decision to limit capacity and ticket rates to waves... Read More

April 6th, 2022 7:42 PM 0 COMMENTS

Indian Airlines Surfacing From Covid Set to Fly Into Fresh Combat

The onset of two airlines, Akasa Air and Jet Airways (India) Ltd, is set to intensify competition in India's largely loss-making sector, which was looking to emerge stronger in the first quarter of the new fiscal year after a melded performance in the March quarter when air traffic rebounded from a pandemic-scarred January. Akasa Air, which is financed by billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, expects to make its first commercial flight in... Read More

March 28th, 2022 6:56 PM 0 COMMENTS

66 Airlines to Fly 3249 Weekly Flights as India Resumes International Flights

Six Indian airlines and 60 foreign airlines from 40 countries, including none from China, will begin operating 3,249 weekly flights to and from India on Sunday, as regular international flights return after a two-year hiatus. Fares are projected to decline from the stratospheric heights of the bubble system, which lapses on Saturday, as connection to the authorised number of flights increases gradually. However, because of Russia's conflict in Ukraine, they... Read More

March 26th, 2022 7:35 PM 0 COMMENTS

Indian Airlines Are Set to Add Up to 120 Planes Every Year- Civil Aviation Minister

According to Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, India, which has the world's fastest-growing civil aviation sector, plans to add 100-120 planes every year to fulfil demand. He told the Wings India 2022 conference in Hyderabad that India is planning massive development in the fields of airlines, airports, and every aspect of the civil aviation ecosystem. He also stated that fleet augmentation is critical for the industry. The country's fleet has... Read More

March 15th, 2022 4:31 PM 0 COMMENTS

Indian Airlines Ignoring Aerobridges for Boarding to Save Money

According to a Parliamentary committee, private airlines are preferring not to use aerobridges for boarding and deboarding planes in order to save money, and as a result, the elderly are feeling the brunt of having to use stairs. "The Committee deplores this apathetic and unreasonable attitude of the private airlines," the report stated, adding that the Ministry of Civil Aviation should penalise such carriers. For boarding or deboarding people, an... Read More

March 15th, 2022 3:38 PM 0 COMMENTS

Indian Music Will Not Be Mandated in Airports and on Planes

Airlines and airports in India were requested in December 2021 to consider playing Indian music on aircraft and on airport grounds. The Indian government has now clarified its position on the issue, stating that airlines and airports are allowed to play any music they wish to play. The first suggestion The Indian government was said to have requested all carriers and airports in the country to consider switching to Indian... Read More

March 12th, 2022 6:51 PM 0 COMMENTS

Indian Airlines Boosts Domestic Services From 22,980 to 25,309 Weekly Flights

Indian airlines have increased their domestic services by 10.1 percent to 25,309 weekly flights in the 2018 summer schedule, up from 22,980 the previous season, according to the aviation regulator DGCA. IndiGo has expanded its domestic flight capacity by 10.4% to 11,130 weekly services for summer 2022, up from 10,084 weekly services in the same period last year, according to the regulator. In the previous 24 months, the COVID-19-induced travel... Read More

January 27th, 2022 6:54 PM 0 COMMENTS

Stocks of SpiceJet and IndiGo Hit New Low Amid Crude Oil Price Rise

Amid the rising crude oil prices, the shares of aviation companies hit a new low. IndiGo’s shares went down 7% to Rs 1,838.75. SpiceJet shares had hit a 52-week low at Rs 57.70, down 5%. The oil price reached $90 a barrel for the first time in seven years, the reason of which is attributed to tight supply and rising political tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Aviation companies are hit... Read More

January 20th, 2022 6:03 PM 0 COMMENTS

Indian Aviation Industry Is ‘Chronically Ill’, Says IndiGo CEO

IndiGo’s Chief Executive Officer Ronojoy Dutta calls the Indian airline industry ‘chronically ill’ and requests the central Government to implement some life-saving reliefs quickly. The COVID-19 pandemic crippled India’s domestic airlines. They witness a drop in passenger numbers and suffer from the maladies of high price for Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), which increase the cost of operations for airlines. Dutta requests to reduce the jet fuel tax from 11% to... Read More

January 14th, 2022 4:49 PM 0 COMMENTS

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

January 12th, 2022 3:54 PM 0 COMMENTS

Indian Domestic Airlines May Reduce Flights, the Government May Reinstate Capacity Caps: Report

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

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