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Indian fliers spending big for extra seats to ensure social

“The demand for extra space is growing. Of the total number of people booking extra space, about 55 per cent are opting for more than one seats,” said an airline executive. Synopsis About 25% fliers across segments have bought extra space since July to ensure onboard social distancing. There have been cases where families of […]Read More

DGCA starts special safety audit of all Indian airlines

The DGCA has started a special safety audit of all Indian airlines, around two weeks after the plane crash in Kerala’s Kozhikode in which 18 people were killed, a senior official of the aviation regulator said on Thursday. “It will be a complete FOQA (Flight Operations Quality Assurance) audit,” he said. The FOQA is the […]Read More

Kozhikode plane crash: Condition of 14 passengers critical, says Malappuram

The condition of at least 14 passengers of the ill-fated Air India Express flight that crashed while attempting to land at the Karipur airport here, remains critical, Malappuram District Collector K Gopalakrishnan said on Sunday. Eighteen people, including the pilot and co-pilot of the AIE flight from Dubai lost their lives, when it overshot the […]Read More

A ‘back home’ last selfie goes viral, but passenger does

A selfie taken by Sharufudheen Pillassery, along with his wife and three-year-old daughter in PPE kits inside the Air India Express flight from Dubai that crashed here, has gone viral as reports emerged that the journey turned out to be his last trip. Before take off, Pillassery had posted the selfie, on his Facebook page […]Read More

Kozhikode crash: AI Express plane touched down near taxiway, 1,000

NEW DELHI: The Air India Express plane, carrying 190 people from Dubai, on Friday touched down near a taxiway that is around 1,000 metres from the beginning of the runway at the Kozhikode airport before breaking up into two pieces, according to AAI. The pilot of the ill-fated flight — IX-1344 — could not sight […]Read More

PM Modi, other leaders condole loss of lives in Kerala

Prime Minster Narendra Modi spoke to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan over the tragedy at the Calicut airport as an Air India Express flight from Dubai overshot the runway and fell off into the valley, splitting into two. The Prime Minister condoled the loss of lives in the plane crash. “Pained by the plane accident in […]Read More

Govt notifies changes in FDI norms allowing NRIs to acquire

NEW DELHI: The finance ministry has notified changes in foreign direct investment (FDI) rules which permit non-resident Indians (NRIs) to acquire upto 100% in Air India. The amendment in FDI policy will permit foreign investment in Air India Ltd at par with other Scheduled Airline Operators. “Substantial ownership and effective control of M/s Air India […]Read More

Airlines / Aviation – Transportation – Industry – The Economic

Ministry refuses equity support to AIThe government’s decision not to fund Air India’s losses comes after it took on over 60% of the airline’s debt while preparing to sell the national carrier. The airlines debt stands reduced from Rs 62,000 crore to Rs 23,286 crore, which the government said is the current valuation of the […]Read More

Travel curbs by some states hurting demand: IndiGo CEO

MUMBAI: Hoping that the COVID-19-hit aviation industry should be back on “track” within the next one-and-a-half years, budget carrier IndiGo parent InterGlobe Aviation’s Chief Executive Officer Ronojoy Dutta has said restrictions on travel by certain states are hurting demand. Speaking at an SBI-hosted virtual banking and economic conclave on ‘Impact of COVID-19 on Business & […]Read More

Govt defers EOI deadline for Air India divestment to August

Mumbai: The government has,for the third time this year, deferred the deadline for submission of expressions of interest for Air India by two months to August 31. Intimatation to qualified bidders will now be sent on Sept 14 instead of July 14, said a notification from the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM), […]Read More