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Delhi Airport T1 roof collapse disrupts 22k passengers, shift to T2 and T3

Delhi Airport T1 roof collapse: IIT Delhi structural engineering department to conduct independent assessment of Terminal 1. Operations at T1 will not resume till the assessment is complete

Delhi Airport T1 roof collapse disrupts 22k passengers, shift to T2 and T3
Updated On : 01 Jul 2024 | 12:46 PM IST

Rammohan Naidu, youngest in Modi 3.0 Cabinet, gets civil aviation ministry

The new aviation minister faces a host of challenges as Indian carriers plan massive expansion with orders for 1,150 aircraft by 2035

Rammohan Naidu, youngest in Modi 3.0 Cabinet, gets civil aviation ministry
Updated On : 11 Jun 2024 | 12:46 AM IST

Qantas to offer daily flights between B'luru, Sydney from Dec-Mar next yr

Qantas, the national carrier of Australia, on Tuesday announced that it is adding flights from Bengaluru to Sydney to cater to the strong demand over the peak holiday season. Between mid-December 2024 and late March 2025, the airline will increase flights from five a week to daily, adding over 12,000 seats between the two cities over the four-month period, Qantas said in a statement. The flights add to Qantas' existing services from Delhi to Melbourne, which operate three days a week. Qantas' flights from India are operated with its fleet of Airbus A330 aircraft with 27 Business Class suites in 1- 2-1 configuration, with each suite featuring direct aisle access and converting into a lie-flat bed. All Qantas international fares include checked baggage allowance, food and beverages and in-flight entertainment as standard with every booking. Qantas recently announced it would accelerate a programme to introduce fast and free' Wi-Fi across its existing fleet of international aircraft,

Qantas to offer daily flights between B'luru, Sydney from Dec-Mar next yr
Updated On : 14 May 2024 | 2:58 PM IST

Air India Express: 85 flights cancelled; Air India to support on 20 routes

If a passenger's flight is cancelled or delayed more than 3 hours, they have the option to either receive a full refund on the flight or reschedule it for a later date without any additional fees

Air India Express: 85 flights cancelled; Air India to support on 20 routes
Updated On : 09 May 2024 | 1:24 PM IST

Over 100 Air India Express flights cancelled as cabin crew calls in sick

Air India Express has opted to reduce its flight operations until May 13, with a usual schedule of around 360 flights per day, covering both domestic and international routes

Over 100 Air India Express flights cancelled as cabin crew calls in sick
Updated On : 09 May 2024 | 10:28 AM IST

Bengaluru International Airport records highest passenger traffic in FY23

Kempegowda International Airport has witnessed the highest-ever annual passenger traffic and cargo numbers, with a total of 37.53 million passengers traversing through its terminals and 4,39,524 metric tonne of cargo passing through the airport during the financial year 2023-24. The airport catered to 32.86 million domestic and 4.67 million international passengers during this period, it said. "As we reflect on the past financial year, it's been a landmark period with the highest passenger and cargo figures ever recorded in our airport's history. We've also seen an increase in the number of airlines as well as destinations we connect to. "Our position as the No.1 Airport for processing perishable cargo for the third consecutive year highlights our steadfast commitment to advancing cargo development facilities," said Satyaki Raghunath, Chief Operating Officer at Bangalore International Airport Limited. With the successful launch of Terminal 2 and partnerships with leading airlines a

Bengaluru International Airport records highest passenger traffic in FY23
Updated On : 16 Apr 2024 | 7:13 PM IST

Govt looking at differentiated regulated framework for civilian use drones

The civil aviation ministry will look at having a differentiated regulatory framework for drones used for civilian and industrial purposes, a senior official said on Tuesday as he pitched for indigenous development of the drone ecosystem. Civil Aviation Secretary Vumlunmang Vualnam also emphasised that the government will make efforts to promote drones as well as push advanced air mobility. Speaking at the national conference on drones in the national capital, he said that "much has been done and more will be done" on the regulations for drones. The ministry is looking at having a differentiated regulatory framework for civilian and industrial drones, he noted. A Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for drones and drone components was notified in September 2021. An incentive of Rs 120 crore is being provided for Indian manufacturers of drone and drone components on the basis of value addition and certain other conditions. At the conference organised by industry body CII, Vual

Govt looking at differentiated regulated framework for civilian use drones
Updated On : 16 Apr 2024 | 2:10 PM IST

Average daily international traffic dropped by 4.81% to 196,050 in March

In March, each Indian carrier's load factor (occupancy) experienced a M-o-M decline

Average daily international traffic dropped by 4.81% to 196,050 in March
Updated On : 06 Apr 2024 | 12:22 AM IST

Akasa Air regains top spot in on-time performance chart in March

In March, the new airline maintained an average daily OTP of 85.21 per cent. AIX Connect, which held the top position in February, recorded an OTP of 85.07 per cent in March

Akasa Air regains top spot in on-time performance chart in March
Updated On : 04 Apr 2024 | 5:01 PM IST

Pilots body flags deferment of revised duty norms; writes to ministry

The Federation of Indian Pilots (FIP) has raised concerns about aviation regulator DGCA deferring the implementation of the revised flight duty norms for pilots, saying the health of pilots cannot be prejudiced for the commercial benefit of operators. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), on March 26, deferred the implementation of the revised Flight Duty Time Limitations (FDTL) norms that were to be effective from June 1. The new framework, which would provide more rest hours for pilots, was proposed amid concerns about pilot fatigue. In a letter dated March 28 to Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, the FIP has flagged concerns about the DGCA decision. "The action of the DGCA not only endangers pilot safety but also undermines the safety of passengers which the implementation of the revised CAR (Civil Aviation Requirements) could prevent. "Furthermore, the health and safety of the pilots cannot be prejudiced for the commercial benefit of the operators," the

Pilots body flags deferment of revised duty norms; writes to ministry
Updated On : 30 Mar 2024 | 12:13 AM IST

DGCA defers June 1 deadline for new pilot rest norms; airlines relieved

The regulator on Tue said airlines can continue to comply with the old FDTL norms, issued in 2019, 'till approval of their respective scheme in compliance with this CAR (civil aviation requirement)'

DGCA defers June 1 deadline for new pilot rest norms; airlines relieved
Updated On : 26 Mar 2024 | 10:26 PM IST
Updated On : 18 Mar 2024 | 11:34 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi likely to inaugurate 15 airport projects on Sunday

The PM is likely to lay the foundation of new terminals in Hubli, Kadappa, Belgavi in Karnataka, Adampur in Punjab, and Pune in Maharashtra

PM Narendra Modi likely to inaugurate 15 airport projects on Sunday
Updated On : 07 Mar 2024 | 11:46 PM IST

Haneda airport incident: DGCA issues notice to prevent runway incursions

To prevent instances of runway incursions at airports, aviation watchdog DGCA has asked stakeholders to put in place a runway safety team at all airports and adopt technologies to improve situational awareness, among other measures. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a circular in view of the collision of planes due to runway incursion at the Haneda airport in Japan last month. Apart from establishing a runway safety team at all aerodromes and ensuring their effective functioning, the regulator has emphasised on comprehensive training for pilots, air traffic controllers, aircraft maintenance engineers, and drivers operating inside an airport. Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) should ensure that stop bars are switched on to signal a stop and switched off to indicate traffic may proceed. In no case, aircraft or vehicles be instructed to cross illuminated red stop bars, DGCA said in a release on Monday. Further, the watchdog said that aerodromes, ATCs and airline

Haneda airport incident: DGCA issues notice to prevent runway incursions
Updated On : 12 Feb 2024 | 2:34 PM IST

Domestic air traffic down 5%, international traffic up 1% in January

Average daily international air traffic increased by 1.28 per cent MoM to 212,479 in January as foreign tourists continue to come amid the peak travel season that is expected to go on till March

Domestic air traffic down 5%, international traffic up 1% in January
Updated On : 06 Feb 2024 | 10:50 PM IST

Does govt-backed DigiYatra store passengers' personal data? Centre explains

Digi Yatra uses facial recognition technology for entry and security clearance at various airports in India. The air travel online platform is voluntary

Does govt-backed DigiYatra store passengers' personal data? Centre explains
Updated On : 06 Feb 2024 | 11:15 AM IST

Unruly passengers on no-fly list soared 78% last year, shows data

Whenever a passenger indulges in unruly behaviour, the incident must be investigated by the airline's internal committee to decide the duration for which the passenger will be banned from

Unruly passengers on no-fly list soared 78% last year, shows data
Updated On : 05 Feb 2024 | 11:41 PM IST

Civil aviation ministry to get Rs 2,300 cr budgetary allocation for 2024-25

The budgetary allocation for the civil aviation ministry has come down to Rs 2,300 crore for the next financial year. For the ministry, the allocation in the revised budgetary estimate for the current fiscal ending March 2024 stood at Rs 2,922.12 crore. According to the documents of the interim Budget for 2024-25, the ministry will get an allocation of Rs 2,300 crore, including the revenue component of Rs 2,257.79 crore. Out of the total amount, Air India Asset Holding Ltd (AIAHL) will get Rs 1,158.79 crore in the next fiscal, higher than Rs 713.92 crore allocated for 2023-24. The provision is kept for servicing of loans transferred to AIAHL as a result of financial restructuring of Air India, as per the Budget document. AIAHL is a special purpose vehicle formed by the government that holds various assets of the national carrier Air India. The allocation for Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Drone and Drone Component has been hiked to Rs 57 crore for 2024-25, from Rs 3

Civil aviation ministry to get Rs 2,300 cr budgetary allocation for 2024-25
Updated On : 01 Feb 2024 | 7:45 PM IST

Noida, Navi Mumbai airports to initially have flights to 26-28 cities: CAPA

The Navi Mumbai airport, which is expected to start by March next year, is likely to handle 8.8-10.8 million passengers in 2025-26

Noida, Navi Mumbai airports to initially have flights to 26-28 cities: CAPA
Updated On : 30 Jan 2024 | 11:56 PM IST

India has huge potential to be aircraft mfg hub: Scindia to Airbus CEO

Civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Friday met Airbus Global CEO Guillaume Faury and discussed collaboration opportunities for manufacturing and designing of aircraft. India is one of the key markets for Airbus, which received orders for more than 700 planes from IndiGo and Air India last year. Also, IndiGo, the country's largest airline, has only Airbus aircraft in its fleet. In a post on X, Scindia said he met "Guillaume Faury, Global CEO, Airbus today and discussed further opportunities of collaboration for aircraft manufacturing and designing". As one of the fastest growing economies and with a focus on Make In India, the country has huge potential to become a global aircraft manufacturing hub, he said. India is one of the fastest growing civil aviation markets in the world.

India has huge potential to be aircraft mfg hub: Scindia to Airbus CEO
Updated On : 26 Jan 2024 | 11:34 PM IST