Flight Rates Soaring, 65% Fliers Want Fare Cap Back, 79% Say Budget Airlines Burn Hole in Pocket: Survey

Flight Rates Soaring, 65% Fliers Want Fare Cap Back, 79% Say Budget Airlines Burn Hole in Pocket: Survey

Two out of three Indian fliers want the central government to bring back cap on airfares as many complained of excessively rates. A survey showed that 65 per cent want airfare cap to return, while 79 per cent said they found budget airlines to be costlier than full-service airlines. The central government had removed the … Read more

Panasonic Avionics Upgrades Arc™ In-Flight Map With Host of New Features

Panasonic Avionics Upgrades Arc™ In-Flight Map With Host of New Features

Arc v2.0 delivers advanced map design in a connected environment, and fully leverages the technology of Panasonic Avionics’ NEXT and its recently launched Astrova in-flight entertainment systems. First unveiled in 2019, Arc is Panasonic Avionics’ 3D integrated moving map application designed to enrich the passenger travel experience and has been ordered by 25 airlines. Offering … Read more

DGCA conducts spot checks on 48 SpiceJet aircraft; finds no major safety violation: Govt

DGCA conducts spot checks on 48 SpiceJet aircraft;  finds no major safety violation: Govt

SpiceJet planes were involved in at least eight technical malfunction incidents in the 18-day period starting June 19, following which the DGCA had on July 6 issued a show-cause notice to the airline SpiceJet planes were involved in at least eight technical malfunction incidents in the 18-day period starting June 19, following which the DGCA … Read more

Why SpiceJet’s aircraft are losing their way

Between 19 June and 11 July alone, at least nine malfunctions were reported, from failure of weather radar to smoke in the cabin, at times leading to emergency landings of SpiceJet aircraft (Photo: Mint)

SpiceJet has hit a snag. Well, not one but a series of snags—so many that the aviation regulator had to intervene. After three SpiceJet aircraft reported issues on the same day, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a show-cause notice to the airline on 5 July, and said The DGCA came down heavily … Read more

Scindia holds meetings with airline CEOs to ramp up safety oversight | Latest India News

Scindia holds meetings with airline CEOs to ramp up safety oversight |  Latest India News

New Delhi: Worried about the recent spate of technical glitches that have led to flight disruptions and emergency landings, civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday met with the top executives of three major carriers individually and asked them to strengthen safety protocols, ministry officials said. Two international flights by Indian carriers were on Sunday … Read more

spicejet: Plea to halt SpiceJet airline dismissed by Delhi HC

spicejet: Plea to halt SpiceJet airline dismissed by Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Monday rejected a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to stop the operation of airline for allegedly flying its aircraft in breach of professional and safety obligations, news agency PTI reported. When considering the plea filed by attorney Rahul Bhardwaj, a bench led by Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma ruled that … Read more

Jet Airways in talks with aircraft makers, lessors to lease 6-8 planes

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Jet Airways is in discussions with aircraft manufacturers and lessors to lease 6-8 planes, including some of those which were to be delivered to Russian carriers prior to the Ukraine war, as it gets ready for the relaunch, according to sources. Moreover, the airline is also negotiating with airport operators to … Read more

Udan spreads wings, Delhi-Shimla and Kolkata-Deoghar among new routes

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In April 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off Alliance Air’s Delhi-Shimla flight heralding a new era in regional air connectivity. The flight, however, was suspended in March 2020 and Shimla virtually fell off the aviation map. But there is good news for travellers. The Delhi-Shimla route is among nine that airlines … Read more

Aviation Ministry proposes police action for flashing laser light on aircraft

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The Civil Aviation Ministry has proposed police action against those who flash laser light on an aircraft from the surrounding areas of any Indian airport. In a notification dated July 6, the ministry has sought amendments to Aircraft Rules, 1937, proposing that if the person who is using the laser light is identified, he or … Read more

Why SpiceJet is in a catch-22 situation

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On 1 May, about 40 passengers and crew on a flight from Mumbai to Durgapur suffered minor injuries due to a turbulent landing. Two days later, an engine failure on a SpiceJet flight did not allow it to take off from Mumbai. On the same day, a flight was forced to return to Chennai after … Read more