Kerala requests center to restart international flights to the Gulf

The Kerala government has requested the central government to restart international flights to Dubai, keeping in mind the Dubai government’s decision to reopen the airport and the requirement of Indians to return to work. “We have requested that flights to Dubai be restarted, given that the authorities there have given permission for residents of Dubai […]

India okays first trial for e-commerce drone delivery

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet said it has received regulatory approval to test drones to deliver e-commerce parcels, medical, pharma and other essential supplies. “Post trials and approvals, SpiceXpress, the dedicated cargo arm of SpiceJet, plans to use drones to provide for a quicker, faster and a cost-effective delivery,” low-cost carrier said. A SpiceXpress-led consortium had submitted […]

SpiceJet reassures flyers about COVID safety onboard

SpiceJet today made a formal announcement of the restarting of its domestic flying operations and reassured its customers about their safety inside the aircraft in view of the Coronavirus pandemic. The company resumed operations after a gap of exactly two months due to the Coronavirus lockdown. Flights are being operated on sectors such as Delhi-Bengaluru, […]

Kerala to impose 14-day quarantine on domestic air travelers

Kerala will impose a 14-day quarantine on all air travelers except those who are coming for “one or two days” for “business requirements”, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. The statement brings some clarity on the question of what happens to quarantine rules when domestic air travel is restarted on Monday. “The same rules that apply […]

Kerala CM calls center’s airlifting plan risky

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today termed as risky and unfortunate the centre’s decision to not screen for Coronavirus infection before allowing passengers to board rescue flights that have started from today. Vijayan said the decision to potentially mix asymptomatic COVID-19 patients with healthy passengers in these flights from abroads would have serious consequences for […]

India reveals airfare, routes and details of evacuation flights

Indian Civil Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri today revealed more details, including the number of flights, their routes as well as ticket prices, related to the air evacuation of Indians stranded abroad in the aftermath of the worldwide Coronavirus lock-down. National carrier Air India will conduct 64 flights between May 7 and May 13 to […]

SpiceJet down 20%, Ajay Singh reassures investors

Ajay Singh, the entrepreneur who founded and currently heads budget airline SpiceJet, reassured investors and other stakeholders after his company’s stock fell 20% today as part of a broader market correction. Shares of SpiceJet were down Rs 12.05 at Rs 48.30 at close on the National Stock Exchange today. Shares of rival and market leader […]

SpiceJet starts 8 new flights to Ahmedabad, Jeddah, Bangalore & Chennai

SpiceJet, the fastest expanding airline in India, announced the launch of eight new international and domestic flights which will start from February 2020. Among the new routes is Ahmedabad-Jeddah, making the airline the first to do so. “Saudi Arabia‚Äôs commercial capital and a key transit point for thousands of Hajj pilgrims visiting Mecca and Medina,” […]

Airbus India awards outsourcing deal to L&T Technology Services

L&T Technology Services, which provides outsourced engineering services, said it has won a contract from aircraft maker Airbus India to manage their Avionics Software Development, V&V (Validation & Verification) and Data Analytics. The size and duration of the deal have not been disclosed. L&T Technology Services Limited (LTTS) is a listed subsidiary of construction major […]

SpiceJet announces sale on tickets to Bangkok, Mali, Dubai

SpiceJet, India’s most aggressive low-cost airline, has announced cheap tickets for international flights from Aug 30 to Mar 31. The all-inclusive one-way fares include Rs. 3999 for popular destinations such as Colombo from Chennai and Dhaka from Kolkata and Guwahati. Tickets from Kochi to Male are available for Rs 4299, Bangkok-Kolkata for Rs 4699, Dubai-Mumbai […]

SpiceJet’s Ajay Singh blasts Govt’s approach towards aviation

Ajay Singh, Chairman of Spicejet and the man who came up with the slogan ‘Abki Bar Modi Sarkar’, today blasted the government’s approach towards the aviation sector. Speaking at the 12th International Conference-cum-Awards on Civil Aviation & Cargo by FICCI, Singh was unsparing in his criticism of government’s taxation policy towards his industry. “There is […]

Vistara, Air Asia lead losses in FY19; Vistara loses Rs 1.33/km

Air India Express, the no frills airline that is part of the Air India family, was the only one to make money in the financial year gone by, while others lost between 3 paise to 2.88 rupees for every kilometer that their passengers traveled during the year. As expected, the biggest loser among the big […]

Land acquisition for NOIDA Jewar Airport practically complete

The Uttar Pradesh government has awarded compensation of Rs 951.44 cr for the acquisition of 1,238 hectares required for the construction of the new NOIDA airport at Jewar on the outskirts of Delhi, Union Civil Aviation Ministry said. The land for which compensation has been declared comes to 99.8% of the private land that has […]