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  • Jet Airways lowers its fare on international routes 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Jet Airways on Wednesday lowered the base fares by up to 35 per cent on its international routes for a limited period, which will also be applicable on the network of its partner airline Gulf-based Etihad. Jet Airways offer comes a day after another domestic airline, SpiceJet announced fares...
  • British Police launch appeal to find 'Syria-bound' schoolgirls 6 days ago

    British police launched an appeal on Friday to trace three London schoolgirls who are believed to be making their way to Syria, having flown to Turkey earlier this week. The three friends, two aged 15 and one 16, left their east London homes on Tuesday and travelled to Gatwick airport where...
  • Competition Commission clears SpiceJet deal with Ajay Singh 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Fair trade watchdog Competition Commission on Thursday cleared Ajay Singh's proposal to acquire a majority stake in cash-strapped SpiceJet, moving closer to the much-needed recapitalisation of the budget carrier. With clearance from the Competition Commission of India (CCI), the low-cost carrier's original promoter is closer to taking the management...
  • TCS, Singapore Airlines develop app for cabin crew to offer personalised service to passengers February 12, 2015

    Mumbai:Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has jointly developed a mobile app for cabin crew in partnership with Singapore Airlines. "The tablet-based mobile app - CrewCollab - delivers personalised customer service to automate and streamline in-flight process for cabin crew," the software major said in a statement here Wednesday. As the launch customer for...
  • Jet Airways back in black; posts Rs 3 crore quarterly operating profit February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: After seven straight quarters of losses, Jet Airways on Friday returned to profitability with Rs 3-crore profit from operations in the three months ended December 2014 on the back of higher international passenger traffic and lower fuel prices. The airline had posted a loss of Rs 284 crore in...
  • No alcohol, seafood: Jet Airways pilots observe safety week February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: No alcohol for one week. This is what the pilots of private carrier Jet Airways have decided as part of a novel way to observe a flight safety week at the airline from January 30 to February 5. The airline pilots, who have seldom found themselves at the receiving...
  • SpiceJet plans to raise Rs 1,500 crore; Marans exit Board January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Low cost carrier SpiceJet, which is going through an ownership change, plans to raise Rs 1,500 crore by way of issuing securities and allotting non-convertible preference shares to Marans, its promoters, who will be exiting the company. The Board of SpiceJet, in its meeting on Thursday, has approved the...
  • Malaysia officially declares MH370 crash an accident, says all passengers, crew presumed dead January 29, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority has officially declared the MH370 crash an accident, fulfilling a legal obligation that will allow efforts to proceed with compensation claims. Malaysia civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman on Thursday said that the search for the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared on March 8, 2014,...
  • SpiceJet joins low-fare race January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Budget carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday joined the low-fare race in the domestic market putting on the block half-a-million seats with ticket prices starting at Rs 1,499, days after the government gave a go-ahead to its revival plan under the new promoters. The bookings under the three-day "Super Sale" offer...
  • Malaysia Airlines website hacked by group claiming support for ISIS January 26, 2015

    Hong Kong: Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling on Monday to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for the militant Islamic State group. The airline's site was changed, at first displaying a message saying "404 - Plane Not Found" and that it was "Hacked...
  • Security tightened at Mumbai airport, ADG level official to conduct checkings January 22, 2015

    Mumbai: After a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) drill exposed security lapses at the Mumbai airport ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit, a senior ADG level official is now conducting checks at the Mumbai airport. The development came after the serious security lapses were detected at Mumbai airport ahead of...
  • Air India to cut costs by 14 billion rupees to reduce losses January 19, 2015

    India's national carrier Air India is to cut its costs by 14 billion rupees ($227 million), or about 6 percent of its total outlays, in the next financial year after the government asked the loss-making airline to improve its finances. ...
  • Air India to cut costs by Rs 1400 crores to reduce losses January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: India's national carrier Air India is to cut its costs by 14 billion rupees ($227 million), or about 6 percent of its total outlays, in the next financial year after the government asked the loss-making airline to improve its finances. Air India, which controls close to a fifth of...
  • Jet Airways not to charge fee for ticket cancellation within 24 hours January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Jet Airways on Saturday said that it has decided not to charge any fee for cancellation and date change requests within 24 hours from passengers who book their tickets through the airline's website. The waiver can be availed only within 24 hours of booking a ticket, the airline...
  • Jet Airways not to charge fee for ticket cancellation within 24 hours January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Jet Airways on Friday said it has decided not to charge any fee for cancellation and date change requests within 24 hours from passengers who book their tickets through the airline's website. The waiver can be availed only within 24 hours of booking a ticket, the airline said in...
  • SpiceJet's new owners plan to cut fleet, shrink network: Sources January 16, 2015

    Singapore: The prospective owners of low-cost carrier SpiceJet Ltd plan to cut the airline's fleet, shrink its network and return to a "plain vanilla" business model to achieve profitability, two people close to the investors said. Their plans include culling the 15 Bombardier Q400 regional aircraft from the airline's fleet and...
  • Air India offers limited period, reduces fares by upto 50 per cent for domestic flights January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India on Monday reduced its fares by upto 50 per cent for all its domestic flights, three days after Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture Vistara commenced its flight services in the country and hinted that it was ready to take on the competition from the peers. The state-run...
  • Rescue plan for SpiceJet seen by end of January: Sources January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: A package to bail out SpiceJet Ltd could be finalised as early as this month, two sources with direct knowledge of the deal told Reuters, raising the prospect of a last-minute rescue for the indebted carrier. SpiceJet, India's second largest budget airline, was forced to ground its fleet briefly...
  • Amidst troublesome phase of Indian aviation space, Vistara takes first flight January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Entering the Indian aviation space at a time when existing players are going through a turbulent phase, Tata-Singapore Airlines venture Vistara on Friday said its aim will be to 'do it right' rather than being lavish or over-the-top. "We must do it right instead of making a big splash...
  • SpiceJet says did not receive any credit from oil companies January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Beleaguered airline SpiceJet said it has received no credit from oil companies, even as it scotched speculation about having failed to submit any revival plan. "... there was no revival plan due for submission today," SpiceJet's Chief Operating Officer Sanjiv Kapoor said late in a statement. The airline also said...
  • Indians fly safe in 2014 as 3 major air mishaps hog headlines December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian airspace remained free of any major mishap involving airlines and helicopters this year, which saw three major air accidents hogging the headlines globally. There were 20 air accidents across the world in 2014, which included the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH-370, shooting down of MH-17 of...
  • What's happening with the search for Flight 370? December 30, 2014

    Sydney: As hundreds of search crews frantically scour the waters off Indonesia where AirAsia Flight 8501 went down, a couple of ships a few thousand kilometres to the south are quietly combing another patch of ocean for perhaps the most infamous missing plane of all time - Malaysia Airlines Flight...
  • No violation of safety norm or unfair seat allotment: Air India December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India on Saturday said its fight safety wing is looking into the issue of a daughter of a senior pilot resting in a bunk, meant only for use of flight crew members, during one of its flights to Newark from Mumbai recently. However, it asserted that the incident...
  • Cash-strapped airliner SpiceJet submits revival plan to government December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Troubled budget carrier SpiceJet on Friday submitted a revival plan to the government on the basis of a proposed investment of USD 200 million from founding promoter Ajay Singh and US-based JP Morgan Chase. "It was a constructive meeting," the airline's Chief Operating Officer Sanjiv Kapoor told reporters after...
  • SpiceJet set to send a financial revival plan to the Civil Aviation Ministry December 26, 2014

    The cash strapped airliner SpiceJet has been looking for investors to meet all outstading debts. The company will be submitting a revival plan to the government on Friday. ...
  • Government may cap economy air fares at Rs 20,000 December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Government is considering to cap economy air fares at Rs 20,000 to check airlines from charging "exorbitant" fares or unleashing predatory pricing, affecting their own financial health. The proposal comes in the backdrop of SpiceJet episode, which had come out with a series of low-fare offers throughout the...
  • Co-founder of SpiceJet seeks time to finalise funding plans December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The entrepreneur behind a high-profile effort to rescue Indian carrier SpiceJet has asked for more time to finalise funding plans, a government official with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday. Ajay Singh, who helped set up the low-cost airline in 2005, had been expected to submit a...
  • AAI extends credit facility to SpiceJet till December December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Cash-strapped SpiceJet's troubles seem to be far from over as the AAI has agreed to extend credit facility to the airline only for 15 days till December 31. "The relief has been given only till December. If the airline does not want to be asked for a payment before...
  • Tata, Singapore Airline venture Vistara to take off on January 9 December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Singapore Airlines Ltd's Indian joint venture with the Tata conglomerate, Vistara, will start flying from January 9, the airlines said. Based in New Delhi, the full service Vistara will begin operations with a fleet of new Airbus A320-200s with 148 seats, Tata SIA Airlines Ltd said in a statement...
  • Vistara to launch operations from January 9 December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture airline Vistara on Thursday night announced the launch of its operations from January 9 with flight from Delhi to Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The full-service airline, which is a 51:49 joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, opened its bookings at 22:30 hours tonight. With Delhi...