FLIGHTS

  • Crew shortage delays Air India flights by 15 hours Yesterday

    New Delhi: A Chicago-bound Air India flight, with 270 passengers onboard, from IGI airport in New Delhi was delayed by a massive 15 hours due to the crew shortage, causing inconvenience to the fliers. This comes two days after one of its flight to Kochi was delayed by three hours after...
  • Pilot holds up Air India flight for three hours for 'dirty' oxygen mask in cockpit 2 days ago

    New Delhi: An Air India flight was delayed by three hours after its pilot refused to accept a "dirty" emergency oxygen mask and insisted for a "fresh" one before flying the plane. Air India has initiated a probe into the incident, which took place on Wednesday when its Kochi-bound flight from...
  • Going viral: This ticket claims Rahul Gandhi left Delhi on February 16 on a Thai Airways flight April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: With social media abuzz with Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's return to India after nearly a two-month long sabbatical, a photo of an airline ticket apparently issued in his name is being shared across the social media. According to the ticket, Rahul reportedly took Thai Airways flight TG332 from...
  • French air traffic controllers to strike, flights scrapped April 8, 2015

    Paris: Air traffic controllers in France were poised to go on strike on Wednesday, likely leading to cancellation of some 40 per cent of flights in French airspace. "Disruption is expected over the whole country," said the DGAC civil aviation authority, which requested companies to scrap 40 per cent of flights...
  • Germanwings plane diverted to Stuttgart due to suspected oil loss April 4, 2015

    Frankfurt: A Germanwings flight to Venice was diverted to Stuttgart on Saturday as the Airbus A319 aircraft appeared to be losing oil, the airline said in a statement. Germanwings flight 4U814, with 123 passengers and five crew members on board, took off from Cologne at 9.55 am local time (0755 GMT). Germanwings...
  • Germanwings co-pilot increased speed as jet went down April 4, 2015

    Paris: The pilot at the controls of a Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps accelerated the plane into the mountainside, killing all 150 people on board, according to French investigators. France's BEA crash investigation agency declined to confirm growing evidence against the co-pilot before completing its own analysis, but...
  • Dubai-Mumbai Jet Airways flight makes safe landing after a bird hit at Mumbai airport March 31, 2015

    Mumbai: A Dubai-Mumbai Jet Airways flight on Tuesday made safe landing after a bird hit. The incident took place around 6:30 PM at the Mumbai airport when a bird hit the aircraft. Meanwhile, another SpiceJet flight also suspected have been hit by a bird. Five flights have been diverted and four...
  • Air Canada plane leaves runway, 23 injured March 30, 2015

    Air Canada officials said they will cooperate with authorities to find out why a jet carrying 133 passengers and five crew members left the runway as it tried to land on Sunday. ...
  • Jet Airways launches daily flights to Abu Dhabi from Pune, Ahmedabad March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Private carrier Jet Airways launched daily international flights to Abu Dhabi from Pune, Ahmedabad and Mangalore. It is the first time that Jet Airways has offered international flights from Ahmedabad and Pune, a release said. The new services rolled out offer an enhanced air connectivity from India to...
  • No truth in reports claiming hijack scare on Air India flight: Government March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India and aviation authorities on termed as false claims of a security scare onboard a recent Delhi-bound Air India flight from London. Nothing unusual was reported on the flight AI-112, which had departed from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) on March 17 for Indira Gandhi International airport, officials said,...
  • France jet audio shows pilot locked out of cockpit: Report March 26, 2015

    Seyne-les-alpes(France): The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, climbing up over the Mediterranean and turning over France. The last communication was a routine request to continue on its route. Minutes later, at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, the...
  • DGCA pulls up Air India for compromising with passengers' safety March 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Pulling up Air India, the Director General of Civil Aviation has written to the national carrier asking it to stop operating with mimimum crew. The action comes after it was highlighted how the national carrier was compromising with flight safety norms by rendering fully operational doors unserviceable. This as...
  • Passenger removed from United Airlines flight after yelling 'Jihad!' March 17, 2015

    Washington: Alert passengers on board a United Airlines flight averted a potentially dangerous situation when they subdued a young co-passenger started yelling "Jihad! Jihad!" and appeared to threaten a hijacking. United Flight 1074 bound for Denver returned to Dulles International Airport outside Washington, DC last night after passengers pounced on...
  • Muscat-Delhi Oman air flight makes emergency landing at Delhi airport, all passengers safe March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Oman air flight from Muscat to Delhi made an emergency landing on Thursday at Delhi airport. All the passengers are safe, IGIA airport sources said. The flight WY 241 from Muscat had just landed when two nose-wheel tyres of the aircraft burst around 6 AM, the sources said. Oman...
  • AirAsia announces direct flights to Visakhapatnam March 10, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's low-cost airline AirAsia on Tuesday announced the launch of three new routes, including the direct flights to Visakhapatnam in India. The thrice weekly Kuala Lumpur-Visakhapatnam direct flights would commence on May 7, according to a statement. The other two destinations are Pontianak and Medan in Indonesia. Visakhapatnam...
  • Sand artist appeals to UN to investigate MH-370 disappearance March 7, 2015

    Odisha: A day before the completion of one year since the mysterious disappearance of MH-370, noted sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Saturday sculpted a sand formation of the missing Malaysian airliner. "I have raised my concern three times by creating different sand art. Today for the fourth time I have...
  • Turkish Airlines jet with 238 onboard misses runway while landing at Kathmandu airport March 4, 2015

    Kathmandu: A Turkish Airlines jet with nearly 240 people on board had a lucky escape when the plane missed the runway on landing in dense fog at the Kathmandu airport on Wednesday day and skidded onto nearby grassland. The Airbus A330 from Istanbul skidded off after over-shooting it at the Tribhuvan...
  • No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 March 1, 2015

    Wellington: The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including coastal Australians, air and sea travelers and scientists trying to understand ancient changes to the...
  • AirAsia crash: Indonesia officially ends search operations February 28, 2015

    Jakarta: An Indonesian official on Saturday said the search operation for bodies and wreckage of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 has officially come to an end. AirAsia QZ 8501 crashed in the Karimata Strait enroute from Indonesia's Surabaya city to Singapore on December 28 last year, killing all 162 people onboard. The search...
  • Air India, IndiGo flyers worst hit by flight delays in January, says DGCA February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Passengers of Air India and no-frill carrier IndiGo, which has best on-time performance record among the domestic airliners, were most affected due to delays of flights by over two hours in January, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation data. The number of Air India passengers affected due...
  • Flight molestation case: I support what my daughter did, says father February 3, 2015

    A 32-year-old woman was allegedly molested by a 60-year-old businessman on board an Indigo flight on January 27. The victims father said that he supported what his daughter did and was proud of her. "She is a very brave girl," he said. ...
  • Watch: Woman confronts alleged molester onboard a flight February 3, 2015

    A 32-year-old woman was allegedly molested by a 60-year-old businessman on board an Indigo flight on January 27. The woman alleged that the accused attempted to touch her from behind through gap between two seats. She recorded the incident on her phone, the video of which has gone viral on...
  • Indonesia resumes search for AirAsia crash victims February 1, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesian rescuers on Sunday resumed their search for 86 victims still missing from the AirAsia plane that crashed on December 28 with 162 people on board, an official said. National search and rescue agency chief Bambang Soelistyo last week said search and rescue teams were being given two days'...
  • Indonesia military ends hunt for AirAsia flight QZ8501 January 28, 2015

    The Indonesian military said that it was stopping its efforts to recover the remains of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 almost a month after the commercial jet crashed into the sea. Indonesia's search and rescue agency, Basarnas, will continue its work to try to retrieve bodies from the wreckage site in the Java...
  • New attempt to lift AirAsia jet's fuselage fails as rope snaps January 25, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: A fresh attempt to lift the sunken fuselage of the doomed AirAsia plane from the Java Sea on Sunday failed when a wire rope snapped after the wreckage reached the surface of the water, Indonesian officials said. Efforts to lift the fuselage or the main section of the Airbus...
  • Indonesian divers recover bodies from near crashed AirAsia jet fuselage January 22, 2015

    Aboard KRI Banda Aceh: Indonesian divers on Thursday found six bodies near the fuselage of an AirAsia jet that crashed last month into the Java Sea, but were unable to enter the wreckage where most of the victims are believed to be trapped, a navy official said. Days of rough weather...
  • AirAsia plane climbed too fast, then disappeared, says Indonesia January 20, 2015

    Jakarta: An AirAsia plane that crashed last month with 162 people on board was climbing at an abnormally high rate, then plunged and suddenly disappeared from radar, Indonesia's transport minister said on Tuesday. Ignasius Jonan told Parliament that radar data showed the Airbus A320 was climbing at about 6,000 feet a...
  • No evidence so far of terrorism in AirAsia crash, says Indonesia January 19, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesian investigators said on Monday they had found no evidence so far that terrorism played a part in the crash of an AirAsia passenger jet last month that killed all 162 people on board. Andreas Hananto said that his team of 10 investigators at the National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC)...
  • Sea conditions prevent divers from reaching AirAsia fuselage January 18, 2015

    Pangkalan Bun: High waves and strong currents in the Java Sea again prevented Indonesian navy divers from accessing the fuselage and what is believed to be the cockpit from the AirAsia plane that crashed three weeks ago, officials said. A team of 15 navy divers tried to get to the wreckage...
  • Dense fog in Delhi, 30 flights, 55 trains delayed January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Dense fog on Saturday enveloped Delhi, disrupting the schedule of 30 flights and 55 trains even as the minimum temperature settled at 8.4 degrees Celsius. The visibility, which was 800 meters at 5.30 AM, decreased significantly to 50 meters at 8.30 AM with vehicles plying on the roads...