FLIGHTS

  • Air Canada plane leaves runway, 23 injured Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • Google's new Flight Search tool makes it easier for users to search for flights January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has launched a new Flight Search tool that lets users search directly for flights within Google. Users can go to google.co.in/flights to find, compare and book flights from their mobile device, tablet or desktop. Let's say you live in Chennai and are planning a Republic Day weekend getaway....
  • 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...
  • Divers retrieve first black box from crashed AirAsia jet QZ 8501 January 12, 2015

    Pangkalan Bun (Indonesia): An official says divers have retrieved one of the black boxes from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago into the Java Sea, a major breakthrough in the slow-moving hunt. Henry Bambang Soelistyo, chief of Indonesia's search and rescue agency, says the flight data recorder...
  • AirAsia jet's black box found, to be retrieved on Monday January 11, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: The crucial black box of the crashed AirAsia jet was today found in the Java Sea stuck under debris from the plane's fuselage and will be retrieved on Monday as the major breakthrough in the search raised hopes of unravelling the mystery of the crash soon. Indonesia's Directorate General...
  • Searchers close in on AirAsia jet's black box as 'pings' heard January 11, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: Searchers closed in on the all-important black box of the crashed AirAsia jet after strong "pings" were heard in the Java Sea and a large object likely to be the plane's fuselage was located near the spot from where the tail section was retrieved. SB Supriyadi, operations coordinator for Indonesia's...
  • Indonesian search team raises tail of crashed AirAsia plane, no black box found January 11, 2015

    Indonesia: Indonesian search and rescue teams raised on Saturday the tail of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed nearly two weeks ago with the loss of all 162 people on board, but have yet to locate the black box flight recorders. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic control...