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  • Indian Airlines evacuates 270 stranded people from floodhit J&K September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Airlines on Wednesday began evacuating stranded people from floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir with Air India flying back 270 passengers free, as DGCA asked them to cap total fares including taxes on SrinagarDelhi and LehDelhi sectors at Rs 2,800 and Rs 3,000 respectively. While Air...
  • GoAir refutes allegations of charging extra for carrying relief supplies to floodhit Jammu and Kashmir September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Air carrier GoAir has refuted the allegations of charging extra for carrying relief supplies to floodhit Jammu and Kashmir. The airline said that there has been some misunderstanding. In its statement, GoAir said, "There seems to be some misunderstanding. We have, in fact, carried nearly 100 kg excess baggage...
  • GoAir charging extra for carrying relief supplies to floodhit J&K, alleges volunteer September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A volunteer who was travelling to Jammu and Kashmir with medical and relief supplies has alleged that GoAir operators asked him to pay extra for carrying the supplies. He said that the airline was charging for excess baggage. He has claimed that he switched to Indigo as it was...
  • SpiceJet announces tickets for Rs 599, Rs 1999 till September 10 September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: SpiceJet on Saturday launched two new slabs of competitive basic airfare rates, as other Indian carriers extended dates for booking low cost tickets over the past few days. The low oneway base fare tickets of the nofrill carrier can be bought till September ten, costing Rs 599 for...
  • Jet Airways extends special economy fare offer by two days August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Jet Airways on Tuesday extended its special economy class fare offer by two more days. The cityheadquartered airline had on July 31 launched a panIndia sales scheme, offering fares as low as Rs 1,499 on all its economy class domestic networks. Originally the offer was to end on Tuesday. But...
  • 2,000 people stranded in Leh due to bad weather, many flights cancelled July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Bad weather has grounded 2,000 passengers and tourists in Ladakh. The tourists are stranded at the Leh airport waiting for flights. GoAir has cancelled all its flights with only Jet Airways and Air India operating from Leh. Several tourists complain that they are not getting proper information from the airlines...
  • GoAir plans to increase capacity by 21 pc June 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Wadia groupowned budget carrier GoAir plans to enhance capacity by 21 per cent in this fiscal by expanding its route network across metro and nonmetro cities and higher aircraft utilisation. "We are planning to increase capacity by 21 per cent, offering over 8.5 million seats in the current fiscal," GoAir...
  • Women's day: Jet,GoAir offer discount,AI all-women crew flight March 7, 2014

    Domestic airlines are wooing women travellers with discounts and an-all-women crew flights to mark the International Women's Day which falls tomorrow. While private carrier Jet Airways has announced discounted tickets with a two months booking window and 11 months validity, budget carrier Goair has offered upgrade to business class at low...
  • After SpiceJet, other airlines too slash ticket fares by up to 70 pc February 24, 2014

    Low-cost carrier SpiceJet on Monday triggered a third round of fare war by cutting ticket prices by a massive 75 per cent, a move which was soon followed by its rivals GoAir and IndiGo. This is the third time in last one month that the Kalanithi Maran-promoted carrier has doled out...
  • DGCA action on private airlines strands Kerala CM Chandy in Kochi January 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Kerala Chief Minister Ooomen Chandy, who was on his way to Delhi from Thiruananthapuram on an IndiGo flight on Thursday evening, was forced to take an Air India flight from Kochi as the private airline did not have the permission to land at the Delhi airport. The development came after...
  • DGCA penalises 3 private airlines for not using trained pilots in fog January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Three private airlines Indigo, GoAir and Jet Airways have been penalised by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for not using pilots trained to land in foggy conditions especially in Delhi. The DGCA has also withdrawn six landing slots allotted to the three airlines. Ahead of the winter...
  • Government to ease restrictions on local carriers flying abroad February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The 5/20 aviation rule, which required any Indian airline to have 5 years of domestic flying experience and a fleet of minimum 20 aircraft before they can start international operations, will be completely scrapped, said Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh. This would pave the way for new...
  • GoAir airbus with Gen VK Singh on board makes emergency landing at IGI November 16, 2013

    A Mumbaibound GoAir flight with about 100 passengers, including former Army Chief General VK Singh, on board was forced to return to the airport in New Delhi following a fire alarm on Saturday. The Airbus A320 returned under emergency conditions to IGI airport in New Delhi after it had been airborne...
  • GoAir told to pay Rs 25,000 as flight departs before time March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: GoAir airline has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 25,000 as compensation to a passenger for not informing him about the early departure of his flight to Delhi from Patna, leaving him and his wife stranded at the airport. The South West District Consumer Disputes...
  • GoAir to add 8 aircraft by July 2014 January 29, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Wadia Group's nofrills carrier Go Airlines on Tuesday said it will acquire eight more aircrafts to increase its fleet to 21 by July 2014 from the existing 13. The airline, looking to grow at nonmetro and regional level, aims to have a fleet of 92 by 2020. India is...
  • GoAir bomb scare: One arrested for hoax call November 13, 2012

    Mumbai: One person was arrested on Monday in connection with a hoax bomb call that led Mumbai airport authorities to call back a Delhibound GoAir flight on Saturday night. Sandeep Menon, an engineer, was arrested on Monday as he wanted to stop his business partner Ambrish Parikh from leaving the...
  • One held for bomb hoax call in Delhibound GoAir flight November 13, 2012

    Mumbai: One person has been arrested in connection with a hoax bomb call because of which a MumbaiDelhi GoAir flight was stranded at the Mumbai airport for hours on Saturday. Sandeep Menon, an engineer, was arrested on Monday as he wanted to stop his business partner Ambrish Parikh from leaving...
  • Bomb scare on MumbaiDelhi GoAir flight, probe on November 10, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhibound GoAir flight was called back after a passenger alerted authorities regarding a suspicious object on board the plane. The plane was then taken to the isolation bay at the Mumbai airport and thoroughly checked by the CISF teams. The DGCA will conduct the final round of...
  • 'Army official flouting aviation norms must be penalised' June 7, 2012

    Aviation Safety Consultant Captain Mohan Ranganathan says the army official must be penalisd. ...
  • Army officer flouts aviation safety norms June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: In a shocking incident, aviation rules were being flouted by a senior Army official. The incident took place on a GoAir flight from Leh to Jammu on Wednesday when Lt General Ravi Dastane entered the cockpit during the flight. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has reacted to...
  • Kingfisher Q4 loss widens to Rs 1,151.53 cr May 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Troubled carrier Kingfisher Airlines' loss widened to Rs 1,151.53 crore in the fourth quarter of 201112 due to steep hike in fuel prices and sharp depreciation of the rupee. It had net loss of Rs 355.55 crore in the JanuaryMarch quarter of 201011, Kingfisher said in a filing to...
  • Govt initiates legal action against Kingfisher May 9, 2012

    New Delhi: All but two major airlines in India have defaulted on paying airport charges, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Wednesday. IndiGo, the only profitable airline in the country, and privatelyheld GoAir have not defaulted on airport payments, Singh told lawmakers in a written reply. The government has initiated...
  • DGCA says all airlines violating safety norms January 9, 2012

    New Delhi: All major airlines in India are compromising on safety to cut costs, revealed aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in its audit report. The DGCA has put all the airlines on notice for safety. The DGCA has also cautioned lowcost carriers IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir for not...
  • GoAir plans to expand routes; add to fleet September 29, 2011

    Mumbai: Go Airlines (India) Ltd said on Thursday it will add six new flights across three new routes from October 8 and will induct three Airbus A320 aircraft between October and April next year. The addition of new routes across Kolkata, Ranchi and Port Blair will increase GoAir's network to 21...
  • Fire alarm forces GoAir plane to land in Delhi June 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Bangalorebound GoAir plane, with 171 passengers and crew on board, had to make an emergency landing at the IGI airport soon after it took off from Delhi on Monday, an official spokesperson said. The pilot of the GoAir flight G8201 asked for emergency landing after a smoke warning from...
  • Emergency landing for birdhit GoAir flight July 17, 2010

    Indore: A New Delhibound GoAir flight with 140 passengers on board had a close shave here on Saturday after it suffered a bird hit at Devi Ahiliyabai Airport, Director Vivek Upadhaya said. 'The G8 225 GoAir flight landed in an emergency situation, minutes after it took off from the airport on...
  • Man late for flight, makes hoax bomb call to airline October 25, 2009

    New Delhi: An employee of a major technology company was detained in New Delhi on Saturday for allegedly making a hoax bomb call that led to a GoAir flight being grounded for over an hour. Abhinash Gupta was charged with causing panic, wrongful restraint and giving false information. Gupta was late...
  • GoAir flight grounded in Delhi after bomb threat call October 25, 2009

    New Delhi: A Bangalorebound GoAir flight was grounded at the Delhi airport on Sunday morning following a threat call that was a bomb on the aircraft, said airport officials. A senior airport official said an unidentified person called up the airline's call centre at around 1040 hrs IST saying that a...
  • Airlines ranked on punctuality, services June 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Paramount Airways was the most efficient in terms of sticking to flight schedules in May, beating bigger carriers such as Jet Airways, Kingfisher and Air India, according to official data released on Friday. Paramount topped the efficiency list in terms of departures, scoring 89 per cent, followed by...
  • No talks with SpiceJet on stake sellout: IndiGo Chief April 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Premier nofrills carrier IndiGo on Monday said there is no truth in reports that its competitor Spicejet is acquiring 7.5 per cent stake in it. "Over the last few days, there has been speculation and rumours that IndiGo is in talks with certain airline(s) regarding a possible merger or...