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  • Air travel becomes costlier after fuel price hike September 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Air travel has become costlier with major Indian carriers hiking fuel surcharge on tickets, ranging from Rs 150 to Rs 250 for domestic travel and $15 (Rs 825) for a oneway international ticket, following an almost eight per cent increase in jet fuel prices. While Air India introduced the...
  • 14 pilots, 31 cabin crew failed alcohol test this year May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Fourteen pilots and 31 cabin crew members have been found reporting for duty under the influence of alcohol till March this year, civil aviation minister Ajit Singh said on Wednesday. Of the total 14 pilots and 31 cabin crew who failed the preflight breath analyser test, a large number...
  • 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...
  • Except IndiGo, all airlines in loss: Govt May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday said that all domestic airlines are incurring losses, except IndiGo. In a written reply, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh informed the Rajya Sabha on Thursday about the facts based on returns filed by airlines with Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The total operational losses for...
  • IndiGo, Jet pull out content from makemytrip.com April 18, 2012

    New Delhi: It is a double whammy for travel website MakeMyTrip.com. Indigo Airlines and Jet Airways, who together constitute over 50% market share in domestic flying, have pulled out content from the site. Both the airlines IndiGo and Jet Airways have decided to minimise their ticket sales from the portal...
  • KFA's Singapore flights may resume on March 25 March 16, 2012

    Singapore: Cashstrapped Kingfisher Airlines, which has disrupted its flights between India and Singapore over the past few weeks, may resume services to Mumbai later this month, according to media reports in Singapore. The airline has stopped its daily MumbaiSingapore service, The Straits Times reported on Friday. It cited a Kingfisher counter employee...
  • Kingfisher crisis: what is the way forward? February 21, 2012

    Mumbai: As Kingfisher hits rough weather, it isn't getting any easier for other members of the exclusive club in the Indian skies. The country's six domestic passenger airlines are all fighting for survival and a shortstaffed Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) fears financial stress among them could compromise passenger...
  • IndiGo replies to DGCA, defends its safety record January 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Defending its safety performance following a rap by DGCA, nofrill carrier IndiGo on Tuesday said the regulatory investigation would not hit its expansion plans. IndiGo, which placed orders for 100 Airbus A320 planes in 2005 and another 150 last year, is inducting an average of one aircraft each month....
  • DGCA to review IndiGo fleet expansion January 10, 2012

    New Delhi: India's aviation regulator plans to review the massive fleet expansion plans of IndiGo, the country's No 2 airline, after a safety audit found a shortage of trained staff and alleged operational discrepancies, a report by the regulator shows. IndiGo placed an order for 180 Airbus planes worth $16 billion...
  • Kingfisher slips to 3rd spot, IndiGo gains November 19, 2011

    Mumbai: India's struggling Kingfisher Airlines slipped in market share to the third position in October, from second in September, ceding ground to budget airline IndiGo, government data showed. Kingfisher is unlikely to recover lost ground in coming months because the lossmaking carrier has cancelled scores of flights in November, catching both...
  • IndiGo, SpiceJet asked to explain cancelled flights November 11, 2011

    New Delhi: The aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday issued showcause notices to IndiGo and SpiceJet for having allegedly cancelled flights without informing passengers. The DGCA notice to the lowcost carriers came a day after it had pulled up Kingfisher Airlines for scrapping flights without intimating passengers. The...
  • DGCA asks IndiGo to explain flight cancellation November 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA on Thursday issued a notice to nofrill carrier IndiGo to explain why it had not taken the regulator's prior approval to curtail its flight schedules as is required by the rule. The notice was issued under Rule 140(A) of Aircraft Rules, as it was sent to...
  • One more pilot arrested for forging documents April 4, 2011

    New Delhi: One more pilot has been arrested by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police for forging his documents. The pilot, identified as IndiGo pilot Abhinav Kaushik, has been arrested for forging his marksheet to obtain a Commercial Pilot Licence. So far, six people have been arrested in the fake pilot...
  • Another Air India pilot with fake papers exposed March 14, 2011

    The fake pilot scam is now getting bigger. CNNIBN has accessed notes from the US Aviation and the DGCA that expose another pilot who cheated and faked documents. ...
  • Another Air India pilot with fake papers exposed March 14, 2011

    New Delhi: The fake pilot scam is now getting bigger. CNNIBN accessed notes from the US Aviation and the DGCA that expose another pilot who cheated and faked documents. The papers reveal how a pilot whose licence was canceled in the US is a commander in Air India. Arjun Giare was...
  • Fake pilot licence: flying schools to be probed March 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi has called for an investigation into the fake pilot licence scam. Two pilots Air India's JK Verma and Praminder Kaur Gulati of IndiGo have already been arrested for allegedly procuring their licence on forged documents. "My direction given to DGCA is to...
  • DGCA crackdowns on pilots with fake licences March 14, 2011

    New Delhi: The crackdown on pilots with fake licences is likely to intensify with more arrests expected. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has already started to scrutinise nearly 4000 licences. Air India's Captain JK Verma was arrested on Saturday by the Delhi Police's Crime Branch on charges of faking...
  • Bomb threat to Indigo flight turns out to be hoax August 13, 2009

    New Delhi: An anonymous phone call on Wednesday threatening that a bomb was planted on a Kolkatabound Indigo flight with 130 people, including six crew, on board sent security agencies into a tizzy at the airport in New Delhi, but turned out to be a hoax. The flight left for...
  • IndiGo heeds Govt advice, to operate on Aug 18 August 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Cracks started appearing on Saturday in a grouping of airlines that was planning to suspend flights on August 18 to protest high jet fuel prices and taxes, with budget carrier IndiGo saying it would operate as usual. IndiGo's decision to ignore the call of Federation of Indian Airlines came...
  • IndiGo flight passenger's hoax creates midair scare July 23, 2009

    New Delhi: A passenger on board an IndiGo Airlines flight from Delhi to Mumbai created a scare on Thursday when he falsely claimed there was a bomb in the aircraft and asked the crew to divert the plane to Pakistan. According to a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) official, the passenger,...