Indigo Airlines

  • 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...
  • After SpiceJet, IndiGo enters fare war, lowers fares to Rs 999 September 2, 2014

    Budget carrier IndiGo on Tuesday started promotional air fares by offering discounted oneway fares starting at a low of Rs 999 (all inclusive oneway fare), a day after SpiceJet started its offer of Rs.499 oneway charge. According to IndiGo, its DelhiJapiur flight is priced at Rs.999 oneway, follwoed by Rs.1,399 SrinagarChandigarh....
  • AirAsia effect: Indigo slashes air fares for BangaloreGoa route May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: With the new lowcost airline AirAsia India entering the market, Indigo airlines has also slashed air fares on the BangaloreGoa route. Indigo is offering tickets on this route for Re 1 plus taxes. The move came after the new lowcost airline AirAsia announced ticket price for its maiden BangaloreGoa flight...
  • 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 The DGCA has also withdrawn six landing slots allotted to the three airlines.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...
  • 60yearold man jailed for making hoax call to airlines December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: A 60yearold man has been sent to imprisonment till the rising of the court by a Delhi court for making hoax call in 2010 to a private airlines that some terrorists have boarded the flight and they may be carrying explosives. Metropolitan Magistrate Jagminder Singh held Raj Bajaj...
  • Indigo plane veers off runway, DGCA to get report today March 10, 2013

    Mumbai: The preliminary report on Saturday's incident at the Mumbai airport involving IndiGo aircraft is expected to be submitted today, sources said. As many as 140 passengers on board IndiGo flight 6E433 from Chandigarh to Mumbai had a narrow escape on Saturday after the aircraft veered off the runway, damaging...
  • Delhi: Hoax bomb scare at IGI Airport delays flight February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: A hoax bomb call delayed an IndiGo flight on Tuesday morning at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in the capital. Passengers on the Delhi-Patna flight were de-boarded and their luggage taken off the aircraft following the call. A high alert was sounded at the airport and a...
  • Watch: Passenger turns violent, slaps air hostess on board IndiGo flight November 8, 2012

    There was a midair scare for passengers on an Indigo MumbaiDelhi flight on Wednesday. A man allegedly created a ruckus and threatened passengers. He has been identified as Murtaleen Sheikh, a second hand car dealer from Mumbai. One of the passengers on board shot a video in which the man...
  • Passenger turns violent on IndiGo flight, slaps air hostess November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: There was a midair scare for passengers on an Indigo MumbaiDelhi flight on Wednesday. A man allegedly created a ruckus and threatened passengers. He has been identified as Murtaleen Sheikh, a second hand car dealer from Mumbai. One of the passengers on board shot a video in which...
  • Technical snag grounds Delhi-Bangalore Indigo flight August 28, 2012

    New Delhi: A Bangalore-bound Indigo flight, with 168 people on board, had to land soon after taking off from the IGI Airport in New Delhi after the pilot experienced some technical problem. The Indigo plane, airbus 320, took off from New Delhi at around 8:45 pm but had to land after...
  • Indigo alleges govt favouring a select few airlines July 22, 2012

    Kolkata: Indigo Airlines co-promoter Rahul Bhatia on Saturday alleged that the government is "tinkering" with aviation policies for "a select few". "Our principle issue is why is the government tinkering with policies for a select few in the industry," Bhatia, Managing Director of InterGlobe Enterprises Group, said while speaking on...
  • 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 pre-flight breath analyser test, a large number...
  • IndiGo to add flights on domestic, intl routes March 2, 2012

    New Delhi: No-frills carrier Indigo Airlines on Friday said it will increase frequencies on the domestic and international routes this summer as it adds nine aircraft to its fleet by the year end. Though IndiGo has no plans to expand its international footprint as of now, "this year, we are concentrating...
  • 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 short-staffed Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) fears financial stress among them could compromise passenger...
  • Eighth arrest made in fake pilot scam April 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Another pilot was arrested for using forged documents to acquire a flying on Wednesday. Captain Swaran Singh Talwar was arrested in Delhi. He allegedly forged his marksheets to acquire the airline transport pilot license. Talwar was employed with MDLR airlines. Police had earlier issued a lookout notice for...
  • Fake pilot licence racket widens, two arrested April 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Two more persons, including a pilot, were arrested in Ahmedabad by Delhi Police for allegedly using forged marksheets to procure licence from the country's airline regulator DGCA, taking the total number of arrests in such cases to 11. Hiren Nagar (27), a pilot, and a tout Eknath Patil(46) were...
  • Nose wheel landing: Pilot's licence cancelled February 27, 2011

    Chennai/New Delhi: The licence of a woman pilot of no-frills airline IndiGo has been cancelled after she made a rough landing in Goa last month, endangering several lives and investigators later found she had allegedly faked papers to get her permit to fly. "Yes, it (commercial pilot's licence) has been cancelled....
  • Airline refuses to fly mentally-challenged man May 7, 2010

    New Delhi: Rizwan Jaffri has been afflicted with cerebral palsy since he was three. The 38-year-old displays many childlike traits, but has never been a nuisance to those around him enabling him to lead a relatively normal life. “He's 38-years old but his mind is like a six-years-old child....
  • 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 Kolkata-bound 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,...
  • Exclusive: Indigo 'hijack' drama on tape February 3, 2009

    These exclusive pictures show the main suspect in Sunday's 'hijack' drama with other passengers. ...
  • Delhi's IGI counters 'hijack bid' by unruly passenger February 2, 2009

    New Delhi: The hijack drama in high air as well as on ground zero at the IGI over the feared hijack bid of the Indigo airlines flight has finally ended. While the plane was airborne, it was to be an event-less journey for the 163 passengers of the Goa Delhi Indigo...
  • Plane passengers harrowed, hijack drama unfolds at IGI February 2, 2009

    New Delhi: It was an evening of high drama and anxiety at the Delhi airport. The pilot of the Goa-New Delhi Indigo flight sounded a distress call when the flight was over Jaipur. The alert said three passengers were behaving aggressively and were threatening to hijack the plane. The pilot's message...
  • Number of air passengers drop as prices rise December 13, 2008

    New Delhi: Things are not looking good for the airline industry as more and more passengers are opting out of flying. The November figures show a drop of a lakh in passengers travelling via air. Winter is usually the peak travel time with tourists arriving into the country. But this...
  • Kolkata terror scare delays flight June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: A Kolkata-Delhi Indigo flight was called back to Kolkata within minutes of take-off after the airport authorities received an anonymous phone call, saying that a terrorist might be travelling on it The plane was already in the air for 30 minutes when it was asked to return after the...