Indigo

  • Mishap avoided at Bagdogra airport as Indigo and Air India flight avoid collision July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A mishap was avoided at Bagdogra airport in West Bengal on Friday between Indigo flight and Air India flight. The incident took place at around 1 PM. An Indigo flight came close to a descending Air India plane over Bagdogra, raising the spectre of a collision and giving scare...
  • IndiGo launches another round of promotional fares June 18, 2014

    Mumbai: The fare war triggered by the entry of AirAsia into the domestic market continues as the budget carrier IndiGo has launched another round of promotional fares, starting at Rs 1,724 (all inclusive) for a limited period. The announcement comes a day after SpiceJet extended its monsoon offer with an initial...
  • AirAsia India's maiden flight takes off from Bangalore June 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Latest airline to join India's budget carrier bandwagon, AirAsia India, started its operation on Thursday evening with an inaugural flight from Bangalore to Goa. AirAsia India's inaugural flight takes off from Bangalore's Kempegowda International Airport for Goa at around 3 pm. AirAsia India, the Indian arm of the Malaysian no-frills airline...
  • AirAsia India's Rs 990 ticket sparks fare war June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Asia's biggest budget carrier AirAsia is set to make its maiden Indian flight this week, fuelling a cut-throat fare war in a sector already reeling from losses. AirAsia India will take off on Thursday with an eye-catching promotional fare of Rs 990 for flights between high-tech hub Bangalore and...
  • AirAsia effect: Indigo slashes air fares for Bangalore-Goa route May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: With the new low-cost airline AirAsia India entering the market, Indigo airlines has also slashed air fares on the Bangalore-Goa route. Indigo is offering tickets on this route for Re 1 plus taxes. The move came after the new low-cost airline AirAsia announced ticket price for its maiden Bangalore-Goa flight...
  • SpiceJet announces 25 pc discount on family travel May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from its competitor IndiGo, no-frill carrier SpiceJet on Firday announced up to 25 per cent discount on tickets for four or more passengers travelling together on domestic flights. Under the 'Friends and Family' offer, four to nine air travellers can travel together on domestic routes and...
  • Qatar Airways fully govt-owned; interested in IndiGo stake, says CEO May 5, 2014

    Qatar Airways' chief executive officer said on Monday that the airline was now fully government owned after the country's sovereign fund bought a 50-percent stake from Qatar's former prime minister and other shareholders. "We became fully government owned in July last year," Akbar Al Baker said at a news conference in...
  • Ahead of Holi, SpiceJet, IndiGo slash air fare March 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Low-cost carriers SpiceJet and IndiGo on Tuesday kicked off yet another around of price war in the aviation sector - the fourth in two-and-a-half months - offering massive discounts on advance booking under 'Super Holi Sales' scheme. While SpiceJet confirmed the offer, wherein it is selling tickets as low as...
  • Indigo flight from Delhi makes emergency landing, all passengers safe March 8, 2014

    There was a scare on an Indigo from Delhi which had 182 people on board. The plane caught fire after it landed at Kathmandu airport but no one was hurt. All passengers and crew were safely evacuated from emergency doors soon after the ground engineers observed fire from the right...
  • Plane catches fire while landing in Nepal; no casualties March 8, 2014

    An Indian jetliner with 170 people on board caught fire while landing in Nepal's capital on Saturday, but there were no casualties reported. The right wheels of the Airbus 320 operated by budget airline Indigo caught fire during the landing and passengers were quickly evacuated through emergency doors, said Rishikesh Sharma,...
  • 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...
  • Palash Sen: She's a girl, if I say anything I'll still end up being branded as sexist December 24, 2013

    Singer Palash Sen, who was accused of making sexist jokes at IIT-Bombay's cultural event recently, said in an interview that his comment was taken out of context. "I can't even believe that somebody can make this into an issue. From what I read in the blog, it was completely taken out...
  • Outrage at singer Palash Sen's sexist 'men are more intelligent than women' joke at IIT event December 23, 2013

    New Delhi: A Facebook and blog post by an IIT Bombay student describing singer Palash Sen's sexist diatribe at the institute's cultural event sparked off a debate on feminism and misogyny and the right to free speech. Sen, who is the lead singer of the popular band Euphoria, with many hit...
  • 60-year-old man jailed for making hoax call to airlines December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: A 60-year-old 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...
  • Bangalore: Indigo pilots grounded after accident September 16, 2013

    Bangalore: The Captain and the First Officer of the Indigo Airlines (A320) that met with an accident at the Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) on Thursday night have been grounded by the company. An Indigo flight from Delhi with 110 passengers on board and 6 crew members had veered off the...
  • Bangalore: Narrow escape for over 100 passengers as Indigo flight hits runway lights September 13, 2013

    Over 100 people on board an Indigo flight from Delhi had a miraculous escape when the aircraft landed at Bengaluru International Airport amidst heavy rain and hit the runway lights, deflating its tyres. "All 110 passengers and six crew members on board are safe with no injuries reported. They have been...
  • IndiGo joins other airlines, hikes airfares by 25 per cent September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Domestic carrier IndiGo on Friday followed its rivals and raised airfares by 25 per cent. IndiGo joins airlines such as SpiceJet, Jet Airways and Air India who recently hiked the fares by 25 per cent citing rise in input costs. "IndiGo has revised upwards its fares, which are...
  • SpiceJet accepts CEO Niel Raymond Mills's resignation August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Budget carrier SpiceJet has accepted the resignation of its chief executive Niel Raymond Mills, 18 months before his service contract was to expire. While no name has been announced for his successor, the airline on Saturday informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that Mills' resignation, submitted in July, was...
  • Bomb hoax delays Indigo flight, passenger says he was 'joking' June 30, 2013

    Raipur: A bomb hoax on a Kolkata-Indore Indigo flight at Swami Vivekananda Airport at Mana here sent authorities into a tizzy Sunday morning. The flight was delayed by about three hours after a passenger claimed that a bomb had been kept in the aircraft. Airport Director Anil Kumar Rai said the Indore-bound...
  • IndiGo to import 28 Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet June 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Low-cost carrier IndiGo, which has the biggest domestic market share, would be adding 28 Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet by end of next year with Civil Aviation Ministry allowing it to import the planes. The airline with a 66-aircraft fleet on Monday said it would be inducting...
  • Airlines may be able to charge extra for only 20 pc seats May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian carriers may have to limit the seats for which they can charge extra to about 15-20 per cent of the total seats on each flight, with the government planning to soon issue a directive in this regard. The total seats on a two-class single-aisle Airbus A-320 or a...
  • Flying becomes a costly affair, passengers cry foul May 12, 2013

    New Delhi: A move that was aimed at bringing down flying costs has taken a turn for the worse. Starting May 13, you might have to pay more to fly. Air India ,for instance, has reduced free check-in baggage to 15 kilograms from the earlier 20 kilograms. Effective from May...
  • Domestic air tickets to cost more March 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Domestic air travel is going to be costlier again with both state-run Air India and private carrier Jet Airways hiking fuel surcharge on flight tickets by up to Rs 150. "Both Jet Airways and Air India have revised their fuel urcharge on domestic network by up to Rs 150,"...
  • Will AirAsia disrupt Indian aviation? March 13, 2013

    Any foreign investor entering the Indian civil aviation market will know the unwritten rule before making any public announcement of his intent: Always seek the blessings of the ministry beforehand. Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal and Etihad CEO James Hogan, both well-versed in the workings of the Indian system, did...
  • 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...
  • Over 70 pc airline, CISF personnel flunk basic test on security February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: In a development that has serious portent for aviation security in India, almost three-fourths of airline and CISF personnel flunked a basic test conducted by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) last month. The Basic Aviation Security Course, organised by BCAS between January 8 and 21 in...