Air Deccan

  • Captain Gopinath joins Aam Aadmi Party January 6, 2014

    Bangalore: Exemplifying growing political activism of top professionals and corporate figures, Captain Gopinath, who pioneered the low-cost airline business in the country, has today joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Gopinath jumped on the bandwagon close on the heels of former Infosys board member V Balakrishnan joining AAP recently, a move...
  • Jet-Etihad deal will bring down airfares: Experts April 26, 2013

    Mumbai: The Rs 2,058 crore deal between Jet Airways and Etihad Airways will benefit passengers, as increased competition will bring down air fares, aviation sector experts said on Wednesday. According to Captain Gopinath, the founder of erstwhile Air Deccan, the increased competition will lead to low airfares, besides bringing about...
  • Kingfisher Airlines: What brought it down October 23, 2012

    New Delhi: So how exactly was Kingfisher Airlines killed? The airline company was Chairman Vijay Mallya's muse. He chose to run it himself, even deciding to interview air hostesses, pilots and other staff members himself. So did this obsession lead to the company's decline? Apart from Mallya, few others were...
  • Fake pilot controversy shakes aviation sector March 15, 2011

    From pilots to the DGCA, everyone is being questioned - to reveal just how were licenses given to candidates holding fake documents. ...
  • Aviation sector shaken by fake pilot issue March 16, 2011

    New Delhi: The fake pilot controversy exposed by CNN-IBN has had a much needed impact. From pilots to the DGCA, everyone is being questioned - to reveal just how were licenses given to candidates holding fake documents. Just a day after CNN-IBN exposed Arjun Giare - an Air India pilot...
  • Airline heads divided on fake pilot controversy March 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Airline heads are divided on the fake pilot controversy. Air Deccan CEO Captain GR Gopinath wants tough action against all the alleged fake pilots and people involved in helping them acquire forged licence. He demands that all those found found guilty should be put behind bars. However, Kingfisher...
  • Forbes India: Capt Gopinath's flight plan for air cargo October 14, 2009

    In the fourth floor of a dark grey building near the western end of Residency Road in Bangalore, the air is thick with energy. Employees scurry around as if their watches run at a different pace. In a room dominated by a picture of RK Laxman’s common man, the one-time...
  • Sacked pilot, Air Deccan MD slug it out over Jet crisis September 11, 2009

    With the Jet Airways crisis continuing for the third day on Thursday CNN-IBN's Talking Point grilled sacked Jet pilot Captain Sam Thomas and Air Deccan MD Captain Gopinath. ...
  • Wings of Change: Air Deccan founder to contest polls March 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Air Deccan founder Captain Gopinath will be trying his luck as an independent candidate in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Air Deccan's Capt Gopinath to contest LS polls March 26, 2009

    Bangalore: Low-cost carrier Air Deccan founder Capt G R Gopinath will contest the Lok Sabha 2009 elections. Gopinath, a pioneer of low-cost air travel, is likely to contest the polls from one of the constituencies in Bangalore, sources say. However, it was not clear whether he would contest on a party's ticket...
  • Air Deccan to pay Rs4 lakh to families for cancelling flight October 30, 2008

    New Delhi A Delhi consumer court has asked Air Deccan to pay compensation of Rs1,00,000 each to a family of four for cancelling a Pune-Delhi flight at the last minute in January 2007. The Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission headed by Justice JD Kapoor pulled up Air Deccan Aviation Private...
  • Aviation crisis a death knell for low cost carriers October 16, 2008

    New Delhi: The low cost air travel concept has hit an air pocket and losses of nearly $2 billion have left domestic carriers high and dry. With Jet Airways deciding to lay off 1,900 employees in a massive retrenchment drive, is seems the concept of low cost carrier is coming to...
  • Gopinath eyes Air Deccan again, plans buy back October 15, 2008

    New Delhi: Vice-Chairman of Kingfisher Airlines Captain GR Gopinath is looking to buy back Air Deccan from Vijay Mallya. Gopina started the concept of low cost carrier with Air Deccan but in May 2007 Kingfisher's Mallya bought 26 per cent stake in Deccan for Rs 550 crore. Mallya later acquired another 20...
  • New private airlines likely to get international wings June 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Domestic airlines may get some help in getting more passengers and business. Sources in the Civil Aviation Ministry have told CNN-IBN that it is in favour of scrapping a clause which says an airline must have operated in the domestic market before it can go global. If the proposal...
  • Kingfisher awaits DGCA clearance for foreign flights May 20, 2008

    New Delhi: If the legal merger of Kingfisher Airlines and Air Deccan is completed by July there is a possibility of Kingfisher flying abroad. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will have a final say in the matter. Kingfisher will induct about 10 wide-body aircrafts to start flights from Bangalore to...
  • Employee killed by speeding Air India coach March 31, 2008

    Mumbai An airport employee died when he was hit by a speeding coach at the Mumbai airport. 40-year-old Dnyaneshwar Kunte, was helping load a Kenya Airways flight, when a speeding Air India coach hit a trolley, which fell and crushed him to death. Cambata Aviation employee, Ramesh Tiwari said, "The...
  • Breaking barriers in the air January 16, 2008

    Even though they bridged great distances, they looked like two poles apart. He the king of good times, and he a sprightly, younger avatar of RK Laxman's quintessential common man. They in fact went great distances to articulate that the twain shall not meet. Remember that "I am from Mars...
  • Common man's airline Deccan will still be affordable December 20, 2007

    Bangalore: The much anticipated merger between Air Deccan and Kingfisher has been formalised. But how will it affect the way you travel? Air Deccan MD G R Gopinath says, “It has already been decided by both Vijay Mallya and me that we will retain two separate identities." Air Deccan will still...
  • Deccan airline merges with Kingfisher December 20, 2007

    Bangalore: The Board of Directors of the low-cost airliner Deccan on Thursday gave a green signal for its merger with high-end Kingfisher Airlines. Speaking at the end of Board meeting on Wednesday night, Deccan Managing Director Capt G R Gopinath said the board discussed and later unanimously accepted the recommendations of...
  • Experts favour Kingfisher-Air Deccan merger December 19, 2007

    New Delhi: UB Chief Vijay Mallya has said that Kingfisher Airlines could merger into Air Deccan. The consulting firm Accenture — hired to look into potential synergies between the two airlines — presented its report at a meeting on Wednesday and according to sources, the consultants favour a merger between the...
  • Mallya wants full merger of Air Deccan, Kingfisher November 28, 2007

    Liquor baron and MP Vijay Mallya is considering a merger of Air Deccan and Kingfisher. This comes in the wake of Kingfisher’s acquisition of a majority stake in Air Deccan. The two carriers have a combined fleet of 71 aircraft that fly to 70 destinations. In the domestic sector, the two have...
  • CJ report: Air Deccan in the dock again November 8, 2007

    An Air Deccan flight, which took off for Rajkot from Mumbai on Thursday morning, returned to Mumbai after circling over Rajkot for two hours. Passengers say the airline had claimed that there was too much fog over Rajkot for it to make a safe landing. Passengers were asked to disembark...
  • Suspect in Air Deccan officer death case identified November 7, 2007

    New Delhi: There has been a fresh twist in the mysterious death case of Air Deccan employee Sanskriti Sinha. Sources in the Delhi Police say they are very close to solving the hit-and-run case. Twenty-six-year old Sinha was found dead on October 22 under mysterious circumstances on the tarmac of...
  • Cops zero in on car that killed Deccan staffer October 30, 2007

    New Delhi: It's down to two vehicles out of the about 700 at Delhi airport that could have hit and killed Deccan employee Sanskriti Sharma, who was found dead on the apron on October 22. The post mortem confirmed that it was a moving vehicle that hit her, fast enough...
  • Hit and run stink in Delhi airport death case October 24, 2007

    New Delhi: In a latest development in investigation in the death of Deccan employee Sanskriti Sinha, the police have taken samples from the tyres of around 20 airline vehicles, belonging to Deccan, Spice Jet, and Jet Lite. Police sources say at least 25 employees of these airlines, most of them...
  • India 360: Foul play in Deccan employee death? October 24, 2007

    Former Chairman, International Airports Authority of India talks to CNN-IBN on death of a Deccan employee at the Delhi Airport. ...
  • Mishap or murder? Plot thickens in airport death case October 24, 2007

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police team probing the mysterious death of Air Deccan employee Sanskriti Sinha says foul play cannot be ruled out. Twenty-six-year old Sinha was found dead under mysterious circumstances on the tarmac of New Delhi airport on Monday night. A maintenance technician, Sinha reportedly died after being...
  • Air Deccan expresses shock, regret over death October 23, 2007

    An Air Deccan employee was found dead under mysterious circumstances at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the Capital late on Monday night. Sanskriti Sinha, a senior technical officer with the domestic airlines, reportedly died on the spot after she was run over by a vehicle on her way to...
  • Woman officer dies at airport | Air Deccan expresses regret October 23, 2007

    New Delhi: An Air Deccan employee was found dead under mysterious circumstances at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the Capital late on Monday night. Sanskriti Sinha, a 25-year-old senior technical officer with the domestic airlines, reportedly died on the spot after she was run over by a vehicle on...
  • Low-cost party over? Air travel demand hits new low October 11, 2007

    Mumbai: Increased airfares seem to be forcing some to go back to the trains! Low-cost airlines have seen a dip of over five per cent in demand this September over last year. The advance bookings for October are also down about four per cent so far. This is a result...