Air Deccan

  • Captain Gopinath joins Aam Aadmi Party 03-01-2014 08:04 PM

    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...
  • Jet-Etihad deal will bring down airfares: Experts 25-04-2013 07:35 AM

    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 22-10-2012 09:17 PM

    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 15-03-2011 09:09 PM

    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 15-03-2011 08:38 PM

    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 15-03-2011 03:02 PM

    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...
  • Sacked pilot, Air Deccan MD slug it out over Jet crisis 11-09-2009 02:07 AM

    The Jet Airways crisis continued for the third day on Thursday. ...
  • New private airlines likely to get international wings 18-06-2008 05:39 PM

    Johannesburg: South Africa's 2-0 win over England in a three-Test series which took them to the top of the ICC rankings was 'bitter-sweet', former wicketkeeper Mark Boucher said here on Wednesday. "It was difficult watching the match from the sidelines, but when I saw the guys with the messages on...
  • Kingfisher awaits DGCA clearance for foreign flights 20-05-2008 10:21 PM

    Pune: Having cruised to a seven-wicket win against Pune Warriors India on Tuesday, Rajasthan Royals skipper Rahul Dravid said that he told his players to not look at the points table and concentrate on playing good cricket. I've been telling the team to not look at the points table, and...
  • Employee killed by speeding Air India coach 31-03-2008 12:11 AM

    Canberra: India's pace spearhead Zaheer Khan says the bowling unit will depend on swing against the struggling Australian batting that has proved vulnerable to the moving ball in recent times. Zaheer said that it was encouraging for Indian bowlers to see that the Australia's batting top-order has been asked to...
  • Breaking barriers in the air 09-01-2008 06:33 PM

    Islamabad: After making a controversial statement that a close eye is being kept on the Pakistan team before their high-octane World Cup semifinal game against India, Pakistan interior minister Rahman Malik has now backtracked from his earlier statement. The minister sought to explain his remarks as a way of saving...
  • Common man's airline Deccan will still be affordable 20-12-2007 08:09 PM

    New Delhi: South Africa cricket captain Graeme Smith is keeping his fingers crossed on the nature of the fresh pitch and the dew factor at the Feroze Shah Kotla, ahead of the team's tournament opener against the West Indies here on Thursday. Smith's concern was understandable as the tie will...
  • Deccan airline merges with Kingfisher 20-12-2007 01:21 PM

    Ahmedabad: Australia will use injury-prone Shaun Tait in short, sharp spells to help him stay fit right through the World Cup, captain Ricky Ponting said. The fiery speedster, one of the fastest bowlers in contemporary cricket, has grappled with injuries throughout his career, which even forced him to take a...
  • Experts favour Kingfisher-Air Deccan merger 19-12-2007 09:03 PM

    Mumbai: The website selling just 1000 tickets for the Cricket World Cup final in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on April 2 crashed seconds after they went on sale on Monday sparking furious complaints from fans. Tickets were put on sale at 1300 (IST) via the International Cricket Council's (ICC) official ticketing...
  • CJ report: Air Deccan in the dock again 08-11-2007 03:05 PM

    New Delhi: Suspended IPL chairman Lalit Modi on Thursday said his ouster as the IPL boss was part of a witch-hunt by people who are jealous of his success and that he will return to India only when he is convinced of his security. In his first major interview since...
  • Suspect in Air Deccan officer death case identified 07-11-2007 01:15 PM

    Karachi: A three-man ‘fact-finding' committee has completed its initial report on the fleeing of the Pakistan wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider from Dubai to London earlier this month. Intikhab Alam, the former Pakistan captain who is now the national team manager, has said that the committee will soon send the report to...
  • Hit and run stink in Delhi airport death case 24-10-2007 11:13 PM

    Kochi: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Saturday non-committal on dashing batsman Yuvraj Singh playing Sunday's first ODI against Australia but gave indications that youngster Saurabh Tiwary could make his international debut. Asked if Yuvraj, who returned to the ODI squad after being dropped from the Test series, would...
  • India 360: Foul play in Deccan employee death? 24-10-2007 01:42 AM

    Mumbai: The Income Tax department has received financial details of more than Rs 150 crore in overseas accounts from some tax haven countries of non- residents who invested in the IPL. The department had few months ago approached an exclusive cell in the Finance Ministry dealing with the subject, as...