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  • Co-founder of SpiceJet seeks time to finalise funding plans 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The entrepreneur behind a high-profile effort to rescue Indian carrier SpiceJet has asked for more time to finalise funding plans, a government official with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday. Ajay Singh, who helped set up the low-cost airline in 2005, had been expected to submit a...
  • AAI extends credit facility to SpiceJet till December 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Cash-strapped SpiceJet's troubles seem to be far from over as the AAI has agreed to extend credit facility to the airline only for 15 days till December 31. "The relief has been given only till December. If the airline does not want to be asked for a payment before...
  • Tata, Singapore Airline venture Vistara to take off on January 9 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Singapore Airlines Ltd's Indian joint venture with the Tata conglomerate, Vistara, will start flying from January 9, the airlines said. Based in New Delhi, the full service Vistara will begin operations with a fleet of new Airbus A320-200s with 148 seats, Tata SIA Airlines Ltd said in a statement...
  • Vistara to launch operations from January 9 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture airline Vistara on Thursday night announced the launch of its operations from January 9 with flight from Delhi to Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The full-service airline, which is a 51:49 joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, opened its bookings at 22:30 hours tonight. With Delhi...
  • Cash-strapped SpiceJet resumes operations 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The cash-strapped airline SpiceJet resumed operations on Wednesday after facing passengers' anger for mass cancellation of flights over non-payment of fuel dues. SpiceJet Chief Operating Officer Sanjiv Kapoor has said that the flights will resume operations by Wednesday evening. "Flights scheduled to depart on or after 4 PM today...
  • Oil Ministry asks SpiceJet to submit 10-day plan for revival, airline to start operation by 4 PM 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The cash-strapped SpiceJet has been asked by the Oil Ministry to submit a 10-day plan for revival of the airline, said sources on Wednesday. In a meeting held on Tuesday, the ministry had agreed to grant interim relief to SpiceJet and said that they can pay some money...
  • SpiceJet flights will resume operations by 4 PM, says COO Sanjiv Kapoor 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Facing passenger's anger after several of its flights were cancelled over non-payment of fuel dues, SpiceJet Chief Operating Officer Sanjiv Kapoor has said that the flights will resume operations by Wednesday evening. "Flights scheduled to depart on or after 4 PM today will operate. We apologise again for the...
  • Will supply fuel only on immediate payment: Oil companies to Spicejet 1 week ago

    New Delhi: With troubled Spicejet having grounded its flights, oil companies have made it clear the budget carrier will get fuel only on immediate payments, as the airline is on 'cash and carry' mode. The carrier had till Tuesday bought some jet fuel but it has...
  • More trouble for SpiceJet, airline remains grounded for 2nd day as oil companies stop fuel supply: Sources 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In more trouble for the cash-strapped airline SpiceJet, the operations remain grounded for the second day on Wednesday as oil companies have stopped fuel supply, the sources said. "Not even a single flight has taken off till this morning due to fuel supply issue with the oil companies," sources...
  • Breather for Spicejet, government may ask banks to lend upto Rs 600 crore to the airlines 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Coming to the rescue of the crisis-ridden budget airline SpiceJet, the Civil Aviation Ministry said it may request Indian banks/financial institutions to extend loans of upto Rs 600 crore to the airline as part of measures to keep the carrier functional. The Civil Aviation Ministry has said that it...
  • SpiceJet seeks government help; request to be put up before PMO: MoS Civil Aviation December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Suffering a total liability of about Rs 2,000 crore, beleaguered no-frill carrier SpiceJet on Monday approached the government and sought urgent financial help to run its daily operations. Top officials of the airline met Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma and made the plea for "urgent relief". The...
  • Indian arrested in Malaysia for allegedly carrying drugs worth USD 288,155 December 15, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: An Indian has been arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport for allegedly carrying 5.34 kg of illegal drugs worth USD 288,155. The man's identity was not disclosed. The 27-year-old, who arrived here from Chennai by a Malaysia Airlines flight, landed in Customs Department's net upon his arrival at the...
  • Indian private airlines suffering from financial stress December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: All private Indian airlines are suffering from financial stress as found in financial audits carried out in 2014 by aviation regulator DGCA, Lok Sabha was informed on Sunday. Observing that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had conducted an audit of all airlines on the impact of financial...
  • Spicejet refutes reports of DGCA's directive on large-scale cancellations December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: After Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) rapped up SpiceJet over financial constraints, the airline on Sunday denied the reports of any large-scale cancellations asked by the aviation regulator. It has also rejected reports of pilot shortage and existing pilots being made to fly extra hours. DGCA on Friday...
  • No scheduled flights for 8 airports lead to loss worth Rs 82 crore in 3 years November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Eight non-metro airports modernised using public money have no scheduled flights operating there, leading them to incur a total loss of about Rs 82 crore in the last three years. As government pushes for air connectivity in remote areas, official figures show that these eight airports have jointly incurred...
  • Airlines give discounts, enhance capacity for holiday season November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Gearing up for the upcoming winter holiday season Indian passenger carriers on Saturday announced discounts and capacity expansion. National passenger carrier Air India announced discounts on its global networks. Calling its discounts the 'global sales' campaign the airline said it will provide discounts on its major international routes in...
  • Four months after MH17 plane crash, victims' remains arrive in Netherlands November 29, 2014

    The Hague: A Dutch military plane carrying the remains of victims onboard the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived at the Eindhoven Air Base in Netherlands on Friday. After a ceremonial tribute attended by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and relatives of the victims, six coffins onboard the plane were transferred to...
  • Qatar Airways launches 'buy one get one free' ticket offer for Indian customers November 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Gulf carrier Qatar Airways has rolled out a 2-for-1 ticket offer for Indian customers, under which travellers booking one business class ticket will receive a second business class ticket for free on select global destinations. Booking of tickets under the five-day promotional scheme commences on Tuesday and the journey can...
  • Russian TV channel says photos show MH17 shot down by fighter jet November 15, 2014

    Moscow: Russian state-controlled TV has broadcast what it called "sensational" photographs, which it said supported Moscow's theory that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian fighter jet. Several commentators who have examined the photographs have described them as forgeries, however. The photographs, said to be taken by a Western...
  • Malaysia Airlines steward fired over sex assault on passenger November 13, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines has sacked a steward for allegedly sexually assaulting a passenger who was scared of flying with the disaster-prone airline before any hearing into the incident had taken place, a union body said. The crew member has been stuck in a detention centerer at Paris' Charles de...
  • Russian President Putin blames Ukraine for obstructing MH17 inquiry November 10, 2014

    Beijing: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday accused Ukraine's government of interfering with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in July that killed 298 people. Independent investigators have had little access to the wreckage of flight MH17 in territory in eastern Ukraine in the hands of pro-Russian...
  • Kingfisher Airlines seeks basis of wilful defaulter tag from UCO Bank November 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Grounded Kingfisher Airlines has written to UCO Bank wanting to know the basis of attaching the 'wilful defaulter' tag on the carrier. "First we had sent the airline and its corporate guarantor a notice asking why the two entities should not be declared as wilful defaulters," a source in the...
  • BSE, NSE announce suspension of trading in shares of Kingfisher Airlines November 8, 2014

    Mumbai: In a major blow to Vijay Mallya, top exchanges like Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange have announced suspension of trading in shares of Kingfisher Airlines from December. The announcement which was made on Friday also includes UB Engineering, a part of Mallya's conglomerate- United Breweries Limited. The...
  • MH17 crash investigators seek local help to reach wreckage in conflict zone November 6, 2014

    Amsterdam: Accident investigators looking into the July crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine said on Thursday they would probably hire local contractors to collect wreckage still beyond their reach because of a continuing pro-Russian insurrection. The crash of flight MH17 as it flew over the conflict zone stirred...
  • Lufthansa Airlines to pay Rs 20 lakh to Indian passenger for downgrading his ticket November 5, 2014

    Chennai: A 70 year-old businessman has been awarded Rs 20 lakh as compensation by State Consumer Redressal Commission after a German airline downgraded his ticket during his flight from Frankfurt four years ago. Complainant Shiv Prakash Goenka had contended that he had opted for Business class travel in Lufthansa Airlines for...
  • India's domestic air traffic grew over 26 per cent in September November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: India's domestic air traffic grew at a record pace of over 26 per cent in September compared to the same month last year with low air fares stimulating the travel demand, IATA said on Tuesday. Indian traffic "spiked 26.3 per cent in September compared to a year ago",...
  • APAI questions 'non-existent' low fares offered by airlines October 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Apex air travellers body, Air Passengers Association of India (APAI) on Sunday questioned the frequent "special fare" offers by domestic carriers and termed them as "non-existent", even as it urged the DGCA not to allow such schemes. The association, in a communication to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, also...
  • Air India evaluating leasing fuel-efficient airplanes October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming at taking growing competition head-on, Air India is evaluating leasing fuel- efficient airplanes like Airbus A-320 neos for itself and Boeing 737 Max for its subsidiary Air India Express over the next three to six years. While the national carrier would be getting its 18th Boeing 787 Dreamliners...
  • Surat-based diamond companies to start an airline service October 21, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In a first of its kind initiative, four Surat-based diamond companies have come together to start an airline service to connect Surat with smaller cities in Gujarat. At an initial investment of about Rs 30 crore, these firms have already acquired three aircraft. According to former president of the Surat Diamond...
  • Air Costa to start Chennai-Jaipur service, cut winter flights October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Regional carrier Air Costa on Tuesday said it will launch a direct daily flight between Chennai and Jaipur from Sunday even as it has reduced capacity by 10 per cent during the winter schedule owing to several reasons. The Vijayawada-based airline also said it will offer a special Diwali discount...