Airlines

  • 225 victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 identified 3 days ago

    The Hague: The thirty additional researchers, who were sent to Kharkiv last week to investigate MH17 crash, returned to the Netherlands due to unstable security situation in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday. "At the moment it is simply not safe enough to send our people in...
  • More people taking the air route, thanks to low priced tickets: report 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Low-priced air tickets offered by various Indian airlines seem to have had an effect, with the number of passengers flown by them in August growing by over 8.3 per cent compared to July this year, official data showed on Tuesday. The latest figures showed the number of domestic passengers...
  • MH370 mystery: 58 'hard objects' found in Indian Ocean September 14, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: The Australia-led search team for the missing Malaysian flight MH370 has discovered 58 hard objects inconsistent with the Indian Ocean seabed, raising hopes of solving the over six months-long aviation mystery. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) which is leading the search...
  • Pilot turns Malaysia Airlines flight around after defect September 14, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to turn around due to an auto-pilot defect, landing safely early on Sunday, said the carrier already reeling from the loss of two planes this year. Flight MH198 from Kuala Lumpur to Hyderabad in India departed late on Saturday, but the Boeing 737-800...
  • Indian Airlines evacuates 270 stranded people from floodhit J&K September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Airlines on Wednesday began evacuating stranded people from floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir with Air India flying back 270 passengers free, as DGCA asked them to cap total fares including taxes on SrinagarDelhi and LehDelhi sectors at Rs 2,800 and Rs 3,000 respectively. While Air...
  • Vistara launch may get delayed by couple of months September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The launch of Vistara, the TataSingapore Airlines joint venture airline, may get delayed by a couple of months due to regulatory approvals, officials said on Wednesday. The airline, which is slated to get its first Airbus A320 soon, had earlier announced plans to start operations in October. The proposed...
  • J&K Floods: DGCA asks airlines to cap fares on SrinagarDelhi sector September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another direction to help passengers trapped in floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir, DGCA on Wednesday asked all airlines to cap the fares on SrinagarDelhi and LehDelhi sectors to Rs 2,800 and Rs 3,000. If an air traveller is cashstrapped due to the precarious situation prevailing in Srinagar and...
  • 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...
  • Flight MH17 wreckage still lying in Ukraine September 10, 2014

    Hrabove: A child's skipping rope, its yellow handles blistered and charred, lay amid wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that was still strewn across fields of Eastern Ukraine more than seven weeks after the jet was shot down. Chunks of fuselage carrying the Malaysian carrier's logo were lined up alongside...
  • Vijay Mallya in further trouble, SBI sends wilful defaulter notice September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Days after United Bank of India declared Kingfisher Airlines promoter Vijay Mallya and three other directors wilful defaulters, country's largest bank State Bank of India on Tuesday said it has also sent a notice to tag them as "wilful defaulters". "We have already sent a notice to KFA (to declare...
  • Kingfisher Airlines contests wilful defaulter tag September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Debtridden Kingfisher Airlines on Tuesday contested UBI's decision to declare it as a wilful defaulter, saying that RBI guidelines in this regard do not apply to the company. The carrier, which has been grounded since October 2012, is also in the process of seeking legal...
  • AirAsia Berhad to lease Airbus A320200 to AirAsia India for $45 million September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Malaysian carrier AirAsia would lease an Airbus A320200 aircraft to its Indian lowcost joint venture airline, AirAsia India, at a cost of USD 45 million. In an announcement, the Malaysian airline said it had initiated the lease agreement with AirAsia India from September 5 for a period of 144...
  • J&K: No extra charges on rescheduling flights, DGCA directs airlines September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: With unprecedented floods devastating Jammu and Kashmir, aviation regulator DGCA today directed all airlines not to charge anything extra from passengers from Srinagar and Jammu if they rescheduled their bookings. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) also asked the airlines not to levy any cancellation fee from passengers...
  • Flight MH370 mystery: Still no answers September 7, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Six months after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 with 239 people on board disappeared in the Indian Ocean, aviation experts are still clueless over the world's greatest aviation mystery. Australia, which is responsible for search and rescue operations, is set to launch a new phase of the multimillion dollar...
  • Australia, Malaysia contribute $60 million each for MH370 search September 6, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: An escalated underwater search operation for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 will begin in two weeks' time, with both Malaysia and Australia committing 60 million dollars each towards the effort. The announcement came at the joint press conference of visiting Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott with his...
  • Jet Airlines denies discrepancies after DGCA takes action against 140 pilots September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: While denying reports of any notice from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Jet Airways on Saturday said that they are confident that their training meets all DGCA and International Standards. The clarification comes after the DGCA on Saturday took action against 140 Jet Airways pilots and...
  • Post the MumbaiBrussels flight incident, DGCA takes action against 140 Jet airlines pilots September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In a big blow to the Jet Airways, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Saturday has taken action against 140 Jet Airways pilots and issued show cause notice to 131 of them for flying without clearing the biannual pilot proficiency check (PPC), which is a mandatory exam. The...
  • Vijay Mallya denies being a 'wilful defaulter', says will pursue legal action September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Under fire from the court and banks, Kingfisher Airlines Chairman Vijay Mallya has denied allegations that he is a wilful defaulter. He has said that he will take the legal recourse available. He made these comments while attending the United Breweries' Annual General Meeting in Bangalore on Thursday....
  • Malaysia Airlines renames bucket list promotion September 4, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines has renamed a promotional competition asking people what activities and destinations are on their "bucket list" after acknowledging it was inappropriate given the two deadly disasters it has suffered this year. A bucket list is a term used by some Englishspeakers to describe a list of adventures...
  • No end to trouble for Vijay Mallya, United Bank to declare him and Kingfisher Airlines as wilful defaulters September 3, 2014

    Mumbai: In more trouble for Kingfisher Chairman Vijay Mallya, the Supreme Court has refused to entertain his plea against being declared a 'wilful defaulter' by the United Bank of India. Kolkatabased United Bank has set in motion the process that will declare Mallya and his Kingfisher Airlines as wilful defaulters...
  • 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....
  • No relief for Kingfisher Airlines, SC doesn't restrain Union Bank from declaring it a wilful defaulter September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In a setback for the Kingfisher Airlines, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to restrain the Union Bank of India from declaring it a wilful defaulter. "Now that you have been declared a defaulter, you can challenge it in any court," the SC said. The KFA had approached the...
  • United Bank of India declares Vijay Mallya as wilful defaulter September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Staterun United Bank of India on Monday became the first lender to declare debtridden Kingfisher Airlines and its promoter Vijay Mallya as wilful defaulters. "We have declared Vijay Mallya and three other directors of Kingfisher Airlines as wilful defaulters," United Bank of India Executive Director Deepak Narang told PTI. The...
  • Now SpiceJet offers Rs 499 fare on domestic network September 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Country's second largest airline by market share, SpiceJet on Monday launched yet another limited period special fare scheme, 'Early Bird', offering customers ticket prices as low as Rs 499 on its domestic network. The bookings for this threeday offer commences from today with a travel validity period between January 16...
  • Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul after MH370 and MH17 disasters August 29, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul announced on Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. The staff reduction represents about 30 per cent of its current workforce of 20,000. Khazanah Nasional, the state investment company that owns 69...
  • US plane diverted as passengers fight over seat reclining August 26, 2014

    New York: A flight from Newark to Denver was diverted to Chicago after a midair brawl erupted when a man set up a gadget that would not let the woman in front of him recline in her seat and she tossed a cup of water in his face. The scuffle forced...
  • Air India's grand celebratory sale: Tickets at just Rs 100 August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India on Wednesday will celebrate its merger with erstwhile Indian Airlines as 'Air India Day', offering tickets for Rs 100 for a limited period. "This is the first time the airline will be celebrating the 'Air India Day'. A function will be held to celebrate the...
  • 'Airlines' review, episode 1: The story of an ambitious girl's journey through a world of gender discrimination is a must watch August 26, 2014

    Are you tired of watching the Indian daily soaps or the reality shows don't impress you anymore? Then this new serial on StarPlus might interest you other than the Pakistani shows you love watching on Zindagi. The scriptwriter of the show is Advait Kala, who is also the writer...
  • Now covere Juhu to Lonavala in 30 minutes by commercial seaplane August 25, 2014

    The JuhuLonavala commercial seaplane service was launched on Monday. The first flight took off from Juhu beach in Mumbai. Now cover the 82km long journey from Mumbai to Lonavala in just 30 minutes. ...