Airways

  • Jet Airways London flight departs after nearly 24-hour delay 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Around 300 air passengers, who were stranded for nearly 22 hours after a London-bound Jet Airways plane was grounded due to a technical glitch, finally left for for their destination this morning. "The stranded flight took off at around 11.45 AM today after a long delay of 22 hours. The...
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  • Asleep in the cockpit: Is modern day flying becoming dangerous? 6 days ago

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended the two pilots who were not attentive as a Jet Airways flight's altitude dropped last Friday. The Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. ...
  • Mid air scare: Pilots admit to taking naps while on duty 6 days ago

    New Delhi: As the news of Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels dropping to 5,000 feet due to the apparent callousness of the pilots surfaced, officials have admitted of instances when both the pilot and the co pilot have left the cockpit when the plane has been mid-air. "I...
  • Jet Airways flight drops 5000 feet on auto mode, pilots miss 2 ATC warnings 6 days ago

    New Delhi: It was a close shave for passengers on board Jet Airways Mumbai - Brussles flight 9W228 when the aircraft abruptly dropped 5,000 feet in altitude while the pilot was taking a nap or controlled rest and the co-pilot in command was busy working on her tablet. On flights...
  • DGCA suspends 2 Jet pilots for sleeping, being inattentive while plane dropped 5,000 feet 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended the two pilots who were not attentive as a Jet Airways flight's altitude dropped last Friday. The Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. Jet is also conducting...
  • Bhopal-bound Jet Airways flight aborted after fire alarm 1 week ago

    A fire alarm in a Jet Airways flight from New Delhi to Bhopal caused a scare as it was about to take off early on Thursday. No one among the 70 people on board were injured in the incident that took place around 0545 hrs, airport sources said. The ATR 72...
  • Jet Airways New Delhi-Bhopal flight aborted after fire alarm 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A fire alarm in a Jet Airways flight from New Delhi to Bhopal caused a scare as it was about to take off early on Thursday. No one among over the 70 people on board was injured in the incident that took place around 0545 hrs, airport sources...
  • Mumbai-Brussels plane's altitude drops as pilot sleeps, co-pilot says she was busy on her tablet 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In an alarming incident, a Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has summoned both pilots over the incident. At the time of the incident, the commander of the flight...
  • Little elbow room for premium carriers in low-fare focused India 1 week ago

    Singapore: A decade after low-cost carriers led India's air travel boom, full-service airlines are gearing up for a battle for premium passengers that only the deep-pocketed are likely to win. Flag carrier Air India, which has only offered premium travel, will face more competition from second-largest airline Jet Airways, which on...
  • Jet to stop low-cost services, to merge them with parent carrier August 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Jet Airways, which reported Rs 217 crore net loss in the June quarter, on Monday said that it will be exiting low-cost services and will merge its two no-frills brands with parent full service carrier. "By the end of this year, there will be no JetLite and Jet Konnect brands...
  • Jet Airways pilots warn of agitation over salary arrears August 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Jet Airways pilots have warned the management of agitation if the airline fails to offer a concrete plan on payment of arrears amounting to Rs 100 crore by August 20, sources said. When contacted, Jet Airways denied having received any such ultimatum from pilots. The threat comes a day...
  • Jet Airways extends special economy fare offer by two days August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Jet Airways on Tuesday extended its special economy class fare offer by two more days. The city-headquartered airline had on July 31 launched a pan-India sales scheme, offering fares as low as Rs 1,499 on all its economy class domestic networks. Originally the offer was to end on Tuesday. But...
  • Jets escort Qatar Airways plane into Manchester airport after bomb threat August 5, 2014

    London:Britain scrambled two fighter jets on Tuesday to escort a Qatar Airways plane into Manchester airport after the pilot reported a possible explosive device on board. A passenger was later arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat. The incident, which prompted the authorities to close the northern England airport...
  • Jet Airways appoints Sivakumar as chief commercial officer July 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Private airline Jet Airways on Friday appointed its senior vice president Raj Sivakumar as chief commercial officer with immediate effect, besides appointing Rajeev Nambiar as vice president for sales (domestic market). In addition, Jet Airways has also approved the appointment of Martin Drew as vice president for cargo, a statement...
  • Jet Airways, Etihad woo passengers with 20-50 pc discount on fares July 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Private carrier Jet Airways and its 24 per cent equity partner Etihad on Thursday announced a 20-50 per cent special limited period discount on fares across 135 international destinations of the two carriers. "Both economy and business class travellers of Jet Airways and Etihad Airways availing this special offer will...
  • Taiwan: 51 feared dead as plane crashes during emergency landing July 23, 2014

    Taipei: Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people. The news agency cited the head of the fire department in the Taiwanese county of Penghu as saying that seven people were also injured in the crash. The report cites the Civil Aviation Administration...
  • Kingfisher, Jet group, SpiceJet owe about Rs 377 crore to Airports Authority of India July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Three private carriers jointly owe about Rs 377 crore as unpaid airport and other dues to the Airports Authority of India (AAI), including Rs 172.69 crore by defunct Kingfisher Airlines alone, between April and June. Cases have been filed in the Bombay High Court against Kingfisher which has shut...
  • Air India flight was just 25 kms away when missile hit the Malaysian plane July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: It was a close shave for Air India flight AI113 (B787) which was merely 25 kilometers away from the ill fated Malaysian airline MH17 when it was shot down at the Ukrainian-Russian border. So far, there have been no reports of any Indians on board the flight. The Ministry...
  • Air India, Jet Airways to avoid airspace over war-torn eastern Ukraine July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian carriers, Air India and Jet Airways, will avoid the airspace of war-torn eastern Ukraine following a directive issued to them by the DGCA in the wake of reported shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in which all 295 people on board were killed on Thursday. The aviation regulator,...
  • Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways partners Google to make flight search easier July 8, 2014

    Dubai: Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has struck a partnership with Google to make it more convenient for travellers to check the airline's flight schedules and fares using the search engine. Using Flight Search application of Google, travellers in the US, Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Poland and...
  • 2,000 people stranded in Leh due to bad weather, many flights cancelled July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Bad weather has grounded 2,000 passengers and tourists in Ladakh. The tourists are stranded at the Leh airport waiting for flights. GoAir has cancelled all its flights with only Jet Airways and Air India operating from Leh. Several tourists complain that they are not getting proper information from the airlines...
  • Ustad Amjad Ali Khan gets back his sarod missing on British Airways flight July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's sarod, which he has been strumming for the last 45 years, was restored to the iconic musician by British Airways after it went missing on a flight while he was returning to Delhi from London on Saturday night. The 68-year-old Padma Vibhushan sarod maestro took...
  • Etihad Airways to start more flights between India and UAE July 1, 2014

    Dubai: Etihad Airways will start more flights from the UAE to India by increasing the frequency of flights to Kochi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kozhikode and Hyderabad this summer, the country's national carrier said on Tuesday. Due to strong demand from business and leisure travellers, a double-daily frequency will be operated to...
  • Ustad Amjad Ali Khan: After damaging my sarod in 1997, British Airways now misplaces it June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian classical musician Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's sarod, which he has been playing for over four decades now, has been misplaced. The renowned musician had returned from London by a British Airways flight when the incident occurred. The Padma Vibhushan sarod maestro, who had gone to London along...
  • Fresh trouble for Jet-Etihad deal; Singapore begins scrutiny June 19, 2014

    Singapore: In fresh trouble for Indian carrier Jet Airways' alliance with Abu Dhabi's Etihad, fair trade watchdog in Singapore has begun a scrutiny of the deal to probe any possible violation of its competition laws. The deal, which involves purchase of a 24 per cent stake in Naresh Goyal-led Jet...
  • Etihad Airways to Telecast World Cup Matches Live June 12, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Passengers on board Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will enjoy every FIFA World Cup football match live on all of the carrier's long haul aircraft during the month-long tournament. All 64 games will be transmitted live at 30,000 feet on the airline's modern, wide-bodied fleet of...
  • SpiceJet says not selling slots to Qatar Airways May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Friday refuted reports that it was in talks with Qatar Airways for selling its overseas slots. The company, however, reiterated that it is in discussion with an external entity for getting funds. The news of Qatar Airways' interest in buying SpiceJet's overseas slots led...
  • SpiceJet close to selling some overseas slots to Qatar Airways May 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Gulf carrier Qatar Airways is likely to invest in the debt-ridden SpiceJet by purchasing its parking slots overseas, sources said. Officials of the state-run Qatar Investment Promotion Authority are likely to meet the top brass of SpiceJet shortly, they added. The Kalanithi Maran-promoted domestic airline had earlier this week said...
  • Jet Airways to launch third direct Delhi-Kathmandu flight May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Private carrier Jet Airways on Tuesday said that it will enhance air connectivity to Kathmandu from New Delhi by launching one more direct flight from May 23. The airline presently operates two daily flights each out of Delhi and Mumbai and the addition of a third service from Delhi...