Airways

  • Jet Airways appoints Sivakumar as chief commercial officer Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Etihad Airways announces incentives for students flying abroad May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Eyeing the large Indian student community aspiring for admissions in universities across the US and UK, gulf airline Etihad on Tuesday announced a special programme which allows an additional baggage of 10 kg and other benefits, ahead of the academic session. The programme 'Edufly' will commence from June 1 and...
  • Jet Airways launches direct flight to Paris May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Private carrier Jet Airways on Wednesday launched a direct flight service to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport from which offers passengers greater connectivity and seamless travel to Europe via the French capital. To begin with, the new flight will be operated four days a week but it will be converted...
  • Qatar Airways fully govt-owned; interested in IndiGo stake, says CEO May 5, 2014

    Qatar Airways' chief executive officer said on Monday that the airline was now fully government owned after the country's sovereign fund bought a 50-percent stake from Qatar's former prime minister and other shareholders. "We became fully government owned in July last year," Akbar Al Baker said at a news conference in...
  • Photos: Private butlers, showers and Ferrari upholstery: Inside Etihad Airways' newly launched, lavish first-class cabin May 5, 2014

    Etihad Airways has its luxurious first-class airplane cabin in place for the new Airbus A380. If you can spend a fortune, you can fly like a king with a private three-room suite along with a butler. The airline calls this cabin 'The Residence' considering how it features a living room,...
  • US Airways tweets pornographic image to complaining customer, apologies and now says it's investigating April 17, 2014

    US Airways said it was investigating a pornographic tweet on Tuesday sent on its Twitter account in response to a customer complaint about a flight delay, which went viral on social media. US Airways issued an apology on Monday immediately after deleting the tweeted photograph of a naked woman lying on...
  • Jet Airways to temporary shift operations to Sharjah April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Jet Airways on Tuesday said that it will shift its Dubai-based operations to Sharjah due to the closure of runway at Dubai airport from May 1 to July 20, 2014. "Jet Airways will operate some of its flights with a revised timing during this period to and from Sharjah...
  • Former AI executive director's plea against Jet-Etihad deal dismissed March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Competition Appellate Tribunal on Thursday dismissed the appeal challenging fair trade watchdog CCI's approval for the Rs 2,060 crore Jet-Etihad deal, saying the appellant does not have "locus standi" to file the plea. Former Air India Executive Director Jitendra Bhargava had filed the appeal questioning the decision of...
  • Is your name Simran? Virgin Atlantic to offer discounted tickets to people with 12 most famous Bollywood names March 21, 2014

    Do you share your name with some of the most famous film characters which have been brought to life by Bollywood actors and actresses? If so, you can get a discount on air tickets. With a view to paying homage to iconic Indian cinema, Virgin Atlantic airline has decided to offer...
  • This is what first-class seats on Qatar Airways' new A380 jet look like March 14, 2014

    Qatar Airways' new A380 jet, the world's largest passenger aircraft, is one of thirteen on order by Qatar Airways. The aircraft is fitted in a tri-class configuration with seats in First Class, Business Class and Economy Class. This is what first-class seats on Qatar Airways' new A380 jet look like....
  • Boeing in talks with Jet Air, Air India for 737 Max jets March 13, 2014

    Boeing Co is in discussions with airlines Jet Airways and Air India about the sale of its 737 MAX jets, one of the aircraft manufacturer's senior sales executives said on Thursday. Speaking to Reuters at the air show in Hyderabad, Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president sales for Asia Pacific at Boeing,...
  • Women's day: Jet,GoAir offer discount,AI all-women crew flight March 7, 2014

    Domestic airlines are wooing women travellers with discounts and an-all-women crew flights to mark the International Women's Day which falls tomorrow. While private carrier Jet Airways has announced discounted tickets with a two months booking window and 11 months validity, budget carrier Goair has offered upgrade to business class at low...
  • SEBI issues notice to Etihad on Jet deal: Report February 17, 2014

    Mumbai: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has issued a show-cause notice to Etihad Airways, asking whether the Abu Dhabi-based carrier violated takeover rules in acquiring a 24 per cent stake in Jet Airways, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said. SEBI issued the notice to Etihad...
  • SEBI issues notice to Etihad on Jet deal: Sources February 16, 2014

    Mumbai: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has issued a show-cause notice to Etihad Airways, asking whether the Abu Dhabi-based carrier violated takeover rules in acquiring a 24 percent stake in Jet Airways, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said. SEBI issued the notice to Etihad...
  • Operations to start from Mumbai's T2 terminal on Feb 12 February 10, 2014

    Mumbai Airport on Monday said it is all geared up to commence international flight operations from the recently inaugurated T2 (Terminal 2) at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport from Wednesday. The transition of all international flights from the existing terminal to the T2 will begin with the arrival of the Air...