AIRWAYS

  • US plane in emergency Italy stop after passengers, crew fell ill December 7, 2014

    Rome: A US Airways plane made an emergency landing in Rome on Saturday after two passengers and 11 members of the crew were taken ill, Italian media reported. The plane, which set off from Tel Aviv in Israel for Philadelphia in the United States, landed at the Fiumicino airport in the...
  • When pigs fly? US Airways says pig not allowed to fly after becoming disruptive on flight leaving Connecticut November 30, 2014

    Windsor Locks, Conn.: This was a pig that truly could not fly. The pig was ordered off a U.S. Airways plane at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut on Wednesday after crewmembers determined the animal had become disruptive, Laura Masvidal, a spokeswoman for U.S. Airways parent American Airlines, said Friday. The pig had...
  • British Airways to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to two women for discomfort during journey in 2007 November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: British Airways has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to two women for discomfort and inconvenience caused to them in their journey to the US in 2007. The South West Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by SK Sarvaria, asked the...
  • British Airways, Lufthansa to offer special fare, products to Indian travelers November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: British Airways and Lufthansa are among several international carriers coming up with special fares and products to target the high-end Indian air traveler. British Airways (BA) came out with a limited period 20 per cent discount for its business class flights to North America, while Lufthansa announced introduction of...
  • 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...
  • Love for selfies in the air, Jet Airways pilot poses with friends in cockpit November 18, 2014

    Love for selfies in the air too! A Jet Airways pilot allegedly allowed his friends and colleagues to access the highly sensitive cockpit and pose for pictures. The action showcases an utter disregard for civil aviation safety guidelines. The matter came to light after Sahil Arora, the pilot in question,...
  • Qatar Airways' free companion travel offer October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Qatar Airways on Tuesday launched a limited-period global sales offer of free companion travel for business class passengers across most of its network. The promotion, called 'Double the Luxury' offer, would be up for sale till October 31 and travel until March 31 next year to select destinations...
  • DGCA mulling action against airlines for lapses on pilot test October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA is contemplating action against some airlines, including Air India, for not carrying out the mandatory pilot proficiency checks (PPCs) as per the stipulated timeframe. The airlines have to carry out the PPCs every six months but several of them are not conducting these tests on...
  • Airlines add spice to festive season with discount offers October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Domestic carriers resorted to another round of discounted fares with cash-strapped SpiceJet making the first move with a limited-period discounted one-way domestic fare offer, ranging from all-inclusive fares of Rs 899 to Rs 2,499. No sooner the Kalanithi Maran's budget carrier rolled out its 'Diwali dhamaka sale' offer, other...
  • Several UK flights cancelled as Hurricane Gonzalo strikes October 21, 2014

    London: Several flights were cancelled at Britain's biggest airport Heathrow as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo struck the country bringing gale force winds and heavy rains. Heathrow Airport said 10 per cent of flights with the 20 biggest carriers into and out of London were cancelled. Indian airlines such as...
  • Well-prepared Andhra, Odisha weather Cyclone Hudhud, six dead, Vishakapatnam worst hit October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Sunday noon witnessed the very severe cyclonic storm Hudhud hitting the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha with full force but the loss of life was contained to single digits by a well prepared administration. Even though heavy rain and winds of almost 200 kmph left six...
  • Airlines lure flyers with cheap new year fares, SpiceJet charges Rs 699 September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: To lure more flyers this festive and upcoming New Year travel season domestic airlines Monday launched attractive fare schemes. Budget carrier Spicejet was the first to announce its 'Early New Year' sale whereby passengers can book tickets at Rs.699 (excluding taxes and fees). The airline said that the booking...
  • British Airways pilot on trial over child sex with underage boys September 24, 2014

    London: A British Airways pilot is facing trial in the UK for allegedly committing child sex offence against underage boys in India and Britain. Bartle Frere is alleged to have used his job to meet underage boys and lavish them with money and gifts during stopovers in India between long-haul...
  • Airlines raise issues affecting aviation sector September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Top officials of Indian airlines on Tuesday raised issues afflicting the aviation sector like high jet fuel cost and airport charges as the government said it would soon finalise a policy to enhance connectivity to regional destinations and remote areas. The issues came up for discussion at a meeting...
  • Birds cause delay in takeoff, landing of flights in Kolkata September 20, 2014

    Kolkata: A flock of birds perched on the runway of the NSCB Airport and delayed take off and landing of flights by 30 minutes. Airport sources said the air traffic control officials noticed the presence of birds on the runway at around 11.50 am when a KolkataGuwahati Jet Airways plane...
  • British Airways gives massive discount on MumbaiLondon ticket September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: British Airways announced a flash oneday sale on Thursday, offering massive discount of up to 90 per cent on return tickets between Mumbai and London to commemorate nine decades of its India operations. Under the offer, the lowestpriced MumbaiLondon return ticket would start at Rs 40,252 for economy travel...
  • Jet pilots bash media, launch own technical cell for analysis September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Criticising sections of the media for misreporting on a recent incident involving loss of altitude by a plane, the pilots' union of private carrier Jet Airways on Sunday said it is forming a 'technical cell' to provide the right perspective on civil aviation issues. The National Aviation Guild (NAG), the...
  • 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...
  • Jet management, JetLite pilots meet; no decision on demands September 9, 2014

    New Delhi/Mumbai: A meeting between Jet Airways management and pilots of its subsidiary airline JetLite was held on Tuesday but no decision was arrived at on the issue of demands of the pilots, who are opposed to their shifting to the parent company. However, the company, in a statement termed the...
  • British Airways offers up to 50% off on select flights from India September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: British Airways on Tuesday joined its peers in offering limited period discounted tickets to air travellers, rolling out up to 50 per cent lower fares on its flight from India to select global destinations including London, New York and San Francisco. The airline has already commenced the bookings under the...
  • FAA team likely to visit India soon to review measures by DGCA September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Nine months after downgrading DGCA in the aviation safety rankings, a Federal Aviation Administration team is likely to visit India soon to review the corrective measures taken by the Indian aviation regulator to address the deficiencies listed by its US counterpart. "We would like India to be CategoryI...
  • Jet Airways announces two special fares for Rs 600, Rs 1,999 for economy class September 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Domestic air carrier Jet Airways has announced special fiveday fares for all passengers travelling in its economy class on the domestic network, effective on Saturday to September 10. One of the special all inclusive fares starting from Rs 1,999 is for travel period between October 7, 2014 to January...
  • SpiceJet announces tickets for Rs 599, Rs 1999 till September 10 September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: SpiceJet on Saturday launched two new slabs of competitive basic airfare rates, as other Indian carriers extended dates for booking low cost tickets over the past few days. The low oneway base fare tickets of the nofrill carrier can be bought till September ten, costing Rs 599 for...
  • 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...
  • Now Jet Airways announces Rs 500 fare offer on domestic route September 2, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after budget carrier SpiceJet announced fares starting at Rs 499 across its domestic network, Jet Airways too jumped on the bandwagon rolling out Rs 500 fares for the economy class on its domestic flights for a limited period on Tuesday. The all inclusive fares of the cityheadquartered...
  • JetEtihad Airways deal: SC seeks Centre reply on Subramanian Swamy's plea August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought Centre's response within four weeks on pleas by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking Cabinet note concerning JetEtihad Airways deal and copy of the transcript of tapped telephonic conversation of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia in which she had allegedly talked about civil...
  • Jet Airways London flight departs after nearly 24hour delay August 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Around 300 air passengers, who were stranded for nearly 22 hours after a Londonbound 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...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 14, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Asleep in the cockpit: Is modern day flying becoming dangerous? August 14, 2014

    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. ...