AIRWAYS

  • Jet Airways starts more domestic services to cash in on summer rush 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Jet Airways on Thursday announced 31 additional flights in the domestic network to meet the holiday rush beginning next month. The leading private carrier has already introduced 23 inbound and outbound flights from New Delhi to seven cities, including Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru. Some of these services include late...
  • Jet Airways plans to take back two Boeing 777s from Etihad 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Jet Airways, which plans to enhance its services on the US routes, may ask its strategic investment partner Etihad to return two of its Boeing-777 planes which are currently on lease with the Gulf-based carrier. The private carrier has leased out seven wide-bodied planes to Etihad, which holds 24...
  • Going viral: This ticket claims Rahul Gandhi left Delhi on February 16 on a Thai Airways flight April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: With social media abuzz with Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's return to India after nearly a two-month long sabbatical, a photo of an airline ticket apparently issued in his name is being shared across the social media. According to the ticket, Rahul reportedly took Thai Airways flight TG332 from...
  • Rahul Gandhi returns to India after 'meditating' for two months in Myanmar April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi finally returned to Delhi after his nearly two-month long sabbatical on Thursday. The Congress came under fire after Rahul went on a leave on February 22, a day before the crucial Budget session started. Sources said that Rahul returned to India via a Thai...
  • Jet Airways plane experiences a technical problem while landing at Khajuraho airport April 13, 2015

    Khajuraho: There was a miraculous escape for 59 passengers and eight crew members of a Jet Airways flight at the Khajuraho airport on Monday in Madhya Pradesh when one tyre of the plane malfunctioned while landing. The cause behind the collapse of the landing gear is being investigated and the...
  • Jet Airways seeks to 'enhance presence' in US market April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Naresh Goyal-promoted Jet Airways would soon draw up plans to expand in the US skies following the restoration last week by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of India's aviation safety rating to Category-1, sources have said. The airline would also take on board its strategic investment partner Etihad while...
  • Mishap involving two Gulf aircraft over Indian skies averted April 1, 2015

    The two aircraft (Emirates and Etihad Airways) flights came close to each other while flying in opposite directions. Mumbai ATC alerted one of the flight commanders in time. The incident occurred on the intervening night of March 29 and 30. Emirates flight was heading to Dubai from Seychelles while Etihad...
  • Near miss by Etihad, Emirates flights over Mumbai airspace March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: A possible mishap involving aircraft of two Gulf carriers over Indian airspace early on Monday was averted when Mumbai ATC alerted one of the commanders, aviation sources said on Tuesday. The incident involving Emirates and Etihad Airways was reported to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, which has...
  • Dubai-Mumbai Jet Airways flight makes safe landing after a bird hit at Mumbai airport March 31, 2015

    Mumbai: A Dubai-Mumbai Jet Airways flight on Tuesday made safe landing after a bird hit. The incident took place around 6:30 PM at the Mumbai airport when a bird hit the aircraft. Meanwhile, another SpiceJet flight also suspected have been hit by a bird. Five flights have been diverted and four...
  • Mumbai: Man held for jumping out from aircraft's emergency exit door March 29, 2015

    Mumbai: A man for has been arrested for opening the emergency exit door of a Chandigarh-Mumbai flight and jumping off at the aircraft's wing while it had landed at the parking bay of Mumbai airport, police said on Sunday. "We have arrested Akash Jain (27) on Saturday for endangering the life...
  • Discount drive helps domestic airlines log healthy growth in February March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: A series of heavy discount ticket offers by domestic carriers helped India's air passenger traffic log a healthy 21.48 per cent growth in February over the same period in 2014, DGCA data shows. Eight Indian carriers -- three full service, four budget and one regional -- together ferried 122.61...
  • 31 priority, 114 emergency landings in 3 years: Government March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Domestic carriers, including erstwhile Kingfisher Airlines, had made 31 precautionary or priority landings and 114 emergency landings at various airports in the country due to engine defects or failure, medical and other reasons in last three years. Most number of precautionary landings (18) were made by the planes...
  • Nicole Kidman face of Etihad Airway's new brand campaign March 16, 2015

    Dubai: Oscar-winning Australian actress Nicole Kidman has been appointed as the global brand ambassador of Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways' new campaign. On the new TV commercial, the 47-year-old Hollywood beauty is both the star and narrator of the feature, which will be shown on global TV stations and social media. The still...
  • Jet Airways to launch new flights to Doha from Kerala March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Private carrier Jet Airways will launch on Sunday two new flights to Doha from Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram, which will provide greater connectivity to the Gulf region. The new flights, to be operated on the Thiruvananthapuram- Doha and Kozhikode-Doha sectors, will initially fly three days a week and then from...
  • Qatar Airways interested in more airline stakes, including IndiGo March 5, 2015

    Berlin: Qatar Airways would like to raise its stake in the owner of British Airways and Iberia at some point and may invest in other well-run airlines, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Qatar Airways bought a 9.99 per cent stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) in January, aiming to...
  • Jet Airways lowers its fare on international routes February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Jet Airways on Wednesday lowered the base fares by up to 35 per cent on its international routes for a limited period, which will also be applicable on the network of its partner airline Gulf-based Etihad. Jet Airways offer comes a day after another domestic airline, SpiceJet announced fares...
  • Air India, IndiGo flyers worst hit by flight delays in January, says DGCA February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Passengers of Air India and no-frill carrier IndiGo, which has best on-time performance record among the domestic airliners, were most affected due to delays of flights by over two hours in January, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation data. The number of Air India passengers affected due...
  • Jet Airways to test the use of mobile boarding passes February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Jet Airways said it has partnered with the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and Bangalore airport for a pilot project to test the use of mobile boarding passes on its flights. During this trial phase, passengers can use barcoded boarding passes on their mobile phones to enter Bengaluru's...
  • Jet Airways starts testing mobile boarding passes from Bengaluru February 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Private carrier Jet Airways has started testing mobile boarding passes on select flights from the Bengaluru airport, the airline said in a statement on Thursday. The airline said the pilot project has been kicked off on select flights from Bengaluru to Mumbai and New Delhi from February 12. To...
  • Airports authority staff to go on strike March 11 February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The employees unions of state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) have called for a countrywide strike from March 11 to protest against the government's move to hand over airports to private operators. Airports Authority Employees Union general secretary and joint forum member Balraj Singh Ahlawat conveyed the decision on...
  • Jet Airways back in black; posts Rs 3 crore quarterly operating profit February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: After seven straight quarters of losses, Jet Airways on Friday returned to profitability with Rs 3-crore profit from operations in the three months ended December 2014 on the back of higher international passenger traffic and lower fuel prices. The airline had posted a loss of Rs 284 crore in...
  • No alcohol, seafood: Jet Airways pilots observe safety week February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: No alcohol for one week. This is what the pilots of private carrier Jet Airways have decided as part of a novel way to observe a flight safety week at the airline from January 30 to February 5. The airline pilots, who have seldom found themselves at the receiving...
  • Jet Airways not to charge fee for ticket cancellation within 24 hours January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Jet Airways on Saturday said that it has decided not to charge any fee for cancellation and date change requests within 24 hours from passengers who book their tickets through the airline's website. The waiver can be availed only within 24 hours of booking a ticket, the airline...
  • Jet Airways not to charge fee for ticket cancellation within 24 hours January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Jet Airways on Friday said it has decided not to charge any fee for cancellation and date change requests within 24 hours from passengers who book their tickets through the airline's website. The waiver can be availed only within 24 hours of booking a ticket, the airline said in...
  • Ownership, management control to be transferred to co-founder Ajay Singh: Spicejet January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: As part of its revival plan, cash-strapped carrier SpiceJet on Thursday said that its promoter Kalanithi Maran would transfer his entire stake in the carrier to original founder Ajay Singh as part of plans to revive it. Kalanithi Maran & KAL Airways Pvt Ltd will be transferring ownership and...
  • Jet Airways' chairman Naresh Goyal pledges his stake to PNB January 14, 2015

    Jet Airways' main promoter and chairman Naresh Goyal has pledged his entire shareholding in the carrier of 51 per cent, valued at over Rs 2,600 crore, to state-run Punjab National Bank. ...
  • Jet Airways' chairman Naresh Goyal pledges his entire 51 per cent stake to PNB January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Jet Airways' main promoter and chairman Naresh Goyal has pledged his entire shareholding in the carrier of 51 per cent, valued at over Rs 2,600 crore, to state-run Punjab National Bank. The airline, in a regulatory filing this evening, said Goyal has pledged his entire 57,933,665 shares constituting 51 per...
  • After Air India, now Jet Airways, IndiGo join low-fare war; offer hefty discounts January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Private airlines Jet Airways and IndiGo on Tuesday joined the race for low-fares, offering their customers hefty discounts, after Air India rolled out a similar offer to challenge Vistara, the latest full-service entrant in the domestic market. Incidentally, the domestic operators are engaged in a fare war at...
  • Jet Airways plane makes emergency landing in Kathmandu December 29, 2014

    Kathmandu: A Jet Airways aircraft from Mumbai with 125 passengers and six crew members on board made an emergency landing at Kathmandu airport following a bird hit that caused a minor fire in one of its engines. The plane, however, made a safe landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, the...
  • 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...