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  • Discount drive helps domestic airlines log healthy growth in February 2 days ago

    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...
  • SpiceJet urges Delhi Highy Court to direct DGCA not to deregister its planes 5 days ago

    New Delhi: SpiceJet on Monday moved Delhi High Court seeking orders to DGCA not to de-register its six aircraft leased from two foreign firms, saying it has arrived at a settlement with one and was in process of settling with the other. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice...
  • Court ruling may affect SpiceJet passengers March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: SpiceJet passengers, especially vacationers, may face a hard time again including paying higher fares with the Delhi High Court directing aviation regulator DGCA on Thursday to deregister six Boeing planes of the budget carrier SpiceJet, even as the airline said it was not expecting any disruption in services...
  • Delhi High Court directs DGCA to deregister six SpiceJet aircraft March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to deregister six aircraft given on lease to low-cost airline SpiceJet by two Irish firms. Justice Rajiv Shakdher, while issuing the direction to DGCA, also said that the aviation regulator will decide in two weeks the...
  • India's first private airport to be operational by April in Durgapur March 16, 2015

    Durgapur: Country's first private greenfield airport at Durgapur, promoted by Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Ltd (BAPL), is likely to be operational by April 14. "The final calibration of navigational aids at the airport by Airport Authority is done. Now, we expect to get final DGCA licence in a month," state Transport Secretary...
  • 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...
  • Air India takes refuge under a DGCA provision to meet crew shortage February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India is alleged to have been "compromising" with flight safety norms by using a DGCA waiver on minimum cabin crew requirment on some of its long haul flights, a charge denied by the national carrier. "Air India, which is facing acute shortage of cabin crew, declares one...
  • Air India plane with 194 on board tail-strikes in Mumbai, two pilots de-rostered February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: As many as 194 people including seven crew members on board an Air India flight from Mangalore had a lucky escape after the long tail portion of the aircraft scraped the runway during touchdown at the Mumbai Airport. Confirming the incident, which occurred on February 15, an Air India...
  • 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...
  • DGCA suspends 12 Air India cabin crew members for not undergoing breath analyser test January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday suspended 12 Air India cabin crew members for not undergoing breath analyser test. According to the rules, the breath analyser test is mandatory after operating a flight. The Air India in-flight doctor was not available which is why the test...
  • DGCA lifts curb on advance bookings, Centre clears SpiceJet plan January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major relief to the budget carrier SpiceJet, DGCA on Thursday allowed the airline to accept advance bookings beyond March 31 even as the government gave initial nod to its revival plan, which has now been referred to market regulator Sebi to examine whether the funding by...
  • Senior IAS officer M Sathiyavathy takes over a new DGCA January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: M Sathiyavathy on Monday took over as the new Director General of Civil Aviation, succeeding Prabhat Kumar. Sathiyavathy, a 1982-batch IAS officer, is the first woman to head DGCA and has been appointed to the post for three years. Prior to becoming the country's aviation regulator, she was...
  • Indians fly safe in 2014 as 3 major air mishaps hog headlines December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian airspace remained free of any major mishap involving airlines and helicopters this year, which saw three major air accidents hogging the headlines globally. There were 20 air accidents across the world in 2014, which included the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH-370, shooting down of MH-17 of...
  • No violation of safety norm or unfair seat allotment: Air India December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India on Saturday said its fight safety wing is looking into the issue of a daughter of a senior pilot resting in a bunk, meant only for use of flight crew members, during one of its flights to Newark from Mumbai recently. However, it asserted that the incident...
  • Co-founder of SpiceJet seeks time to finalise funding plans December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The entrepreneur behind a high-profile effort to rescue Indian carrier SpiceJet has asked for more time to finalise funding plans, a government official with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday. Ajay Singh, who helped set up the low-cost airline in 2005, had been expected to submit a...
  • SpiceJet seeks government help; request to be put up before PMO: MoS Civil Aviation December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Suffering a total liability of about Rs 2,000 crore, beleaguered no-frill carrier SpiceJet on Monday approached the government and sought urgent financial help to run its daily operations. Top officials of the airline met Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma and made the plea for "urgent relief". The...
  • Indian private airlines suffering from financial stress December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: All private Indian airlines are suffering from financial stress as found in financial audits carried out in 2014 by aviation regulator DGCA, Lok Sabha was informed on Sunday. Observing that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had conducted an audit of all airlines on the impact of financial...
  • Cartoon of the day: SpiceJet stops advance bookings after DGCA's stern warning December 10, 2014

    Cash-strapped SpiceJet has cancelled over 1,800 flights across the country for December, in signs of mounting troubles for the budget airline. DGCA has asked the airline to stop taking bookings of more than one month in advance. ...
  • Hope SpiceJet will come out of financial turbulence: Aviation Minister December 9, 2014

    In more trouble for SpiceJet, the cash-strapped airline has cancelled over 1,800 flights across the country for the current month. The DGCA had asked the airline to stop taking bookings of more than a month in advance. Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju said, "We hope SpiceJet will fly out of...
  • Troubled SpiceJet cancels over 1,800 flights till December 31 December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Cash-strapped SpiceJet has cancelled over 1,800 flights across the country for December, in signs of mounting troubles for the budget airline. The air carrier, which is part of Kalanithi Maran-led Sun Group, has cancelled a total of 1,861 flights, a few to Kathmandu in Nepal and all others connecting...
  • Spicejet refutes reports of DGCA's directive on large-scale cancellations December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: After Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) rapped up SpiceJet over financial constraints, the airline on Sunday denied the reports of any large-scale cancellations asked by the aviation regulator. It has also rejected reports of pilot shortage and existing pilots being made to fly extra hours. DGCA on Friday...
  • DGCA raps SpiceJet for large scale flight cancellations December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Friday cracked the whip on SpiceJet and withdrew 186 of its slots and asked it to clear salary dues of all its employees in the next ten days. After reviewing the situation facing the no-frill carrier, DGCA chief Prabhat Kumar took...
  • Buffalo on runway: Is a major mishap waiting to happen? November 7, 2014

    A Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane hit a buffalo on the runway a few seconds before the take-off at the Surat airport. CNN-IBN asks whether a major mishap is waiting to happen. ...
  • SpiceJet complains of stray animals at Surat airport, suspends services for indefinite period November 7, 2014

    Surat: A day after a Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane hit a stray animal on the runway a few seconds before the take-off, the airlines have complained of stray animals as a recurring problem at the Surat airport. Owing to the repeated obstructions, the airline has decided to suspend its services at...
  • Very little sense in DGCA's new proposal for commercial flying: Air charter operators October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Air charter operators have come attacked a DGCA proposal to bar them from commercial flying if they do not have a three-aircraft fleet within a year of operations, saying the move made "very little business sense" and would retard connectivity to remote areas. Such a proposal would also force...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 28, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Air India violates DGCA flying duty hours norms for crew October 28, 2014

    In the news yet again for wrong reasons, India's state air carrier Air India has been accused of flouting civil aviation guidelines and putting lives of hundreds of passengers at risk everyday. ...
  • Air India violates flying norms, puts lives of passengers at risk October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In the news yet again for wrong reasons, India's state air carrier Air India has been accused of flouting civil aviation guidelines and putting lives of hundreds of passengers at risk everyday. A month before the Unites States aviation watchdog Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the agency that downgraded India...
  • 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...
  • APAI questions 'non-existent' low fares offered by airlines October 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Apex air travellers body, Air Passengers Association of India (APAI) on Sunday questioned the frequent "special fare" offers by domestic carriers and termed them as "non-existent", even as it urged the DGCA not to allow such schemes. The association, in a communication to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, also...