FLIGHT

  • PM Modi's plane made to wait at Myanmar airport for 92 minutes November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Air India One plane was made to wait at the Nay Pyi Taw Airport in Myanmar last week for 92 minutes due to delay in refuelling it before it flew to Brisbane in Australia. The flight, scheduled to depart at 9:30 PM on Thursday, left...
  • NASA test flight still on track despite accidents November 7, 2014

    Cape Canaveral: NASA's biggest test flight in years remains on track for next month, despite last week's space-related accidents. Officials on Friday said everything looks good for the December 4 launch of NASA's new Orion capsule. This one will not carry a crew. Future Orions are meant to carry astronauts on...
  • British jets intercept Russian bombers November 2, 2014

    London: Britain has scrambled RAF fighter jets for a second time this week after at least one Russian Bear bomber approached UK airspace. The Ministry of Defense said that RAF Typhoons based at Lossiemouth in Scotland intercepted the aircraft. Images released with the statement showed one bomber, but the ministry declined...
  • Norovirus scare grounds flight in New Zealand October 29, 2014

    Wellington: An Air New Zealand flight was grounded on Wednesday after it emerged that a group of passengers had been exposed to the Norovirus, which could cause vomiting, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain, a media report said. Passengers of the Mount Cook flight NZ5374 were held onboard at the Christchurch Airport after...
  • Hyderabad bound SpiceJet flight diverted after engine trouble October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A SpiceJet Coimbatore-Hyderabad flight carrying 70 passengers was diverted to Bangalore on Tuesday following engine trouble. The pilots of the Bombardier Q-400, operating flight SG 1048, noticed signals of suspected engine trouble on the cockpit panel and decided to land at Bangalore airport short of its final destination,...
  • Passengers stranded at Saudi airport as Air India flight gets delayed by over 40 hours October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 200 passengers were left stranded at the Dammam airport in Saudi Arabia after an Air India flight was delayed by over 40 hours. The Air India flight slated to take off on October 18 was grounded due to technical snag. A part had to be sent from...
  • India promises to look into UK-Gujarat direct flights October 19, 2014

    London: India has assured the diaspora that it will push for direct flights between the UK and Gujarat. "We had prepared a strong proposal for Air India to start direct flights between London and Ahmedabad but due to financial and logistics reasons it couldn't go forward," TK Manoj Kumar, Ministry...
  • Gujaratis in UK want direct flights to Ahmedabad October 18, 2014

    London: Gujaratis, who constitute nearly half of the Indian Diaspora in the UK, on Friday called on the new Indian government to launch direct flight routes between Britain and Ahmedabad. The National Congress for Overseas Gujaratis in the UK made the representation at the ongoing Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in London. "Direct...
  • Naveen Patnaik asks Centre to expedite international flights from Odisha October 17, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Terming the delay in beginning of the international flight operation from Odisha as "unfortunate," Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday asked the Centre to take steps for early utilisation of facilities available at the Biju Patnaik International Airport. "The failure to utlise the new terminal and the delay in the...
  • Potential carriers of ebola virus might be stopped from boarding some US flights October 17, 2014

    Potential carriers of the ebola virus might be stopped from boarding some flights in the US. This decision was taken after a second airline passenger was detected with the virus. "She should not have travelled on a commercial airline," said CDC Director. ...
  • 36 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 yet to be identified October 4, 2014

    The Hague: The Dutch security ministry said that 36 victims of the total of 298 passengers and crew members on board the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine are yet to be identified. Among the 11 identified victims this week, eight people were Dutch nationals, Xinhua reported. At the request...
  • 'No significant' turbulence on Air India Delhi-Shanghai flight: DGCA September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA has found "no significant" turbulence on Air India's Delhi-Shanghai flight earlier this month, as alleged by an air hostess, and has asked the entire crew to record their statements before it on Monday. One of the cabin crew members on flight...
  • German families to sue Ukraine over MH17 crash September 21, 2014

    Berlin: German relatives of three people killed in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17 plan to sue Ukraine for negligence, a lawyer for the families said on Sunday. Weekly Bild am Sonntag reported that lawyer Elmar M Giemulla intends to file a suit at the European Court of Human Rights...
  • 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...
  • 225 victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 identified September 20, 2014

    The Hague: The thirty additional researchers, who were sent to Kharkiv last week to investigate MH17 crash, returned to the Netherlands due to unstable security situation in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday. "At the moment it is simply not safe enough to send our people in...
  • Nirmala Sitharaman's baggage lost on Air India flight on way to Australia September 19, 2014

    Melbourne: Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman has become the latest victim of misplaced baggage on an Air India flight as her checked in luggage went missing on her way to Australia. "Landed in Sydney to take a connecting flight to Cairns. My checked in luggage not...
  • Harrowing time for Air India passengers as flight gets delayed for 90 minutes September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: It was a harrowing time for the passengers of a Air India flight on Wednesday as it remained stranded at the Delhi airport for 90 minutes. The passengers of the DelhiMumbai flight complained that the air conditioner aboard the plane was not working. Air India, however, denied the claims....
  • More people taking the air route, thanks to low priced tickets: report September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Lowpriced air tickets offered by various Indian airlines seem to have had an effect, with the number of passengers flown by them in August growing by over 8.3 per cent compared to July this year, official data showed on Tuesday. The latest figures showed the number of domestic passengers...
  • Pakistan: Angry passengers bar Rehman Malik, PMLN leader from boarding flight after delay September 16, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Rehman Malik and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) Member of National Assembly Dr Ramesh Kumar Wakwani were barred from boarding Islamabadbound PIA flight from Karachi as they delayed it by twoandhalf hours, Dawn reported. A video clip showed that irate airline passengers held the...
  • Pilot turns Malaysia Airlines flight around after defect September 14, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to turn around due to an autopilot defect, landing safely early on Sunday, said the carrier already reeling from the loss of two planes this year. Flight MH198 from Kuala Lumpur to Hyderabad in India departed late on Saturday, but the Boeing 737800...
  • WHO: Ebola outbreak is accelerating out of control September 12, 2014

    Washington: The world response to the deadly Ebola crisis in West Africa needs a major scaleup that should include military flights for delivering supplies, US lawmakers and leading doctors said. The calls came amid new warnings from the World Health Organization that the viral outbreak is accelerating out of control,...
  • Lufthansa cancels 110 flights due to pilots' partial strike September 11, 2014

    Berlin: German airline Lufthansa cancelled 110 European and domestic flights on Wednesday due to a new round of partial strikes by its pilots based in Munich, affecting around 13,500 passengers, the airline said. On Tuesday, the airline announced that its intercontinental flights would operate as planned, although delays could be expected. Early...
  • Flight MH17 wreckage still lying in Ukraine September 10, 2014

    Hrabove: A child's skipping rope, its yellow handles blistered and charred, lay amid wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that was still strewn across fields of Eastern Ukraine more than seven weeks after the jet was shot down. Chunks of fuselage carrying the Malaysian carrier's logo were lined up alongside...
  • Europe readies 'space plane' for suborbital test flight September 10, 2014

    Noordwijk: The European Space Agency on Wednesday put the final touches to its firstever "space plane" before blasting it into suborbit for tests aimed at eventually paving the way to the continent's first space shuttle. Assembled in Italy, the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) is undergoing final ground tests at the ESA's...
  • Government moots scheme to boost flights on lowconnectivity routes September 8, 2014

    Mumbai: The state government is working on a scheme to provide flights on lowconnectivity routes from bigger cities to smaller towns, officials said. "People have to travel by road from Nagpur to Chandrapur for over three hours whereas by flight the distance can be covered in 25 minutes. However, there is...
  • Air India ChicagoDelhi flight makes emergency landing after low oil pressure warning September 7, 2014

    Toronto: Air India flight AI126 carrying 342 passengers from Chicago to DelhiHyderabad had to make an emergency landing in Toronto after the pilot got a low engine oil pressure warning. Following the warning, the pilot requested to land at the nearest base as per procedure. Fuel also had to be dumped...
  • Unidentified plane spotted by Etihad flight over Mumbai September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: An unidentified aircraft on Saturday caused a security scare in Mumbai airspace after it was spotted by an Etihad Airways flight and reported to the air traffic control (ATC) here, official sources said. The incident was also reported to the Chennai ATC to establish the identity of the plane, the...
  • AirAsia launches daily flight to Jaipur, Chandigarh September 5, 2014

    Jaipur: Low cost carrier AirAsia started its services in northern India with the launch of daily direct flights to Jaipur and Chandigarh from Bangalore. AirAsia India CEO, Mittu Chandilya, who was here on the BangaloreJaipur launch flight, said both the cities have great potential to expand and hence the airline has...
  • 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...
  • AirAsia offers free WiFi on its flights August 30, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's budget airline AirAsia has launched a two monthlong free user trial of its on board WiFi service designed to provide affordable, lowcost Internet connectivity to passengers. The trial will be available for free for up to 60 passengers on selected flights from now until October. The Airline has...