Flights

  • 'No significant' turbulence on Air India Delhi-Shanghai flight: DGCA 4 days ago

    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...
  • Air India website blocked by few sites in India, abroad August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India's website, which went down two days ago after the airline offered a special fare of Rs 100, was apparently blocked by a few sites in India and abroad for a considerable time. An unprecedented 80,000 hits a minute were recorded from some sites which blocked bookings by...
  • DGCA warns air carriers over rising passenger complaints August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: On Air India Day, the national carrier has topped aviation regulator DGCA's list of airlines that passengers have complained against the most. Almost 30 per cent of passenger complaints are related to troubles with flight cancellations or delays, while about 25 per cent of passengers expressed discontent over customer...
  • AirAsia to start flight between Chandigarh, Bangalore at Rs 1,900 from September 5 August 26, 2014

    Chandigarh: The lowcost carrier AirAsia India on Tuesday announced commencement of its direct flight to Chandigarh from Bangalore from September 5, saying the company's goal is to offer fares 30 per cent cheaper than rates prevailing in the market. "Chandigarh is our first destination in north India. The reason why we...
  • Four flights diverted to Bangalore due to heavy rains August 25, 2014

    Chennai: Four citybound flights, including three international carriers, were on Monday diverted to Bengaluru Airport following heavy rains. A Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt, Malaysian Airlines from Kula Lumpur, Thai Airways from Bangkok and an Air India flight from Delhi were diverted to Bengaluru Airport, airport officials said. However the flights...
  • Europe's Galileo satellites launched into wrong orbit August 23, 2014

    Paris: European satellite launch company Arianespace announced on Saturday that the two satellites of Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system launched on Friday from the European spaceport in French Guiana were delivered into the wrong orbit. "Complementary observations gathered after separation of the Galileo FOC (Full operation) M1 satellites on Soyuz Flight...
  • SpaceX rocket explodes during test flight August 23, 2014

    Washington: A SpaceX rocket exploded in midair during a test flight, though no one was injured, as the company seeks to develop a spacecraft that can return to Earth and be used again. The rocket was a threeengine version of the F9R test vehicle that succeeds SpaceX's Grasshopper prototype. "During...
  • Rear tyre of Air India flight bursts while landing, passengers safe August 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram:The rear tyre of an Air India flight from Male on Saturday burst while landing at the Trivandrum International Airport but the passengers and crew escaped unhurt. Airport Acting Director Shibu Rebort said the tyre in the right side of the Airbus320 burst while landing but it did not cause spark...
  • 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...
  • Airplane crashes on takeoff in Iran, 39 people dead, 9 injured: Official August 10, 2014

    Tehran: A regional passenger plane assembled in Iran crashed Sunday while taking off from the country's capital, Tehran, killing 39 and injuring another nine onboard, according to a senior transportation official and state media. Deputy Minister of Transportation Ahmad Majidi provided the latest casualty figures in an appearance on state TV....
  • 9 flights diverted due to bad weather in Delhi August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as nine flights landing in Delhi had to be diverted on Saturday due to bad weather. The flights were diverted to Jaipur and Lucknow due to heavy rains and poor visibility. In the last 40 minutes there has been no landing in the New Delhi airport. Flights have resumed...
  • Passengers on the SpiceJet MumbaiDelhi flight to be refunded: DGCA July 29, 2014

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has asked SpiceJet to refund fares to all passengers of the MumbaiDelhi flight, which was delayed by 5 hours last month. DGCA has also asked SpiceJet to refund money charged from passengers for food and beverages. The aviation regulator also found 'serious engineering issues'...