Flights

  • Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways partners Google to make flight search easier 08-07-2014 05:19 PM

    Dubai: Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has struck a partnership with Google to make it more convenient for travellers to check the airline's flight schedules and fares using the search engine. Using Flight Search application of Google, travellers in the US, Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Poland...
  • Etihad partners Google to make flight search easier 08-07-2014 03:04 PM

    Dubai: Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has struck a partnership with Google to make it more convenient for travellers to check the airline's flight schedules and fares using the search engine. Using Flight Search application of Google, travellers in the US, Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Poland...
  • SpiceJet offers 10 lakh tickets for travel in 2015 starting Rs 999 08-07-2014 02:44 PM

    New Delhi: Low-fare airline SpiceJet has come up with another offer with ticket prices as low as Rs 999. The offer is open from July to July 10 for air travel between January 6, 2015 and October 24, 2015. Ten lakh tickets are up for grabs under the offer. While...
  • Pilot locks co-pilot out of the cockpit mid air on Air New Zealand flight 06-07-2014 11:27 AM

    Wellington: Air New Zealand has stood down two pilots after a mid-air drama in which the airline said the first officer was locked out of the cockpit during a trans-Tasman flight. The incident on a Perth-Auckland flight on May 21 followed "some tension" between the pair, after the flight's departure...
  • Iraq crisis: 116 Indians to reach home on Saturday, efforts on to rescue others in captivity 04-07-2014 05:34 PM

    New Delhi: As many as 116 Indians including 46 nurses from Kerala will reach India on Saturday morning, reassured the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday evening. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that an Air India aircraft has flown from New Delhi and is expected to reach Erbil, Iraq, late...
  • Air India flight services between Delhi and Kanpur suspended 04-07-2014 03:58 PM

    Air India flight services between Delhi and Kanpur have been suspended for two weeks for maintenance work, airline officials said. "I received an email from the Delhi head office intimating that due to some technical reasons Air India flight services between Delhi and Kanpur have been suspended for two weeks...
  • Passengers stranded at Leh airport after flight cancellations 03-07-2014 05:47 PM

    Leh: A large number of passengers stranded due to cancellation of flights owing to bad weather, on Thursday protested at the Leh airport. Flights of three major airlines -- one flight of Jet Airways, three of Go Air and two of Air India were cancelled on Wednesday, while one was...
  • Etihad Airways to start more flights between India and UAE 01-07-2014 05:33 PM

    Dubai: Etihad Airways will start more flights from the UAE to India by increasing the frequency of flights to Kochi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kozhikode and Hyderabad this summer, the country's national carrier said on Tuesday. Due to strong demand from business and leisure travellers, a double-daily frequency will be operated to...
  • Kochi-New Delhi flight makes emergency landing at Bangalore 01-07-2014 12:14 AM

    Bangalore: The Kochi-New Delhi Air India flight AI- 407 made an emergency landing at the Bangalore airport after the authorities received a 'non specific call'. The Air India flight made the emergency landing at 9:54 pm. All passengers are reported to be safe. Bomb squad is carrying out inspections, after...
  • Ustad Amjad Ali Khan: After damaging my sarod in 1997, British Airways now misplaces it 30-06-2014 02:58 PM

    New Delhi: Indian classical musician Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's sarod, which he has been playing for over four decades now, has been misplaced. The renowned musician had returned from London by a British Airways flight when the incident occurred. The Padma Vibhushan sarod maestro, who had gone to London along...
  • Rail fare hike: Passengers may ditch Railways, switch to low cost airlines 21-06-2014 01:05 PM

    New Delhi: With the new government increasing the railway fare by a whopping 14.2 per cent, disgruntled passengers are now mulling to take the air route with domestic air fares dropping with new entrants. At a time when the foray of AirAsia India has changed the country's aviation market drastically...
  • AirAsia India announces Bangalore-Kochi flights for just Rs 500 17-06-2014 07:46 AM

    New Delhi: AirAsia India announced flights between Bangalore and Kochi from next month with a limited offer of an all-inclusive fare of Rs 500. The airline, which had launched its first flight between Bangalore and Goa on June 12, would start daily operations from Bangalore to Kochi and vice versa...
  • Royal Bhutan Airlines flight makes emergency landing after windshield crack 15-06-2014 10:54 AM

    Kolkata: A Royal Bhutan Airlines flight from Paro to Mumbai was forced to make an emergency landing at the NSC Bose International Airport on Sunday after the windshield of the aircraft cracked during the journey. The captain of the flight sought permission of the ATC for emergency landing as the...
  • AirAsia India's maiden flight takes off from Bangalore 12-06-2014 04:38 PM

    Bangalore: Latest airline to join India's budget carrier bandwagon, AirAsia India, started its operation on Thursday evening with an inaugural flight from Bangalore to Goa. AirAsia India's inaugural flight takes off from Bangalore's Kempegowda International Airport for Goa at around 3 pm. AirAsia India, the Indian arm of the Malaysian...
  • AirAsia India set to begin operations from tomorrow with Bangalore-Goa flight 11-06-2014 10:58 AM

    Mumbai: The domestic aviation space is all set to witness severe competition with the entry of AirAsia India, which starts operation from Thursday, June 12. AirAsia India, the Indian arm of the Malaysian no-frills airline headed by Tony Fernandes, will become the fourth budget carrier in the country - after...
  • Australia chooses firm to map sea floor in Malaysia Airlines search 10-06-2014 07:46 PM

    Sydney: Australia on Tuesday signed a contract with a private company to map the sea floor around where missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is believed to have crashed, a crucial step towards continuing an underwater search later this year. Months of searches have failed to turn up any trace of...
  • Karachi airport attacked, Pakistan Army says 23 people including 10 terrorists killed 09-06-2014 12:32 AM

    Karachi: At least 23 people including all the 10 terrorists, who had attacked Pakistan's Karachi airport on the intervening night of June 8 and 9, have been killed, according to the Pakistani Army. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the attack on Karachi's Jinnah International Airport on Sunday night. A...
  • AirAsia India's Rs 990 ticket sparks fare war 08-06-2014 09:35 AM

    New Delhi: Asia's biggest budget carrier AirAsia is set to make its maiden Indian flight this week, fuelling a cut-throat fare war in a sector already reeling from losses. AirAsia India will take off on Thursday with an eye-catching promotional fare of Rs 990 for flights between high-tech hub Bangalore...
  • AirAsia India maiden flight tickets sold out within 10 minutes 04-06-2014 07:36 AM

    Mumbai: Low-cost carrier AirAsia India, all set to launch operations from next week with a Bangalore-Goa flight, on Tuesday said tickets for its inaugural service were sold out within 10 minutes. Tickets for the maiden flight (Bangalore-Goa) were sold out within 10 minutes of opening of bookings. Also, AirAsia India...
  • 7 aboard NJ-bound plane die in fiery crash in Massachusetts: Officials 01-06-2014 12:30 PM

    Bedford: All seven people aboard a private plane that crashed in a Massachusetts air field and erupted into a fireball have been killed, authorities said. "There were no survivors," said Matthew Brelis, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Port Authority, which operates Hanscom Field in Bedford, where the Gulfstream IV crashed...
  • AirAsia India announces maiden flight from Bangalore to Goa for Rs 990 30-05-2014 11:39 AM

    Chennai: The much-awaited AirAsia India on Friday announced its maiden flight from Bangalore to Goa for Rs 990 starting June 12. The airline will open the bookings on Friday evening on its website, AirAsia India CEO Mittu Chandilya said. "Our collective goal is that every Indian should have an opportunity...
  • First commercial super jumbo A380 flight to land in Delhi today 30-05-2014 08:39 AM

    New Delhi: Singapore Airlines will become the first airline to start commercial operations of the world's largest passenger aircraft Airbus 380 in India on Friday. The airline will fly the A380 daily from Mumbai and Delhi. It is scheduled to land in Delhi after 8 pm on Friday evening. The...
  • AirAsia India to begin operations from June 12, ticket sales from Friday 29-05-2014 02:57 PM

    New Delhi: The much awaited airline AirAsia India will begin its flight operations in the country on June 12. AirAsia's Group CEO Tony Fernandes tweeted that the ticket sales for the flights will open on Friday, May 30. "Very very proud to announce AirAsia India open for sale tomorrow. Wow....
  • Malaysia releases satellite data on missing jet MH370 27-05-2014 04:34 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian government on Tuesday released 45 pages of raw satellite data it used to determine that the missing jetliner crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, responding to demands for greater transparency by relatives of some of the 239 people on board. But at least one independent expert...
  • Jet Airways to launch third direct Delhi-Kathmandu flight 20-05-2014 07:09 PM

    Mumbai: Private carrier Jet Airways on Tuesday said that it will enhance air connectivity to Kathmandu from New Delhi by launching one more direct flight from May 23. The airline presently operates two daily flights each out of Delhi and Mumbai and the addition of a third service from Delhi...
  • Indian scientist claims to have located the debris of MH370 20-05-2014 10:50 AM

    New Delhi: Claiming a breakthrough in the search of the missing Malaysian aircraft, an Indian scientist is reported to have located the debris of the MH370. The Coimbatore based scientist Jeyaprabhu claims to have located the debris about 1400 kilometres north of the search area in the Indian Ocean. It...
  • World's first electric aircraft takes maiden flight 12-05-2014 02:05 PM

    The world's first airplane completely powered by electricity has successfully taken to the skies for its maiden flight, and could bring down air travel cost by more than a third, its developer Airbus said. The small experimental aircraft called 'E-Fan' carried its first flight at an airport near Bordeaux in...
  • SpiceJet announces 25 pc discount on family travel 09-05-2014 09:39 PM

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from its competitor IndiGo, no-frill carrier SpiceJet on Firday announced up to 25 per cent discount on tickets for four or more passengers travelling together on domestic flights. Under the 'Friends and Family' offer, four to nine air travellers can travel together on domestic routes...
  • Singapore Airlines Indian JV looks to start operations from September 1 09-05-2014 03:43 PM

    Singapore Airlines Ltd's Indian joint venture is looking to start flights from September 1, according to its application to the sector regulator for permission to operate. TATA SIA Airlines Ltd, 49 per cent-owned by the Singapore carrier and 51 percent held by Tata Group, plans to operate 87 flights a...
  • Lufthansa to launch longest plane on Mumbai-Frankfurt route 08-05-2014 09:54 AM

    Mumbai: German carrier Lufthansa on Wednesday said that it will replace its Boeing 747-400 with the world's longest plane B747-8 on the Mumbai-Frankfurt route, starting July 15. Mumbai will be the third city in the country to have B747-8 operations as Lufthansa already flies these planes to Delhi and Bangalore,...