Flights

  • Air India website blocked by few sites in India, abroad 10 hours 39 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    Chandigarh: The low-cost 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 4 days ago

    Chennai: Four city-bound 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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 three-engine 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 Airbus-320 burst while landing but it did not cause spark...
  • Jet Airways London flight departs after nearly 24-hour delay August 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Around 300 air passengers, who were stranded for nearly 22 hours after a London-bound 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 Mumbai-Delhi 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 Mumbai-Delhi 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'...
  • Malaysian Airlines to change name to boost reputation July 29, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Reeling under the pressure of two catastrophic aviation tragedies, Malaysia Airlines is mulling a name change and restructuring of routes in a bid to repair its reputation, a media report has said. The Malaysian flag carrier, majority-owned by the government, is likely to change its name as part...
  • DGCA raps SpiceJet after a flight delay, asks to refund fare July 28, 2014

    In a first-of-its-kind action, DGCA has directed SpiceJet to refund fare to all passengers of a Mumbai-Delhi flight that was delayed by about five hours last month, officials said on Monday. The aviation regulator also asked the no-frills airline to refund the money it charged from passengers of this delayed...
  • Royal Jordanian to shut down Delhi, Mumbai flights July 27, 2014

    Dubai: Royal Jordanian Airlines has decided to stop all its services to Mumbai and Delhi as part of its restructuring plan. Royal Jordanian will stop operating to Mumbai on September 10 and to Delhi on October 31, this year. The airline is also shutting down its Lagos route with effect from...
  • Chinese airline tests WiFi on flight July 23, 2014

    Beijing: A leading Chinese airline tested a programme to allow passengers to use in-flight WiFi, paving the way for the technology's application for the first time in China's booming aviation market. The satellite-based WiFi service was made available on a flight operated by China Eastern Airlines, the first test of the...
  • US, European airlines halt Israel flights over missile fear July 23, 2014

    In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, US and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines suspended service between the US and Israel indefinitely. US Airways scrapped its one flight to...
  • Air India resumes Delhi-Moscow flight service after 15 years July 21, 2014

    Mumbai: After a gap of 15 years, national carrier Air India has resumed air service to Moscow with the launch of non-stop daily New Delhi-Moscow flight on July 18. Air India has deployed a B787 Dreamliner aircraft for the Delhi-Moscow-Delhi sector and offered attractive promotional fares, an official release said. The state-run...
  • Flight attendant Sanjid Sandhu who escaped MH370, died in MH17 tragedy July 21, 2014

    Several tragic stories have come to light after the MH17 tragedy. One such story is of a flight attendant, Sanjid Sandhu, who narrowly avoided being on MH370 but wasn't so lucky this time. ...
  • Russia's Putin not blinking in "last chance saloon" July 20, 2014

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin is in the "last chance saloon" over the Ukraine crisis but appears to be doing little to get out of it. Since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down over east Ukraine, Putin has been under intense international pressure to persuade pro-Russian separatists accused by the...
  • AI flight to Kuala Lumpur delayed, commotion at Mumbai airport July 20, 2014

    Mumbai: There were reports of commotion at the Mumbai International airport on Sunday after the take-off of an Air India Express flight to Kuala Lumpur was delayed. The flight was scheduled to take-off around 12 noon. Air India said that there was a technical glitch. ...
  • AirAsia India starts Bangalore-Kochi flight service today July 20, 2014

    Bangalore: AirAsia India, the domestic arm of Malaysian airline AirAsia, on Sunday added Kochi to its network with the launch of a daily flight service from Bangalore. AirAsia India, which stated operations in the country on June 12, now has services to Goa, Chennai and Kochi from Bangalore. "AirAsia flight from Bangalore...
  • Malaysia Airlines retires MH17 flight code July 20, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia Airlines said on Sunday it would retire flight code MH17 as a "mark of respect" for the 298 people killed in a jet crash in violence-wracked eastern Ukraine. The daily Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur service will instead take on the code MH19 from July 25. "In light of the...
  • News 360: 189 Dutch, 44 Malaysians killed on MH17 flight July 18, 2014

    There were 189 Dutch passengers among the 298 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine on Thursday, the airline said in its latest update on Friday evening. Among the people of other nationalities on board were 44 Malaysians (including 15 crew members), 27 Australians, 12...
  • Malaysian airliner with 295 on board crashes in Ukraine near Russian border July 17, 2014

    Kiev: In a grim reminder of the MH 370 tragedy, a Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board was shot down by a ground-to-air missile, said Interfax. The flight had started off from Amsterdam and was headed to Kuala Lumpur. All the 280 passengers and 15 crew members are feared...
  • Missing Mumbai men left by Etihad flight, tickets purchased in cash: ATS sources July 16, 2014

    Mumbai: There's been a little headway in the case of the four missing Mumbai men with investigation revealing that the four men left on May 25 at 5 am by Etihad flight, said sources in the Anti-Terrorism Squad on Wednesday. Sources added that the tickets were purchased in cash and they...
  • Mumbai-bound Air India flight lands safely after bird strike July 14, 2014

    Newark: An India-bound flight out of New Jersey was forced to return to the airport because of an engine fire sparked by a bird strike. A spokeswoman for the agency that operates Newark Liberty International Airport says no one on board Air India Flight 144 was injured. Port Authority of New York...
  • United Airlines flight diverted to remote Midway Island due to odour July 13, 2014

    Washington: A United Airlines flight with 348 people aboard over the Pacific Ocean was forced to land on remote Midway Island because of what authorities said was an electrical odour on board. The United Airlines plane, carrying 335 passengers and 13 crew on a Boeing 777, was flying from Honolulu to...
  • AI Express passengers stranded at Mumbai airport for want of pilots July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 69 passengers of a Doha-bound Air India Express flight from Mumbai were stranded because of non-availability of pilots to operate the aircraft, a passenger said. Air India Express flight IX 243 was scheduled to take off for Doha at 3.55 pm on Saturday. However, it was...
  • Mishap avoided at Bagdogra airport as Indigo and Air India flight avoid collision July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A mishap was avoided at Bagdogra airport in West Bengal on Friday between Indigo flight and Air India flight. The incident took place at around 1 PM. An Indigo flight came close to a descending Air India plane over Bagdogra, raising the spectre of a collision and giving scare...
  • Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways partners Google to make flight search easier July 8, 2014

    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 and...