FLIGHTS

  • SpiceJet hits ground, spoils year end plans for thousands of people Yesterday

    New Delhi: Shweta, a housewife from New Delhi is terribly disappointed. Her five year old dream of spending the year end with husband and children in Goa has hit a huge roadblock. She had booked the tickets three months ago on SpiceJet. Now the airline is in deep trouble and...
  • Cash-strapped SpiceJet resumes operations 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The cash-strapped airline SpiceJet resumed operations on Wednesday after facing passengers' anger for mass cancellation of flights over non-payment of fuel dues. SpiceJet Chief Operating Officer Sanjiv Kapoor has said that the flights will resume operations by Wednesday evening. "Flights scheduled to depart on or after 4 PM today...
  • Run Air India professionally, says IATA chief 5 days ago

    Geneva: Cash-strapped Air India should be run by professionals even if the government partially off-loads its stake to investors to keep it off-the-ground, a top global aviation professional has said. "The Government has to recognise that if it is to privatise Air India, then it has to leave the management of...
  • Thai flight returns to Bangkok after passenger tosses hot water at crew member 6 days ago

    Bangkok: A Thai airline flight to China returned to Bangkok after a passenger assaulted a flight attendant by tossing hot water at her, the airline said on Friday. A statement from the budget airline Thai AirAsia said the Chinese passenger on a Thursday evening charter flight to Nanjing berated the crew...
  • Southwest Airlines flight lands with one more passenger: Woman gives birth shortly after take off December 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: A Southwest Airlines flight landed in Los Angeles with one more passenger than when it took off. A passenger gave birth shortly after Flight 623 took off from San Francisco on Tuesday and the Phoenix-bound jet diverted to Los Angeles International Airport. The woman was assisted by the flight crew...
  • 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...
  • NASA's Orion spaceship successfully completes debut test run December 6, 2014

    Cape Canaveral: A US spaceship designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars made a near-bullseye splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Friday, wrapping up a flawless, unmanned debut test flight around Earth. The Orion capsule blasted off aboard a Delta 4 Heavy rocket, the biggest in the US fleet, just...
  • NASA's Orion spacecraft successfully lifts off from Florida for first test flight December 5, 2014

    Florida: The first flight test of Orion, NASA's next-generation spacecraft, was held successfully on Friday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. "Orion launched at 7:05 am ET/12:05 UTC. Orion will orbit Earth twice, reaching a peak altitude of 3,600 miles," the official twitter handle of NASA tweeted. The spacecraft is...
  • No scheduled flights for 8 airports lead to loss worth Rs 82 crore in 3 years November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Eight non-metro airports modernised using public money have no scheduled flights operating there, leading them to incur a total loss of about Rs 82 crore in the last three years. As government pushes for air connectivity in remote areas, official figures show that these eight airports have jointly incurred...
  • NASA's Orion all set for December 4 test flight November 29, 2014

    Washington: Designed to carry astronauts to deep space destinations like Mars, NASA's Orion spacecraft is all set to blast off for its first test flight December 4. To be launched atop a Delta IV heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 37 in Florida, Orion will not carry...
  • 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...