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  • Pilots to be empowered to deal with tipsy air travellers September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Tipsy air travellers, beware! Laws are being tightened to empower crew members to restrain anyone from creating ruckus inside an aircraft or even at the airport before boarding a flight. A new rule has been drafted by aviation regulator DGCA formally empowering the pilotincommand of...
  • Airlines seek realtime aircraft tracking after MH370 mystery: UN May 26, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Major airlines want realtime tracking for commercial aircraft following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and cost is not a concern, a senior official with the United Nations' aviation agency said on Monday. The mystery surrounding MH370, which vanished en route to China, has sparked a global drive...
  • Track planes' flight on realtime basis: DGCA to airlines May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 remaining missing for two months now, DGCA on Wednesday made it mandatory for airlines and private operators to use all means to track their aircraft's flight on realtime basis and ensure that necessary devices are functional before takeoff. Responding to the global alarm...
  • Air travellers frustrated by security checks: Report December 14, 2012

    Geneva: Air travellers are most frustrated by the queuing time for security checks, removing shoes and belts, apart from electronic items and liquids from their carryon bags, a latest IATA study has said. Interestingly, a significant majority of 75 per cent would rather go through a full body scanner than...
  • India's domestic aviation sector worst performer August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: India's civil aviation sector was the worst performer globally in July as the domestic passenger traffic contracted 1.1 per cent yearonyear, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday. "After expanding at 20 per cent plus rates through 2010 and early 2011, the Indian market stopped growing at...
  • Global air traffic shows downward trend: IATA July 3, 2012

    Dubai: Global air traffic showed a general downward trend in May in tow with the deteriorating global economic condition, with Indian domestic traffic recording a meagre yearonyear rise of 0.1 per cent, indicating a slowing demand. According to May results of the International Air Transport Association(IATA), Indian domestic traffic rose...
  • Kingfisher plans to pay Jan salaries from May 9 May 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Worried over the possibility of its employees dragging the airline management to the Labour Court over nonpayment of salaries, Kingfisher Airline Chairman Vijya Mallya has "assured" the staff of paying their January salaries from Wednesday onwards, airline sources said on Monday. "Mallya said in his May 5 communication to the...
  • Govt awaiting DGCA report on KFA: Ajit Singh March 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said it will not come to cashstrapped Kingfisher's rescue if legal action is taken against the private airline following the aviation regulator's report on the carrier's operational capability and flight safety. The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is mulling cancellation of the airline's flying...
  • Onus is on Vijay Mallya to save KFA: Ajit Singh March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Tuesday warned cashstrapped Kingfisher Airlines that the company is liable for prosecution over unpaid taxes and the onus to save the carrier is on the airline Chairman Vijay Mallya. "The banks will decide if they want to risk loans to Kingfisher," said Ajit...
  • Airlines group warns over rising oil prices March 20, 2012

    Geneva: The global aviation industry could run up losses of over USD 5 billion this year if oil prices spike by more than anticipated in light of the tensions building up over Iran's nuclear programme, the industry's trade group said on Tuesday. The International Air Transport Association, or IATA, says it...
  • Now, IATA suspends Kingfisher from billing plan March 9, 2012

    New Delhi: In another blow to Kingfisher Airlines, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has suspended the carrier from its billing and settlement plan. This means that none of IATA affiliated travel agents across the world will provide services to Kingfisher. The travel agents will not be able to book or...
  • Passengers bear the brunt as KFA crisis continues March 8, 2012

    New Delhi: It couldn't have gotten worse for the people looking to celebrate the festival of colours with their near and dear ones. Crisishit Kingfisher Airlines looks set to cancel more flights on Thursday and coming days. On Wednesday, oil companies pulled the plug on supply to the cashstrapped airlines...
  • Kingfisher crisis worsens, oil firms stop fuel supply March 7, 2012

    Mumbai: The list of woes for Kingfisher Airlines has become longer. Oil companies have stopped fuel supply to the crisishit airlines due to nonpayment of dues. Sources said negotiations were on. Six Kingfisher flights at Mumbai airport were delayed due to no fuel supply on Wednesday. This came on a day...
  • IATA suspends Kingfisher; intl bookings to be hit March 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Wednesday suspended the Kingfisher Airlines. It means that the international bookings of the carrier will be badly hit. However, according to sources, negotiations between the IATA and the Kingfisher Airlines are under process. Notably, the IATA had warned Kingfisher Airlines earlier as well. The...
  • Eurozone crisis to hit global airlines hard: IATA December 8, 2011

    Geneva: The Eurozone crisis is turning out to be the biggest threat to the profitability of global aviation industry, with airlines in AsiaPacific expected to post losses worth $ 1.1 billion out of a total industry loss of $ 8.3 billion next year, global airlines body IATA has said. With the European...
  • Airlines to lose $9 billion in global crisis June 8, 2009

    Kuala Lumpur: The world's airlines are expected to lose $9 billion in 2009 due to the deepening crisis in global air travel, a major industry group said on Monday. Airline chiefs gathering in Malaysia on Monday were told that the revised figures, which are a major jump from the $4.7 billion...
  • Jet earns IATA safety certification August 24, 2006

    Mumbai: Jet Airways (India) has earned the distinction of receiving the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Registration. The airline has successfully completed the Operational Safety Audit and has entered into the IOSA Registry. IOSA is a quality audit programme under the continuing stewardship of IATA (International Air Transport Association). It...