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GoAir, IndiGo get more time to change faulty P&W engines

GoAir, IndiGo get more time to change faulty P&W engines

New Delhi: Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has extended the deadline for low-cost airlines IndiGo and GoAir to replace faulty Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines on their Airbus 320neo aircraft.The decision takes into cognisance the supply side constraints caused du...

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Keep middle seats vacant if capacity allows: DGCA to airlines

Keep middle seats vacant if capacity allows: DGCA to airlines

New Delhi: Days after the Supreme Court directed that the safety and social distancing norms should be followed in aircraft, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), here on Monday, asked airlines to keep the middle seats of a row vacant if the passenger load and seat capacity allowed.If th...

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350 MakeMyTrip staffers make way out as company sees unpredictable future

350 MakeMyTrip staffers make way out as company sees unpredictable future

New Delhi: Travel firm MakeMyTrip has claimed that 350 employees have been asked to leave as part of a business plan.  The 350 staffers are from the international holidays and related line of businesses.  An e-mail to employees by MakeMyTrip Group Executive Chairman and founder Deep Kalra ...

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3 liquor shops at IGI Airport's T3 allowed to open

3 liquor shops at IGI Airport's T3 allowed to open

New Delhi: The Delhi Excise Department has allowed three liquor vends located at Terminal 3, Indira Gandhi International Airport, to open, officials said on Sunday.Speaking to IANS, an official from the Department said the shops were allowed after submission of compliance report for completion of mo...

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International flights not to operate till June-end, decision in July

International flights not to operate till June-end, decision in July

New Delhi: The Centre on Saturday decided not to resume international air travel till June-end, and a decision to restart the services will be taken only in July, depending upon the circumstances prevailing at that time.The development came as the fifth phase of the national lockdown was announced o...

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Bengaluru airport raises UDF to compensate revenue loss

Bengaluru airport raises UDF to compensate revenue loss

Bengaluru: City-based Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has raised User Development Fee (UDF) by 17 per cent for departing international passengers to compensate for revenue loss, an official said on Saturday."The revised UDF for departing passengers at Kempegowda International Airport,...

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DGCA issues guidelines for flights amid locust threat

DGCA issues guidelines for flights amid locust threat

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday issued safety guidelines regarding flight operations in view of the threat posed by locust attack in certain parts of the country.In a statement here, the aviation regulator said that locusts are generally found at lower levels of...

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Vande Bharat: Air India announces more flights to evacuate Indians

Vande Bharat: Air India announces more flights to evacuate Indians

New Delhi: Air India on Friday announced additional flights between June 4 and 6 to bring back Indians stranded abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic.The flights will evacuate Indians from the US, UK, Germany, South Korea, New Zealand, and Sweden."Additional flights announced by @airindiain under Mis...

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SpiceJet gets nod to conduct drone trials beyond visual range

SpiceJet gets nod to conduct drone trials beyond visual range

New Delhi: Airline major SpiceJet plans to use drones for cost -effective delivery of medical, essential supplies and e-commerce. The airline company, the only one till now, has received approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to conduct drone trials.Post trials and approvals,...

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easyJet to launch consultation process on staff reduction

easyJet to launch consultation process on staff reduction

Mumbai: Low-cost European airline easyJet will shortly launch an employee consultation process on proposals to reduce staff strength by up to 30 per cent. The move is consequent to the airline's plan to restructure its business."To effect the restructuring of our business, easyJet will shortly launc...

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