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SpiceJet to operate UAE flights from July 12th

SpiceJet to operate UAE flights from July 12th

New Delhi: Airline major SpiceJet on Saturday said it will operate flights from across four stations in India to Ras Al-Khaimah (Dubai) between July 12th and 26th for eligible 'Identity and Citizenship (ICA) approved UAE residents'.Accordingly, the airline will operate flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Ko...

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Air India effects transfers in its Operations Department

Air India effects transfers in its Operations Department

New Delhi: Air India on Friday announced transfers in its Operations Department with Anish Singh being shifted from headquarters to its Northern Region.Singh was Deputy General Manager, Operations in the Operations Department, Headquarters, Delhi.In addition, Yogesh Panwar, Deputy General Manager, F...

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India-UAE special repatriation flights to begin July 12

India-UAE special repatriation flights to begin July 12

New Delhi: The civil aviation authorities of India and the UAE have agreed to operate special repatriation flights between the two countries during July 12-26.As per the arrangement, chartered flights operated by UAE carriers to bring flying out Indians from the UAE will be allowed to carry ICA (Fed...

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Emirates lays off more pilots, cabin crew

Emirates lays off more pilots, cabin crew

New Delhi: Continuing the streamlining process of its workforce amid tough times for the aviation industry, Emirates Airlines has again laid off more employees, including pilots and cabin crew, sources said.In June, the Dubai-based airline major had laid off pilots and cabin crew. People in the know...

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Saudi Arabia limits expat repatriation plan

Saudi Arabia limits expat repatriation plan

Riyadh: A Saudi initiative facilitating return home for expatriates, stranded by travel restrictions due to the novel coronavirus, is restricted to legal residents, authorities have said.In April, Saudi Arabia launched 'Awdah' (return), an online initiative offering air travel for foreigners wishing...

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'Empirical data suggests air travel safest mode of transport'

'Empirical data suggests air travel safest mode of transport'

New Delhi: Empirical data has shown that air travel is the safest and fastest mode of transport, a senior official said on Wednesday.Participating in the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry's webinar on 'Aviation Industry's Route to Recovery', Joint Secretary, Civil Aviation, Usha Padhee said: "Til...

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Tata group sole contender for Air India

Tata group sole contender for Air India

New Delhi: The Tata group is the only bidder in the fray for national carrier Air India with just a month left for the final bidding date.The Tata group, which already has a footprint in the airlines business, has shown interest in acquiring Air India, which at one point of time was under the Tata u...

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SpiceJet offers Covid-19 insurance cover for passengers

SpiceJet offers Covid-19 insurance cover for passengers

New Delhi: To boost passenger confidence, airline major SpiceJet on Wednesday announced a unique initiative to provide passengers with a facility to opt for Covid-related insurance cover. Accordingly, the cover is valid for a period of 12 months and ranges from Rs 50,000 to Rs 300,000 at a prem...

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Etihad plans India flights from August, subject to no restrictions

Etihad plans India flights from August, subject to no restrictions

New Delhi: Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways plans to operate flights to India from August 1, subject to the lifting of restrictions on international operations.In India, the airline flies to Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram.The a...

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Frontrunner for Air India ops director under fire

Frontrunner for Air India ops director under fire

New Delhi: A frontrunner for Air India's Director Operations post has come under criticism from certain sections of the airline for his past record of siding with unions against the national carrier.According to sources, the current Executive Director for Operations Captain R.S. Sandhu has in the pa...

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