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Israeli flag carrier accepts govt rescue plan

Israeli flag carrier accepts govt rescue plan

Tel Aviv: Israeli flag carrier, El Al announced that it has decided to accept the Ministry of Finance's plan to save the airline from shutting down.According to plan, the airline will receive a $250 million bank loan with a 75 per cent state guarantee, along with a $150 million share issue, reports ...

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AI should begin 'leave without pay' to tide over pandemic pains, say pilot unions

AI should begin 'leave without pay' to tide over pandemic pains, say pilot unions

New Delhi: To secure the financial health and survival of Air India, the national carrier's pilot unions have called for instituting measures like compulsory leave without pay.The move, the unions say, will help the airline tide over the Covid-19 induced economic contraction.Presently, the managemen...

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Biz travel biggest reason for passengers to travel: Vistara survey

Biz travel biggest reason for passengers to travel: Vistara survey

New Delhi: Business travel has emerged as the biggest reason for passengers to travel, showed a survey conducted by full-service carrier Vistara.According to the survey, 35 per cent of the respondents indicated that business related trips have emerged as the biggest reason for them to travel.Besides...

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SpiceJet to operate 19 more flights under Vande Bharat Mission

SpiceJet to operate 19 more flights under Vande Bharat Mission

New Delhi: Airline major SpiceJet will operate 19 more flights under the Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) in July to help evacuate nearly 4,500 Indians still stranded in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Oman."The airline has operated six flights under the VBM from Ras Al-Khaimah, Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam so fa...

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Haunting Past: Frontrunner for Air India Ops director comes under criticism

Haunting Past: Frontrunner for Air India Ops director comes under criticism

New Delhi: A frontrunner candidate for Air Indias Director Operations post has come under criticism from certain section 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 i...

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Top Air India officials to retire, squabble for posts begins

Top Air India officials to retire, squabble for posts begins

New Delhi: The race to reach the top positions of Air India has picked up steam as 10 senior executives are scheduled to retire in the next six months.Accordingly, Air India CMD Rajiv Bansal has sounded out these 10 officials to chart out their respective succession plans, thereby ruling out any pos...

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International flights to remain suspended till July 31

International flights to remain suspended till July 31

New Delhi:  The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a circular on Friday extending the suspension on scheduled commercial international flight operations to and from India till July 31.The development comes exactly a week after the suspension on oversees air services was extende...

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Domestic passenger traffic may de-grow over 40% in FY21: ICRA

Domestic passenger traffic may de-grow over 40% in FY21: ICRA

New Delhi: Rating agency ICRA expects domestic passenger traffic during 2020-21 to de-grow in the range of 41-46 per cent.The rating agency, in a study, said the impact of Covid-19 outbreak will be more profound and last longer on international travel, compared to the domestic one."Thus, FY2021 inte...

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Qatar Airways starts to reinstate 18 more destinations till July 15

Qatar Airways starts to reinstate 18 more destinations till July 15

New Delhi: Doha-based Qatar Airways has started to reinstate 18 more destinations worldwide from July 1-15.Accordingly, by mid-July, the airline's network will expand to over 430 weekly flights servicing more than 65 destinations.On Wednesday, the national carrier of the State of Qatar relaunched 11...

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SpiceJet brings back 30K Indians on 200 charter flights

SpiceJet brings back 30K Indians on 200 charter flights

New Delhi: Airline major SpiceJet has operated 200 charter flights since May till now to fly 30,000 Indian nationals back home.SpiceJet has operated charter flights from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Lebanon and Sri Lanka to repatriate stranded Indian nationals."The airline has operated multip...

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