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IndiGo offers 25% discount to docs, nurses fighting Covid

IndiGo offers 25% discount to docs, nurses fighting Covid

New Delhi: Airline major IndiGo will provide up to 25 per cent ‘Tough Cookie' discount on airfares to nurses and doctors who have served in these challenging times.The airline launched the ‘Tough Cookie' campaign on the occasion of National Doctor's Day to express gratitude towards the tireless comm...

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Bored of restrictions? Here's a flight to nowhere

Bored of restrictions? Here's a flight to nowhere

Taipei, Taiwan: Bored of the Coronavirus induced lockdown and restrictions? Want to try heading nowhere? The Taiwanese have an itinerary that should suit folks wanting to safely travel without fear of getting infected with the dreaded virus.A Taiwanese flight operator has tailored what it calls the ...

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Bounce Back: IndiGo expects traffic to rebound within 5 months

Bounce Back: IndiGo expects traffic to rebound within 5 months

New Delhi: Despite Covid-19 induced economic challenges, senior executive of airline major IndiGo estimates a rebound in domestic passenger traffic within the next 5 months.Accordingly, the airline's Chief Commercial Officer, William Boulter is encouraged by the fact that demand has sustained since ...

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Lufthansa to continue ramping up flight operations

Lufthansa to continue ramping up flight operations

Berlin: Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the German flag carrier Lufthansa announced on that it would continue to ramp up flight operations, and published flight schedules until the end of October.In July, the airline said that it will offer more than 40 per cent of its "originally planned flight program",...

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AirAsia India sacks whistleblower Captain

AirAsia India sacks whistleblower Captain

New Delhi: AirAsia India has fired Captain Gaurav Taneja, who is said to have acted as a whistleblower against alleged safety malpractices of the airline, sources said on Monday.However, the action, according to sources, happened on disciplinary grounds, whereby, the airline followed due procedure.T...

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DGCA's showcause notice to AirAsia India over 'safety norm violation'

DGCA's showcause notice to AirAsia India over 'safety norm violation'

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a showcause notice to a senior executive of AirAsia India after a pilot recently alleged violation of safety norms by the airline.A DGCA official said that the showcause notice has been served post the pilot's allegations."AirAsi...

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DGCA to dispense service of AI officer involved in salary scam

DGCA to dispense service of AI officer involved in salary scam

New Delhi: The Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) has decided to dispense off the service of the Air India Chief Flight Operations Inspector (CFOI), who allegedly drew salary from both the national carrier and the DGCA for two years after being deputed at the aviation regulator, sources s...

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Thai low-cost airline NokScoot shutting down

Thai low-cost airline NokScoot shutting down

Bangkok: Thailand's low-cost carrier NokScoot has announced that it was shutting down due to mounting economic losses in recent years that became unsustainable after a complete halt in operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.NokScoot was established as a joint venture between Singaporean airline Sco...

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US equity giant to buy bankrupt Virgin Australia airlines

US equity giant to buy bankrupt Virgin Australia airlines

Canberra: US private equity giant Bain Capital has agreed to buy bankrupt airline Virgin Australia, administrator Deloitte revealed on Friday.The news comes after rival bidder Cyrus Capital Partners withdrew its offer citing a lack of engagement with the seller, reports Xinhua news agency.Deloitte c...

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Lufthansa shareholders approve German govt bailout

Lufthansa shareholders approve German govt bailout

Berlin: Shareholders of German flag carrier Deutsche Lufthansa gave the green light to the federal government's 9-billion-euro ($10 billion) stabilization package, the company said.As many as 98 per cent of shareholders voted to approve the measures at a general meeting on Thursday, Xinhua news agen...

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