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Over 4 Lakh People Travel Domestic In 1 Day, India Creates Aviation History

The skyrocketing domestic airline traffic helped India to create a record, globally. As per media sources, India created a record of over 4 lakh passengers travelling via domestic flights, in just a day. Furthermore, the Aviation Ministry said, more than 37.5m passengers were carried by domestic airlines in just the first three months of 2023.  The data showed that a 51.7% growth compared to a year ago, in India.

Wed, 03 May 2023 - 08:43 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: civil aviation, Ministry, Milestone, Domestic Flights, Post Covid Growth

Courtesy: BBC


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Despite Pandemic Ends Flying Is Expensive For People

Despite the end of the pandemic, flying and aviation are expensive for tourists and travelers. Here are some of the major reason behind the expensive flights, even after the aviation industry is back in business with full fledge. Notably, during the pandemic, to reduce the maintenance expense, the aviation industry, sold off some planes and laid off a bunch of staff, resulting in lack of resource.

Thu, 27 Apr 2023 - 02:52 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Coronavirus Pandemic, Flying, civil aviation, Indian Business, Expensive Travel

Courtesy: NDTV

Air India

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Air India Announces Single Use Plastic In Flights

Aiming for a better environment, Air India announced to limit the usage of single-use-plastic in future. Air India has reduced the usage of single-use plastic by 80 per cent on board all flights across its worldwide network,  said the airlines, in an official statement. The airline has also introduced 100 per cent compostable PET lids and primary-use plastic bags besides completely compostable waste bags. 

Fri, 21 Apr 2023 - 01:20 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Air India, Flights, Single use plastic, civil aviation, environment

Air India

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Air India Pilot Allowed Woman Friend Inside Cockpit, Case Registered

An Air India pilot allegedly allowed a woman friend inside the cockpit of the flight. The case was registered with the AI and the DCGI, after a cabin crew filed a complaint citing violation of safety norms. The accused pilot also asked the cabin crew to make a welcoming, warm and comfortable arrangement for his woman friend. After the incident, the AI issued a statement and assured strict action.

Fri, 21 Apr 2023 - 11:53 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: DCGI, civil aviation, Air India Flight, Safety Norm Violation

Courtesy: ANI

Delhi Airport

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Full Emergency Declared At Delhi Airport

At Delhi Airport, full emergency has been declared after a Dubai-bound flight suffered bird hit. According to sources,  the FedEx flight had just taken off when it suffered bird hit, leading to a full emergency, to avoid danger of an accident, troubling passengers. Furthermore, the Civil Aviation authority took the decision so that the aircraft could land at the Delhi airport and technicians could check the plane before clearance.

Sat, 01 Apr 2023 - 03:14 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Full emergency, Delhi Airport, FedEx Dubai-Bound flight, civil aviation, Tech Glitch

Air India

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DCGA Issues Warning, Asks Airlines To Mandate Mask Wearing

The Director General of Civil Aviation (DCGA) asked Indian airlines to mandate mask-wearing, amid the rising number of Covid-19 cases in India. On August 17, the DCGA said, if a passenger shows disagreement to comply with the Covid-19 protocols, strict actions will be taken against the passenger. The aviation ministry also warned to put passengers under "unruly" list and no flying list. 

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 - 07:41 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: DCGA, civil aviation, Mask Wearing, Passengers, Order Issued

Courtesy: Zee News India

Jyotiraditya Scindia launched flying training academy

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Union Minister Inaugurates Northeast India's 1st Flying Training Academy

Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Civil Aviation Minister launched Northeast India's first flying training academy in Assam. The Airport Authority of India and Redbird Flight jointly established the academy. During the inauguration on April 12, Scindia said, "This is the first time in 75 years that we are starting a flying academy in the state of Assam". Furthermore, in the second-phase, Assam will get 15 more flying training academies.

Wed, 13 Apr 2022 - 11:10 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Flying academies, Training school, Assam, Union government, civil aviation

Courtesy: ANI

China Civil Aviation Tranport

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China To Add Over 7000 Civil Passenger Aircrafts In Next 20 Years

The civil aviation transport industry of China is reported to resume rapid growth by adding 7,646 new civil passenger aircraft over the next 20 years. Further, the total number of aircraft in China is likely to reach 5,343 by 2025. Furthermore, as per reports, China will be requiring 640 cargo aircraft in the next 20 years, while the civil helicopters are likely to exceed 10,000 by 2040.

Sat, 11 Dec 2021 - 03:00 PM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: China, aircraft, Helicopter, civil aviation, Transport

Courtesy: UNI

International flight

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DGCA To Take Decision On International Flight Resumption: Omicron Scare

Amid the Omicron scare, the Indian Civil Aviation Ministry announced to reconsider the resumption of international flights. Scheduled to resume on December 15, the international flight services have now been postponed. The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will take a decision and announce the same in the due course of time. In addition, the DGCA and Aviation Ministry are closely monitoring the global developments of Omicron. 

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 - 08:20 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Union Civil Aviation Minister, Omicron Strain, International Flights, civil aviation, DGCA

Courtesy: ANI


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Fare Concession For Domestic Flyers Carrying No Baggage: DGCA

In a major relief to flyers, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has allowed domestic flight operators to offer concession on "no baggage" or "only cabin baggage" journeys. However, passengers will have to declare the baggage's weight while booking the tickets in order to avail the concession. The DGCA has also allowed charging of various services, including preferential seating, airline lounges, and meal-snack-drink charges … read-more

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 - 03:15 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: DCGA, Domestic airlines, civil aviation, Domestic Flights

Courtesy: NDTV